Posted on September 15 2014
Hey there Pretty Birds,
What have you been up to these days? We’ve been following the exciting runway shows of New York Fashion Week! Sporty and polished, chic and feminine, dark and dreamy – here’s a round up of our favorite looks from the Big Apple…
It’s all about being sporty – The sporty vibe was the macro trend that came across most of the collections –designers focused on creating new silhouettes with a sporty touch. Alexander Wang’s sexy sneaker culture was a mix of fashion and flashy function, Prabal Gurung’s Nepal inspired collection had a distinct sporty vibe and Francisco Costa at Calvin Klein showed powerful, elegant and athletic looks. We loved Lacoste’s sleek sporty looks, regatta style, and DKNY’s bold spring collection that celebrated New York City.
Jason Wu embraced American sportswear with fresh, simple pieces while Yigal Azrouël cited surfing as an inspiration (he surfs a lot) and his collection presented new silhouettes, L.A. palm prints and urban streetwear (he does love his bombers). Del Pozo’s superb collection played with volumes and proportions and had exaggerated sportswear silhouettes.
Purity and provocation – Altuzarra played with purity and provocation (the collection was inspired by Rosemary’s baby and Barry Lyndon) and a “naive and dirty” woman, and Rodarte’s girls live in a dark and dreamy romance, dressed in “weird, unsafe and beautiful” pieces. We loved Marc Jacobs “The Girl Chewing Gum” collection – the setting was bubble gum pink and the looks were beautiful and weird.
Americana – many designers looked to American Optimism as inspiration – from Peter Som’s pop-art looks to Michael Kors’ post war 1950s optimism and Oscar De la Renta’s “joie de vivre”. Proenza Schouler’s collection revolved around the American dream – the boys reinterpreted classic pieces and gave them a “weird vision”. Like it or not, the outcome was very cool!
The bohemians – Thakoon was inspired by Tahiti and the silk robes and tropical florals that came down the runway had a distinct bohemian mood. Suno also played a sophisticated boho-cool in a collection inspired by Louise Bourgeoise and Georgia O’Keefe.
Among our favorties – Tommy Hilfiger’s show was top of the pops – literally – citing Sgt. Peppers as inspiration, down the runway came pure music festival looks modeled by daughters of the big music stars such as Tara Ferry, Georgia May Jagger, Ella Richards. Coach presented a great cute and girly collection (we feel cool girls out there will be wearing their staples pieces next season) – the mood is that of a cool girl hanging out on a lost highway in furry coats, cheetah prints decorated tops.
The feminine side – Costello Tagliapietra’s girl got feminine and sophisticated in plaid pencil dresses, Marissa Webb’s pretty looks had a subtle edge while at Tanya Taylor the playful looks came with a cute pinwheel embroidery. Victoria Beckham’s collection had a polished, commercial appeal with great stylish pieces à la Beckham – trenches, lines and mega pink florals.
And all that jazz – Halloween came early at Jeremy Scott, in its 1960s psychedelic collection that featured Shrek prints and Halloween pumpkins and… Jewelry by Miley Cyrus.
All photos are courtesy of WWD.com, with the exception of Jason Wu and Yigal Azrouël, courtesy of Style.com
Margherita Calabi and Giulia Capresi contributed to this post.