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New York Fashion Week AW15 Style List
Kicking off the giant that is Fashion Month, New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 got off to a super cool start both on and off the runway with freezing weather style proving the sartorial challenge for many a show-goer, while the catwalks played host to the best and the brightest with highlights including the much-anticipated first collection from Peter Copping for Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors whose show, frow and backstage imagery dominated all social channels, while we all fell in love all over again with the Beckham family at Victoria Beckham’s show.
A packed schedule at New York saw things get off to a bohemian start at BGBC Max Azria as laid-back silhouettes on turtleneck ponchos and tunics were served with lacing and patchwork detailing, while adding an evening edge to proceedings, for AW15, Monique Lhuiller moved away from her fairytale ballgowns and journeyed into the realm of the sleeker, more sultry heroine with shimmering jewel coloured silk form-fitted dresses with a 1920s vibe.
At Tibi designer Amy Smilovic opted for a more pared back aesthetic with a refreshing palette, playing with textures, colour-blocking and carrying the wide-leg trouser and culottes trends into the colder season, while countering the lighter side of Tibi’s season, black was the celebrated shade at Alexander Wang, who played in grunge, goth and punk elements with tartan, leather, velvet and chaining. For Victoria Beckham it was a return to the dress, from the super high neck all the way down to a deep V with tailoring details, while her chunky knit polo neck with billowing sleeves will no doubt be the cold weather cosy-chic must-have for the season.
For Carolina Herrera, AW15 was all about looking to water for inspiration, with abstract print gowns and dresses splashing down the runway, punctuated by shots of crimson in coats, tops and trousers, while at The Row, the Olsens kept to their muted palette, working suiting elements, kimono style jackets and silk robes. Opulence was the watchword at Dennis Basso with every look a potential red carpet moment.
Putting the nonchalant cool into proceedings, 3.1 Phillip Lim celebrated 10 years with trademark sports luxe cool, borrowed-from-the-boys tailoring and checker prints, while Jenny Packham amped it up for after-hours opting for a more refined gown silhouette in midnight blue shades melting into chocolate, burnt umber, metallics and black.
Paying tribute to the late Oscar de la Renta, Peter Copping’s first foray for the iconic fashion house drew a vibrant crowd and played out a stunning collection, with Michael Kors proving to be one of the most photographed collections of the season.
Head of Content and Editorial Maria Milano gives the low-down from the shows...
"Trends-wise at the shows, the rollneck is proving to be the hero piece for AW15. From Victoria Beckham's snow-white number with voluminous sleeves to Donna Karan's stand-up funnel necks, it's THE jumper shape your wardrobe needs next season. Colourwise, red and plum have been popping up on the runways."
The Fashion Crowd
"Because of Arctic temperatures and impending snow the fash pack have gone overall sensible and have been sporting all manner of boots (from Chanel bikers to Stuart Weitzman over-the-knees) and layers of knits, wool and fur."
The Front Row
"Olivia Palermo has been the It-front rower so far this season. Seen at DVF, Carolina Herrera, Dennis Basso and Milly, she's been supporting her favourite designers with lightening-flash wardrobe changes in between shows."
Front-runners for top model at NYC were Gigi Hadid and the now runway-pro Kendall Jenner, while Karlie Kloss put in major appearances both on stage and front row.
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