Simple looks are deceiving at NY Fashion Week

September 7, 2013 • National News

CORRECTS SPELLING TO GURUNG – The Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

NEW YORK (AP) — The simple things can be the hardest to do in fashion, because you have to do them well.

Take the white shirt. Designers Peter Som and Max Azria both said a plain white button-down shirt is their favorite thing to see on a woman, and versions of it have been on nearly every catwalk during the previews of Spring 2014 at New York Fashion Week that entered their third day Saturday.

But these basics are far from simple for designers. Prabal Gurung said that with such crisp pieces, you can’t hide behind embellishment or interesting fabric. When it’s simple, it has to be perfect.

“Ease isn’t easy,” echoed Jason Wu, who showed feather-light and sometimes sheer slip dresses that Login to read more

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