New York’s New Silhouettes
I know I should be honouring my British roots right now after London Fashion Week concludes for another season, but I’m afraid there’s just too much wearable, relatable goodness to come out of New York not to hone in on the designer’s across the pond.So here are my top five collections I’ll be attempting to recreate even before next Spring arrives.
So simple and so perfect, Theory is a lesson in easy, androgynous simplicity and the new trouser shapes we’ll all be getting on board with next Spring. Laters skinnies. Plus its proves a white shirt and black jeans doesn’t always make you like a waitress. The devil is in the details and all that…
My love for the Olsens goes all the way back to Two of a Kind and Full House but The Row has proved itself a serious, grown-up commodity. This season was one of my faves; elegant, serene and demure, the silhouettes were refined and confident with an earthy, natural undercurrent. Already layering tunics over trousers and looking to knotted, Grecian style twisting on tailoring.
Rag & Bone
A bit safari, a bit tribal and very, very cool, Rag & Bone is exactly how I want to dress next summer. Longer, looser hemlines and neutral colours feel very Diane Keaton but still relaxed, young and in keeping with my general lack of effort when it comes to getting dressed in the heat. Suddenly my denim cut-offs feel very redundant…
Can you tell it was the fringed looks I loved? I’ve seen a few street style snaps of long, swishy, stringy skirts from New York and London and am feeling these looks in a big way. I imagine they feel amazing on too… Love the oversized sweaters reminiscent of old golfing jumpers too. There’s something comforting about teaming a simple (albeit impeccably made) jumper with a skirt that’s all drama.
This girl is basically the darling of New York Fashion Week right now. Leadra has always been a huge fan and her talent is now being seriously noted. Voluminous, feminine pieces are her signature but SS15 offered some laid-back looks for the tomboys amongst us. I loved the 90s feel of the crop tops layered over tees teamed with long, loose apron skirts. It reminded me of Carrie in Sex and the City season two when she had that long straightened her and Big gave her the swan bag… Just me? The sleeves on the red look are all kinds of wonderful too.
Images via Style.com