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Favorite looks top 4 Fashion Week Fall Winter 2015 - 2016

 

Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/2016 came to an end last week. My apologies, I would have reported sooner but sometimes life throws monkey wrenches in your plans and sometimes those monkey wrenches come in the form of an adorable 3 year old, walking contagion/petri dish. But “one (flu) don’t stop no show.” Anyway in this case I guess I’m just fashionably late and better late than never. Lets get down to what I loved.

Herve Leger top 4 Fashion Week Fall Winter 2015 - 2016

Hervé Léger by Max Azria

I wanted to contact someone. Get someone on the phone and get me these outfits immediately. Who’s my contact at Leger? Huh… I don’t have a contact at Leger? All right fine but if I did and also had an obscene amount of cash to spend, I would totally be on the phone with someone working on getting these looks into my closet. This was my favorite collection by far. Each look came sashaying down the runway like abstract art. These brilliantly crafted pieces completely stole my heart. I want it all.

View the entire collection here

Cushnie et Ochs top 4 Fashion Week Fall Winter 2015 - 2016

Cushnie et  Ochs

My second fave was Cushnie et Ochs. All of these looks were made to compliment a woman’s body. I love designs that focus on femininity and highlight a woman’s beautiful curves. Everything in this collection was near perfection also.

Derrick Lam top 4 Fashion Week Fall Winter 2015 - 2016

Derrick Lam

Derrick Lam played to my inner Olivia Pope with a wonderful assortment of coats and winter-chic looks. I almost want to book a ticket to somewhere cold just so I can have a reason to sport some of the looks showcased in his collection; almost.

Oscar De La Renta top 4 Fashion Week Fall Winter 2015 - 2016

Oscar de la Renta

One should expect nothing less than sheer elegance and class when you deal with Oscar and this showing was no exception. I’m partial to the white ensembles that came prancing down the runway but the collection offered up lots of beautiful, classic looks. This collection was superb but of course you already knew that.

 

I should also mention:

The row orange crock jacket3

This jacket from The Row by designers Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen was a standout piece amongst everything that stood out to me at fashion week on the whole. I didn’t care much for the collection overall but this unusual piece merits special recognition. It’s bold, and edgy but can still be worn conservatively. I Love. That is all.

Carolina Herrera Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2015 in New York

This look from Carolina Herrera was also a standout to me. I didn’t get Carolina’s collection this year. I just… I didn’t get it. The oversized boxy collection just did not resonate with me.  To add insult to injury they wore flats the entire first half of the show. This look however, made a great impression. Add it to my cart please. Yes.

faux cape faux arms jacket

Trends

Let’s talk about the trends we noticed on the runways. The jacket/cape not jacket has officially become a thing.  I don’t know who to fully attribute this to. Probably fashion bloggers (myself included) who wear their jackets over their shoulders because it’s the thing to do or Olivia Pope (because it all comes back to Olivia Pope) and her famous capes. I first noticed it at the BCBG Max Azria show. I usually love BCBG Max Azria but this year’s Aztec/grandmas throw vibe threw me off. I did take note of this weird creation where it looked like a normal jacket worn in a caped fashion with additional holes for the arms. Turns out that would not be the last I would see of this novel idea.

 

Other trends:

  • There were tons fur stoles and fur elements.
  • Designers tapped into their love for the 70’s. Flared pants, tweed and hues of brown were in abundance
  • Fringe details were all the rage.
  • ...and yes crop tops and culottes are still in.

 

That’s my round up. Looking forward to having a powerfully stylish fall and winter.

Thank you for reading. Now… “Let the power moves continue”.

 

 

So Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week is over and because of an insanely busy week, I’m a little late on my recap but better late than never right? I just wanted to take a few minutes to share a few of the collections that really caught my eye along with highlights of neon green/yellow, the color that will apparently be the color of the Spring/Summer season this coming year.

Alexander Wang NYFW Spring Summer 2015 looks

Alexander Wang

High-waist pants made their presence known in the Alexander Wang collection. Perfect for a big city girl, there was lots of black yet all of that black was pleasantly offset by the use of plenty of bold color.  Daring hues of lime green and cobalt blue were not only hard to miss but also hard to not fall in love with.

 J. Mendel NYFW Spring Sumer 2015 looks

J. Mendel

J. Mendel was all about the flowy sheer fabrics. His collection provided a mix of whimsical, high fashion, and plain ol’ pretty.  There was quite a bit of neon green and white floating down the runway. I’m all on board. The looks were absolutely picture perfect for spring.

 

DVF  Diane Von Furstenberg NYFW Spring Summer 2015 looks

Diane Von Furstenberg

This latest collection from Diane Von Furstenburg was filled with plenty of  delicate grays but like classic DVF, the collection was also replete with bold colors and florals. Oh, and honey the silhouettes...  She gets me. She really, really gets me. Diane knows how to treat a lady.  The Spring/Summer line gracefully accentuated the models lovely lady parts while several pieces made the statement that the crop top still in full effect.  I loved the playful shorts and skirts but the sweet, sugary icing on the cake was a yellow, almost lime green dress that almost made my heart skip a beat.

 

Badgley Mischka NYFW Spring Summer 2015 looks

Badgley Mischka

Ohhhh Ma gosh, Badgley Mischka's runway looks absolutely stole my heart.  This collection was my absolute favorite. I love when fashion embraces a woman’s femininity and fashion house Badgley Mischka has always been on the same page. The collection dazzled in wonderful elegance. I couldn't help but be drawn in as chic look after chic look strutted it’s way down the runway. Some of the dresses featured a tiered, tulle element, which I can’t say I was too fond of but overall, I would probably wear about 80% of the looks if given the opportunity. Hey Badgley… uhh call me.

Collections from left to right: BCBGMAXAZRIA, Tome, Desigual, Marissa Webb
Collections from left to right: BCBGMAXAZRIA, Tome, Desigual, Marissa Webb

New York Fashion Week  is underway featuring spring and sumer collections for next year and I’m having fun trolling the Internet to see what’s going on in The Big Apple. The official first day of shows has come and gone and I’m starting to see an emerging trend of soft color palettes. I certainly love bold colors but some of these soft looks are perfection.

BCBGMAXARIA showed off some looks constructed in a lovely silk Bohemain style and I totally fell in love with the Kimono belts they used to tie the collection pieces together. Desiguel is known for its fun and busy patterns. Yesterday wasn’t much different. It was all about the florals  and oddly enough I found myself really liking a couple of the flash-back-to-the-70’s pieces. Go figure.

I can’t wait to see how the rest of the weeks festivities turn out. I’m looking forward to seeing what Prabal Gurung, Victoria Becham and Zac Posen have in store. I’ll keep you posted. Thanks for reading.

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