In case you hadn’t heard, New York Fashion Week has started! Yes, we know we’re more than a little over excited, but as our two favourite shows (so far) have proved this afternoon, we have every reason to be.
Obviously, it all gets a bit confusing what with the new season (AW14) just starting, and our wish lists crammed with coats upon coats upon ankle boots, and then fashion week comes along and throws a whole new climate (that’s SS15) into the mix. That’s why, when we saw some key trends we’ve already invested in popping up at the shows earlier today, we almost jumped from the FROW and onto the catwalk to plant a big appreciative kiss on Coach designer Stuart Ververs and the BCBG duo Max and Lubov Azria.
Yes, over at Coach there were fluffy pastel coats, colour pop mini skirts and some flatforms which didn’t look totally unlike our faithful Birkenstocks we’re still refusing to remove. Add to that the coloured leather dresses (in AW14’s ‘it’ shade, orange!), lightweight animal motif knits, kick flare trousers and a distinct ‘60s influence, and you’re basically looking at a whole lot of current trends that have just been tweaked slightly for a warmer season. Don’t even get us started on the leopard print cover ups and co-ords- that’s basically your off-duty staples nailed now!
Meanwhile, over at BCBG, we saw dreamy, draped gowns in fluid silks, all in a romantic palette of dusty pink and soft grey. There were asymmetric necklines, tiered skirts and white-washed looks, including a very
covetable, cropped biker jacket. Hints of Eastern-inspired silhouettes surfaced with a smattering of floral prints and stripes, all tied together with origami bows at the waist. As for the accessories, there were strappy sandals, peep-toes and mini bags- oh my! Does any of this sound familiar?
We’ve even shopped the high street for you to find some key pieces to help you be oh-so-fashion-forward and rock these looks now. And what’s even better is, while we can try these trends for autumn, it’s also good to know that come next spring, we won’t need to worry about completely overhauling our wardrobes. So far at New York Fashion Week, so successful. Now we’re even more excited about the rest of the shows. Bet you didn’t think that was possible, did you?
By Hannah Banks-Walker