I know that the fashion world is buzzing right now with London fashion week going on but of course I can't choose my favourites until the weeks finished so I'm focusing my attention across the pond to New York and Mercedes Benz Fashion week. My favourite part of fashion is seeing how the clothes change and adapt from the catwalk to the red carpet and onto the high street so I'm excited for the A/W drops already and I only have half a year to wait...
Here's my favourite looks from NYFW.
I love how the Olsens have cleverly managed to blur the line between masculine and feminine tailoring in this collection, as well as how they've played around with volume and shape pairing loose almost lounge wear like separates and knits with sharp tailoring and a crisp mainly monochrome colour palette. Although the silhouettes are relaxed, each look seems to be well thought out and balanced on the right side of comfortable chic as opposed to being too bulky. I adore all of the chunky knitwear and the flowy trousers as well as the high necklines, which is a trend I'm hoping translates over into high street fashion this year.
3.1 Phillip Lim
This is another collection where I love their use of volume and shape as well as the juxtaposition between the textures and fabrics. Leather and knits were paired together to create a contrast which isn't a new idea at all but It can go either way in terms of whether it works or not but in this case it definitely worked. I also love the formal joggers paired with luxurious knits and leather accessories to create grungy but stylish looks. Again the colour palette was mostly muted however with a few jewel tones, patterns and metallic's here and there and the use of texture really helped to add interest to the collection. The standout look for me has to be the one on the far left as the coat is just divine, it's a gorgeous, rich colour and the over sized shape stops it from looking overworked.
This collection was full of oversized knits, fur, complicated construction and Boxing Gloves? I love the tiled embellishments on the knitwear and the use of folding and cut outs in some of the garments. Although this was another muted collection in terms of colour, the different design elements made it interesting and as usual the accessories were on point and luxurious, I'm especially loving the shoes in the last look.
This has to be one of my favourite collections, I found it difficult to pick just four looks. The collection was full elegant but edgy tailoring, textures such as fur and lace and gorgeous accessories. I love the elegant silhouettes which are something a little different amid all of the oversized garments in other collections and the fact that the collection is mainly monochrome with pops of red and brown throughout.
I've loved all of Victoria Beckham's collections and this is no exception. Her garments are always exquisitely designed and look like the kind of items where you'd feel amazing as soon as you put it on. I love the use of pattern and colour blocking as well as the tailored silhouettes and of course the accessories are gorgeous, Vb knows how to design a must have handbag
Derek Lam, Jason Wu, Victoria Victoria Beckham, Prabal Gurung
Marc Jacobs, Victoria Victoria Beckham, Prbal Gurung, Michael Kors
*all Images from Elle.com