Good Monday my sweet readers! As you might have noticed by now, I’m falling a little behind with my reviews but I’m trying to keep up. Even thought LFW is in full bloom, I’m still enjoying and digesting all the gorgeous things we got to see on the Big Apple’s runways. For this post, I’ve got some heavy artillery coming your way. The toast of NYFW is here and ready to be reviewed. Brace yourselves for some of the season’s home runs (MLB Spring Training is just a few days away, hence the baseball talk). Ready? Play ball!
Talk about fabulous clothes you can actually wear on a daily basis (well, almost all of them). It was sleek, it was chic, it was rad just like the man himself, Olivier Theyskens. His signature silhouette can be recognized miles away, even from an airplane. This man knows how to do slouchy and tailored like no one else. His tailoring skills are so perfect, that he makes everything look so effortless with a pinch of grunge (good grunge).
It was overall an eclectic mix, cool chick meets lovely lady: boyish trousers, sheer jumpers, cozy ones, leather garments, worn-out ones, structured blazers with zippers, full skirts and even one or two embellished t-shirts. The climax of it all, those two leg flashing, sheer, elaborate jaw-dropping numbers (last two pictures) that mi pins need and my heart loved.
Want vintage looking and fabulous ensembles, the Mulleavy sisters are definitely the ones to go to. They definitely delivered a stunning show as they are clearly getting used to doing on NYFW. With a color palette that included an outstanding shade of orange among other earthy colors, almost every look showcased midi lengths, a trend that was particularly popular in the 1940′s (the collection was inspired by that decade). The textured coordinates were a constant on the runway, so were those beautiful and cropped heavy knitted jumpers.
The high note of their runway, that strapless burgundy dress with a gathered bottom in a pale shade of pink, the collar was just the cherry on top of the cake. Accessories were incredibly feminine, elaborate pilgrim collars, round, multi-colored pumps (the first ever to come from the minds of Kate and Laura) and those boots, those lace-up boots that had me drooling all the way during their show. Well done, ladies, well done!
It was a bright meets neutral parade, mixed in with some fabulous colored leather and feminine accents. Last season’s collection was definitely one of Thakoon’s best and this one didn’t fall far behind. The dresses with some raffia-like inserts, the fiery red leather and those two material coats were key elements in the runway. The camel and gray contrasted beautifully with the rest of the energetic shades used by the designer (even the lips of the models turned into flashy, flirty puckers).
Color blocking definitely made its appearance. A combo that we have seen quite a lot on the runway before was present too, bright orange and fuchsia, but somehow, Thakoon managed to do it his way. What to say about the feather prints and embellishments? I’m a sucker for feathers, so bring them on. Overall, it was ladylike and happy, just like Winter fashion should be (we don’t want to pile on more darkness to an already somber landscape). Special mention to the crossed pumps, exceptional!
Layering and pannelling techniques that can be described as pure perfection, Reed Krakoff really killed it this season. It was a texture clash in every single look the designer sent out the runway. Fur, sheer and silk together in one jacket may seem insane, but on the catwalk, it looked dazzling. A mix between sophistication and minimalism was the main mood of the show, also a contrast between lengths and levels.
Color palette was neutral, except for those fiery red numbers that painted bright a moment on his runway show. The lengths were all below the knee (as you have probably sorted out, one of the major trends for the next season will be below the knee skirts). The accessories are something to pay attention to, since his Boxer is pure art in the shape of a bag. This time he presented us with hobos, buckle boots, masculine brogues with wide heel and fur collars, oh and that beautiful crocodile tote.
If you were to see me right now, you would notice that my jaw hasn’t been able to go back to its place since I saw this masterpiece. It’s rather unsettling how this fashionable duo seem to nail it every time but what’s even more shocking, is how they always manage to come up with new and never seen before ideas. With a clear inspiration on a trip to Nepal, Lázaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough made their show, hands down, the best one in FWNY. Perfectly tailored pieces, delightful patchwork, beautifully woven garments and those embroidered peacock jackets (I’d sell a kidney for the minty and golden one) were among the elements that made all of our hearts swoon with love and burn with desire.
It was all very Far East, there was Asian brocade, there were architectural shapes and volume (another one of the biggest trends we have seen so far). The belted, pleated, wide-legged trousers speak for themselves, breathtakingly beautiful. What to say about those ridiculously amazing accessories, I’m just done typing, see for yourselves, it’s definitely worth the look. It may seem to you that this review is major ass-kissing, but seriously, I do not know them, I’m just overwhelmed by this two and their mind-blowing collection. Seriously, major standing ovation material.
Glam chic with some color, that’s today’s outfit vibe. I chose a pair of bright pink skinny jeans from Zara. I paired them up with a silky teal blouse from Nasty Gal. It has a very low but tasteful neckline. For coverage, a furry jacket from Zara in ivory. Very resourceful and on sale right now! For a little contrast, a pair of leopard booties from Steve Madden. The platform makes them comfortable enough.
For the bag, another Givenchy Antigona clutch this time in beige. I just can’t get enough of this enveloped beauties. For accessories, dramatic jewelry for a dramatic cleavage: Mawi’s gray pearl necklace with a sapphire drop. Also, a leopard watch from ASOS to match the booties and a single loop ring from COCII. Match the whole ensemble with berry pretty nails, courtesy of Chanel Le Vernis APRIL.
All details on today’s look can be found on FASHIOLISTA.
There you go! Only one more review post from NYFW and we are off to what LFW has been lavishing us with! Keep checking back for Sweet’n’Raw’s coverage!
PS: MFW is just two days away!