As we all know, fashion capitals are spread over the world; London, Paris, Milan and New York. Last week, New York’s streets were crowded with fashion experts, celebrities, models, and designers. As this special week ended yesterday, the 12th of September, I decided to make a coverage about the fashion shows I liked and my favorite outfits of each one of those shows.

3.1 Philip Lim’s Spring Summer 2014’s collection was Mother Nature’s wake-up call translated into silhouettes. The mineral colors walking through that runway reminded us of our planet’s global warming, which was Lim’s inspiration for that collection. In fact, our favorites outfits that you can see by scrolling down the page, reflect that incentive.

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The week proceeded with Diane Von Furstenberg’s breathtaking collection. DVF did as usual, did not disappoint but however, put aside her seventies-disco style to welcome Spring 2014 with an african-savannish wardrobe, zebra prints, desert and camels drawings were embellishing maxi-skirts and long dresses. However, plain but flashy colors as blue, redish-orange dresses were nourishing that summer vibe.

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As for Donna Karan New York (DKNY), the collection was made of different outfits that can be worn throughout the day; from sport-chic silhouettes for the day to sexy but dashing dresses for the night, with in between well-groomed outfits for business meetings. That palette of colors included pastels, as well as dark colors like black and brown and in contrast, flashy colors. Finally, what I also genuinely loved in certain looks is the combination of a cocktail short dress with a pair of sneakers.

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Coming to Michael Kors who once again caught my attention with his gorgeous collection that have a mineral-colored palette, shades of grey, camel, brown, white, bleu-roi which give a fresh touch of nature to the runway. However, what made of each piece a statement is its shape; let it be cropped or pres du corps or mi-long vests worn over maxi-skirts, or short shorts.

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Ralph Lauren’s SS ’14 was spectacular as always, it contained outfits for every taste, and for any hour of the day; from chic outfits for the day to eye-catching gowns for the evening. An amazing palette of colors was shading the runway with orange, yellow, blue, red, green, and neutrals such as black and white. Moreover, in my opinion the collection had a sense of modern elements, yet a kind of eighties style with its tailors and A-line skirts. Moreover, RL revisits the gentleman look for women with ties, suits, shirts, but keeping it sexy and classy.

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Before this fashion show, I was just a fan of Balenciaga and Alexander Wang’s handbags. However, Wang caught me off guard with his SS ’14 collection of which I truly loved each piece. The occurrence of cotton shirts gives the outfits an elegant impression that Wang decides to twist a bit towards sensual by opening the shirt (top) on the belly. I also loved the white gloves on which the designer wrote his name, they completed the perfect look by giving a kind of deja-vu silhouette, an extra touch.

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As much as I wouldn’t like to admit it, I have to say that for once, I was expecting better coming from Calvin Klein. By better I mean more spectacular pieces, however the ones that caught my attention gave the impression of not being well cut and stitched. This detail gave the pieces a fashionable style. The different shades of green enlightened the monochrome runway. Among the monotone pieces I liked, their cut was also unusual which lifted the outfit out of the ordinary.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs SS ’14 is filled with casual yet fashionable fragments that reflect exactly the brand’s style by revisiting a simple piece and making it a statement. Light blue silk suits enhanced the runway with a stylish touch as well as beige silk pants paired with a simple white tank top. Silk also made its way to a kind of sport-cheerleading outfit that impressed, also a black silk romper trimmed with silver stars. Sequins enlightened the runway as well, with their green-bluish color on an overall that also exists as a dress.

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Credits to http://www.vogue.com for the pictures

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