Friday, 13 September 2013

Fashion Friday: New York Fashion Week

You probably have been aware that New York Fashion week has just finished and the first of the Spring/Summer 2014 shows have taken place before we're even into Autumn. Fashion moves at an incredible pace and there have been so many shows in the past week. If you want to see for yourself all the shows or a few in particular, Vogue is the best place for this. They have a slideshow of every single show in NYFW as well as a video of some of the shows, find them all here. All of the shows from previous fashion weeks are archived here too.
I've seen a lot of beautiful clothes from different collections shown in NYFW round and about on the Internet this week. There's too many to write about all in one post but instead of focusing on one collection I thought I'd give you a round up of some of the major shows.
I was disappointed with Marc Jacobs' collection this time. It had a much darker edge and loses the playful side that I think his collections usually do. Of course there is amazing attention to detail but this collection is just really not to my taste this time.
Calvin Klein's collections are always classic and simple with the focus on silhouette and shape rather than embellishment. I love a good bit of embellishment but the Calvin Klein S/S 14 collection is refreshing in it's pared back simplicity. P.S. I think white for summer is sticking around.
Ralph Lauren does preppy chic like nobody's business. Most of the designs are in sophisticated monochrome but a splash of rainbow bright colours appear on dramatic dresses. With a sixties vibe this is a collection that really appeals to me.
Featuring light fabrics and delicate floral prints, Michael Kors S/S 14 certainly has a romantic feel. The colours are subdued in chocolate brown, olive green, navy blue and beige but work together beautifully.
Oscar de la Renta's collection is absolutely beautiful. Its the epitome of femininity with delicate details and beautiful fabrics.
Sass and Bide S/S 14 is a perfect summer collection. Light and airy with gorgeous polka dot net, what's not to love? The collection features a lot of white, in tune with last years summer colour trend.

J.Crew is the place to go for classics and their new season collection does not disappoint. Perfectly polished separates and sophisticated florals say it all.
Diane Von Furstenberg has injected a heavy dose of tribal style into her collection this season. Animal and abstract prints don't really do it for me but the pieces have a wonderful laid back aesthetic.
Another label known for their classic, sleek garments are Rag and Bone. Let the focus be on the fabric and impeccable cut and the rest is simple.
Kate Spade is known for playful and upbeat designs and this collection is right in tune with this style. It's just what you want from a summer collection, bright colours and gorgeous florals with a girlish, but not too girlish, side. Added to that, take a closer look, no one does accessories quite like Kate Spade.
I've only just become aware of Honor a few seasons ago. I could not help but feature them in this post, in my book they come up trumps every time. A mix of gentle feminine style with delicate lace appliques and intricate floral prints in colours that really pop combine to make my favourite collection of NYFW 2013.
With a younger feel than mainline Valentino, the diffusion line Red Valentino is simply gorgeous. In my opinion, it's one of the best designer diffusion lines out there. The floral prints stand out from the multitude of S/S floral prints with their vintage carpet bag feel and together with simple knitwear and pastel shades complemented with neutrals, make a truly stunning collection. Also, the backdrop for the pictures are just beautiful, don't you think?
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