Thanks to a collaboration with Pink Label, I was afforded the opportunity to cover some shows this season at Fashion Week and it was, in a word, sublime. Seeing the slideshows via Vogue or Style.com is one thing, but witnessing it unfold in the front row of a live show is a completely different experience. What these designers do season after season is a veritable talent; they can spark in us the desire to see Winter once again, with fresh eyes and renewed enthusiasm. Even in the midst of a seemingly never-ending winter vortex of historical proportions, we cannot help but genuinely look forward to next year’s seasonal drop in temperatures, so we can don the knits that marched down the runways of Delpozo, and Ohne Titel. Or the outerwear in army green and baby blues shown at Wes Gordon’s super chic assemblage.
Not to mention the overwhelming abundance by which we were shown our beloved Skirt. The Midi seems to have become a staple as sure and steadfast as classic Americana county rock, and it does not appear to be budging in the near future. The modestly clad are in a good place sartorially speaking, and this movement of knee-coverage seems heaven sent. Sifting through the shows, I was pleased to find the vast majority was modestly fashioned, and the overall feeling was one of cool elegance. Here’s what you have to look forward to for next Fall…
Delpozo Fall 2014
Modest Forecast: Expect to play with proportions, and color; a spectrum of vibrant hues to cool neutral tones were seen in this collection, and it was a refreshing prospect for next Fall.
Clover Canyon Fall 2014
Modest Forecast: Always true to its precedent prints, the show had a more refined silhouette for this collection. Just when you thought they couldn’t get any better, they add inches to their modest separates and dresses.
Ohne Titel Fall 2014
Modest Forecast: As it is their modus operandum, the line showed chunky knits and textured prints, with maroon, cobalt blue, black and white, along with leather and metallics in the mix.
J. Mendel Fall 2014
Modest Forecast: Two words: Leather, and Fur. It’s what winters were made for.
Carolina Herrera Fall 2014
Modest Forecast: This collection showed us a peak into a winter of geometric prints, color, and Karlie Kloss in boiled wool.
Wes Gordon Fall 2014
Modest Forecast: Gordon’s collection showed us a lighter side of Fall with cool colors and airy fabrics. He focused on textures, and the ever-present midi length we have been seeing across runways everywhere.
Michael Kors Falls 2014
Modest Forecast: Kors created a collection which melded the worlds of unpretentious luxury with classic fall attire. Next Fall will be full of the things you want to wear on a chilly day: cozy oversized knits, dark floral dresses, A-Line skirts, fur, shag and fringe. A whole lot of gray and brown, with small doses of the classic white button down and black skirt thrown in for good measure. The perfect and complete winter wardrobe.
Milly Fall 2014
Modest Forecast: Designer Michelle Smith sent endless possibilities down the runway. The message was winter-wear can be fun; full of texture, fabric, shine and volume.
BCBG Fall 2014
Modest Forecast: The label’s twenty-fifth anniversary show was a reason to look forward to another Fall come next year, showing an uber relaxed silhouette with midi lengths, cool color-blocking, fur details, and piled layers.