Last week saw the end of New York Fashion Week. A highly-anticipated event that has been the topic of conversation for the whole of its duration. Not only were there an array of fabulous and needless to say very wearable collections from many of our favorite designers, but front rows were brimming with celeb fashionstas, and we also saw the modelling debut of Kendall Jenner for Marc Jacobs.
Marc Jacobs presented a palette of autumnal white, gray, blue and beige hues with some colorblocking and gradient patterns. Long tunics, chiffon and sequin ruffled gowns and tops with fur bombers completing the looks formed the basis for this collection. A fascinating show that also saw the modelling debut of Kendall Jenner.Marchesa/Carolina Herrera
These two collections were all about glamour. Marchesa showcased an array of textured gowns adorned with feathers, sequins, crystals and lace. Rich shades of golden yellow, sapphire, burnt orange and berry made the play on texture really stand out. Carolina Herrera’s gowns in luxe fabrics, some adorned with geometric prints and some belted, graced the catwalk in rich hues of scarlet red, sapphire blue and burnt mustard. Texture was added with fur accent stoles, sweaters and blocky jackets.Phillip Lim/Derek Lam
It was pastel perfection at these two shows, getting us well and truly in the mood for Spring with cute pale hues of lemon, baby blue, beige, grey, lilac, cream and pink. Phillip Lim saw smart tailoring and colorblocking with a play on fur-accent textures and subtle check and striped patterns. Derek Lam showcased layering looks of cozy knits with added textures of leather, suede, silk and satin thrown into the mix.Proenza Schouler/Oscar De La Renta
Patterns a plenty seemed to be the way forward with sculptured silhouettes that consisted of exaggerated and curved shoulders paired with nipped waists and full skirts at Proenza Schouler. At Oscar De La Renta we saw textured full-length bustier style ball gowns, some smart tailoring and boxy style jackets. Hues of cobalt blue, black, pale pink, grey and green showed off the bold pops of pattern at both shows to their full potential.Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein kept us cozy and warm for Winter in soft, comfy, texturized knits. We saw oversized sweaters, mohair dresses and skirts, complete with menswear inspired longer-length coats. Hues of black, gray and cream, with pops of olive green and burnt orange and the inclusion of combat boots to complete each look, suitably gave ‘the cool street vibe’ as hoped.Ralph Lauren
Ralph lauren mixed fur with smart tailored pin-striped suits and some flirty rufled skirts. Pops of tribal and tartan print were evident with hues shifting from brighter yellows, greens and oranges to neutral beiges and reds to sublime pastel grays, pinks and whites. Quite a mixed bag really.Diesel
It was back to black for Diesel with some pops of silver and white thrown in. Shiny leather, metallic finishes and sheer textures gave a biker chic feel in low-rise leather pants, sheer blouses, bodycon jackets and fun retro dresses studded with metal mirror-like discs.Jeremy Scott
It was game on for Jeremy Scott with a unique play on sportswear some of which was quite skimpy. Leather colorblocked bodysuits and skirt, top and jacket combos, fuzzy jersey style sweaters and coats and rugby striped knit dresses, paired with quirky over-the-knee heeled sneakers, made up this amusing, bold and colorful collection.
Rodarte went all out geek with art geek chic looks of glittering pink and blue coats, wrapped shawls, gloves, glasses and french feel artisan berets. The finale to this show took geek to a whole new level with an array of gowns printed with large photo images of everything Star Wars related. A real head turner that saw gasps and photo opportunities galore.
In keeping with the fur trend that a lot of shows adopted, Michael Kors presented a display of outerwear consisting of oversized cardis and sweaters paired with chunky scarves, with some incorporation of tweed textures also. Lighter pieces included chiffon dresses and airy blouses. A front row adorned with a-listers, including none other than Michael Douglas, added to the excitement.
Burnt orange hues, an array of fur accents, pastels, cozy knits, textures galore and pops of pattern seemed to be the looks favored across the board. Wearable styles with inspirational looks for Autumn/Winter mainly have kept us on the edge of our seats and eagerly anticipating the next fashion week installment at London.
Images via The Telegraph.