First View New York Womenswear FW2014: American Sportswear

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Extreme weather-conditions this season make a matching backdrop for the functional as well as imaginative city-sport outfits that passed us on the New York runways. 21st century fabric technology facilitates utilitarian, sensorial as well as sensual fashion looks. We met heat-sensitive materials, extremely dimensional knits, embossed leathers, space-age treatments and Day-Glo shadings.

Alexander Wang shows cutting-edge technical finishings in yellow-splashed sweaters with crinkled surfaces that change colors through the models’ body heat. 3.1 Phillip Lim presents pretty collage prints in peppy cold-weather pastels on bombers as well as dresses. Thakoon goes cocooning with turtleneck shoulder fitted cape-lets, funnel-neck scarfs and soft shearling jackets. Alexander Wang stages bold and brutal boots matched with smart tailoring – lofty balloon silhouettes in featherweight parachute silks and satins.

Luxury solutions for sensitive survivalists.

Stylespot is a collaboration with Stijlinstituut Amsterdam