It only happens twice a year – once in February’s frosty blizzard and then again in September’s autumn sunshine – New York’s streets overflow with models, buyers, fashion bloggers and fashion editors alike. Yes ladies and fashion savvy gentlemen, New York fashion week (NYFW) is currently in full swing.
Although Blake Lively politely declined all her New York Fashion Week invitations in favour of spending time with hubbie Ryan Reynolds in Ontario, where he’s currently filming Queen of the Night, we common folk just wish she’d sent her invites round to ours instead so that we could have gotten a looky see at the AW13 collections from the front row.
However fear not I’ve decided to do a summary of all the best NYFW shows so that we can all be up to date with our current and future trends and stock up our wardrobes accordingly.
Marc Jacobs goes ’70s
Marc by Marc Jacobs’ FW13 line was fully dosed in ’70s-inspired fashion. The fab designer showed off his latest affordable collection at a super packed Lincoln Center on Monday evening courtesy of a schedule switch-up. My current Brit fav Cara Delevingne strutted down the catwalk with big voluminous loose curls. Overall a quirky 70’s inspired line that included jumpsuits, and dresses in palettes of blues, reds, oranges, greys and browns.
Lacoste’s winter brights
Lacoste’s collection focused heavily on pristine winter whites interjected by blasts of tangerine shades, clusters of greens and cobalt blues. Ultimately it stayed true to a sportswear collection that achieved more form and structure by combining the house’s pique material with leather. Since I love anything incorporated with leather, I really saw myself wearing the majority of their outfits.
Prabal Gurung’s military regime
One of my utmost favourite designers Prabal Gurung showcased a military theme. Usually considered a slightly masculine theme, the pieces in army green and navy were supremely feminine and foxy with their peplums, slits, cutouts, fur detailing and harnesses. Some of the dresses and coats featured black and crimson imperial brocade motif. Several tops and a dreamy silk shirt dress also incorporated baroque prints. Other colours seen were reds, olives, blacks and navys, which although strong, when teamed with soft material like silk, gives the image of a woman who’s in full control but without losing all her femininity.
Alexander Wang’s fabric manipulation
I use Eye Of The Tiger as a song to work out to at the gym, Mr Wang however uses it to showcase his latest collection at NYFW. Considering the models sported fur boxing gloves and tops with hoods it could be argued that it was a more high-fashion Rocky and therefore the soundtrack apt. The glammed up Rocky theme presented coats, in fur or mix of wool and exotic skin. Teaming silk trousers with hooded fur coats showed the fashion world that he is indeed a force to be reckoned with and I personally cannot wait to see how he heads the house of Balenciaga.