Monday, February 24, 2014

Fashion Week Day Eight: Hernan Lander and Mischka Velasco

Hernan Lander

Our last show for Fall 2014, Hernan Lander, certainly did not disappoint. Each of his pieces was sculpted in an architectural way, with interesting lines and cutouts. His color palette was limited to classic monochromatic whites, blacks, and greys for winter, with the exception of a rich, deep-blue gown and houndstooth detailing on a coat. To balance the elegance of the gowns, he added an edge with fingerless leather gloves and bold accessories. Visually captivating with flattering tailoring, we predict that Lander's striking runway collection with its flattering cuts will be a crowd pleaser in-stores, too.



All photos from MBFashionWeek

Mischka Velasco 
“The String Theory”
Set among amazing views of Midtown and Madison Square Garden, two musicians, including Broadway's Peter Sachon and recording artist Serena Tideman, played cellos to set the mood for Mischka Velasco's show. The beginning of the show struck an unusual mood with a man in a mask speaking in a heavy accent, then shortly after his dialogue came an array of dresses, coats and men’s clothing. Velasco used bold colors and patterns with multi-colored strings woven into many looks. The men’s coats featured oversized buttons and exaggerated shoulders, giving them a more avant-garde look. Highlights included dress-and-cape combos that spoke to an of-the-moment and modern, draped look.


All photos taken by Dana Rock