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New York Fashion Week A/W 2014: the latest

  • Starry night

    Reem Acra is strong on dramatic red-carpet dresses, and there was much glamour on display at the A/W runway show. Intricate beadwork was everywhere, not just on the gowns but also on matching cardigan-and-skirt sets. (Getty)

  • Let's hear it for New York

    It is Donna Karan’s 30th anniversary collection this season, and her runway show in a space on Wall Street was a celebration – though not a retrospective – of her career so far. The plain monochrome and red, sharp jackets, show-stopping chiffon gowns and drapey jersey Karan showed felt both current and classic – and thoroughly New York. (Getty)

  • Fright show

    With all the models’ fingertips dipped freakishly in black, the aesthetic was fierce and dramatic at Browne’s runway show. The sculpted and lethal-looking jewellery added to the macabre but opulent mood. (Getty)

  • Drama king

    Zac Posen presented some dramatic gowns this season, with sculptural sleeved designs in satin, as well as a seriously wide-skirted strapless number in aqua green. Also on display were more low-key skirtsuits in tweed with high hems, day dresses with capelets and voluminous wool coats. (Getty)

  • Alice in wonderland

    Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet went for an ambitious presentation at the McKittrick Hotel, usually home to an interactive theatre production. The fantasy, fairy-tale theme was played out by models in Bendet’s Victorian-tinged designs. (Getty)

  • Check mate

    The great outdoors featured prominently in Tommy Hilfiger’s A/W collection with plaid and chunky textures much in evidence – and with the Park Avenue Armory transformed into a wintry scene. With shirtdresses in brightly-hued check and tartan shirts teamed with ruffled skirts, the look was preppy and playful. (Getty)

  • Dream time

    Designer Giovanna Randall ‘s A/W outing for Honor was mostly soft-focused and dreamy in mood, with plaid organza and a pale palette, including plenty of dove-grey and pastels. (Getty)

  • A cut above

    Oliver Theyskens’ expert tailoring – on trousers, leather jackets and coats – has made Theory an established favourite with women who want a poised, smart look. His latest collection is suitably sharp-edged, with a few quirky touches thrown in. (Getty)

  • Golden years

    Gold was much in evidence at Thom Browne’s show, which had more than a hint of extravagance about it. Browne is a showman through and through – and there was richness and drama on display right down to the accessories. (Getty)

  • The shape of things to come

    Geometric patterns dominated at Carolina Herrera − hand-painted or printed, the graphics came in all shapes and sizes. The designer also played with proportions, presenting cocoon-like coats and ultra-slim pencil skirts. (Getty)

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