Posted on March 10 2014
Hey there Pretty Birds,
The fashion month came and went and as we’re back in the office and back to our every-day routines and habits (going out with friends, training for marathons, discussing new projects, eating healthily) we started thinking about all the beautiful collections and dream-like clothes we have seen these past three weeks. New York, London, Milan, Paris… Which looks did we like the most ? Here is a wrap-up of all the pretty things we saw, starting from the New York collections.
This time around in the Big Apple it was all about multi-layered looks with surprising elements, Patagonia and Tibet inspired collections (Thakoon and Prabal Gurung), but also functional and cool staples, and minimalist and polished tailored looks (Victoria Beckham, Hugo Boss). A big focus was on craft and luxury, as well as strong colors such as fuchsia, orange and cobalt blue. Some collections looked back at the 1950s and 60s for inspiration, others were girly but cool (Tanya Taylor and Sally La Pointe), and some had a touch of futuristic (Costello Tagliapietra, Diesel). A “lightness” sensation pervaded at Helmut Lang, energy, humor and speed inspired the Proenza Schouler boys, and Tibi’s South-American glam got us all excited. Cozy materials, mohair, and subdued tones were also strong (we loved Yigal Azrouel’s pieces and Calvin Klein’s fuzzy coat) as well as slouchy sporty pieces (think DKNY or Jeremy Scott’s “Locker Room” collection). The outerwear was amazing: from shearling coats (Phillip Lim’s brightly colored patchwork ones are already on our wish-list for next winter) to beautiful furs (Brandon Sun first show brought fur beyond the obvious), to the oversized puffers and windbreakers and color-changing coats at Alexander Wang. We loved the modern and sexy evening wear at Juan Carlos Obando, the feathers at Marchesa and the modern drama and Marlene Dietrich inspired beaded pieces at Jason Wu. We are not very sure about the new “Girl Power!” collection at Marc by Marc Jacobs, designed by Luella and Katie Hillier, but enjoyed all of the simple and soft pastel pieces at Marc Jacobs.
Overall the influences where many and different in its forms but they all got us inspired in some way or another (Tory Burch’s collection was, believe it or not, inspired by Games of Thrones – we are addicted to the tv-series too!). Take a look at our gallery for our favorite looks. Which one do you prefer? Leave us your comments!
See also our trend report from Milan Fashion Week:
Milan Fashion Week Trend Report day 1: Crystals, sequins, embellishments
Milan Fashion Week Trend Report day 2: Sporty, menswear tailoring, color block and a touch of gold
Milan Fashion Week Trend Report day 3: More tailoring, embellishments, gold and a touch of python
Milan Fashion Week Trend Report day 4: Wolves! Flapper dresses, strong graphic effects and stunning furs
Milan Fashion Week Trend Report day 5: Optical effects, exaggerated details and a fairytale allure
Milan Fashion Week Trend Report day 6: Perturbed divas, urban Madama Butterflies and avant-garde lime green
Margherita Calabi and Nicoló Andreoni contributed to this post.
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