For Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2014 collection, the inspiration points were just as varied: some shapes borrowed from Japanese fashion; vivid colors from Zurbarán, the great Spanish Golden Age painter.
The collection featured bright, bold tailoring—... READ MORE
For the Helmut Lang Pre-Fall 2014 collection, layering was so central to designers Nicole and Michael Colovos this season that they created short dresses with multiple hems to produce a trompe l'oeil effect. Other times, the designers piled as many a... READ MORE
Inspired by Nigel Shafran's 1990s photographs of English council-estate kids, their smart new Rag & Bone Pre-Fall 2014 collection is a reminder of their UK roots. Like Shafran's pictures, R&B's clothes this season are graphic black-and-white,... READ MORE
The Missoni Pre-Fall 2014 collection featured bell-bottoms, minis, knit blouses with glam ruffled collars. One of the interesting things about this lineup was its emphasis on knit pattern outside the usual Missoni ken—there was a token amount of the ... READ MORE
For the Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2014 collection, the bodice of a cocktail number in an over-embroidered black organza was engineered from what could've been dozens of pieces of fabric. A long strapless dress in amber duchesse satin, meanwhile, was constru... READ MORE
Berlin was the impetus behind the 3.1 Phillip Lim Pre-Fall 2014 collection. He was fascinated by the "percolating current of rave culture" there. That culture is super modern—even if rave's first heyday was somewhere circa the nineties—and coexists w... READ MORE