Sunday, 18 September 2011

today i love... the best of nyfw

With New York Fashion Week over for another season, here's my round-up of all the best shows and looks of the week, according to me...

My favourite shows:

Why I loved it: Phillip Lim is consistently one of my favourite designers to show in New York, and this season was no exception. A beautiful collection with nods to urban sportswear, which showed off Lim's penchant for effortless layering and expertly cut tailoring. Minimalistic but shot through with bursts of colour and unexpected detailing such as zips and sheer panels. Get the look here.
Colour palette: Navy; black; white; lilac; apricot; silver.
Trends: Layering; sportswear; silks and chiffons; monochrome; loose, slouchy fits; metallic accessories.

Why I loved it: Elin Kling styled the show; need I say more? A beautifully minimalistic collection played out in soft sorbet shades. More colour than I would ordinarily be happy with, in fact, but Elin's distinctive no-frills styling saved the day. Simple shapes of beautifully cut t-shirts and dresses were interspersed with little hits of pattern and texture, and added up to a show which wasn't breaking any design boundaries, but which was utterly wearable and desirable.
Colour palette: White; buttercup yellow; sea green; cobalt blue; black; cornflower blue.
Trends: Minimalism; silks and chiffons; leather; loose, slouchy fits; sorbet shades.

Why I loved it: An incredibly down-to-earth, wearable collection, perfectly encapsulating that very New York brand of cool (despite Olivier Theyskens being French). Nodded to the 90s with slightly grungy cobweb knits and low-slung trousers, but luckily these references weren't taken too far, and were lightened by sharp tailored jackets, hits of metallics, and pieces in Chanel-esque bouclé. Very simple and casual for the most part, but with stunning evening dresses, too: there was something for every occasion.
Colour palette: Black; white; navy; cornflower blue; silver; gunmetal.
Trends: Leather; sheer; denim; 90s; metallics; layering; loose, slouchy fits.

Why I loved it: Wang is known for his very distinctive brand of downtown cool, and this collection, with motocross-inspired pieces in leather, mesh and velvet, was no exception. Effortlessly cool as ever, this season Wang added interest with details such as perforated leather, ruching, zips and stark vivid florals, all on a range of little dresses, biker-style jumpsuits, oversized knits and sporty leggings. As ever, utterly covetable. Get the look here.
Colour palette: Black; burgundy; white; navy; cornflower blue; neon orange.
Trends: Sportswear; sheer/mesh; leather; jumpsuits; biker chic; velvet.

My favourite front row looks:


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  1. Nice post!
    I wrote a post about NY fashion week Spring 2012..Check it out!

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