We could bring you an A-Z of New York Fashion Week but as we’ll do London TO THE MAX we thought we’d bring you the looks from shows that we really would like to own and wear…if we won the lottery or something. My picks are not about party looks but generally what I’d love to wear out and about.
Call it a fantasy shopping list…you can use www.snapfashion.co.uk to find similar pieces from all the shows by just pasting an image from a show/magazine and finding lots of look-a-likes that you can buy from retailers now…talk about fashion forward?!
Rachel Comey showed the most sumptuous bomber jackets of buttery leather. Super practical and useful for layering, this looks like proof that the bomber is here to stay for yet another season – hurray! While I might have trouble pulling off the whole look, especially the haircut, one of these bombs thrown on over a favourite dress or tried-and-tested skinny jeans with colourful courts would be ace.
You can also snap up Spring’s plaid and check prints with an easy conscious and Timo Weiland thinks you’re still be loving the pattern in AW13/14. While the matchy-matchy suit is quite brave, I would happily embrace the patterened plaid trouser and black blouse combo – inspiration indeed.
Now here’s somethig new from Valentino Red. This is one of my favourite wearable collections I’ve seen so far in its entirety. Sadly it’s not for me as I can’t pull off cutesy folkiness but I would love to see Dakota Fanning give it a go and predict it will be a big influence on the high street. (Ella from Coco’s Tea Party thinks the same.)
BCBG Max Azria is right up my street. I love the layering, furry gilets and cool biker jackets as well as the floaty Middle Eastern print pieces that soften the look- a nice change from previous season’s strict minimalism and androgynous aesthetic. The main takeaway from this show was…wear a beanie hat. With everything; including dresses.
Ever playful Kate Spade incorporated bright colours and sixties shapes for girls about town with a BIG sense of humour. We adored the pops of sunshine yellow, supersized bows matched with prim pencil skirts and Kate’s take on pop art. But this is my favourite wearble look that won’t grab too much attention!
I, like much of the fashion world, am in love with Alexander Wang. While his latest offering boasts unusual balaclavas, legwarmer hybrids and some challenging twists on conventional proportions, he does androgyny the best and I would very happily wear this look all the way through winter. High street please take note- I’d like a jumper like this! This is favourite look from the shows so far…I think.
Pics: Vogue, The Man Repeller and Coco’s Tea Party.