“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look to the future…this is known as fashion week.”
These iconic words, uttered by the one and only Carrie Bradshaw, could not have rung more true over the past week. Yesterday, February 19, marked the end of what was a truly outstanding New York Fashion Week. This season, despite the negative wind chills, the Manhattan runways were jam packed with seriously “wow” moments. From Kanye West’s debut collection with Adidas to detachable fur stoles at Jason Wu (more on that later), we fashion followers were certainly never starving for inspiration. And although I could not possibly included every one of my favorite looks in a single post, here’s a recap four of the many trends/highlights that cropped up over the past few days:
One Word: Fur // Sorry, PETA, but fur is most definitely here to stay. In a refreshing change from last season’s oh-so-70s shag look, the fur pieces for fall were a decidedly more indulgent take on the luxurious fabric. As mentioned above, Jason Wu outfitted several looks with detachable fur details, while Tommy Hilfiger gave the denim jacket a glam turn with the luxe fabric. Designers like Lela Rose and Marc Jacobs, on the other hand, went all the way: think show-stopping fur skirts and even more flamboyant coats.
Keeping it Classy // It’s true skin is in, but this season our New York friends embraced what I like to call “selective flaunting”. As in, it was either legs for days or plunging décolletage, never both. The results? Incredibly sensual yet elegant looks you can finally wear in front of your parents.
Sunshine State of Mind // Designers are clearly already eyeing resort season, as cheerful pops of yellow appeared were all over New York’s fall runways. Be it in the form of highlighter yellow (literally) turtlenecks at Delpozo, or adding some fun to the lining of down jackets at J.Crew, the color never failed to both surprise and delight.
Tucked In // If Spring 2015 was all about 70s flowiness, Fall 2015 is the season of tucking it all in. Gone were the flowing peasant blouses of runways past, and in was a super-chic, more tailored approach. Joie kept the boho vibe going, but gave the breezy top a boost by cinching it underneath high-waisted jeans. Frame Denim and Altuzarra went a little further by introducing the tucked-in sweater look. Two words: I. Want.
…And that’s wrap! So long, New York Fashion Week, it’s been a beautiful seven days. Next stop, LONDON.
All images credit of style.com