From The Desk Of | Lauren Gonzalez
New York Fashion Week is in full swing right now. This week sets the tone for various trends and sheds light on new talent. Showing at fashion week is an aspiring designer’s dream. Heather Lawton reached that dream and made her presentation debut on Thursday. Feb. 7 at Studio 450.
The studio set was white and icy, dramatically contrasting Lawton’s designs. Capes, caplets, feather collars and cowls accessorized the collection of dark, but chic pieces. There was a clear romantic inspiration balancing out the toughness.
Peeking through asymmetrical hems or shocking you in a biker jacket, pops of hot pink and cobalt blue stood out among the sea of black and navy. Lawton clearly explored a lot with shape, length and texture. Each looked, styled by Jules Wood, juxtaposed textures in new ways. Although certain trends like exposed zippers and leather everything are nothing new (especially to New York fashionistas) Lawton’s version wasn’t at all trite or overdone.
Check out the collection after the jump!
Among my favorite looks were her dresses. I think the leather a-line dress paired with the cobalt fur scarf was great. I could easy see that on a city girl. The ivory dress really embodied the romantic side of the collection. Wood toughened it up with black leather gloves and boots, but it could just as easy be paired with feminine pumps. That’s the great thing about her separates, too. You can embrace your inner biker babe or modern fairytale princess, but either way you won’t look like to tried too hard. Bravo to a well done first presentation!