Friday, 20 February 2015

New York Fashion Week A/W 15 - Top 10

Rodarte put their own mark on the theme 'disco'. Sequin striped dresses added the glam element to the collection whilst standout pieces were constructed using plumes of feathers, lace and embellishment.
Proenza Schouler
With several red carpet worthy dresses, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough showed a more technically advanced collection than previously seen. The slashed knit dresses will be a figure flattering go to dress, whilst the dresses with multi-fur fringes and black/white eyelets look set to be a red carpet and editorial favourite.
Altuzarra's collection featured great use of fur, tweed, lace and leather. The final devore dresses were beautiful. The colour palette was very appropriate for the season.
Over at Milly, Michelle Smith's collections go from strength to strength each season. This time I adored the jewel colour palette, the neon pink being impossible to miss. Sculpted cocoon coats added volume to the 80's/Grace Jones inspired collection. I also loved the origami pullover.
Delpozo has been one on my most anticipated shows for the past couple of seasons. High-volume pieces were key to the collection, as were the pops of bright colour. The structured looks still remained feminine. The styling and the show setting had an almost Dior-esque feel to it.
Alexander Wang
Alexander Wang showed a predominantly black collection with plenty of edge. Japanese Lolitas, heavy metal and Goths were points of reference, as was the 90's. The collection had plenty of attitude, contributing factors of this included the use of hardware; silver chains and metal studs. The quilted skirts and velvet bodice were amongst my favourite looks.
Jason Wu
Jason Wu presented a beautiful collection of waist focused silhouettes. The pieces were streamlined and effortless using luxury fabrics including fox fur and matte crocodile.
Jonathan Simkhai
This season saw Simkhai make the move from presentation to runway. A bold move like these needed to be worthwhile, and it was. Signature mesh fabric was cut into interesting silhouettes, creating some of my favourite dresses as shown in New York this week. It was all very pretty and delicate, with some soft powder shades and caviar beading.
Herve Leger by Max Azria
Always built around the now instantly recognisable 'bandage' dress, each season the brand pushes this concept further and explores new themes. Gaudi was a major source of inspiration following a trip to Barcelona. I love the clashing colour and brave print.
Clear 70's references were present at Zimmermann: the long billowing dresses, the vintage inspired paisley prints, the use of rust and merlot as colours of choice. Macramé inserts added boho vibes, as did the keyhole cuts.  I loved the overall feel of the collection.
I will be posting my LFW review at the end of next week. 
Phillippa x

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