So, another round of seasonal fashion weeks has kicked off in New York this week. It’s all a bit of a brain muddle as we were in Paris this week looking at SS’16 fabrics at Premiere Vision, we’re working on consultancy projects for clients who are launching in both AW’15 and SS’16, we have been reviewing the AW’15 prefall collections up until what feels like moments ago, along with the wonderous Couture collections, and now the fashion world is all about AW’15 for the next four weeks, and then we all get back to seeing how SS’15 trades, while deciding what looks to invest in for AW’15, and beginning to design in to SS’16… Is it any wonder we have to take a minute to recall what today is!?! (Oh my, I just realised that it’s Friday 13th!).
So, what’s up in New York so far? Well, we’ve taken a quick tour through the shows that have presented so far (thanks to Style.com) and here’s our favourites.
Starting with Derek Lam 10 Crosby, who is still backing the 70’s vibe. We really like the proportions, layers and textures- actually a feature of the three shows we’re featuring here. Culottes are still hot news, as is a fresh take on the boilersuit- looking wonderful with a tailored finish.
Next is See by Chloe. This is the youthful and naive, more accessible part of the Chloe brand. I’m not sure why they show in New York as the label is French through and through (if you know do enlighten me via a comment. Ta). This label seems to invariably feel like the perfect wardrobe for a Parisian girl who attended the Sorbonne in the 70’s so this season it feels bang on message. The must have fine knit polo-neck sweater layered underneath everything, short lengths contrasting with the odd maxi, relaxed yet considered. Mais oui!
Lastly we look at BCBG, who we have had the pleasure of working with for several past seasons. I think this still feels rather 70’s but incorporating the luxe boho vibe. Feeling a little Marant, but even more intensely layered, textural and indulgent. The richly dark palette that we’re showing here is our favourite part, but there were also some softer, milky pales in the show too.
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