I absolutely love watching the runway shows and seeing all the designer collections at Fashion Week. I’ve mentioned it enough times on here, but for anyone new to my blog (in which case, hey! Come and say hello over on my Instagram) I have such a fondness for Fashion Week, having studied Fashion Journalism and working as a Trend Forecaster. The main part of my job was looking over the runway shows and creating trend reports which was always so much fun (despite the tight deadlines and quick turnarounds!) so I thought, why not do some Fashion Week content over on here.
This is obviously a little bit different from my personal look posts. I’ve been lucky enough to attend Fashion Week a couple of times in my home city, but it’s the dream to be able to travel around the major fashion capitals to shoot and capture my own content in person. In the meanwhile, I wanted to show you some of my favorite looks from each city that I can easily be recreated. I don’t want to say they’re more ‘wearable’ because all clothes when worn, are wearable. But the looks I’m showcasing here to share are outfits that I find most suit my personal style and taste. Of course, the more outrageous and dynamic looks also have an important role to play in fashion and are some of my favorite to dissect and look at, but I’ve chosen not to showcase them here.
However, since this is a new series and blog post format, I’d love to hear your feedback! What fashion week content do you want to see? Leave me a comment below 🙂 But let’s get to it, here are my favorite looks from New York Fashion Week SS19.
Calvin Klein: With Raf Simons currently at the helm of Calvin Klein, this show is always on my radar. Raf likes to play a lot with the idea of Americana, a concept that he continuously explores in his shows. Note the JAWS tee in the image above, a film which he used to explore brutality but also the next graphic tee on everyone’s wishlist for Spring 19 (last season it was Louis Vuitton’s Stranger Things tee).
Dion Lee: An Australian designer, I love what Dion Lee does with his cuts and shapes. Last season, his focus on was the boobs with bras built into dresses (tres chic) but this time, it was the hips that were the focus of attention. I’d love to see this dress on a curvier model as, to be honest, I’m going to have to hit the gym and tone up my love handles before I dare to wear something like this. But I love the tangerine orange color and the experimentation with different cut outs!
Oscar de la Renta: The duo behind this brand were inspired by their travels this seasons, resulting in a show full of divine prints and gorgeous colors. I went for this look because I love the striped top, the flared trousers and the monochromatic look. I could definitely see myself wearing this on holiday!
Proenza Schouler: Back in New York, this was an amazing show with some great pieces. Personally, I can’t get enough of a good drop waist dress (ever since Victoria Beckham) and I love the high neck here too. Paired with some black trousers with a tie around the ankle, this monochrome look was undoubtedly inspired by their time in Paris and I’m all here for it.
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Self-Portrait: I guess we could say Self-Portrait is still a fairly young brand, but they have already made such an impact on the fashion week calendar and a show that is always spoken about with praise. I recently learned that the designer previously worked at Three Floor, which makes a lot of sense as I can see a lot of similarities between the two. Known for their lace dresses and geometric shapes, you can spot a Self-Portrait dress a mile off. In this collection, I loved the relaxed simplicity of this emerald green dress and a few other of his bright coloured looks that were a slight depature from his usual style.
The Row: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s brand, The Row is always such a meditative joy. They are part of the designers who stick to their true vision and create clothes for their loyal customers who want that relaxed, masculine and tailored pieces. I picked this look because I love how they styled the dress with a bumbag too. If you haven’t been sure how to style the bum bag without looking too young and ‘edgy’, then this is a great inspiration piece!
Tibi: I always love the Tibi show. While the thought of ‘workwear’ pieces make my insides shudder, it is actually what Tibi does so well, whilst also being pieces that I’d incorporate into my everyday wardrobe. If you are looking for some workwear inspiration whilst still maintaining your style, Tibi are the brand to look towards. You’re bound to want to own everything.
Tom Ford: I couldn’t NOT include Joan Smalls in this Tom Ford, I mean come onnnn. I can only ever dream of being able to wear a dress like this one day and pull off the sexy siren look even a tenth as well as Joan does. It’s what Tom Ford does best, creating clothes that make a woman look powerful, strong, sexy and goddamn expensive.
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I love looking at the street style from New York Fashion Week! Not at least because the majority of bloggers I follow are in attendance and I love to see how they’re styling the designer looks. It’s also the best way to get a feel of this season’s current trends and how to style them. I love Camila Coelho’s neon turtleneck jumper. Neon is a major trend at the moment, I don’t know how I feel about it, but it works here! Of course, there was lots of animal prints and I love my girl Alyssa Coscarelli in her snakeskin trousers. Canary yellow is the new millennial pink (for now) along with pastels in matching suits. Everyone, I mean everyone, was wearing Cowboy Boots as the western trend hits its peak and move over tiny bags, Victoria Beckham’s AW18 show has sparked the return of the oversized bag.
Which trend do you love the most, and which will you be trying yourself this season?
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I thoroughly enjoyed creating this edit! So please do leave me some feedback below, what you’d like to see more/less of.
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