New York Fashion Week is over and proved that literally EVERYTHING CAN BE A TREND! From street style served by bloggers and celebrities, to runways – we could observe an amazing variety of style, from minimalistic, monochrome to full glam to hippie, wild spirited looks. We’ve also seen lots of debuts – including BLDWN (formely Baldwin), Kate Spade or SavagexFenty and an amazing Rodarte return after a two-year break.

Here are my favorite shows from New York FW:

 

05/09/2018

TOM FORD, multi-talented designer from Texas, previously Creative Director of Gucci and YSL, showed us looks strongly ’90s inspired. With many of all black or all white pieces, he presented metallic, leather and animal-printed fabrics, which appeared also in many of Winter/Fall collections. Ford’s silhouette is slim, long and focused on strength. Men’s jackets on female models, skirtsuits with lace hem, belted corsets. Light, flowy fabrics, like silk satin and delicate lace and metallic stilettos spiced up with crocodile-imitated leather. Big sunglasses and oversized bags are back!

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Silk and lace midi dress with feather coat! And look at this amazing make-up!

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06/09/2018

Ulla Johnson, Manhattan’s born and raised designer surprised me with brilliant combination of ethereal, bohemian vibe with more modern cuts. Flowy dresses and firm mini skirts,  puffy sleeves and new monochrome – black&white&red! My attention was caught by African inspired plaited tops and bags and feather accessories. And these frilled shoes – must have for hot summer nights!

I could not pick only one favourite look – this bohemian vibe is my absolute thing!

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07/09/2018

Kate Spade New York, founded in 1993 by Kate and Andy Spade, previously focused on designing accessories, made a debut in New York Fashion Week, adding amazing pieces of clothes. Since shocking information about Kate passing away this summer, June 2018, new creative director Nicola Glass showed her first collection. Glass successfully kept company’s optimistic vibe, honoring it with ’70s inspiration – hippie flowery prints and earthy and pastel colors, with its big glasses and prints (especially oranges on beige!) and models attending with not one but two bags on runway!

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Favourite look:

Checked suit with amazing 70s inspired accessories, showing, that if you invested in good pieces in winter, you can easly sneak them to spring/summer waredrobe!

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Self-Portrait, brand created in 2013 by Malaysian Creative Director Han Chong, which has received a great deal of concrete attention and support from bloggers like Aimee Song in last years. Chong again showed great sense of mixing textures and prints, which can be easily adapted by younger and mature audience. Runway was ruled by bold graphics, ruffled blouses and frills, patches, 70s/80s inspired (browns, pinks on beige and monochrome), cute daisy-cut laces, big bags. Han Chong’s women is strong, yet flowy and very girly.

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Favourite look:

Amazing bottle-green flowy gown with boots!

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Longchamp ,French luxury leather focused brand founded in 1948 in Paris, presented collection with free, wild spirited vibe, mix of Native Americans and Gypsy inspired. Seeing photos from runway I could not think of Cher’s ‘Gypsys Tramps and Thieves’ and Gypsys Caravan photo-shoot of Kate Moss for V Magazine. Animal print, lots of fringes, turquoises, purples and browns, flowy maxi dresses matched with heavy leather and suede jackets, small bags with wide embroidered tassel straps reminding guitar straps, high suede gladiator sandals with fringes. I could not ask for more! Favorite look: ALL!

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09/09/2018

Rodarte, LA California-based clothing brand founded by genius sisters-designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, made its way back to NYFW after two years break and created an amazing show, taking us to Wonderland. Models picking their way through the cemetery in bowed stilettos in strong statement colors and silhouette in rain. Feminine, romantic airy-tale dresses and gowns, tulle and ruffle sleeves, metallic fabrics and leather – some really classic pieces, but most of them with lots of avantgarde. Favourite look: ALL!

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10/09/2018

Zimmermann, an Australian luxury brand founded in 1991 by sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann, showed ’70s inspired looks with low waist bottoms and flowy, deep decolletage hippie vibe shirts. Adding sporty and minimalistic pieces  and matching some of them with very girly pieces made me even more in love with that collection! Gold on white and gold&black on white Versace-inspired prints and embroidered/cut pieces created a dreamy chic yet bohemian looks, which I adore, and of course, it would be too hard for me to pick one favourite look from runway.

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Proenza Shouler, New York based brilliant duet of Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez showed American inspired collection with modern and minimalistic perspective. Although denim and cotton were main fabrics of the show, you could notice metallic and leather pieces. Duet focused on oversized silhouettes, accenting them with XXL bags and extra low waist dresses. You could spot long belted,escalated paper trousers, bandanas and vests, acid-washed jeans and contrast seams.

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Favourite look:

Cotton trench!

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11/09/2018

Oscar de la Renta, luxury brand founded by Dominican designer known internationally in the 1960s as one of the couturiers who dressed Jacqueline Kennedy. De la Renta’s Spring 2018 surprised with more day-to-night looks and Moroccan/Indian inspired collection with lots of flowy, relaxed-fit or knitted pieces, wraps and pajama style sets detailed with massive embroideries and fringes/feather finishes. Collection gave me feeling of contrasts – strong yellows and reds with whites and monochromes, small bags with statement jewellery. And these ombre gowns – fire!

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12/09/2018

Marc Jacobs, born in New York designer closed New York Fashion week by presenting fairy-tale, dreamy abstract collection. Color pallet was extended from full of cotton candy pastels to fuchsia and deep oranges to navys and bottle-greens. Escalated silhouettes, rose-inspired ruffles and baggy fit of Chanel-inspired tweed set took everything to extreme. He accented his fantasy with fabrics such as froth, feathers and silk, showing, that fashion is not about functionality but dream and passion (yet you can still spot some day-friendly pieces like trenches, coats or oversized suit!).

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Let me know in the comment, what was your favourite show and why?

When my ears catch ‘Paris’, I automatically think of a powerful, chic women strolling down the busy alley, rocking street style trend like anybody else. Obviously,

What makes Parisian style so interesting?

In my opinion, ability to mix and match pieces that are in every wardrobe with something extra avantgarde. Statement jewelry, red leather coat or way too oversized bag worn with classic white shirt and ripped mom jeans – ability to mix newest trends with classics newer out of style.

What do you need to achieve that look?

  • Shirts – plain or patterned, classic or totally modern. Explore and go crazy with fabrics and style – do not be afraid of deep decollete or back.  Experiment with unbuttoning, texture, untypical cut and characteristic sleeves.
  •  Jeans – make it simple or go totally crazy! Mum and boyfriend, ripped and skinny, low and high-waisted. Variations of these are insane!
  • Coat and trench – these are a big must have not only when it comes to Parisian style! I personally would focus on slightly oversized, classic coat in beige or deep brown – it’s just must have. Period!
  • Jewelry is a key! Focus on delicate and minimalist one but don’t be afraid to play and mix classics with some controversial one from time to time. Make statements!
  • Basic tops. Look for good quality fabrics. See through, loose and oversized – simple is better!
  • Beret. Do I have to explain why?
  • High heels. I know high heels and comfort is quite denying itself, but try to find ones you can spend in at least half a day. It doesn’t have to be 5 inches heel.

Extra tips:

  • When it comes to accessories and colors – make it simple and classic. You can choose one strong accent which will attract attention (scarf, jewelry, bag (personally fav!) or shoes), but try to contrast everything else by choosing holly grail basics. It’s all about the balance.
  •  Do not be afraid of building layers – it’s A KEY to visually slim your body.
  • Oversizing and loose fit is a key, but be careful. By doing it with every piece you may look over-dressed and you want to avoid that. Take some time, try on and have fun in front of the mirror. Wearing oversized shirt with mini or extra-slim jeans will always make your look cute!
  • Messy hair and natural make-up can help a lot to create that effortless look.
  • Matching something not so obvious, like high heels with sporty t-shirt and ripped jeans, will give you that street look, everyone is crazy about!

 

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New season is two weeks away – so are new trends.

Although we can not predict the weather, new trends are so obvious, we can spot them on the streets right now! Animal prints in every corner of coffee, oversized blazers and statement jewelry, heavy fabrics and bohemian style slowly taking over. Bags are getting smaller and boots are reaching higher, while cut is more and more oversized.

COLORS: 

Mustard, camel, deep brown, burnt orange and wine red, power-yellow, khaki.

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Animal prints – snake, zebra, leopard and even cow prints, classic checks, strips, floral on black, bohemian prints.

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FABRIC: 

Wool, leather, denim, suede, , silk.

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MUST HAVES:

Stripy maxi dress, wool caramel coat, leather snake print boots, check blazer, white cowboy boots, statement oversized coat and suit, bohemian cardigan, corduroy trousers.

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