Celebrating 40 years at the top of the fashion industry, Elie Tahari’s proves he’s still got what it takes to deliver cutting-edge style and modern sophistication, in his latest Spring 2014 Collection.
Inspired by the architecture of the Brazilian capital city of Brasília, created by Oscar Niemeyer in the 1950s, Tahari says the collection “brings together elements of sport with futuristic components.”
Juxtaposing strong linear shapes against graceful curves, Tahari channels the spirit and architecture of the city into the collection, using sporty high-tech fabrics, well structured garments and a cool, muted colour palate of white, mint foam, light iris, soft sky and rose mist.
Here and there, bold graphics, pops of color and iridescent snakeskin prints add some diversity to the iconic collection of bold, geometric styles, combined with relaxed fits, in an array of luxe fabrics, featuring trademark Tahari laser-cut leather, fitted scuba and raw-edge silicone.
Key items in the Spring 2014 Collection:
- The Dress: Zip-front, curve-clinging leather dresses, with boxy basket weaves and eyelet detailing, bold prints and pops of colour, the perfect office-to-outing dress.
- The Swing Coat: A statement cage mesh swing coat in white leather
- The Blouse: Long and sheer in icy pale blue, or navy, crème and trendsetting ombre print.
- The Pant: luxe and free-flowing – paired with a structured piece on top and a sexy shoe, to create a polished look.
- The Heel: Neon suede, snake print pumps and leather sandals.
- The Sweatshirt: Modern luxury, epitomized with an elegant, subtle print
- The Black Jumpsuit
Meanwhile, in commemoration of his 40th anniversary, Elie Tahari has produced a 20-piece capsule collection featuring updates of signature pieces from the label’s archives, entitled ‘Elie Tahari Edition 1974’.
Representing Tahari’s iconic looks dating back to 1974, the year he opened his first boutique on Madison Avenue, key pieces include a modern take on the 70 style tube top as well as jumpsuits, power suits, the classic tuxedo as well as signature leather pieces, all of which were top sellers at some point during Tahari’s years at the top of the fashion industry. “I named each piece from the collection after an iconic New York landmark,” says Tahari.
Testament to Elie Tahari’s unique talent and ability to predict what a woman wants from fashion before she even knows it, these collections hit the right notes in the style stakes, showcasing Tahari’s genius designs and flair for mixing sensual fabrics, subtle textures, strong tailoring and detailing, which have come to define the global brand.
Renowned for exquisite design elements, like laser-cut leather dresses and jackets, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Hudson and Leighton Meester are some of the celebrities which adore Elie Tahari’s simple yet stylishly modern designs.
For over four decades Elie Tahari has succeeded in creating beautiful, tailored and upscale-office friendly clothes for women, inspired by his belief that “clothing should be quieter than the woman so that her true beauty can shine through”. Elie Tahari has a particularly large following amongst the fashion-savvy career women, who rely on the designer for consistently simple, tasteful, luxurious and modern collections.
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