Marissa Webb gave her third showing in New York Fashion Week with a varied collection for Spring 2014. The former J.Crew Head of Womenswear and Accessories designer seems to have brought over much of their playful sensibilities, with lots of short skirt on commercially acceptable pieces. There really isn't anything novel here, as the generic "masculine-feminine" theme doesn't have strength of presence, nor does there seem to be an overall mood. All of this can be problematic for any designer developing their own brand name.
The following press-release excerpt gives more information about the collection:
On Thursday September 5th, Marissa Webb (http://www.marissa-webb.com) debuted her Spring/Summer 2014 women's collection at The Studio at the Tents at Lincoln Center. Showing via runway for the first time, her third collection continued with the exploration of hard and soft, masculine verse feminine, permeated with touches of Marissa's own personal style. Garments are powerful and structured, but still accessible. There is an injection of a "decidedly rock 'n' roll" edge, but balanced with luxe silks, crepes, leather and rich Italian fabrics. Jewelry was featured in select looks courtesy of Yael Sonia Fine Jewelry, including cocktail rings and pendants in hammered onyx and quartz in a layered look consisting of leather cords and gold chains.