NYFW: Marissa Webb F/W 2014 – 6th Feb 2014
Tweed, matching checks, and layering up; that is what hit the runway during Marissa Webb’s slot of New York Fashion Week for A/W 2014. Slowly creeping away from her J Crew roots and style, the collection shone with pure individual creativity and true to Webb herself. With the exception of similar garments to J Crew such as blazers, ruffle details and hint of leather. The collection is ideal for those winter days, where all you want to do is layer up, yet still looks preppy, cool and collected. It’s about the clash of soft with sharp, from simple to structured and masculine shapes, showing it is clear opposite style to her Spring/Summer 2014 collection.
Starting off with your usual winter tones, greys, whites and blacks, the collection spun into the style of layering. The catwalk began with playing safe, showcasing a selection of heavy coats/jackets, over sized sweaters with simple blouses. Each filled with a section of tweed and check, either in the jackets, jumpers, or in form of dresses. With that textures weren’t forgotten, as the usual winter/fall must haves, of fur and leather were making an appearance, leather being a huge J Crew influence.
From then on, colours began to explode, gradually, starting with dark shades of blue, combined into a dark floral flowing print, with then gradually moving to pale pinks and blues, splashed on to structured blazers and masculine shapes and hiplines. A favourite being the satin pale pink trousers, complimented by leather v-neck vest, topped off with a long thick pale pink waist coat.
Gradually changing the mood, it’s no shock that there’s a pop of a vibrant warm colour to the collection, the Webb personal touch. Grey thick jumpers and pale satin trousers turned to bold deep orange and clashing red shades, giving the collection a romantic mood, adding felinity to the masculine body. The collection finished off with a long orange satin dress and simple v-neck red jumper, saving the best for last.
The collection is wearable, giving day-to-day wear a sophistication but also sex appeal. Not just aimed to satisfy the Marissa Webb consumer, but to any working/modern woman. The variety and choice of fabrics, accompany any modern woman’s style, from edge leather, to elegance in satin. It’s about experimenting with your style, mixing and matching themes, to create the ideal day outfit.
Written by Molly Chinner