New York Fashion Week is in full force, which means my dream expansion of my wardrobe is very carefully being planned as well. February 6th showcased some unbelievable apparel that I would die to get my hands on.
The first show that I really loved was Australian, Dion Lee’s. The girl sporting these minimalist duds is one cool chick. The subdued hues and all black everything looks were my favourite. Also the range of fabrications is something to marvel at. I would be more than happy to cuddle up in the super soft knits that look beyond cozy, but still very chic. The halter dresses and tops featuring a criss-crossed lattice of snakeskin were the perfect ratio of cool sophistication. One of my top looks from the collection was the all black leather pant ensemble finished off with a beau chapeau. It brought to mind an image of the independent Mattie Ross from True Grit, but instead of running around Texas, she’s in the Australian outback looking oh-so-stylish.
To continue my love affair with oversized silhouettes and looks that are masterfully layered, look no further than the Creatures of Comfort collection. I can’t say every look was my cup of tea, particularly the block of green looks, but beyond that I was a fan. The oversized mustard t-shirt dress, in a way colourblocked with the jade green layered sleeves, and lapis tights really stood out. I’m not typically someone who wears much colour, let alone a combination of hues, but this look was just so cute with the platforms and chunky grey scarf, I was a believer! If you view my tumblr page you’ll see just how crazy I am for billowing outerwear, so the powder blue coat that opened the show immediately hooked me. My favourite look was the giant black fisherman sweater, layered over what appeared to be a silk, light pink skirt, with a pop of navy at the bottom. The head-to-toe styling was perfection and I would gladly make this my go-to uniform. The collection was nostalgic in that it felt like the closet of a vintage-fiend who has amazing taste and luck. Definitely a raid-worthy collection.
My top show of the day had to be 10 Crosby Derek Lam’s. I am absolutely gaga for the different textures used and the silhouettes cut. If I had a paper doll kit of the entire collection it would be so fun to layer all the different pieces in beautiful combinations. I love the different shapes of the collection achieved through cinching and volume. Nothing makes my heart swoon more than a chunky sweater, especially one that is marled and colourblocked. Put one of those on top of a loose and flowing dress, and I’m obsessed. I’m crazy for the varied kimono style sleeves, particularly in the maroon, leather look. The collection has a casual ease to it, but the elegant silhouettes that fell away from the body and expert combination of textures definitely kept it in the highly sophisticated bracket.
So far I’m totally digging what Fall 2014 has in store for us. And it’s only the beginning of the season!!!