Photo: Ivan Aguilar Fall 2014
Ivan Aguilar, a Brazilian designer best known for his menswear collections, made a splash at New York Fashion Week with a collection for women, while Lacoste showcased an Olympic theme and Herve Leger kept its focus on sophistication.
Aguilar drew on his Brazilian roots, bringing short skirts to a frigid New York and emphasizing the legs at the Hudson Hotel.
The Brazilian designer’s work put the spotlight on the legs, with coats that featured big collars that almost smothered the model, while the garment nearly disappears after the waistline.
Aguilar employed colors like gold, silver and black to make his designs stand out.
French fashion house Lacoste, for its part, rolled out a collection with an Olympic theme at Lincoln Center on Saturday.
Lacoste, which dressed the French team at the Winter Olympics in Sochi with its famous crocodile logo, unveiled a fall/winter collection with a sporty look.
The new collection went back to the roots of the 80-year-old Lacoste brand while staying focused on the future.
Herve Leger, however, avoided the informal look in New York, giving women an option for reaching the Olympus of sophistication.