February 17, 2014

New York
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The whirlwind of looks at New York Fashion Week brought beautiful inspirations for the next fall/winter season. Edun, Donna Karan—celebrating 30 years in fashion—and a much-awaited Marc Jacobs show topped the list of favorites.   

For her second collection for Edun, Danielle Sherman featured materials inspired by the time she spent in the archives of the Quai Branly ethnographic museum in Paris. The designer played with textures, superpositions and geometric patchwork in a kaleidoscope of natural colors, from gray to burnt sienna. Africa continues to define the DNA of the young fashion House, which aims to manufacture 85% of its collection on the continent.

The Marc Jacobs show was all about nuances and soft tones. Echoing the dreamlike décor with nearly 400 clouds created by scenographer Stefan Beckman, next winter will be soft and serene, as if frozen in time. The almost monastic purity of lines on the first silhouettes gradually ceded to more structured looks: glittering tunics paired with tweed pants, cropped oversized jackets and fluid ruffled dresses brought the show to a close.

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