Friday, February 19

NY highlights

This New York Fashion Week gave the feeling to be more aware of the times we live in. It was interesting seeing designers tackling with the issue of being practical while having their ideas remain on the garments. As usual, the coat took over the catwalks in its many forms —fur and leather still made an appearance but most designers went for the more unexpensive wool and tweed or the ever-classic cashmere. FW10 trends will be monopolised by layers more than ever. Some combinations that might have seemed nonsensical in the past become the protagonists of this season (see Rag & Bone). Velvet, which is a constant in menswear, made a big-time comeback in the shape of dresses (see Altuzarra) that looked somehow like shabby medieval gowns. However, if I were to choose my favourite trend it would be, by far, the maxi skirt and oversized cardigan combo. I have never been much of a boho chic fan but there is something mysteriously sensual about a woman that's not so keen on showing off her curves (see Richard Chai).
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Which one was your favourite collection from NYFW?
I'm off.


Juliet said...

To these I'd add Mulberry, Jill Stuart and Monique Lhuillier.

juliet xxx

Sunniva said...

First of all, I have to tell you that I love the way you wirte, and your report from NYFW is excellent! Some of my favourites are Proenza Schouler, Preen and Phillip Lim xo

by Sutton said...

i am obsessed with rodarte and preen. chic!

love your blog. following you now!