Flashes of light-refracting sequins and intricate beadwork lit up the fall/winter 2014 runways. Narciso Rodriguez filed a line-up of clean, minimalist looks, but closed out with a strong finish, bringing out his sophisticated and glamorous (naturally) evening wear enveloped in luminosity. 3.1 Phillip Lim took inspiration from the sun, his muse who he named “Soleil.” While you might expect Soleil to embody fiery reds, that wasn’t the case. Lim showcased pretty pastels and ended with his enchanting sequined “Twilight” pieces (Soleil’s darker side). And at DKNY, everyday sweatshirts got some megawatt treatment with sequined sleeves.
Amid her predominately black and white collection, Victoria Beckham threw in the occasional pop of color and even some unexpected shine. At J.Crew sequins packed a punch with gilded pants. Finally, Jenny Packham gave her own spin on monochromaticism, pairing an embellished sweater with a feathered skirt washed in a refreshing shade of aqua blue. To conclude: Come winter, it’s your time to shine!