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NY Fashion Week Spring 2014 collections continue at Lincoln Center. Here are a few highlights from some of the best shows from Days 3 and 4.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
This season, Diane von Furstenberg’s show mantra was “be your own oasis” and with the wide array of prints, colors and silhouettes she had on hand, it will be easy for women to do just that.
From fitted to flowy, from monochrome to vibrantly printed, DVF had it all. Standouts included print Bermuda shorts, crop tops (which seem to be appearing on every runway this season), colorfully printed jumpers, metallic shorts and, of course, the black and gold shift that supermodel Naomi Campbell wore to close the show.
For a designer known for favoring bright colors and bold prints (often on silhouettes fit for a First Lady), the spring collection was true to form. Though it got off to a rather unexciting start—the expected crisp white, zoomed-in florals and stripes—it didn’t take long to really hit its stride. The real meat of the collection popped up about a third of the way through, with a black 3/4-sleeve lace dress with medium-blue brocade inset. This look ushered in ladylike looks in the form of ball gowns, flouncy hems and killer prints.
DKNY went in an urban, sporty direction for Spring 2014. The brand’s 25th anniversary collection included overalls, baseball caps, sneakers, drawstring tops, track pants, hooded outerwear and plenty of loose layers.
That said, the collection also included slinky monochrome floor length dresses, crisp blazers and just like we saw at Alexander Wang earlier in the week, a handful of pieces had a bold DKNY print stamped repeatedly across the fabric (though it should be noted that DNKY has been doing this long before Wang was even in business, Wang took a slightly more sophisticated approach with his blatant branding by carefully laser-cutting his pieces to spell out his name).