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In first collection since reclaiming brand, Reed Krakoff sends out snake prints, easy luxury

Fashion from the Reed Krakoff Fall 2014 collection is modeled during Fashion Week on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Fashion from the Reed Krakoff Fall 2014 collection is modeled during Fashion Week on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK, N.Y. - With his wife and adorable 8-year-old son on the front row, Reed Krakoff presented effortless luxury in snakeskin wrap skirts and sleeveless cashmere coats during his first show since reclaiming his namesake brand from Coach, where he spent 16 years at the creative helm of the retail giant.

And what was young Oscar's favourite part? "The snacks," he giggled after it was all over, acknowledging he also liked the clothes.

Does it feel good, dad, being back in control after making the change last year? "It really does. I'm super happy doing what I do," the 50-year-old Krakoff said, moments after bright lights inside a stark Chelsea show space were dimmed and the crowd thinned.

With a pop of bright yellow at the end in a python-print dress, easy elegance highlighted the collection for fall, though Krakoff said he wasn't much interested in the seasons.

"The show was all about the idea of individualism and kind of a seasonless collection," he said. "Even though it's fall we wanted to do something that addresses the way people really dress these days. It's less about just one solution for the season."

Krakoff used a touch of pony hair on the collar of a sleeveless shearling coat and again on a sleeveless vest. A hand-painted python wrap skirt came in a neutral colour and three snake prints created a patchwork on another.

But it wasn't all about the snakes. A dotted collage overlay offered up texture in gold.

There were also bomber jackets and a curly shearling patchwork on the sleeves of a cardigan sweater.

In addition to the pop of yellow, Krakoff chose a cobalt blue for leather skirts and several other looks.

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