O P E N I N G C E R E M O N Y
C H R I S T I A N S I R I A N O
Taking influences from Paris, Orange County and Japanese cultures, Opening Ceremony's Spring collection navigated between upscale streetwear (either with exagerated t-shirts and basketball shorts) and a touch of elegance (savvy jacquards and crepes). It certainly tested the boundaries and brought a snazziness and charm to new silhouettes.
It seems like just yesterday Christian Siriano was just a contestant on Project Runway, and now five years later, continues to dominate the industry, one runway show at a time. Each show proves to be better than the last and this season was no disappointment. Inspired by his recent vacation to Mexico's Isla Mujeres - where houses were painted in neon colors and women sold hand woven baskets in the local markets. Although formalwear remains the crux of Siriano's brand, these daytime looks proved that he is capable of making all-occasion clothes.
A L I C E + O L I V I A
I love that designer Stacey Bendet started her brand with a pair of great fitting pants and now each season her collections evolve and not only showcase pants, but classic girly cocktail dresses and amazing separates. The designer calls her Spring collection "preppy meets pretty" with standout commercial pieces. Get your wallets ready ladies.
J. C R E W
It's the California coast meeting the Venetian coast - the perfect setting for J. Crew's Spring 2014 collection. West coast was represented with casual neoprene fabrications and bold florals. While the Italian flare included touches of lace, eyelets and nautical stripes. I cannot wait to pair the Aloha t-shirt with the adorable eyelet midi skirt. My bank account is not going to be happy in 2014.
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