This year New York Fashion Week was set amongst the cold, blizzards and artic freeze temperatures. Yet, the fashion elite were still on cue, never wavering from looking like they stepped straight out from Vogue. The overcoats, snow parkas, fur lined boots, fuzzy beanies, hats and gloves only added to the dreaminess of the week. Perhaps most crazy about this year’s NY Fashion Week was the street photography. Fashion Week became a roman circus; the amount of photographers out to snap bloggers was insane and the numbers of fashion lovers simple attending Lincoln Centre to be snapped was even crazier. But hey, it’s NY, what do we expect!
As for the official runways, designers presented very modern, powerful and all American collections showing some winter pieces we can’t wait to start filling our wardrobes with now!
Fur seemed the most fitting trend for the week. Not only were the guys and gals outside layering up in their most fashionable furs, fur was also heating up the runways inside. Fur coats, collars, trims, cuffs, purses, hats, gloves, throw over shawls and capes- the trend evoked a true sense of modern American glamour. Designers such as J. Mendel and Jason Wu, gave it modern touches through electric colours, strong suiting and asymmetrical shapes.
The cape crusader took the spotlight throughout many shows. Whether they be oversized and cozy, capes attached to the back of long sleeved gowns, preppy, school girl style or floor length and domineering suited for a queen, capes will cap your winter wardrobe perfectly!
So old school, this trend is charming and boyish but suits the casual cool American style to a tee. Think “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”- effortlessly fun, adventurous and practical. Wear with a great pair of printed pants or as Zimmerman showed, a long coloured vest with chic black crops.
This winter suiting up is the only way to go for the sassy, city-going lady! There were strong suits with sharp lines and tailoring creating an image of a woman who means business. Loose, flowy trousers and blazers in fabrics such a silk radiated sex appeal and femininity. Printed suits in cropped pants and sweaters created looks for occasions that require more casual sweetness. Some stand out suiting included Charlotte Robson’s grey, matching floral printed pant and sweater suit, Jason Wu’s 3 piece suit which with it’s fur shawl screamed 70’s glamozon and Ralph Lauren’s classic all white suit, which composed of relaxed wide leg pants, turtle necks and a pink or white fur coat.
This rich color of blue sat flawlessly amongst luxury fabrics such as fur and feathers. Sapphire blue made a strong impact on the runway and was seen in coats, dresses and leather pieces. Oscar De La Renta and Reed Karnoff created the biggest statement and excitement with the colour. Both designers paired the royal hue with black. This created an alluring night time look. Perfect for date nights!
PLAIDS AND TARTANS
Preppy and sporty, plaids and tartans are here for another winter season. Classic designers including Tommy Hilfiger and Vera Wang, created the perfect all American country side winter look. Pair plaids and tartans with long over the knee leather boots, cute hosiery and felt hats for a very pretty seasonal look.
When the weather gets chilly outside, NYC fashion heats up!