From The Runways: The New Hemline

Written by corey

When it comes to covering fashion, there’s always a few trends that come out of the woodwork. It’s a well know rule that if you’ve seen it in on four or more runways, that it has become a trend. As I’ve attending shows this past season, it was good to see that skirts were getting a little longer. Could this be a look into the stock market? The Hemline Theory claims that the longer the skirt, the more the market will go down. I’m not too sure on the financial aspects but I do know that skirts have gotten longer.


(L-R: Derek Lam, DKNY, Vivienne Tam, Helmut Lang, Rag & Bone, Herve Ledger)

Derek Lam: The Derek Lam girl is always clean. The color palette is never strayed, especially not during the fall season. If you’ve looked at previous collections, you know that Lam has always favored a boxy silhouette. It looks best on his customer. In the outfit pictured above, you can see that the skirt has gotten longer and things have gotten a bit more kept.

DKNY: DKNY is the New York City girl brand. There’s nothing new about that. The brand just celebrated it’s 30th anniversary and this FW14 collection showcased the diversity of DKNY. In this outfit, you can see how a New Yorker loves little color but can definitely strut down Bowery in a skirt and boot.

Vivienne Tam: While I attended the Vivienne Tam show, it was nice to see the continued trend of the longer hemline. This deep hue leather skirt shows a more refined woman’s take on the trend for Fall 2014.


Helmut Lang: Helmut Lang has always been on the pulse of what fashion needs. It’s been a clear direction since his brand first came to light and this is shown through in his Fall 2014 collection. The simple white look with great details and pop-of-color accessory is a solid look for the season.

Rag & Bone: What is there to say about Rag & Bone? They know what they’re doing for their customer. It’s the girl who’s daringly chic without sacrificing comfort. The skirt and knee-length boot leave a lot to the imagination when it comes to a woman’s best assest — her legs.

Herve Ledger: We all know what to expect. It’s fashion for the celebrity. The color is fun but not really appropriate for fall (even though other designers were showing bright hues). The pleated skirt length is executed really well here.


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Corey is a self-proclaimed heiress and the love child of Anne Boleyn and Marie Antoinette. He's a thug in a cocktail dress with a penchant for open-bars and puns. He has his barista's call him Beyonce and he's never been to Brooklyn.

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