This week saw the spring/summer 14 collections hit the first of the Fashion Weeks catwalks in New York. The bi-annual event saw some of our favourite designers, sold here at Jules B, display fresh tonal collections with feminine aesthetics referencing romance and masculinity – all with a noticeably strong influence from sportswear. Take a sneaky peak at the up-and-coming must have pieces for next summer, or shop the current collections online now at Jules B.
Alexander Wang fused androgynous style with feminine innocence for his spring/summer 2014 collection. With focus on the pleated skirts and the varying staple shirts created in fresh tonal greys, black and whites with elements of pastel blues and pinks running throughout. The overall feel of the collection was chic hinting at the 60’s with shift dresses, cutesy two pieces all paired with chunky pastel heels. Wang wanted to see how the audience would percieve his collection when different music was played at alternate ends of the catwalk, playing relaxed tones at one end and dirty beats at the other. Georgia May Jagger wore a Parental Advisory Explicit Content jumper portraying the fun mix of themes Wang had created on the catwalk.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Diffusion line Marc by Marc Jacobs graced the catwalks with 60’s pastels and silks featuring geometric and swirled prints. Sports luxe played a huge role with satin bombers and shorts, the catwalk models all styled with sleek trainers. Sequins appeared embellishing dresses and stars across the collection, worn over t shirts to reiterate the sports feel. Androgynous tailoring was given a fresh look with pastel tones, mimicking the pyjama suits seen in his fall collections.
Rag & Bone
Rag & Bone approach the spring/summer 14 sports luxe trend with a feminine feel, with deep v cricket style jumpers, pleated tennis style skirts and polo tops. Designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville combine cutesy and samurai influences throughout featuring a tonal palette with feminine pastels, with striking pieces if black throughout in beautifully contrasting textures.
Helmut Lang spring/summer 14 sees the return of 90’s nostalgia featuring low rise trousers, cropped sports style jackets and spaghetti straps. Geometric shapes are seen across the collections cuts featuring heavily in double layered shift dresses. The collection has a monochrome palette complimented with shades of bright pinks to create a unique contrast all complimenting the Helmut Lang signature minimalist style.