09/16/2013 03:11 pm ET Updated Nov 16, 2013

Elie Tahari SS14

The architecture of Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil as created by Oscar Niemeyer in the 1950s, is the inspiration for the Spring 2014 Women's collection. The collection juxtaposes the contrast of strong linear shapes against graceful curves, symbolic of the futuristic city.

Celebrating 40 years at the top of the fashion industry, the Elie Tahari Spring/Summer 2014 presentation showcased a muted palate of white, black grey, blues, and a few subtle geometric patterns. The men's collection featured dark tailored suits, sweaters, and slim fit, distressed leather jackets. The women's collection featured boxy basket weave and eyelet dresses that created some intense graphic illusions, playing tricks on the eye. Tahari showed his range and craftsmanship as a designer, developed over the many years, but still kept things modern and as relevant as ever.

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