Spring 2014
DESIGNER: Michelle Smith INSPIRATION: The perforated facades found in contemporary Japanese architecture during a recent trip to Tokyo. TRENDS: Custom-made prints, laser cuts, layered transparency, and graphic florals. PALETTE:
DESIGNER: Jenny Packham INSPIRATION: The 1975 Australian cult movie, Picnic at Hanging Rock TRENDS:  Shirt dresses with ball gowns, embellishments, sheer overlays and chiffon paneling PALETTE:  Burgundy, rust, blushes,
DESIGNER: Vera Wang  INSPIRATION: Movement. Wang tapped into the athlete in her—she’s a former ice-skater. Artsy meets athletic. TRENDS: Cropped tops, baseball jackets, mesh paneling, graphic brush strokes, and
DESIGNER: Ralph Lauren INSPIRATION: All things mod, the swinging 60s, London and Paris TRENDS: Modish shifts, ties, school girl silhouettes, ruffles, and bold hues THE PALETTE: Black, white, red, lime, neon orange, bright green,
DESIGNER: Elie Tahari INSPIRATION: The architecture of Brasilia by Oscar Niemeyer TRENDS: Strong linear shapes mixed with graceful curves to play off the symbolism of the futuristic city for Tahari's 40th anniversary PALETTE:
DESIGNER: Rachel Zoe INSPIRATION: Yves Saint Laurent, specifically the YSL Saharienne jacket most famously worn by Veruschka, a girl on a safari this season, a traveling muse w/jet set tendencies TRENDS: Crisp suiting, effortless