Saturday, 13 February 2010

New York Fashion Week: Day One and Two Highlights

Day One and Two NYFW
Preen
Preen put on yet another fantastic show, with a mix of masculine and feminine cutting, silhouettes and fabrics creating a subtlety sexy mix of dresses and outerwear. I love the peekaboo bras and flashes of skin on show in the many knee length dresses, and the negligée style floral dresses that looked like someone had attempted to rip them off. Preen has shown us that boyfriend fit and underwear as outerwear won't just be for S/S, but will see you through all the way to Christmas! I don't think I saw a single look that I didn't love, or more impressively, wouldn't wear. A++.

Cynthia Rowley
Cynthia Rowley did what she did best in her new collection, print, but also what I love most, fringing!!! Showing that leotards aren't just for Bey and Gaga, Rowley is also trying to get us wearing leotards this A/W.  Her delicate and colourful prints were used boldly over entire looks and also on key pieces, like the a-maz-ing oversized hooded puffa jacket! But that's not all, Rowley took 'fast fashion' to another level, with Gagosian Shop, they created limited-edition copies of her latest looks. With photos of each look printed onto fabric then and there and cut into the shape of the item in question, the copies were ready to wear directly after the show! Read more about this fab idea here at style.com.

 BCBG Max Azria
With a similar feel to Preen, BCGB Max Azria layered long sleeve tops with beautiful dresses to create a undeniably laid-back, sexy feel. Fringing and handkerchief hems also made an appearance, with gorgeous geometric prints, layering and cutting. Clean, simple and oversized cutting all pulled together with fabulous accessories and belts created a stunning overall look. And those shoes: they even make white tights look good!

Rag & Bone
I don't think there's one thing I don't L.O.V.E. love from Rag & Bone's first stand alone womenswear collection. We all know I have a weakness for knee high socks and the preppy look, so mix in some old school tweed, layers, cropped knitwear, capes, farmer jackets, chunky knits, more layers than you can count and you have one happy lady! What else can I say?!? I love it so much it hurts a little! Gold Star!

Summary
From what I've seen from my favourite shows and looks at NYFW so far, I've come to the conclusion about these key things about A/W 2010:
  • Menswear as womenswear is still a huge trend; boyfriend fit and oversized styling is here to stay.
  • Underwear as outwear is going to get even bigger, don't just flash your bra - show all of it!
  • Layer, layer, then layer some more! Then belt it!
  • Geometric prints and cutting will be a key trend.
  • Fringing is going to be big news (yay!)
  • It's hip to be sqaure - get preppy!
  • Hair and make-up will be simple, slick, straight and unfussy. Cheryl Cole antidote!
  • The top 5 colors for A/W 2010 from Pantone: Purple Orchid, Chocolate Truffle, Woodbine, Oyster Gray and Lagoon.
Images: Style.com
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2 comments:

  1. darling i love this rundown.
    xx
    marian

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  2. I'm still in love with the Rag & Bone collection and can't wait for LFW! See you tomorrow hun! Cx

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