Tag Archives: spring 2014 collections

David Koma SS14

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Cleaner, sleeker, more productive… I love the overt graphic bent of this collection. It allows the strict cutting and construction of the pieces to be front and center and tempers the effect of the samurai armor references, which in the wrong hands could have ventured into the realm of costume.

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Erdem SS14

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Erdem is one of the collections that I look forward to every season. Besides the fact that SS14 took a bit of a detour from what we are used to seeing from him, his postmodern version of the floral motif was refreshing, especially when coupled with the disciplined color story.

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BLK DNM SS14

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There was much hand-wringing in the lead up to NYFW over the fact that the identity of the New York fashion scene is fast becoming one of commercial, almost too-wearable (???) clothes with no original ideas being brought to the table. Yes, taken as a whole, New York is not exactly an incubator for a progressive dialogue in fashion on the same level as other places like Paris or Tokyo. But there are labels, like BLK DNM, that are advancing the narrative of what American sportswear can be. Here are a few of my favorite looks from the BLK DNM SS14 collection. It makes a strong case for the idea that stability in your wardrobe can be compelling and that wearable need not be a pejorative word. 

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