Snow storms and a streaker didn’t stop the fashion pack in their well-heeled tracks as they trudged to Brooklyn and back for New York Fashion Week; via Twitter and Instagram of course. Clouds were big on the ground as well as in the sky with Zimmermann naming their show Cloud Stompers and superstar designer Marc Jacobs using clouds as the backdrop for his show to close the week. The action was happening on and off the catwalk as front rows everywhere were jammed full of editors and celebs including the world’s favourite immaculately attired family, the Beckhams.
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Gorgeous family seated front row aside, Victoria Beckham’s Ready to Wear collection had all the hallmarks of success, with not a detractor in sight. The collection sat somewhere at the crossroads of feminine, masculine, structured and relaxed. Easy to wear coats, trousers, dresses and gold chain detailing made for a collection that’s sophisticated yet simple; not a bad place to be.
Sharp, feminine, detailed and directional, Nicky Zimmermann’s
‘Cloud Stomper’s’ collection was influenced by beatniks and teddy girls with fluffy mohair, leather pieces and eyelet details that rocked. All topped with a velvet lip. Oh so sexy and utterly covetable. These two sisters can’t put a fashion-forward foot wrong. Sydney savvy through and through.
Stuart Veevers, the 40 year old Brit and newly-appointed Creative Director of American classic Coach, deferred to old-school American heritage for the brand’s debut Ready to Wear collection with duffle coats, riding boots, plaid and chunky ankle boots all featuring. With time at Bottega Veneta, Mulberry, Lowe and Marc Jacobs under his belt there’ll be more to come here. Watch this space.
It’s an overused word, but Iconic is apt for ageless beauty Diane Von Furstenberg and her Wrap Dress, which celebrated its 40th anniversary during NYFW. Named ‘Bohemian Wrapsody’, the collection featured new statement prints on the timeless wrap dress that made her an overnight success back in 1972, with gold variations to mark the moment. It’s no accident this sexy woman who goes by the motto “Love is Life” has still got it.
The inimitable Jenna Lyons and her crew including Tom Mora, head of women’s design, wheeled out more of the same – and we mean that in the best possible way. Wearable classics with colour and spark reminded everyone why J Crew has changed the way people dress. The icing on the cake here was the limited edition New Balance for J.Crew range of trainers.