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.


Lela Rose


Taking inspiration from the Japanese kimono, Lela Rose’s Spring ’15 collection transformed the traditional garment into voluminous coat dresses, matching separates, mesh tops and organza skirts.

Each look that made its debut on the runway was pure elegance with a touch of sexiness. There were a variety of mixed prints with florals and graphic patterns mixed with polka dots and stripes on various looks. The color palette played up the classic combo of black and white with fun and feminine colors like cerulean, fuchsia and citrine.

Moving from daywear to formal gowns, models stunned the crowed with embellished gowns like a metallic stamped fil coupe keyhole gown that would be perfect for any Cinderella moment. Stunning as ever, this year’s collection certainly made an impression during this year’s fashion week with the perfect pairing of sophistication, femininity and modern trends.

-Uyen Truong


Taoray Wang


Taoray Wang is a part of a new class of Asian designers in America.  Born in China and trained in Japan, Wang has gained status in the fashion industry as a designer at Broadcast, one of China’s top ten labels.  Having been in the industry for over 20 years, according to Reuters, Wang’s recent debut show for her s/s 2015 collection at Mercedes Benz fashion week left a bit of room for improvement…perhaps.

A few words immediately came to mind while observing this show.  First, Rihanna. Second, volume.  Third, structure.  Keeping in line with the Asian Minimalist theme originated by her predecessors,Wang’s models sported glossy faces with, otherwise, delicate makeup and “doobie” wraps, which Rihanna made publicly acceptable at the 2013 American Music Awards (even though Dominican salons have utilized the doobie wrap for generations to keep clients’ blowouts in tact after leaving the salon).   Wang played with traditional menswear aesthetics by enlarging certain aspects of pieces, such as trapeze-like tailored shirts, (one of which I kind of loved, because…orange, silk, boatneck,  and well…volume), blazers with contrasting ruffle detail on the back, and tailored full skirts, above and below the knee.  Her use of texture and color, albeit sparse, enhanced her otherwise minimalist collection with a few poignant stand-out pieces bearing fringe (lots of fringe) and embroidery.  Structure was introduced in a few pieces in a Delpozo-esque fashion, although, comparisons aside, her pieces exuded a youthful exuberance that can get lost in the proverbial and literal fold of this hyper-structured trend.  Or maybe that was due to the white jelly-platform shoes.

As a whole, the collection left more to be desired, unless you shop at Zara, which means that most likely, you will see or have seen strikingly similar pieces.  But perhaps this was Wang’s intention.  According to her, it’s time “to seriously look at the business rather than to show [her] creativity.”  “I want a platform for the brand,” she added. Wang is expected to open a showroom in New York City in the near future because she believes “the global buyers are in New York, rather than in China.”

Whitney McGuire (whitneywears.com)


Maison Kistune


It’s the second week of September and New York Fashion Week is still in full swing. On Monday September 8th the design duo Maison Kitsuné presented their 2014 fall line to an assortment of quirky, hip and well-dressed spectators. For this collection, the inspiration was back-to-school attire with a stylish edge.

Varsity jackets, striped sweaters, white denim jackets, loafers and tennis shoes were prevalent in the men’s line with some holding shoulder bags with bright patterns for a strong pop. For the women, MK played around with the classic schoolgirl outfit adding a mesh pattern to tennis sweaters, or adding flare to a standard colored shirt and dress by using a bright metallic fabric. MK has a knack for making the simple stylish, elegant, and quirky and their fall line is certainly no exception.

Clark McCaskill


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