25th February 2014

New York Fashion Week Round Up

Skye Scott transports us across the Atlantic to give us a lowdown on what some of her favourite designers were showcasing in NYFW at the beginning of the month

February may be month of love for some but for many it is the month of fashion. Fashion weeks take place in New York, London, Milan and Paris showcasing the designer collections for the Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 season.  Fashions elite braved the snow and chilly weather in New York from the 6th to 13th February, home to some of the most famous designers, including Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, DKNY, Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors.

Here are some of the top catwalk looks:



Victoria Beckham
This WAG showed off her fashion credentials to the max with her monochrome, sleek collection. In colours of only red, black and white it was left to a gold chain to decorate her minimalistic looks. As opposed to the fitted style Victoria usually opts for, the collection was oversized, pleated and ruffled and even included some floaty full length maxi summer dresses in crisp creams. Along with this, by adding fur to mini dresses and promoting an array of cowl neck jumpers she reminds us not to forget the trappings of a  winter wardrobe.


Donna Karan
The over the knee boot was big this winter and it seems like it is here to stay.  Donna Karan’s collection was inspired by erotica with a predominately black colour palette, sheer cut outs and plunging necklines. The show immediately grabbed our attention with a wrap around tuxedo mini dress and a deep, protruding neckline. Like VB the collection was accessorised with fur and splashes of red kept it current and exciting. The finale was a bit more demure, keeping it classy with camel wrap coats and full length dresses.

Alexander Wang
In his showcase of the modern soldier, Wang’s models, such as Victoria Secret model Candice Swanepoel, were unrecognisable with slicked back hair and white washed faces. The collection included slick grey military coats and colourful textured jumpers and bombers. Many of the looks were styled with the Wang over the knee boot, which has been suitably named the ‘Mule boot’. The futuristic show even included some heat activated looks that changed colour before the eyes of guests.

It seems too early to be looking at Spring/Summer let alone the next Winter season. But from the shows, we predict monochrome, red, military and tall boots are going to be ruling our wardrobes come winter.

Images: Instagrams @Lukastheastronaut;@danielpstylist



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