4 must-see looks from New York Fashion Week’s Wednesday shows

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Michael Kors

Where other designers have offered up a season of blinding brights, perhaps as the antidote to increasingly bleak winters, Michael Kors sent models down the runways in palpably staid shades, including plenty of a color best described as mushroom. Much of the Kors collection was layered over  broomstick skirts, and slouchy peasant-like blouses; but it was strongest when its slouch was structured, as with this coat (and edgy scarf) above. 

Proenza Schouler


The Proenza Schouler Fall 2014 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York  on Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Critics are comparing the vivid speckled dresses and coats of fall’s Proenza Schouler collection to housing insulation, and could you blame them? Looks like this take print-mixing to a whole new level.

Reed Krakoff


A model walks the runway at the Reed Krakoff fashion show on Feb. 12 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Lux snakeskins and cobalt blues defined the Reed Krakoff presentation Wednesday, but this lone look, paired with a cozy sweatshirt, showed the average young woman how she might take the looks downmarket.

Bibhu Mohapatra


A model walks the runway at the Bibhu Mohapatra fashion show  Feb. 12 in New York City. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

Mohapatra offered a collection of perfectly sleek Oscar-worthy gowns, in shades that ranged from bright white to papaya. We want to see this number on Jennifer Lawrence.

Lavanya Ramanathan is a professional eater/drinker/thinker for Weekend and the Going Out Guide. University of Texas. Northwestern University. Rap fan.
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