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Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2014: Loose and laid back

A model walks the runway at the Narciso

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The inspiration: Narciso Rodriguez seems interested in volume this season — but not huge, bulbous amounts of it, the likes of which we saw a few seasons back from other designers and which had regular shoppers scratching their heads. (How are those of us weighing in at, um, more than 100 pounds actually supposed to wear that?) This volume is different — it’s just the slightest amount of fullness,...

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Narciso Rodriguez -- diagonally speaking

The seaming popped up on sleek crepe dresses,

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It’s the little things that grab your attention at a Narciso Rodriguez show. A diagonal seam. A sliver of skin. The lack of a lapel.

Each had their place in his spring collection, which he showed Tuesday night at an event space in Manhattan’s far West Side. The seaming popped up on sleek crepe dresses, where a few vertical seams were offset by one headed diagonally. Sometimes, the seam extended...

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Narciso Rodriguez passes geometry with flying (bright) colors

Bright colors dominated the scene on Narciso Rodriguez's

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Narciso Rodriguez is a slasher extraordinaire—known for outfitting celebs like Julianna Margulies and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss in sleek, figure-hugging numbers with sexy, slashed cutouts. For fall, he loosens the silhouette, and offers no flashes of skin, but keeps things exciting with unexpected, diagonal color-blocking and slashed, angled hemlines.

There are no horizontal or vertical lines here....

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Narciso Rodriguez gets everybody talking

Some dresses at the Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2013

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Narciso Rodriguez woke everybody up. It’s a little-known fact of Fashion Week that, like running a marathon, there comes a point when you hit the wall.  Dress after dress after dress, bony model after bony model, ruffles and pleats and impossibly high heels.  After a while, it’s hard to remember which designer showed what — or if you even liked whatever it was they showed.

Tuesday...

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