Things got a little meshy at the Hub at the Hudson Hotel last night. There, Brian Lichtenberg presented his Fall/Winter 2014 collection, and if you couldn’t already tell, the designer completely punked out (in the best way possible, of course).
The Hub is home to several New York Fashion Week presentations whose designers have decided to stray away from the Lincoln Center, and Brian’s rebellious spirit is very visible in his latest collection. His previous Spring/Summer 2014 collection offered more refined looks, which he defined as “a merge of streetwear high-end luxury,” but for FW14, everything is unapologetically punk.
Standing like mannequins in front of a cotton candy sunset, the models appeared to be the cool kids of motocross: the guys donning looks that played on parodies of Honda and other race-related biking brands; the girls in winning checkered-flag frocks. They were poised and packed with plenty of attitude with the help of smoldering makeup.
Trends spotted: We first saw Beyonce with the wet-hair look at the Grammys, and if it were up to Brian, it’ll be a follicle fad come fall. While I personally prefer to keep my hair nice and dry, I’m glad to see that grunge isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Nostalgia for the win.
My rating: This collection is for the daredevil who isn’t afraid to take risks in the face of fashion. While it may be just a tad too edgy for my taste, I can envision the likes of Miley Cyrus and Rihanna parading about in public in several of these outfits.
My favorite look: Brian demonstrated how monochrome does not necessarily equal boring by matching similar tones of brown and mixing textured pieces. It’s easy, yet edgy at the same time.
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