As simplistic as it may seem, my biggest takeaway from the fall 2014 collections was the notion of separates. Designers didn’t seem to be offering up full, complicated looks so much as wearable pieces. And, for me, the most striking ones came in metallics. I’ve always liked shine, but what feels exciting and unexpected now is to wear it during the day—pairing, say, a brocade Erdem coat with blue jeans. I call it “street couture.” Marco de Vincenzo’s amazing fall collection was full of shimmering textures and patterns, and I was reminded of it upon seeing Diana Thater’s colorful installation at the Punta della Dogana in Venice recently. Indeed, de Vincenzo’s holographic Lurex dresses are works of art in their own right.
Photos: Heady Metal
Marco de Vincenzo top, $2,005, and skirt, $1,690, luisaviaroma .com; Chloé ring, $345, Chloé, Bal Harbour, FL, 305.861.1909; Valentino Garavani bag, $4,145, Valentino, New York, 212.772.6969; Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane shoes, $995, Saint Laurent, New York, 212.980.2970.
3.1 Phillip Lim dress, $1,595, 31philliplim.com.
Diana Thater’s Six Color Sun Vertical Stack, 2000. Courtesy of Erwin Wurm and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.
Reece Hudson bag, $795, reecehudson.com.
Nonoo sweater, $545, Satine, Los Angeles, 323.655.2142.
Andrea Fohrman gold, opal, and sapphire earrings, $2,550, marissacollections.com.
Marco de Vincenzo skirt, $1,290, luisaviaroma.com.
Dolce & Gabbana flats, $895, dolcegabbana.com.
Paige Denim jeans, $239, shopbop.com.
Edie Parker clutch, $1,395, Bergdorf Goodman, New York, 212.753.7300.
Ippolita gold, citrine, and pyrite necklace, $9,500, gold, amethyst, and hematite necklace, $9,500, and gold and topaz necklace, $9,500, ippolita.com.