Another successful fashion week is in the books! Eight inch platforms have been carefully packed away and the flashing lights are retired… At least for a few seconds because LFW. Now that it’s all over we’re going to share with you our most favorite runway looks, entire run of shows, and of course what we really live for-- street style. New York fashion weeks are by far the most important because not only do they set the tone for the following fashion weeks to come but the people stomping the streets from show to show will set the trends for the season we will currently be falling into (pun intended).
Now let's get this party started!
Fashion week came, conquered and left my little heart wanting more. There’s something about the shows that take me back to my dancing days- the makeup and hair being adjusted to perfection, getting dressed up in over-the-top outfits, providing a show for all to see and then recapping on the whole performance, or in this case the looks. Of course, my dance performances don’t compare to the jaw-dropping looks made by some of the most coveted designers, but I see why I get excited. This year, I had a tie between two shows that left me in awe.
First, Rodarte. As soon as the first model stepped foot on the stage, I was left speechless. All the fur, lace, fringe, studded leather and everything girly in-between had me glued on my screen. I’ll confess my obsession with leather and lace right here, which is another reason why I can’t wait for winter, but the way the outfits complimented all the metallic and floral designs just went together perfectly.
Second of all, let’s talk about Marc Jacobs shutting down New York Fashion Week with a BANG. We all know the designer is known to set trends, but this year he just went above and beyond. I fell in love with the set design giving off this street/alley feel with the wet floor and hanging bulbs (talk about major home decor inspo) and it felt like Marc Jacobs organized a fashion-worthy rave. The futuristic vibes of the clothing mixed with a bit of 70’s pieces were insane. Just when you thought the clothes were good enough, the designer included rainbow dreads and giant heels on the models. I loved it all!
One of my favorite street looks was by AImee Song from songofstyle. This double the blushing tone collab went perfectly in sync. The neutral color is very simple and easy to dress, but adding on a trench layer of the same color is a whole new situation. The slip dress can be hard to style because it can go dressed up or dressed down. She simply paired the duo with a nude pointed shoe and big, bold earrings. Wearing the same color twice is a bit daring only because we like to wear tones that compliment each other instead of repeating, but by adding a simple tone shoe and dainty earrings, this went perfectly.
Olivia Culpo is an all around beautiful girl and her classy style matches her cool girl persona. The way she dresses always gets me inspired for some feminine attire. This past week she totally had me obsessed with her sets. They matching floral print on the skirt and the long blazer is something the #GirlBoss inside me has always wanted. It is pure feminine and very playful. The design made the business-casual outfit look no so intimidating. The perfect way complete the look is by adding the infamous and ever so chic pointed-toe pump.
I love fashion week because it gets me so excited to start playing around with my style every coming season. Street style speaks to me because you can be your complete self with an edge. This Fall, splurge on some jewelry because it makes a world of difference with your outfit. Dainty earrings are something I love to wear because sometimes necklaces can take away from an outfit. Pointed-shoe toes, bold prints and a 90’s flare are in for this season, so don’t be afraid if you look too “old school.” You’re doing it right!
At first I had a really hard time getting into fashion week. I’ve been extremely busy lately so I wasn’t paying full attention unless it was something that really caught my eye. I started to get frustrated because I had high expectations and nothing was impressing me. The runway looks and collections, the street style, everything! I wasn’t seeing anything worthy of awe. Then the Coach struck me with their beautifully crafted show.
Me-oh-my did Coach blow me away! I was really impressed especially since I feel like they haven’t been really doing anything creatively innovative for some time now. But this was everything I was looking for! I loved the contrast of femininity and masculinity, a style that I’ve really been into lately. The set design was simple, bu5 powerful. The lighting is something that not many people pay att attention to but it was on point. They executed the concept beautifully which is why I have dubbed it my favorite show of the week.
My favorite individual looks were probably the most instagrammed of the week. Altuzarra’s amazing designs and details were extravagantly beautiful; it made anyone want to rock styles with pineapples and lemons from head-to-toe because why not??? Well, besides Beyoncé, of course. I’m with it.
Now as far as street style goes Kendall and Gigi slayed assss alwaaaays so there’s nothing new there, but my favorite looks all week were some that I spotted on the Vogue Snapchat story:
If you haven't hopped on the 90’s bandwagon just yet there’s no escaping now. 2016 has been fully immersed by the revival, Pokemon is a thing again for god's sake!!! So obviously there were heavy 90’s vibes everywhere, all week with a modern twist. I’m absolutely in love with the t-shirt and cami layering trend, especially with graphic t’s and silk, lace-y cami dresses! Totally easy to copy and try out for yourself. With the temps dropping soon just add an oversized leather or denim jacket and black gloved booties and you’ll look amaaaazzzz’.
Like I mentioned before, I’ve suuuuper been into clashing the feminine and masculine styles. My boyfriend has been totally cool with me wanting to borrow his clothes too so it’s a win-win! I also love it because I was very tomboy when I was younger, buuuut at the same time I was always down for over-the-top bows and dresses. Now that I’m older and wiser I’ve found my perfect medium and a lot of the recent street styles have reflected it (no one will ever be able to take my Vans away from me!). For the fall pair masculine silhouettes like trousers, boxy t-shirts, and men's sneakers (whether they're tennis shoes or loafers) and put a feminine twist on it with bright colors, statement accessories, or even just little detail that add a feminine style.
Trends come and go, but it’s safe to say that the 90’s are back. We’re a bit sad that New York Fashion Week is over, but it has definitely left us inspired for this upcoming season. We were on the verge of pulling all our hair out because everything seemed a bit overdone. Fall has arrived and we’re so excited to bring back our bombers, beanies, long layers and our favorite booties. London Fashion Week is almost here, who will be watching?
Ciao for now,