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NYFW: The 1990s are back (kinda) with Marc Jacobs

Once again, Marc Jacobs created another NYFW ‘moment’ but at this moment in time, apart from prolonging the rather tired 1990s grunge trend, we’re struggling how this one might translate to the high street as we can’t see the general public embracing giant furry hats.

Fashion writers have mulled over possible influences: The Cat in the Hat, buccaneers and pirates, Dionne from Clueless, Willy Wonka, Kurt Cobain, tramps, Jamiroquai and we can see them all – with a grungy edge.

There was also a flirtation with exaggerated retro shapes. Trying to strip away the more outlandish bits, pencil and lantern-shaped skirts in interesting textures were a recurrent theme as well as tricky cropped trousers and mid-length layers as well as grungy fur with the odd touch of pastel rave.

While I admire the creativity and Jacobs’ ability to be different, this show stuck out because it was more conceptual in a sea of ready-to-wear looks and *please don’t hate me* I prefer Marc Jacobs in his brighter and more easy-to-wear moments.

The skirt reminds me of the 1990s

Elle mag's mash-up

I do like the 90s furry coat

Dr Seuss much?

So many styles mixed into one chaotic look

Slightly Kurt Cobain?

Retro dress meets pirate boots and a huge furry hat!


NYFW: Monochromes and neutral

Some trends never die. Smart monochrome looks, buttery neutral coloured leathers and plush camel will live forever. They still looked awesome on the NYFW catwalks and came in so many varying forms.

Hints of the 1920s trend lingers at Diane von Furstenberg

Floaty but still daytime appropriate. Well done Ohne Titel!

Camel-tastic Vera Wang

Grown-up winter florals at Oscar de la Renta

Classic but cool Rodarte (obsessed) and the midi lives on!

Sophisticated and sexy at The Row. You go Olsen girls!

NYFW: clean lines + slightly sporty

If you’re regular reader of our blog you’ll know how obsessed we are with SS12’s ‘Sports Luxe’ trend so we were obviously seduced by the clean lines and bright hues seen on the New York Fashion Week catwalks. We say stock up on minimalist basics this spring and they’ll see you through the year – hurray!

Here are some of our favourites from the catwalks.

Lacoste channels slinky ski wear

Thakoon - dream work wear

A little but 90s surfer I'm in love with this Preen look

Mixed reviews for Proenza Schouler this time round. I'm not as crazy for this collectin as others but it's still cool and clever.

Pics: The Telegraph.

NYFW: Structured and minimalist coats to die for

I find it relatively difficult to get super excited about all the new winter collections when I’m pining for springtime and promised heat and sunshine…but I always have a soft spot for coats.

While London Fashion Week always produces exciting new ideas and cutting-edge collections, New York is the place for really wearable fashion and I know that come next Autumn I will be lusting after a structured and smart coat like these lovelies.

I love the leather detailing and shape of this DKNY coat

A more structured take on last season's blanket shape from 3.1 Philip Lim

Sports luxe lives on at Victoria Beckham

Cosy Proenza Schouler

Hell for leather at DKNY

NYFW trends: red carpet dresses

Some of the designers we reckon the celebs will be wearing on the red carpet…so far… Prabal Gurung, Monica Lhuillier and Jason Wu and note the colour red. How apt.

Monica Lhuillier sleek and sexy

Love the cut-away detail

More Monica - the finale piece

Fun and flirty feathers from Prabal Gurung

I adore this beautiful blue colour -for edgier starlets

Sexy but so elegant - Prabal Gurung is having a fashion moment

Silk and Lace - definitive Jason Wu

NYFW trends: the pyjama party continues

You’ll have noticed printed trousers in all the shops- from floral cigarette trous and patterned skinny jeans to those tricky to wear pyjama-style styles, perfected by Stella McCartney. Like so many trends that kinda carry on through the seasons, printed relaxed styles have been spotted on the New York catwalk – either super slouchy chiffon numbers or chic harem shapes.

Personally I have always had an aversion to harem shapes (being a pear-shaped girl) but I lOVE the look on the catwalk. Maybe I’ll attempt some floaty chiffon when the time comes! I was going to attempt my own pictorial mash-up and then stumbled across Coco’s Tea Party’s post so all credit goes to Ella Gregory.

Love all of these!

Note that pattern clashing is still big news

NYFW trends: mesh

Once again we’re seeing plenty of mesh in SS12 but it based on the NYFW catwalks it’s here to stay and gets chunkier and edgier. Interesting it’s less about sports luxe and more about crochet and revealing skin in an interesting way. I’m sure we’ll see more of this on various other catwalks.

Alexander Wang AW12/13

Alexander Wang - love the mix of mesh and leather. Fierce.

Crochet mesh gets sexy at Helmut Lang

Wang again with more delicate sheer mesh

Beyonce dazzles in Cavalli dress for Pulse perfume launch

Since announcing her pregnancy Beyonce hasn’t shied away from her usual glamorous style and the launch of her new perfume, Pulse was no exception.

The singer wore an incredibly short sequined mini dress by Roberto Cavalli last night in New York and kept warm with a
matching midnight blue sparkly blazer. Cavalli tweeted the pic!

Beyonce sparkles in Cavalli sequins

Cavalli opened a new shop in the middle of London Fashion Week where The Saturdays, Cher Lloyd and Holly Valance looking great in Cavalli gowns. Beyonce’s also been spotted at NYFW shows as well as showcasing her new clothing collection, House of Dereon at Selfridges.

Here’s the commercial for Beyonce’s new fragrance.

Victoria Beckham models cat dress fresh from NYFW

Victoria Beckham wasted no time in modeling her own designs – just after she’s shown them off at New York Fashion Week. We think this cat dress is purr-fect! Impressive killer heels too.

Cat that's got the cream!

Same design on the cat-walk (ok we'll stop with the puns now)

Pics from The Daily Mail. One reader commented: “Dress looks like a reject from Primark!” We disagree.

NYFW Day 7: Alexa Chung front row at Proenza Schouler

We’re huge fans for Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez who are Proenza Schouler and their fabulously West-Coast USA inspired collections.

My all-time-favourite was Spring 2010’s scuba California surf collection with bright tie dyes and last season they channeled Navajo
patterns (like the ones you’ll be rocking this winter *nod*.)

This time the collection is kind of American-looking but also centered on a 70s crafty trend – there was even shag carpet on the catwalk! Nylon, faux wood prints, loud patterns, mustard and brown, a little Hawaiian shirt influence and chunky wooden wedges had fun with the era.

And of course the collection boasted the label’s brilliantly tailored and effortlessly flattering shapes as well as a front row choc full of celebs, including one of our favourite style muses, Alexa Chung, Rachel Zoe and Pharrell Williams.

Impressive front row!

Note crafty does not mean home-made looking!

Loving the 'wood print'. Model cannot be used as a coffee table.

Geometrically perfect!

Pics from TheFashPack.

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