NYWF:: Veronica Beard RTW Fall 2014 Collection


Originally the cornerstone piece of the business, the signature blazers featuring zip-in collars have become just a small sliver of the full-fledged ready-to-wear range. This season, designers Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard, featured on Ovation’s Fashion Fund, were thinking about the kind of hip girls who party on the drag between the Beverly …

NYFW:: Lisa Perry RTW Fall 2014 Collection


An Instagram encounter with Donald “Drawbertson” Robertson inspired Lisa Perry to collaborate with the artist and creative director on the set, transforming her Madison Avenue boutique into a sleek white box graphically crisscrossed with black gaffer tape. The striking backdrop worked nicely against the clothes — chic riffs on exaggerated volume (e.g., puff dresses and skirts) and techy fabrics, including silver foil …

NYWF:: Rachel Roy RTW Fall 2014 Collection


Marking the 10th anniversary of her label, Rachel Roy revisited her early ethos. “I designed what I wanted and needed and what I thought would work,” she said. It was a step in the right direction, delivered with sophistication and subtle charm. Roy juxtaposed the relaxed with more elegant, tailored styles, often mixing materials to graphic effect. …