New York Fashion Week Spring 2014: The Best Looks

W’s editors pick their favorite looks


Veronica Beard Spring 2014

“The opulence of the Upper East Side and the punk scene of the ‘80s come together in Veronica Beard’s colorful spring 2014 collection—as illustrated here in a pop floral motorcycle vest and matching skirt.” – Lindsey Frugier


BCBG Spring 2014

“ In a twist on the effortless shirt dressing theme at BCBG, buttons were transposed with zippers and shirts pumped up into new volumes, like this blousy jacket.” – Sam Milner


Creatures of the Wind Spring 2014

“A whimsical gold lamé skirt and boyfriend cardigan (and very cool Tabitha Simmons flats) at Creatures of the Wind had me thinking of a futuristic sock hop set to a dreamy Beach Boys soundtrack.” – Lindsey Frugier


Peter Som Spring 2014

“Boy meets girl at Peter Som in a sweet paper doll dress paired with leopard Oxfords.” – Sam Milner


Jason Wu Spring 2014

“An oversized motorcycle jacket paired with a silky beaded skirt at Jason Wu says downtown/uptown like nothing else.” – Sam Milner


Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2014

“Rebecca Minkoff had Lincoln Center bumping with a live performance by Janelle Monae as models walked the runway in equally vibrant colorful and bold prints. I’m loving this modern bohemian style with a loose peasant top and slouchy embroidered jeans.” – Nora Milch


Misha Nonoo Spring 2014. Photo by Kevin Sturman.

“A pastel purple sweater paired with sheer trousers was a sweetly unexpected moment amongst the shimmery dresses and skirts.” – Lindsey Frugier


Rag & Bone Spring 2014

“The bubble gum pink slip dress that Kati Nescher wore to close the Rag & Bone show was just the right shade of pink, and contrasted with an orange fluorescent lip.” – Karla Martinez de Salas


Helmut Lang Spring 2014

“In a show where minimal whites floated down the runway, the appearance of a shocking magenta pink camisole and barely there brief shook everything up.” – Lindsey Frugier


Suno Spring 2014

“Suno always does a great print and crafty looks, this crisp white shirt with a gold brocade skirt transports you to summer in Panarea!” – Karin Nelson


Lacoste Spring 2014

“Tennis whites for the urban volley at Lacoste.” – Armand Limnander


Jill Stuart Spring 2014

“Model Lindsey Wixson’s new shaggy haircut added an edgy, rocker vibe to this black baby-doll dress.” – Lindsey Frugier


Prabal Gurung Spring 2014

“There is, as Prabal Gurung sees it, a great future in plastics—bright, busy plastics.” – Armand Limnander


Rebecca Taylor Spring 2014

“Rebecca Taylor revamping an old classic—the fisherman sweater—in a fresh white on white combination.” – Lindsey Frugier


Louise Goldin Spring 2014 ,br>”The graphic, technical knit paired with a micro mini-skirt is a modern rendition on the classic tennis uniform.” – Sam Milner


Herve Leger Spring 2014

“What better way to mix up a classic body-con Herve Leger dress than to throw a little white t-shirt under it.” – Lindsey Frugier


Alexander Wang Spring 2014

“Next spring there will be no mistaking an Alexander Wang girl: the designer cleverly embedded his name in saucy knits, tough laser cut leather leather kilt dresses and crisp poplin shirts.” – Alix Browne


Altuzarra Spring 2014

“Altuzarra‘s winning finale of metallic looks cemented, at least in our minds, silver as the color for spring.” – Karin Nelson


Victoria Beckham Spring 2014

“Victoria Beckham knows what women want to wear; her collections are always fun, flirty, and—most significantly—flattering.” – Sam Milner


Delpozo Spring 2014

“Cotton candy tulle and glittering crystals added up to a beautifully ethereal Delpozo spring collection.” – Sam Milner


Lela Rose Spring 2014

“The graphic abstract on Lela Rose’s matching top and knee-length skirt gives an otherwise ladylike silhouette (here is a designer who knows her client!) a modern edge.” – Lacey Lennon


Yigal Azrouel Spring 2014

“This patchwork-style sheath dress is a minimalist‘s dream in shades of white, black and gray.” – Lindsey Frugier


Derek Lam Spring 2014

“Derek Lam’s oversize trouser look—worn by Hanne Gaby Odiele—is a great mix of minimalism and ethnic and manages to be sexy as well.” – Karla Martinez de Salas


DKNY Spring 2014

“The sporty trend—which is shaping up to be big for spring—meets downtown cool at DKNY.” – Sam Milner


Giulietta Spring 2014

“If a glamorous jumpsuit is the new evening dress, then Giulietta’s Sofia Sizzi knows exactly how to do it: this one, in bright crimson red, screams cocktail hour.” – Lindsey Frugier


Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2014

“All I could think about at Diane von Furstenberg was where I wanted to go on holiday next summer: Anna Ewers wearing this cork print top and circle skirt transported me to Capri.” – Karla Martinez de Salas


Band of Outsiders Spring 2014

“This matching sweatshirt and pencil skirt is feminine with a sporty flare that is going around for Spring.” – Sam Milner


Chado Ralph Rucci Spring 2014

“Ralph Rucci’s beautifully engineered little white dress proves one should never confuse pure with simple.” – Lacey Lennon


Opening Ceremony Spring 2014


The Row Spring 2014

“Elegance, ease and fluidity permeated this collection, which was filled with long dresses and slouchy bags—this outfit is a great hybrid of lady who lunches and also wears patchouli.” – Jane Larkworthy


Carolina Herrera Spring 2014

“Carolina Herrera’s sophisticated and elegant signature style was highlighted in this beach to sunset cocktail look.” – Sam Milner


Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2014

“Even if you can’t hit the beach, you can go style surfing in Tommy Hilfiger’s street-ready version of a wetsuit.” – Sam Milner


Theyskens’ Theory Spring 2014

“The long, layered silhouettes at the Theyskens’ Theory spring 2014 show made me long to be 5-foot-11!” – Karla Martinez de Salas


3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2014

“The rock salt covered runway offered a clue into Lim’s theme for spring: it was all about the elements as in this dusty earth tie-dyed motorcycle jacket and silver metal-effect skirt.” – Lindsey Frugier


Donna Karan Spring 2014

“I saw this look and instantly pictured it in the pages of W—denim is a big trend and the cutouts make it all the more cool.” – Karla Martinez de Salas


Zero + Maria Cornejo Spring 2014

“Maria Cornejo is in a reflective mood for spring, best illustrated by her graphic new Mirror Print (inspired by the Palais de Tokyo in Paris) and her use of crisp metallic fabrics as in this dress in Shine Linen.” – Alix Browne


Tory Burch Spring 2014

“Tory Burch’s spring collection was full of sweet floral prints, which looked great even when paired in a mismatchy way.” – Jane Larkworthy


Porsche Spring 2014

“Creative director Thomas Steinbruck has reengineered he 40-year-old luxury brand—founded by the former chief designer of Porsche—with a sleek, modern look that lives up to its name.” – Karin Nelson


Vera Wang Spring 2014

“Track star staples get an elegant upscale twist in Vera Wang’s always capable hands.” – Sam Milner


Rodarte Spring 2014

“In their subversive, razzle-dazzle spring collection, Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy explored a corner of So Cal street style that the artist Mike Kelley would have really appreciated.” – Alix Browne


Rachel Comey Spring 2014

“This red lace dress was the cherry on top of what will perhaps be fashion week’s loveliest presentation—an old-school fashion show complete with number cards staged during an intimate dinner at Dustin Yellin‘s Pioneer Works in Red Hook.” – Karin Nelson


VLP Spring 2014

“VPL designer Victoria Bartlett got physical in the rooftop gym at Avenues: The World School with a cool, graphic and fully functional athletic inspired collection that will send women running to sign up for class at Bari Studio.” – Alix Browne


Wes Gordon Spring 2014

“I was drawn to the ‘90s simplicity and femininity apparent in Wes Gordon’s first runway show and particularly loved this shapely knit sweater styled with a demure lavender skirt with a hint of skin peaking through the lace panels.” – Lindsey Frugier


Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2014

“A baby David Bowie-esque satin romper with an everyday white T-shirt and shiny sneakers said glam rock with a sweet touch of teenage rebellion.” – Lindsey Frugier


Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2014

“We all know Narciso Rodriguez makes a great ladylike dress, but for spring 2014 his micro minis were a delightful surprise—especially in bubble gum pink.” – Karla Martinez de Salas


Reed Krakoff Spring 2014

“At Reed Krakoff, cerebral and sporty play on the same team as exemplified by this mesh sweatshirt and matching skirt.” – Alix Browne


Proenza Schouler Spring 2014

“The Proenza Schouler boys put their own spin on the burgeoning metallic trend with this cast chrome top, paired with crepe gaucho pants.” – Karin Nelson


Thakoon Spring 2014

“Thakoon always keeps us guessing. This time the look was simple and chic with crystal details.” – Karla Martinez de Salas


Diesel Black Gold Spring 2014

“At the rock and roll cool Diesel Black Gold show, the first look was the hit single.” – Karla Martinez de Salas


Anna Sui Spring 2014

“Anna Sui-clad men walked side-by-side down the catwalk with big name girls like Edie Campbell in her light chiffon layers and Victorian crochet wrap—it was all very romantic.” – Lindsey Frugier


Calvin Klein Spring 2014

“The normally very cool and collected Francisco Costa was at loose ends for spring in the best possible way—this fringed dress says it all.” – Alix Browne


Marc Jacobs Spring 2014

“At Marc Jacobs, the merry band of toy soldiers would’ve made Napoleon proud.”-Armand Limnander


Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014


Badgley Mischka Spring 2014

“Badgely Mischka, typically known for its evening gowns, did not disappoint with daywear including this chic, subtly floral pant look. ” – Lacey Lennon


Dennis Basso Spring 2014

“Dennis Basso makes this simple silhouette come alive with super intricate beading and a graphic pattern. ” – Lacey Lennon


J. Mendel Spring 2014

“The palm print, reminiscent of the iconic wallpaper at the Beverly Hills Hotel, made me long for the easy, breezy left coast lifestyle.” – Sam Milner


Michael Kors Spring 2014

“Michael Kors brought the 1940s up to day with floral dresses that were romantic, subtly sexy and that looked remarkably easy to wear.” – Sam Milner


Ralph Lauren Spring 2014

“A graphic black and white mini dress brought to mind to Edie Sedgwick’s cool, signature style.” – Sam Milner