I’m finally getting round to my New York fashion week favourites for AW13, although a little late as we are already well and truly in the thick of the London shows. As the first of the four capitals to take part in the biannual fashion circus, New York always sets things off with a bang. The runways were awash with statement trends that will see us through next winter – including royal blues and emeralds (Pantones’s colour of the year) as shades of choice, while bold holographic prints and flirty feminine looks were scattered across the eight days of presentations. Here are four of the shows I loved due to their chic, wearable nature.
While staying true to his love of clean and simple tailoring, Marc Jacobs sent cropped trousers, traditional cable knit jumpers and sequined hot pants for after dark down – or should I say around – the catwalk, which was emblazoned by a huge sun. Geometric prints, and high waists offered a strong seventies feel combined with the 40’s meets 50’s housewife aesthetic seen throughout the show. The snake skin and fox fur collars added the luxe element to the autumnal palette of reds, blues and purples.
Diane Von Furstenberg
Back to her roots, DVF presented and uber fun, ferociously feminine 1970’s glam rock collection. There were beautiful jackets adorned by huge fur collars, the most stunning evening gowns in rich shades of blue and red along with some seriously daring colour clashing – that worked! And of course, the ever timeless wrap dress made its appearance on more than one occasion. Thankyou DVF, that is all.
I always love Calvin Klein, it’s simple, elegant and will carry you from day to night no matter what the combination. I am somewhat of a classic fashionista – daring doesn’t really focus in my vocabulary too often so collections like this with beautiful lines, ethereal shades of teal on pretty prom dresses and big chunky belts make for the perfect offering. The accents of leather throughout the presentation keep it edgy and fresh.
Diesel Black Gold
Diesel Black and Gold was sexy, hip and very very cool. Lots of leather, gun-metal studs and black donned the catwalk in the form of mini skirts, biker jackets and the trendiest of clutch bags. It was nothing groundbreaking in the world of fashion, however the collection had endless amounts of swag and attitude – breaking up the endless array of floaty femininity seen in other shows.
London roundups to come and my no1 show from New York certainly deserves its own post.
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Images courtesy of style.com & russhmagazine.com