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Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear
Fall Tadashi Shoji inspiration was Moorish architecture, which Shoji showcased through expert fabric cutting and detail embroidery.
"For the past couple of years, I've been moving west to east. Now, I'm going from Africa to Europe," revealed Designer Tadashi Shoji.
The runway show closed with a series of velvet cocktail dresses and gowns with distinct seaming—were the real dazzlers.
Tome Fall 2014
The dynamic duo of Tome‘s Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin launched their brand after waiting 13 years after graduating from design school to establish their own label
It was the designers’ first ever runway show. Of their decision to make the switch from presentations: “It was time, no?” quipped Lobo. And the collection was deserving of the more grown-up show format. They experimented with new, elevated materials including Blackglama mink, Swarovski crystal, jacquard and double-face wool, which moved the designers into a higher price point. “The collection is more expensive this season. Literally and figuratively, he explained.”
Desigual Fall 2014
Spanish house Desigual presented a a flirtatious collection of ensembles for Fall/Winter 2014, but the highlight of the runway show had to be its approach to moving the models in a playful way down the runway.
Models were encouraged to show emotion passing high fives and blow kisses to photographers to support the theme La vida es chula which means "Life is cool."
Todd Snyder Fall 2014
The very cool inspiration for Todd Snyder’s fall 2014 collection was in mod theme. “I was looking at old photos of the Stones and Bowie from the early sixties and they reminded me of Quadrophenia. I have always loved blurring the lines between rebellious youth and sartorial tradition, so it was perfect,” revealed Snyder. “I wanted to modernize it with active elements. For example, taking a traditional tailored fabric and bonding it to a weatherproof membrane to create a technical fabric that repels rain.”
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