Elie Tahari Fall / Winter 2014

Elie Tahari Fall / Winter 2014
On day sixth day of New York Fashion WeekELIE TAHARI held it's Fall / Winter 2014 collection presentation at their Fifth Avenue Flagship store. The show featured a collection of highly wearable clothes that took its inspiration from the urban storm. Overall, the looks were knit heavy in a palette of grays, dark blue and black with a hint of maroon thrown in for good measure. The oversized coats, cozy and stylish, definitely left me wanting to wear one home to combat the bleak winter.
When you entered the store, a white platform displayed a line of models against a single wall. A rendition of Lorde's Royals played through the speakers and a bar at the back served custom drinks. Taharitini anyone? I moved through the crowd to get a closer glimpse and while I deeply cherish a traditional runway show, I did very much fancy the standing presentation. It it much more intimate to be able to view the clothes up close and personal for an hour as opposed to them floating by in a hurry.

The overall storm theme of the show was never more evident than in the store's interior design. Hence the hundreds of clear plastic umbrellas covering the walls and ceilings up lit with blue and violet lighting. Periodically, the lights would flash synchronized to the music to simulate a glamourous lighting storm. I thought, how spectacularly chic would it be to be caught in a city downpour dressed head to toe in TAHARI...