Gold glitters among the looks at New York Fashion Week

Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:57pm EST
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By Ellen Wulfhorst

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Going for the gold isn't just a slogan for the Olympics Games; the gleaming metal is dominating fashions for fall.

Gold is appearing in elegant evening wear, where it might be expected to shine, and in casual tops, sweaters and jackets as well on the runways in New York, where hundreds of designers are showing their Fall 2014 collections this week.

Son Jung Wan, a designer from South Korea, showed gold metallic swingy skirts, gold jacket lapels and gold-tipped shoes.

American designer Lela Rose showed a flounce skirt, peplum blouse, wide v-neck dress and floor-length gown, all in a gold-dusted crisp, airy floral design.

"People are just trying to elevate the basics," said Roseanne Morrison, fashion director at the Doneger Group trend analysts, on Monday.

"It gives people a sense of specialness as opposed to just a plain old basic turtleneck," Morrison said.

Bringing the message home, models at Son Jung Wan sported thick gold lipstick.

Designer Katya Zol, a Mongolian-born designer, played it up by painting gold stripes down her models' faces.   Continued...

A model presents a creation from the Katya Zol 2014 Fall/Winter collection during New York Fashion Week February 9, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly