In the sea of designers that showed /presented collections for fall on New York Fashion Week we certainly can say that lot of them had been in seek of more softer shape of female body unlike the past few years. Era of body conscious and fitness finished for the most of them so no matter we still cherish the Alaia heritage in our closets, ditto we can finally have a sigh of relief. So what are the best moments of nyfw according to misslikey:
1. Sweater over a dress
Dilemma of How to wear sweater over a dress is resolved. Sweater contrary to a first heavy glance can be a great soft love on the second sight. So bring out your spring floral, long or short dresses, draped skirts and put a sweater on it. Definitely you won't freeze like in the times when you were wearing them in edgy manners in the middle of the winter.
PHOTO: Marc Jacobs
2. How to do the frizzy hair is the new How to fix the frizzy hair
Frizzy, curly hair become our friend this season. Free soft hair a la Grace Coddington this year proves that beauty imperfections can be our biggest perfections. Style is the key word.
3. The velvet underground
Velvet came back on the scene this year with the goth, 70s and 90s crave; While some been using velvet as a detail or embellished it with details many based entire collections on it so we saw a lot of velvet-in; Pants suits(Elise Overland, Fetherston, Karen Walker), long dresses, even the the minis in velvet (see Halston, Jeremy Scott, Sophie Theallet)
PHOTO: Halston mini in velvet
4. Draping instead of cutting
Fine tailored free falling items do something amazing to the shape of the female body. Keep an eye on Doo.Ri, Vena Cava draped skirts.
PHOTO: Costello Tagliapietra draped dress
5. Nouveau school
New school girl has a Lolita charm and except refined babydolls she adores toggle jackets, knee socks, pouf, pleated and folded skirts.
(See Philip Lim, Generra, Peter Jensen, Proenza Schouler, Brian Reyes, Cynthia Steffe, Boy by Band of Outsiders)
6. Keep an eye on Paris 68, debut collection of Marcella Lindeberg, ex creative consultant at Williams Rast
and fancy of the fall weekend getaways of Mona Kowalska and her line A Détacher
7. That less inspiration sometimes stands for more inspiration proved Shipley & Halmos and Marc Jacobs in both of his collections. While some been searching out for royal vagabonds, rock stars, Madras, Russian bohemians, Marc and duo S& H showed essentials of women's wardrobe. Marc Genius Jacobs spiced up everything with lovely romantic dresses.
PHOTO; Shipley & Halmose, Marc by Marc Jacobs
8. Boho Romantic
Talking romantics this year gypsy Bohemian took the whole new role. I always can see some of the romance in vague lifestyle but few like Erin Fetherston, Sophie Theallet, Anna Sui and Alberta Ferretti for Philosophy showed us a true meaning of boho romantic.
PHOTO; Philosophy boho long dress
9. Printed pants
From variety of graphic and floral prints came out printed pants, art that is new territory for most of us. But is definitely the field we will explore more in the future (see Proenza Schouler, Isaac Mizrahi, Devi Kroell, Acne)
PHOTO: Isaac Mizrahi printed pants
10. Sportswear is part of refined attire
Sweatpants, treggings, hoodies, hooded capes, varsity jackets are style builders. On high heels they are fashion forward.
PHOTO; Karen Walker
P.S. Sorry for the belated summary of nyfw. I wish I could publish complete reviews but there is lack of space here on misslikey. Anyway, thank you for reading.
Lots of Love