NYFW Karolyn Pho Fashion Show Fall/Winter 2014
The pros of going to so many fashion shows are just that, but one of the major cons is that fashion shows no longer hold that magical appeal and sense of exclusiveness.
Some of the magic came back tonight at the Karolyn Pho fashion show. One, I ran into Crystal from the fashion blog The Ablazed who happens to be the one who contacted me about being featured in Embodied Magazine. Two, I was wearing one of the jackets that went down the runway in my magazine feature. If there is a way to feel connected to a piece of clothing, I've found it.
Karolyn Pho's collection had an overall relaxed elegance and was comprised of her characteristic clean silhouettes. Silhouettes included slouchy pants, menswear inspired dresses, and the reinvention of the classic tee.
Her color palette was fairly neutral, black and nude, with the occasional pop of cobalt and muted cranberry.
One thing that stood out to me and I am sure everyone else was Karolyn Pho's decision to send the models down wearing flat strappy sandals. Some models even wore above the ankle black socks with the sandals. I think socks with heels is as far as I will ever go.
I loved Karolyn Pho's use of layering. She layered same colored tanks over tops, a technique she perfectly executed in this neutral layered look (shown below).
The major moment of the show was when Karolyn Pho sent a killer gold dress down the runway. It looked almost like dripping gold the way it hung on the model's body and reflected light.
Bright red was seen everywhere during Spring 2014 fashion week and I like how the color is rolling over into Fall. In Spring, the red was more of a basic, primary red; however, for Fall it is more of a cranberry.
Collection inspired by: human curiosity of fate, the afterlife, and the unknown
Trends: layering, slouchy pants, sheer inserts, menswear inspired
Colors: neutrals: black, tonal nudes, cobalt, cranberry, gold