NYFW AW14 Roundup – Part 5 (Marc Jacobs, Diesel Black Gold, Rodarte, Vera Wang)

With NYFW now finished, we’ve edited and rounded up FAULT‘s fashion shows of note from the NYFW Fall/Winter (or AW ’14 to us) ’14 collections. This is our final roundup in a series of posts on our favourite NYFW AW 14 colelctions. To read the rest, just click the links to each part the bottom of this post:

Marc by Marc Jacobs:


Marc Jacobs’ girl has got something to say this season and she’s saying it in high decimals. 90’s girl power was injected with new life under the designing force of Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley to create a loud and proud model army. The looks were uniform in parts, wild and festooned with 90’s referencing in others. Colours either stuck to the black / white / grey / red / khaki colour palette or were multi-coloured with splashes of royal blue. We’ve seen tartan everywhere this season and there were hints here or there throughout of this popular print. With varying shapes and silhouettes running through the collection, the anchoring aspects of the designs were the sheer, brazened, statement of the pieces. Plus all of the outfits were paired with either comfy looking high-tops or trainers. It looks as if the girls had great fun creating this collection and it shows, girl power is alive and she’s wearing high-tops.


Diesel Black Gold:


I’m loathe to use the words ‘edgy’, but when Diesel Black Gold entered the runway, well, my first thoughts were ‘edgy’ and ‘futuristic’. The commercial aspect of this collection also means that it’s extremely wearable, a plus when your lusting after the new season pieces from the edge of the catwalk. Silver and mosaic reflective panelling featured heavily throughout the show, with reflective material and high-shine, luxe pieces. Black, silver and white were the focal colours and this reserved set of tones served the collection well. It’s all a bit spaceman-esque with a good dose of rock n’ roll thrown in for good measure and the looks translate straight off the runway into real life with ease.




I have to admit, that when I first saw the Rodarte collection hit the runway, I was confused, and yet then I saw the sparkle; I understood. The ladylike looks that sauntered down the runway had an air of innocent femininity. I noted a 70’s influence within the sheer, drapey dresses, the crochet and the wide-leg trouser suits. All mixed together, it was a visual feast. The glittery coats and jackets got our full attention as a new season essential item. The glitter was mixed into outfits in the form of a jaunty beret, a frilled skirt and top or sparkly socks. The aesthetic was pure, frothy ‘girl’ but with elements that made it feel womanly and grown up. On reflection, the sparkling coats made the collection and we would have loved to have seen more of this worked into all of the looks, I guarantee the coats will be the most memorable piece of this show.


Vera Wang:


Vera Wang turned to the dark side this season and it was a raging success, This hardly ever happens, but there was NOT ONE piece in this collection that I didn’t like in the whole show. Literally every piece was a must have for me. Vera really knocked it out of the park with this collection. Dark, dreamy, grungy and gothic are some of the words that sprung to mind when seeing the models for the first time. The outfits were well thought out, each one balanced perfectly. With oversized knitwear, leather, tartan and sheer fabric with subtle prints worn alone or mixed together, the effect was streamlined and concise. we thoroughly approve.

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