Wednesday, September 23, 2015

New York Fashion week

This New York Fashion week has been a weird one. I tried to keep up with everything but it was, alas, impossible. For starters, Givenchy's show had been relocated to New York this season to celebrate 10 years reflective of Riccardo Tisci at the Parisian house. The show is one of the most awaited during Paris Fashion week which was strange to be relocated to New York. The looks were very repetitive. Lots of slip dresses, silk and sheer lace, black and white palette with a couple, barely there, creams. Lots of monochrome on the Rebecca Minkoff runway (again) but this time, mixed with soft, cool pastel hues. Silk and lace fabrics mixed with rough leather giving a mixed vibe to the show. For his ten years of succes, Alexander Wang didn't had any specific theme in mind when creating his spring/summer collection. The designer having recently retired from his contract with Balenciaga came out with a variety of destroyed denim, bold stripes, modern military separates, silky nightwear (pajama inspired tops and slip dresses). 

This season, Mrs (Victoria) Beckham took a completely diferent approach with her collection. Her usual buisness woman attires switched up to a fresh start including check prints, breezy silouhaites with a color palette of mostly white with with accents of blues and oranges mixed in. Very diferent from her past collection!Rag and Bone opted for a sportswear inspired theme including slip dresses (a pattern is forming here). The whole show was dominated by navy blue. For Coach, the 70s vibe was at its highest! The  runway was mainly consisted of missmatched fabrics and colorful leathers and suede pieces. Very breezy and light for the most part. Perfect for hot spring/summer days. To close off the week, Marc Jacobs put on a old fashion cinematographic red carpet style runway called: Marc Jacobs: One Night Only! His looks consisted of very retro looking pieces, 40s pin-up inspired and the coloring was centered on red and blues to add on the monochrome (mostly white with a faint amount of black) theme that seems to be ever so repetitive in collections these past seasons (not that we'll ever get tired of it!).

Seeing all these beautiful, new clothes during on the catwalks is only one side of the fashion week. We cannot forget about the amazing street style that's happening during these shows or in-between. This year, Gigi Hadid made head turn the whole week whether it's during an after-party event (that Balmain+H&M dress!) in evening or running from shows to shows during the daylight. Done up or makeup free, Gigi is the Queen of fashion week. Here's a few of my favorite looks!