Marc Jacobs turns to the military field jacket for a heavy dose of inspiration for his spring fashion week collection. The cut and underlying colour choices stay true to their military muse, which makes a major impact. However, the designer tempers the resulting masculine vibe with decidedly feminine touches.
For example, high-buttoned collars sit atop short skirts. Stiff, matte fabric serves as a muted backdrop for glossy satin pockets. Waists are cinched, giving the otherwise boxy cut a slenderising effect. Overall, the finish is decidedly feminine without any extraneous design elements to interfere with the military styling.
If colour blocking catches the viewer's eye, Delpozo's spring fashion week collection relies on colour block Couture to make a strong visual impact. Josep Font, Delpozo's designer and Creative Director, offers simple and sleek lines. He amplifies the high fashion aspect of the brand's design with architectural details. For instance, one arm is draped with a swath of fabric from the top. Or, a sharply angled black cuff overlaps the sleeve on a crisp white shirt. Colour wise, he has stark white playing off of rich hues like cherry red or forest green with strategically placed black bits.
Reed Krakoff offers artistically driven dresses during his spring fashion week presentation. Geometric prints feature heavily in his asymmetrically arranged outfits. Within the collection, the viewer chooses from head to toe crisp white, neutrals with bold colour woven in, or saturated hues paired with equally bright accents.
For example, accents include strips of fringe at the waist, hemline, or both. Also, woven fabric features heavily in several of the options. The collection offers a solid variety of dresses with interesting colour combinations, textures, lengths, and styles while keeping primarily to the inspiration behind the high scooped necklines and dropped waists. The dresses lend themselves really well to both dressing up and dressing down. The look and feel of the ensemble changes easily depending on the viewer's footwear, accessories, hair, and makeup choices.
Rodarte used one aspect of their spring fashion week collection to prove that sporty does not have to mean casual. They pair sporty shapes, such as a jersey inspired bodice with sequins and gauzy skirts layered over a basketball jacket and dotted with jewels and feminine embellishments.
The collection harken heavily to the sea, because designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy draw on their childhood with excursions to tide pools as their main source of inspiration. Sporty cuts play off of layers that harken to both basketball hoops and fishermen's nets. Other delicate details include glistening fabrics, raised rosettes, and shredded hemlines that simultaneously read mermaid, shipwreck, and sea life.
Carolina Herrera made a major impact during Spring Fashion Week with simple silhouettes in a limited shade selection of mostly black, white, red, and yellow. The resulting look is sophisticated, delicate, and ladylike.
The designer manages to offer comfortable dresses that are tailored in a figure flattering way without a trace of a casual sensibility. She keeps the accents to a minimum, but turns to artistic renditions of flowers to play off the simple dress style. For example, she featured the aesthetic of one bold flower instead of a busier application of several repeating images of the same bloom. The collection offers both long gowns and short day dresses with a similar visual impact.