Last week, I obsessively checked Instagram more than I usually obsessively check Instagram, but I wasn’t interested in seeing my friends selfies or their #foodstagrams (sorry guys).
Rather, I was busy checking the Instagram profiles of fashion designers Monique Lhuillier, J. Crew, Nanette Lepore and Anna Sui to stay up to date on their New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 collections.
This NYFW, couture fashion designer Monique Lhuillier presented a palette of succulent orange, peach and pink designs. These colors, mixed with white, gold and cream, will create an eye-catching combination for spring. But prior to spring, Lhuillier’s looks are bound to be seen on numerous red carpets during award show season.
In a much less formal showing, retailer J. Crew introduced an assortment of pieces that were reminiscent of a sophisticated Hawaiian vacation. I’m used to seeing more reserved pieces from J. Crew, so these unique and vivid prints were an unexpected surprise.
Designer Nanette Lepore treated show-goers to a collection that can only be described as effortlessly lovely. The show featured a plethora of romantic chiffon choices and a beautiful floral print that transferred easily from silhouette to silhouette. As a designer who’s constantly thinking of her customer, Lepore dreamed up formfitting, boxy and flowing pieces that provided something for every woman’s taste and style.
Anna Sui, an enormously acclaimed designer, presented a collection of bohemian looks fit for a fairy princess. Her models, sporting red lips and otherwise minimal makeup, were clad in delicate and flowing pieces. Tons of natural colors came into play here and were balanced by deep blues and crush-velvet reds. Throughout the collection, a seemingly endless amount of patterned dresses, skirts and shorts have the potential to easily mix with the basics of any woman’s closet.
As if NYFW wasn’t enough, just this past week Fashion Week wreaked havoc in London. Via Instagram, I drooled over formfitting lace and pastels at Burberry Prorsum and the enticing and loud mix mash of prints at House of Holland, where everything seemed to scream, “Look at me!”