In terms of wearable fashion from New York Fashion Week I was a little disappointed. As you will see, there were lots of items I was immediately drawn, but to me it lacked some serious fun and awe.
I guess most of my disappointment is also due to my lack of enthusiasm for extremely wide cuts. I’m a tailored kinda gal and love any piece that enhances the waist or at least shows the shape of its wearer. Why would anyone want to hide their body underneath a massive potato bag? (Sorry, I don’t mean to be offensive. It’s what my grandma calls these huge, almost box-shaped coats and dresses.)
Alice + Olivia showed a stunning variety of urban grunge with a hint of glamour. Their outfits in general were very well-curated but pictured a sense of nonchalance. It never looked forced. I personally would absolutely wear any of these items, and I can absolutely picture a wide range of girls in these clothes. There’s only two words needed to describe the collection: effortlessly cool.
Brandon Maxwell combined similar, but also very different, vibes. His combination in Look 2 seemed as if it’d emerged from a 70s disco party. He gave it a modern twist by using more toned-down colours and few accessories to achieve a minimalistic effect. Any woman could wear this exact combo, from short to tall, from young to old. Seriously – I can picture even a confident, stylish elderly lady in these trousers.
Less loud, but also beautifully crafted, are this gorgeous black, patterned maxi dress and greyish-black cardigan coat. These pieces would also suit a variety of people, even more so than the 70s-inspired look, and could be worn both dressed up or down. It may not seem fashionable or revolutionary enough for some people, but I think those are the perfect items that any woman needs in her closet.
Another of my favourite (black) fashion items was by Norma Kamali: a tailored geometric cut-out jumpsuit. Its combination of minimalism and clear lines, paired with the flowy attitude of its flared trousers, makes this a standout statement piece.
In terms of evening wearCarolina Herrera absolutely nailed it again. The gorgeous metallic finish of this airy maxi dress and the simplicity of its cut make it both versatile and glamorous. I’d wear it both as the classy gown it was intended to be, but also with a more urban twist, paired with sneakers and a military jacket.
The same versatility is shown in Haney’s simplistic mustard velvet mini dress. There’s nearly endless options for styling this, and almost anyone can rock it. Need some evening wear? Style it with embellished ankle boots, statement earrings and a matching clutch and you’re good to go. Casual lunch with the girls? A combo of converse, leather jacket and statement earrings is your best friend. A timeless piece.
I’ve never ever been a fan of pinstripes, culottes or a 3/4 length jumpsuit. But why do I love this Miaou one so much when it combines each of these? It’s beautifully tailored, sophisticated but still playful. Admittedly, it’s not a piece for every shape, but I can envision both short and tall girls in this jumpsuit.
It’s both casual and business. Imagine this as a summery city outfit, paired with either high sneakers or heeled sandals and some colourful statement accessories. It works, doesn’t it?
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My wearable favourites from London Fashion Week (Fall) 2018 will be online on Friday. Stay tuned!