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