Fashion / New York City

Desigual FW14 Review

This is a reblog from my accessories report, That Extra. Check it out at

The FW14 Desigual show was a fun-filled explosion of color and pattern. Reflective of the house’s hometown, Barcelona, inspiration from the kaleidoscope architecture of Gaudi transformed into sleek silhouettes with loud designs. As models skipped down the runway to exciting dance music that had every audience member grooving in their seats, the lighthearted show almost made them forget that the pieces resembled over-priced Wet Seal garb.

Jacquard prints on stretch fabric were a solid theme throughout the production, ranging from polka dots to houndstooth to bright floral mixed prints.

Opening with notable Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel in a mini  A-line dress with pop-art design, it was one of several pieces featuring a 1960’s-feel. Other themes included black and white, gold foil, and brushed fur. And then that random 1920’s Great Gatsby-inspired floor length swing dress that somehow squeezed into the lineup.

But in That Extra style, the platform peep-toe sandals, giant curls and metallic makeup were right on point.

Overall, the show was a fantastic show. It just lacked some fantastic fashion.

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