My Fave NYFW Shows Autumn/Winter 14/15

Desktop197 New York Fashion Week is over and I'm stunned! The NY Fashion Week always introduces THE fashion-month of the season, until the 5th of March Designers will show their new collections in London, Paris and Milano. And I think New York really has raised standards. My personal highlights this season are Alexander Wang, DKNY, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Marc by Marc Jacobs! So let's get right into it. ...
Desktop193 Alexander Wang 
As always, Wang didn’t disappoint in providing us with a hard-edged show of grunge and street wear. Patched pocketed coats, checked collarless tunics and some serious slicked down, parted hair showed us that Wang hadn’t changed despite his recent move to Balenciaga. This was a fierce show that highlighted his roots to minimal athletic asethetic; with city shorts, zigzagged jumpers and dusty coloured macs all proving his label as a tough one to pull off. Desktop194 Donna Karan 
The wardrobe was a collection any true New York ‘hipster’ would covet, all black with baseball caps echoed the home of street style that is DKNY – the true New Yorkers uniform. A quilted black parka, monochrome checked backpacks and hogan high tops were no great surprise from Karen, a little disappointing and already expected. The one surprise? A neon lace minidress – for flirty evenings in the ‘city that never sleeps.’ Desktop196 3.1 Phillip Lim 
We saw beautifully embellished bomber jackets, shearling coats and draped dresses set alongside sharp collars and structured yet daring blazers. The standout pieces of the collection though were certainly the shearlings. Fuzzy pastels, vibrant raspberry tones and cool neutrals were combined in stunning exhibitions of Lim’s modern, urban aesthetic. The oversized shaping contrasted to the sharp leather panels to create a collection sure to head straight to the top of every New York fashionistas wish list. Desktop195 Marc by Marc Jacobs 
Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley’s inaugural collection for the label was one of the most anticipated shows of NYFW, asserting a collection of rugged street wear fixtures infused with classic tailoring that didn’t shy away from bold prints nor revamped conservative touches such as their leather obi belts adding structure to stiff oversized-martial arts jackets. Strong Japanese influences in the way of traditional warrior applique, bold colour combos and eccentric silhouettes more akin to Asian design (think Yohji), elevated the label deemed ‘stale’ by CEO Robert Duffy last year before the British pair’s appointment. Lengths dropped to just below the knees, a masculine aesthetic ruling over the functionality of the collection. Basketball style footwear as well as dainty flats from an era gone-by reimagined the meaning of day-to-night wear and ‘gangster’ elements infused strength and toughness into the looks.


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