Fashion Weeks, Non classé

The New York Fashion Week Report

Hello fashionistas of the world!

The month of fashion weeks is in full swing, so I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on this exciting time of the year!

In September/October, brands showcase their spring and summer collections.  I always found it a little weird to see those trends that we’ll only “experience” 6 months later, but hey, that’s fashion right?! ( Although things might be starting to change… see the end of this post)

The first fashion week is held in New York, followed by London, Milan, and finally Paris.

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK #NYFW (September 7th – September 14th)

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(Photo Credit: NYFW)

Who are the big names?

Obviously, there was a long list of designers who showcased their collection during NYFW.  Some of the biggest names are: Naeem Khan, Marchesa, Jenny Packham, Victoria Beckham, and Vera Wang (Full list –> Here).

What were the big trends? Well, there were a lot.  If you want a long list, you can check out these sources (InStyle and Vogue).  Among all of these trends, here are my favorites:

The sweater as an accessory seen at Thakoon.  I love sweaters.  I own a ton of them.  Sometimes, I just want to rock a minimal look and the sweater is the perfect piece for that.  And in Belgium, the weather is so changing, the sweater as an accessory is actually quite convenient 😉

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(Photo Credit: InStyle)

The button-dow shirt with a twist: seen at Elizabeth and James, and Alexander Wang.  I love button-down shirts.  You can pair them with anything.  It’s classy, and feminine, and timeless.  So I’m looking forward to seeing what they come up with!

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(Photo Credit: InStyle)

Military jackets: seen at Tom Ford, Yeezy, Marc Jacobs.  That’s fierce.  Period.

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(Photo Credit: Vogue)

Pants jumpsuit: seen at Brandon Maxwell, boss, Alexander Wang.  I have two.  One black and one  with a cute summer print.  They are probably two of my most comfortable pieces… Just don’t drink more water than usual when you wear one 😀

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(Photo Credit: Vogue)

Cocoon sweater dresses: seen at DKNY, Yeezy, Tommy Hilfiger.  Yaaayyyy, really excited about that!!!  I’m literally jumping with excitement.  Not sure I’ll wear these kinds of dresses when it’s super hot outside (you never know, maybe we’ll have an actual summer next year), but it will definitely be one of my go-to looks during spring.

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(Photo Credit: Vogue)

Show your shoulders: seen at DVF, Self-Portrait, Rosie Assoulin, Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Hood by Air.  I like pieces that let you show casually your shoulder.  It’s sexy, but when it’s done well, you can still look elegant.

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(Photo Credit: Vogue)
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Yellow!  Seen at Creatures of Comfort, Marissa Webb, 3.1. Phillip Lim, and Tibi.  I actually bought a yellow jacket this summer.  At first, I was not sure about the color, but now I love it!  So I’m kind of excited about seeing more yellow next spring.

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(Photo Credit: InStyle)

Red: seen at Rodarte, Hellessey, Oscar de la Renta.  Red is sexy.

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(Photo Credit: InStyle)
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(Photo Credit: Vogue)

Pink!  Seen at Michael Kors, Mac Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta.  You know I love pink.  Elle Woods forever!

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(Photo Credit: Vogue)

Over-the-knee socks: Seen at Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, DKNY.  I always say that fashion is supposed to be fun.  Over-the-knee socks are the definition of fun.  Besides, I’m going to Japan next month, I think I’ll snatch some real life ideas on how to rock them 🙂

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(Photo Credit: InStyle)

Hearts all over!  Seen at Rodarte, Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler.  I own a pair of pants with red hearts all over.  Show me love goddamit!

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(Photo Credit: InStyle)

Statement earrings: seen at Proezna Schouler, CG by Chris Genlinas, Delpozo, Altuzarra, Creatures of the Wind.  I don’t wear a lot of jewels.  But when I do, I like to wear a statement piece, whether it’s a bracelet, a necklace, rings, or earring in that case.

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(Photo Credit: InStyle)

Ankle bling: Seen at Rodarte, Alexander Wang, DVF.  Ankle bling could definitely be considered as statement jewels.  Refer to above-mentioned point :p

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(Photo Credit: InStyle)

Other noteworthy/odd trends include:

  • Show your bra (not sure I’ll embrace that one… )!  Seen at Alexander Wang, Oscar de la Renta, 3.1. Phillip Lim, Victoria Beckham…
  • The Dress-Pants pairing (it reminds me of an odd trend when I was a teenager… ): seen at Rosie Assoulin, Banana Republic, Adeam
  • Super duper long belts (if you’re clumsy, maybe you should forget about this one :p ): seen at Tibi, DVF, Victoria Beckham
  • Faux rips along the seams: seen at 3.1. Phillip Lim, DKNY, Self-Portrait
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(Photo Credit: InStyle)
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Fashion bloggers in NYFW?

Chiara was there, Aimee was there, Kristina was there, Christelle was there… They were all there!

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Chiara Ferragni (Photo Credit: Instagram)
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Aimee Song (Photo Credit: Instagram)
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Kristina Bazan (Photo Credit: Instagram)
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Christelle Lim (Photo Credit: Instagram)
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Christelle Lim (Photo Credit: Instagram)
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Rocky Barnes (Photo Credit: Instagram)

And 2 of my favorite (or maybe my two favorite) bloggers:

Paola Alberdi (Blank Itinerary🙂

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Paola Alberdi (Photo Credit: Instagram)
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Paola Alberdi (Photo Credit: Instagram)
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Paola Alberdi (Photo Credit: Instagram)

And Alexandra Pereira (Lovely Pepa):

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Alexandra Pereira (Photo Credit: Instagram)
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Alexandra Pereira (Photo Credit: Instagram)
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Alexandra Pereira (Photo Credit: Instagram)

 Fun anecdote?

The “Seen Now, Buy Now, Wear Now” model is growing more popular.  Banana Republic, Michael Kors, and Ralph Lauren are a few examples of brands that made some of their pieces directly available (check out the others here), instead of waiting for months to make it available to their customers.

Bisous,

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