This season, FAULT Magazine is out en-force at New York Fashion Week (September ’14) to line up the new season Collections for review. Stay updated with the FAULT team via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and FAULT Online to see the latest and up to date Fashion Trends for Spring ’15, live, as they happen



Images Courtesy of Lacoste © Yannis Vlamos

Increasingly, the line between masculine and feminine forms has blurred overtime. With a coed runway, Lacoste proved certain areas of tailoring and design fits seamlessly for all genders. Making it so that even if the models within their Spring/Summer ‘15 show were to do a switcheroo, they wouldn’t miss a beat. Sticking to the Lacoste ethos, numbered jersey tanks, sweaters and dresses were seen throughout the brand’s newest collection. Proportionally fitting for both male and female models, which in turn strategically markets Lacoste as a brand for any and everyone.

-Shammara Lawrence


Lie Sang Bong


At New York Fashion Week 2014, South Korean designer Lie Sang Bong based his show around the theme of “Dream Road.” Butterflies, ethereal visions, floral patterns and vibrant colors were the star of the show and his meticulous craftsmanship was evident. Notable celebrities like Beyonce, Rihanna, Lindsay Lohan and Lady Gaga have all worn this innovative artist’s wardrobes and his ingenuity was prominently on display at hisSaturday showing.

Long flowing pearl white gowns were elegantly accompanied by scenes of butterflies and clouds transcending the audience to secret garden of serenity and bliss. “With this collection, I want to share the positivity that is brought on by the beginning of spring and the promise of a new day,” says Sang Bong about his show. Undoubtedly Lie conveyed his theme of Dream Road and is a groundbreaking designer that made a lasting impact on the attending spectators at New York Fashion Week 2014.

-Clark Mccaskill


Rebecca Taylor


The Rebecca Taylor Spring 2015 woman is a well-traveled romantic who is also a bit of a flirt. Although inspired by the bold patterns and textures of India, the spring collection used muted pastel colors and flowing, feminine silhouettes. This season the designer played with contrasts: breezy skirts were paired with tailored, streamlined tops, and unexpected colors like chartreuse and tiger lily orange popped against soft blues and lilacs. Fabrics were girly and playful—separates featured paisleys, lace, flouncy ruffles and even a pink and yellow Bengal tiger print. Embroidered flowers decorated short dresses and tops, giving the looks some dimension and a flirty, youthful feel. The models sported clean, fresh-faced makeup on their faces and walked down the runway to peppy 80’s tunes with strappy platform sandals on their feet. A few models even cracked a smile as they turned the corners at Center 548’s labyrinth runway. The overall look of the show was romantic, bohemian, and ethereal—with just a hint of the exotic.

– Meridith McGraw 

Ostwald Helgason

Photographer: Jen Senn exclusively for FAULT Magazine
What would Suzy Bishop, the main character in Wes Anderson’s 2012 film “Moonrise Kingdom” wear as a young adult? She immediately popped into my mind as the first look of the  the Ostwald Helgason SS15 presentation strutted down the runway.  The tender contrast between a feminine school girl with  utility details created a distinct and romantic presentation that Suzy would undoubtedly love.
The first look comprised of a crisp white long sleeve shirt dress with white slider sandals.  Models were styled with two tight braids at the nape of their neck and soft dewy skin, to complement the youthful collection.  As the line progressed additional silhouettes and design details began to build up on the overarching themes.Utility pockets were highlighted on long sleeveless blazers  and lightweight printed jackets.  Small multicolored knitted flowers also popped up in the most unexpected of places, the lapels of a chocolate brown silk collared shirt, for example. Overall I was very impressed and entertained by the  collection, I found it to be incredibly sweet and surprising.  The contrast between school-girl collared dresses with oversized utility details  put me at ease and I couldn’t help but  smile as each piece was presented before me.

-Sophie Gray 


Mara Hoffman


Shying away from a collection entirely consisting of bold prints and neon color schemes, Mara Hoffman’s RTW Spring collection showcased these usual looks with a combination of more muted colors and softer prints. Silhouettes remained fresh and light including flowing maxis, cut-out dresses, matching separates and bold swimwear that will surely remain a hit for the cool girls looking to stand out on the beach next Spring.

The first look on the runway was an effortlessly chic all-white button down paired with matching wide-leg culottes and ball cap. Southwestern vibes set the mood for the show with cacti front and center of the runway as models strutted in Navajo inspired dresses and separates and cream-colored cowboy hats.

While Hoffman did opt for tamer prints like a checkered bib maxi, we couldn’t help but admire her love for nature and art. The standout print of the show thatHoffman herself donned while taking the final bow on the runway were jumpsuits and culottes adorned with harvest leaves, sticking true to her eclectic style that we have grown to love with every collection.

-Uyen Truong




Koonhor was our first stop on the 8th floor of Milk Studios for MADE fashion week yesterday and almost immediately we were blown away by the accessories. Designers Koon Lim and Catrine Thé’s craftsmanship and attention to detail was immediately apparent in the hats with transparent dropped visors and bucket bags with a halo of tassles dangling beneath. 

In their SS15 collection, Koonhor returns with the juxtaposition of masculine and feminine elements they’ve become known for with boxy tops and dresses offset by glitter details and abstract prints.
Isa Arfen
If the cast of Mad Men went on a tropical beach vacation it would look something like Isa Arfen‘s SS15 collection. Designer Serafina Sama was inspired by Hockney’s seminal paintings of Palm Springs and the saturated color palette of the Beverly Hills Housewife to create easy elegance in vibrantly colored pieces.
Here Arfen pulls heavily from 1960s silhouettes – structured capes, flattering A-line skirts, and forms dresses. Her material choice of linen canvas makes this something we would wear day or night, but on the beach of course.
Zoe Jordan
British designer Zoe Jordan isn’t afraid to experiment with layers. In this mostly monochromatic SS15 collection, Jordan‘s pieces are minimalistic but with a slight twist. We absolutely loved the structured suit jacket + shorts and dress with boldly repetitive “ZOE JORDAN” print that reminds us of Angelina Jolie’s wedding dress.
Chilled blues and nudes soften the palette, bringing in a subtle feminine touch to an otherwise tomboyish collection. These pieces are for the travelled woman who is involved and interested in expressing herself culturally, socially, and professionally.
Jonathan Simkhai 
There is something to be said about designers who have opted to show at Milk Studios instead of conventional spaces such as Lincoln Center. Mirroring the downtown vibe of the aforementioned  venue, Jonathan Simkhai’s Spring/Summer ‘15 collection was a streamlined success. The chosen key looks were strong statements in and of themselves, if there were to be an additional outfit  in the presentation, it would have seemed like an afterthought. An asymmetrical alphabet print dress which showed alongside a knee length jacket and high waisted shorts in the same pattern, undoubtedly stole the show. Circular clear optics also made way at Jonathan Simkhai, this time
paired with envelope clutches in black, white and mixtures of blue – practicality for the spring and summer at its core.


Photographer: Jen Senn exclusively for FAULT Magazine
Photographer: Jen Senn exclusively for FAULT Magazine

Standing on top of square blocks lined by faux white flowers, models at Saunder’s Spring/Summer ‘15 presentation looked like a powerhouse fashion clan. Maximalism at its finest, beaming colored garbs were aplenty. Besides the brand’s ready to wear selection this season, was Saunder accessories within the show – another one of the brand’s strong suit. Gold snake shaped earcuffs and silver chain pendants amassed onto the ears and chests of the women in the show. Causing accessory aficionados prepping their wallets for the Spring/Summer ‘15 season before the current calendar year has even ended.

 -Shammara Lawrence


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