Chicistan: (noun). Land of chic; home of the attractive and fashionable.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

NYFW Fall 2014: Recap 1

Each Fashion Week season I am always pleasantly surprised by a designer and/or collection, and this season it is definitely Thakoon Addition. Granted it's the first collection I've seen, but the collection seems really elevated in comparison to past seasons (but I guess that's the point, huh?) which featured exceptional layering.

Ex-cep-tion-al. Never mind the sweaters over shirts, skirts, and dresses, Thakoon went all out and even layered bermudas on top of pants -- or at least that's what it looks like. I love the blush nude grey palette going on and all the shaggy knits. Definitely need to get my hands on one of them, I don't even care if I look like a wide-receiver, I must have. By the way, if you hold CTRL and click on the pictures, you can see a larger version of them in a new tab.

Rachel Roy's collection was love at first sight of navy and black. I've been advocating for said color combo for sometime now (see: herehere, here, and here), but I'm glad to see people finally jumping on board. I'm also really glad to see more lace underlays à la Wes Gordon SS 14, and of course sheer continues to be as subtly sexy as ever. As soon as I saw the third look all I could think was ethereal. I don't know why, but that was the first word that came to mind. Then I Googled it, and was like ah-ha! Extremely delicate and light in a way that seems to perfect for this world is right! Definitely just perfect for Chicistan doe, no?

I love the first sweater from Veronica Beard's collection and love the coat even more. I'm a sucker for a huge fur collar, sorry PETA, and who doesn't love a great jumpsuit? They're so easy and this silhouette in particular is so effortlessly cool.

I was kind of disappointed with BCBG Max Azria's collection, there's usually so much more to love, but I couldn't not include them in my recap mainly because of the jacket pictured on left. I neeeeeeeeeeeeed. Also, how cute is the silhouette of the maxi dress on your right? With a biker leather jacket? Hubba, hubba.

Ok so I think I have to retract my opening statement. I may have been more pleasently surprised by Lisa Perry. "Lisa Perry who?" you may be wondering, and to that I say: exactly. It is only the designer's second fall collection and I am obsessed with her 60s influenced silhouettes. Is it just me or have I said silhouette like a million times already? Anyway, I'm obsessed with the first dress pictured above. Both dresses give me sophisticated Baby Spice vibes if that makes sense. I need to own the first dress. Maybe I can convince my mom to purchase it for herself and then I'll steal it? It's timeless. It's perfect for any twenty-something Chicistani to wear with a fun shoe (love these booties too, by the way!) or even a more grown woman like my mama to wear with a pointy pump. It's so simple and yet so freaking chic. I'm also really into the suit in the middle. The material looks like a thick wool/neoprene blend and I'm all about sweatpants who try to be real people pants.

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