New York Fashion Week has officially closed for this Fall/Winter 2015 season. The parade of attention seekers and photographers more than willing to comply to their desires by the Lincoln Center entrance, where it was the last season for New York Fashion Week[they will be seeking a new location next season-September] to be hosted at are now back to their normal lives, well at least they should. Party is over guys! So, what are some of us left with? work, work and lots of it. You have the stylists digging through images, buyers figuring out pieces and order numbers, editors wrapping up stories and some moving on to the next fashion week, London Fashion Week. Maybe for you, it's just another week of work, but there is a lot of sorting out that happens before designer pieces or in that matter all clothing pieces hit the stores for you to buy--but, nothing for you the shopper to worry, we'll take care of it.
If you haven't read our NYFW Style Study Session I, you can do so here. So, moving on with the finale of New York Fashion Week. J. Crew, an American favorite, brought in two things we just can't wait for Fall, but as the normal plebes that we are, we have to--a little sunshine in the canary hue for those gloomy Fall days and after thinking we've seen it all in the world of the suit[recently speaking Emma Watson. See here], came a serious light colored jumpsuit. The entire collection was very as always wearable, which makes it a constant wardrobe appearance in our closets. Way to go J Crew, you won our closets once again!
Recently, we came across a saying that fully describes Ryan Roche in our minds--"You can tell when people are truly happy, their energy is truly genuine." We've been in love with Ryan Roche since we first seen her submit her portfolio to the Vogue's Fashion Fund 2014. There is a real genuine and soft person energy that she transmitted through the screens. So, when we saw her designs, we were completely captivated and even made a bet Ryan Roche would be the winner[our hearts really desired that for her]--well, close enough, she came up as one of the three runner-ups. Very well deserved! Her favorite color is pink, aside this being her first New York Fashion Week show[with raving reviews from WWD], she sources from local farmers for her knit use. A darling all around! Her Fall/Winter 2015 collection is a true inspirited of the clean and whole-heartiness the designer radiates and we want to wear that!
The Row's demure aesthetic is a natural attraction to us and we are happy that they will be opening their first flagship store here, in New York. We hear it will be quite an experience for the shopper. For its Fall/Winter 2015 collection we're liking the knit--a trend we've seen along the way of fashion week, the long suit jackets and the kimono belted waist wrap style along with the slipper shoes--above all comfort is quite important! Or perhaps, its our lately fascination with all things Japan that is making us see things this way. Either way, its gives structure and elegance to the simplistic and ceremonious ensembles.
We're still trying to get over Ralph Lauren's voluminous dress in his Spring 2015 Campaign--you can see it here. His Fall/Winter 2015 collection is an epitome of this coming season. He knows his women well and gives her a bit of everything from everyday, after hours and evening composites. But, if we are going to talk about one look to our personal satisfaction, it would be the first one to the right. It encompasses the overall message of Ralph Lauren for this coming season--comfort, sophistication, chic and glitz! But, what we are also loving is the care nature of the collection per the use of shearling in lieu of real fur. Thank you for that Ralph!
Delpozo gives us a type of form and color escapism, at least that's what our eye seems to perceive or perhaps what we want. Maybe it has to do to the blend of clothing design and art collaborations that have been happening--after all creativity sources from the same place. We seen it at Naeem Khan--he commission a graffiti artist to do the backdrop of his runway show. Delpozo's collection was inspired by two artists; painters Rhys Lee and Andrey Remnev. Aside the demure silhouettes of the pieces, it's truly pleasing and exciting to again see bright colors as an option for Fall and Winter alongside interesting sleeve cuts that dimensionally materializes the artistic inspiration of the clothing and of course extend our thoughts.
If a collection is taking us back to a natural sense of being along side the Mara Hoffman one this New York Fall/Winter 2015 season, it would be Anna Sui. The warrior inside of us concurs with all her pieces--including the face tattoos--reminding us of our travels to the East and seeing tribal tatted women--a sense of status beautification and story-telling making us wonder in question, what has been of her life? Anna Sui's collections revisits a time period during the Vikings existence--yes, now it all comes to life, right? A time of exploration and conquest. Although, we might not agree with the ethics of the Vikings, we do agree with Anna Sui's inspiration and the result of it because there is a warrior inside of us all women--exploring and conquering the trials of our lives and for mothers the trials of her children.
Marc Jacobs takes us between time zones. The drawn-on eye brows, white faces and vampy limps call out the early 1900's--a time of change for women. The belted long skirts and fur mix skipped our thoughts to Russian socialite and clothing designer Ulyana Sergeenko's style. But, the star of the show was the dear Diane Vreeland. She was the muse of inspiration for the collection--the woman and fashion editor responsible to put VOGUE Magazine on the scene of the world. Really, what better inspiration and tribute? a woman who not only understood the sense of style, but who also understood the woman more than what she understood herself in its totality---her wants and desires. Marc Jacobs, gives you that.
Written by Mariana