Keeping Score: New York Fashion Week Fall 2014 Day 1

Creatures of the Wind Fall 2014.

Creatures of the Wind Fall 2014. Photo courtesy of the designer.

In news that should surprise exactly no one, critical darling bricolage masters Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters continued to rack up accolades on the first day of New York Fashion Week for a Rainbow Road (as in the bridge to Norse paradise)-inspired collection deemed “very fresh,” a model of “muted elegance” and “high fashion quietude,” and an “evolution of eclectic wearability and creative refinement.” All was not sweetness and light in fashion land, however. “About two thirds of the way into the Creatures of the Wind presentation,” wrote Robin Givhan of the show in the Pavilion at Lincoln Center, “a model appeared wearing an ankle-length skirt in one of the most unattractive shades of mint green to ever spring from the color wheel. It was institutional in its pallid lack of depth, so sad in its woozy torpor.” The Cut’s contributing fashion critic just wasn’t feeling look 14, citing the “whiplash” induced by pairing what the designers termed a “jade textured wool evening skirt” with a sparkly black Lurex-blend pullover. Leandra Mendine “manstagramed” that exact combo with the caption “Never has a mint green wool almost maxi skirt made so much sense.”

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