Leanne Marshall Fall 2014

Leanne Marshall Fall 2014 | New York Fashion Week | Delayed Missives lifestyle blog

Leanne Marshall is my all-time favorite Project Runway designer. She’s best known for her bridal collections, but her signature floaty and feminine  aesthetic is unmistakable in every collection. The Fall 2014 collection is very soft, done mostly in grey and blush tones.

Practically every piece is breathtaking. There are gorgeous flow and movement to every gown, but my favorite looks of the season are taken from the shorter cocktail looks. I loved the soft, sweatshirt-like material combined with what (to my eye) appeared to be sheer organza.

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Yuna Yang Fall 2014


Yuna Yang typically shows soft, feminine pieces that are elegant and have movement with a bit of swing. This season’s collection was more eclectic than those of seasons past– feminine lace and appliqué were juxtaposed with sportier silhouettes. The standout pieces were ones that beautifully blended sportswear and feminine chic. Much of the collection was done in neutrals, but I did spot a few looks in ocean blue as well as some colorful neon accents.

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Katya Leonovich Fall 2014

Black Dress with Silver Stars Katya Leonovich Fall 2014 | New York Fashion Week

In a departure from her usual mix of daywear and eveningwear, Katya Leonovich Fall 2014 consisted almost entirely of cocktail dresses and creative outerwear. In some ways, the collection was also sportier than in past seasons. I got the impression that the mood was very high-end après-ski, or maybe mountain resort vacation. Volume (some thankfully with a defined waist) and fabrics with metallic sheen lent a futuristic feel. I’ve been noting an outer space trend for fall, expressed here in the use of small silver stars sprinkled through the collection.

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Karolyn Pho Fall 2014


Karolyn Pho Fall 2014 is big on style but remains remarkably low-maintenance and no-fuss. Before the show, I went backstage and spoke with designer Karolyn Pho. She told me that this season is about the melding of two concepts: “the idea of something that is so ancient… and modern, futuristic, unknown.” To express this, she created silhouettes in unexpected fabrics– reflected most in the softly draped leather pieces and loose-fitting gold lamé dresses. I also spotted knit, satin, silk and silk organza in the collection.

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Parkchoonmoo Fall 2014

PARKCHOONMOO Fall 2014 | New York Fashion Week

PARKCHOONMOO is a great label for a woman who favors modern, minimal clothing and is a little bit avant-garde. Head-to-toe white is a strong trend this season, with PARKCHOONMOO even including several looks with white boots. Stylish outerwear will also be a Fall 2014 trend and the jackets did not disappoint. I noted some subtle colorblocking in the outerwear that I think I prefer to the loud colorblocking we’ve seen in the past few seasons.

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