NYFW AW14 Roundup – Part 2 (DKNY, DVF, Opening Ceremony & more)

With NYFW in full swing, we’ve edited and rounded up FAULT‘s fashion shows of note from the NYFW Fall collections. Pay attention as we give you the lowdown:




Who needs colour when you can pack a powerful punch with Monochrome was DKNY‘s statement this season. I for one am completely sold. Everything from the model casting to the styling made a strong statement that personality is the boldest expression of all. DKNY revisited 90’s sportswear style with a modern twist for AW14, seeing a return to logo’s, but a less brash version than the original. We saw some colourful pieces but the love affair remained firmly with the black and white outfits which punctuated the entire catwalk show.  That DKNY girl, she’s crazy, sexy cool.


DVF by Diane von Furstenberg:

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Prints ruled the roost at DVF‘s AW 14 show, which acted as part of the ongoing celebrations of the label’s 40th anniversary. The iconic DVF wrap dress was re-imagined for a new generation here – so much so that the collection as a whole is entitled ‘Bohemian Wrapsody’. The show opened with Karen Elson modelling a black-and-gold collared version that featured the same darts as the original number. Perhaps less expected, however, was von Furstenberg’s subsequent move away from the patterns that served her so well all those years ago and instead turn her attention to other areas of her design expertise. A flurry of disparate prints on a wide variety of sweater dresses, skirts, shawls and more followed the timeless-yet-modernised dart patterned wrap, which gave the collection the feeling of continuity and forward movement rather than one of nostalgia and hindsight.


Monique Lhuiller:


Oh, Monique Lhuiller, you’ve sure caught our attention this season, speaking to my little girlie, gothic heart with bold romantic dresses, various shades of pink, wet-look fabric, layers of tulle and such beautiful, delicate lace detailing. And wait Monique, you’ve actually used a skull motif so subtly that I have to look hard to spot it…very cool Monique, very clever. Come awards season, these dresses will be adorning the major Hollywood starlets that get to dress up and play princess for a day. My eyes are firmly transfixed on the big flowery pink and black dress with the matching cape, it’s completely impractical, and yet like all the things that I’ll never get to wear outside. I  need it now.




Tibi’s collection was a masterclass in effortless layering in shades of black, grey, cream, red and a game-changing baby blue. The restricted colour palette put all of the focus onto the oversized shapes and the draping of the clothing. Creating a luxe, minimal and refined selection of styles that are both warm, practical and chic. The Amish-style fedora’s by Milliner Federica Moretti gave the outfits that certain air of mystery and drama that could have been lost amongst the layering. This was an absolutely covetable collection from Tibi from start to finish, the perfect edit.


Opening Ceremony:



Opening Ceremony did what they do best for AW14 – creating that ‘cool girl’ look that women everywhere aspire to with varying degrees of success. Chloe Sevigny nails this look, as does Kate Bosworth and I can even see Gwen Stefani looking all  levels of hot in this collection. Skewed hemlines, oversized sweaters, cocoon coats, ruched boots plus a high/low silhouette brought a complex, unique and measured style to the table. With wearable shades of royal blue, emerald green, peach, red and cream mixed in with neutrals – the colour palette suits all. And on that note, I’m off to slash my hemlines in half.

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

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