NYFW AW14 Roundup – Part 1 (Alexander Wang, Lacoste, Hervé Léger & more)

With NYFW in full swing, we’ve edited and rounded up FAULT‘s fashion shows of note from the NYFW Fall/Winter (or AW ’14 to us) ’14 collections. Pay attention as we give you the lowdown:

Alexander Wang:


Following on from Alexander Wang‘s impressive collection last season, his AW14 show was set high on our radar this season. Set in gritty Brooklyn on a cold February evening, the glittering fashion pack descended to a new event space in the Navy yard. We were not disappointed. This is the girl that I want to be next season – practical, future-focused, sporty and strong. She’s ready for anything, be it striding down the city streets at night or taking on nature (whilst still looking incredibly cool & stylish). Strong shapes, oversized jackets, statement sweaters and stomping boots created the silhouette, whilst a focus on neutrals mixed with neon accents formed the detailing. High-tech, colour-changing fabrics were the piece de resistance, showing that Wang is on a mission to continually evolve his aesthetic and his design technique with unexpected developments. The whole feeling of the collection was of a modern, wearable, futuristic and slick heroine, that, as a modern woman, I can completely relate to. On a good day.




Lacoste has become a fashion-force to be reckoned with in the last few seasons, with the brand developing in leaps and bounds under new creative direction.  We saw fresh, modern womenswear and menswear that hit the spot style-wise, with colour-blocking, sporty shapes and nods to the brands heritage through subtle print and logo’s. This is clean, minimal layering at it’s best and although not breaking any new ground, the clothes remain completely modern and wearable.


Herve Leger:


The Herve Leger show was selling one thing and selling it well. SEX. The Herve Leger AW14 woman is strong, fearless, strict and unafraid of her sexuality. She’s an urban warrior draped in black cut-out dresses, unexpected panelling and swathed in glistening black feathers. The peep-toe boots, the leather, the fringing, it’s all utterly desirable. She’s part goddess, part banshee, the kind of woman you only meet once in your lifetime and she’s coming straight for you.


Mara Hoffman:


The Mara Hoffman AW14 collection is basically who I imagine I am when I’m traveling…which reminds me, book me a flight, somewhere hot, exotic and inviting. Because I want to be wearing strong pattern, bohemian flowing dresses, shaggy sheepskin capes and delicate detailing come next winter. Forget trying to stay warm under heaps of layers when you can waft effortlessly and freely in a jeweled, striped kaftan or a bright, happy printed suit. Hoffman was inspired by North Africa and Morrocco, noting that “The sky needs a black backdrop for the stars to shine.” Yes Mara. My kinda woman: let’s do lunch sometime.

Keep updated here for more of our NYFW Fall collection updates from the Editors at FAULT Magazine.

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