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The New York Fashion Week SS15 Style List

With a stellar line-up of runway shows, presentations and parties, New York Fashion Week gets the SS15 Shows off to a stunning start, with strong emerging trends including Sports Luxe, florals, utility style, sheer mesh details, and a return to blow-out ball gowns and utterly covetable cocktail dresses for eveningwear. Head of Content and Editorial at Maria Milano shares her highlights so far… 

The Shows...
"My first show of the season is Victoria Beckham, which is always a fun one to kick off with, not least as it involves sitting in the same room as David Beckham. This season the collection felt self-assured and incredibly well-edited."

Meanwhile, day vs after-dark glamour was served up by the house of Azria, with BCBG opting for rippling silks in sun-drenched shades while the Herve Leger woman armoured up in body-con warrior-wear. 

Diane von Furstenberg took inspiration from Brigitte Bardot with her '60s take on the season - think gingham and maxi dresses (and star-packed FROW), Monique Lhuiller wowed with an ode to all things pretty with her dressing up on daywear element alongside exquisite gowns and eveningwear. 

And for the more directional fashion fans, Tibi took a technical turn with blends of fabrics and a high-low aesthetic - sequins splashed on sweatshirts, while it was sportluxe all the way at Alexander Wang - think bright bra-tops with pencil skirts and trainer eyelets providing embellishment on dresses. Milly by Michelle Smith continued the sports luxe trend by with an creative twist, turning to conceptual art for her inspiration with tailored separates and sculptural skater dresses while eveningwear was organza skirts teamed with mesh number jackets.

Bringing the formal glamour back to the runways, Dennis Basso drew his inspiration from the luxury resorts of the Mediterranean in Sixties with a tribute to the late Joan Rivers, with a sea of opulent gowns and decadent daywear. And sending a different edge to eveningwear, gown-queen Carolina Herrera looked to florals - digitalised, pixelated and blown-up and scattered across the collection. Flying the flag high for the feminine silhouettes, Alice + Olivia went all-out for art showcasing the collection art-installation style, presenting culottes and pencil skirts splashed in the prints of Matisse, while gilded and glimmering mini-dresses were each a work of art in themselves. 

Never failing to deliver those gasp-inducing moments to the crowd, oh-so stunning florals bloomed beautifully across the Oscar de la Renta collection, while for eveningwear the silhouette was svelte column dresses and feathered minidresses.

At Rag & Bone, designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville put their own spin on utilitarianism with canvas detailing and military elements, while Marc By Marc Jacobs with Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier proved an instant hit with a fusion of girly and sporty with a smattering of preppy. At 3.1 Phillip Lim took it to the boudoir toying with robe-like vests, pyjama pants and silk separates, while utilitarian and sporty elements played out on racerback tops and track shorts.

The Trends...
"Already shaping up to be key trends for SS15 are sportswear as seen at Alexander Wang and Milly, 3.1 Phillip Lim, monochrome stripes and checks as seen at Victoria Beckham and DVF and tube and pencil skirts as seen everywhere."

The Stand-Out Shows...
"It was my first time attending a show by The Row and I can honestly say the collection blew me away. The pared-down shapes, elegant midi hemlines and the golden colour palette made for an exquisitely simple line-up.

"The hot ticket this season was Ralph Lauren Polo's Spring Summer 2015 collection, which was unveiled in a moon-lit Central Park via 4D holograms. Fashion and digital technology combined to make for the ultimate new age event, which was attended by the creme de la creme of the industry."

What The Fashion Crowd Are Wearing...
"As temperatures are still high, the fash pack are still in their summer gear in New York. This season saw the white shirt as the street style star, worn by editors, bloggers and celebs alike."

The Front Row…
"Celebs are a fixture on the front rows but even after seasons of covering the shows I get a little star-struck. This time around Girls' Allison Williams, Olivia Palermo and Jenna Lyons caught my attention."

The Place To Stay…
"Staying at The Lowell is a huge treat. Unlike most Manhattan hotel rooms, the bathrooms are positively sprawling and stocked with full-size beauty products."

See the looks from all the SS15 Shows.

Shop Maria's NYFW edit below.

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