Follow Cliché’s Fashion Copy Editor Tatiana Stec on her NYFW adventures!
To continue the New York Fashion Week frenzy, I attended the Lee Jean Youn 2014 Collection show, “Waist Down,” during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week on February 7th. Lincoln Center was full of brave fashionistas who didn’t mind the 20-degree weather and were itching to get their photo taken by the many photographers.
Inside the Pavilion venue were black benches arranged throughout the open space. Sitting second row, I admired the daring, yet chic designs from the South Korean designer. I was like a kid in the candy store, gawking over the oversized coats and leather pieces, and drooling over my absolute favorite accessories–the knee high socks paired with spiked patent open-toe heels–as they strutted down the runway. The statement spiked heels, which were worn in black, tan, grey, and white, completed each one of the outfits.
Floppy hats and grey detailed lace veils were some of the headwear accessories in Youn’s collection. We can’t forget about the grey wolf scarf that laid on the model’s shoulders–a risky move that did look extravagant. Feathered hats, leather skirts, denim pieces, and leopard prints were significant in the collection. Devyn Abdullah, winner of Naomi Campbell’s modeling competition The Face, was one of the striking models that walked in the show.
On Lee Jean Youn’s official website is a statement titled “WHO IS SHE?” which reads, “So loud yet so calm, glitzy glamour with subtle restraints, living in culture yet longing for nature. There’s no simple elegance to her style. Don’t let her façade fool you.” The exquisite collection definitely conveyed the Autumn/Winter style of New York City.