NYFW AW14 Roundup – Part 4 (Zac Posen, Kenneth Cole, Theory, The Row)

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:



Theyskens’ Theory is now singularly to be known as ‘Theory‘. Although Theyskens is still working with the Theory brand plus his own capsule line, TT, the decision was made to separate the line, thus creating a stronger brand for future-proofing. Theory rolled out model after model clad in effortless tailoring, minimal detailing and beautiful attention to detail. Again we saw another restricted colour palette of white, black, camel, grey, navy and green. Proof that more isn’t always more and less certainly reigns this season.


The Row:


The Row is a personal favourite label  – the oversized styling, luxurious look and sheer comfort of the pieces draw a lot of fans. I think that you’re either an Olsen twin fan or you’re not and you’ll either love or hate this AW14 collection. There was an excess of draping this season, with huge wraps, capes plus a big play on proportion, so much so that even the 6ft models were almost covered from head to toe. The materials were thick, wooly and heavy looking with some lighter layers thrown into the mix, plus some neat tailoring. The brogues worn with every outfit were an unexpected and neat twist. All in all, the Row is going from strength to strength.


Zac Posen:


As a master in design and construction with a couturier’s eye, Zac Posen always creates the type of sophisticated gowns that any woman would dream of wearing. His strong signature silhouette shows up in his latest collection in the form of rust, grey and black tweed skirt-suits, elegant long dresses in luxurious finishes and breathtaking gowns with huge volume and angular shapes. Not your average designer, Posen defies trends to create beautiful dresses that will stand the test of time.


Kenneth Cole:


Here’s another designer who understands the power of the fedora to amp up the cool-factor of his collection and again, we see a limited colour palette, which makes me want to throw anything out of my wardrobe that’s not black, white or red. With a focus on tailoring, pieces were strategically layered, the tuxedo shape was chopped, toyed with and given new life. Tartan made another appearance, yet this was again given the Kenneth Cole touch. Pinstripes featured heavily, but done in such a way as to look ‘new’ and not at all stuffy. I had my eye on the killer accessories – the mini bags in particular plus the monochrome fingerless gloves. Winter style never looked so promising.

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

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