Fashion Week Trend Dispatch: Technicolor Dreamcoats

Altuzarra Fall 2014

Altuzarra Fall 2014

Alexander Wang Fall 2014

Alexander Wang Fall 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Altuzarra’s technicolor dreamcoat isn’t the one that you’ll see on Broadway, but he, along with a few other designers, are making a big case for the statement coat for Fall 2014. Eschew the blue and ditch your basic black (How much fun is it to buy something as utilitarian as a black coat that’ll keep the elements away? Not very.), because next year, you’ll be craving every color of the rainbow.

The Altuzarra show opened with coats done in those basic hues — black and grey — but each one was shot with a contrast collar in bright Yves Klein blue or a neon hot pink, giving them a major dose of color. But the pieces that stood out the most (and the ones that are sure to get the most coverage editorially and on the back of Anna Dello Russo) are sure to be the two madras fur coats that he sent out. Done in a rainbow of furs, each one consisted of bright colors pieced together to resemble plaid. Luxe? Undoubtedly, but there was also an element of fun, too.

Across the river in Brooklyn, Alexander Wang showed an industrial-meets-sporty collection of tailored shorts, shin-guard mules and bright technical fabric outerwear. The whole collection was based in utility, featuring bags that boasted numerous pockets and zips and fabrics that blended fashion and function. The neon yellow topper he showed was paired with a quite somber grey outfit, but it’s a style move that we could all incorporate into real-life dressing.

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2014

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2014

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2014

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those that don’t want to go full-tilt color fantasia, there are designers that went with more subdued shades. Oxblood is still a color that’s being seen all over, and Phillip Lim showed a great fur vest that looked like an oversized cutoff jean jacket. Its familiar shape was like something you could DIY, only he elevated it by playing with proportion and rendering it in a luxe fur. It’s sure to be a hit with the street style set, especially paired with sporty track pants and next fall’s prints.

Diane von Furstenberg celebrated 40 years of the wrap dress with a collection she called Bohemian Wrapsody, but what caught our eyes before the celebratory collection of gold wrap dresses at the finale was an oversized printed coat. It was presented in one of the more subdued prints of the collection, which was inspired by the Ballets Russe, but paired with something simple — say, a wrap dress? — it’ll be the one piece that makes everything in your closet look fresh and new.

Images courtesy Vogue

 

 

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