New York Fashion Week

Our top picks from NYFW: 

1) Givenchy 

1) Givenchy 

2) Adeam 

2) Adeam 

  3) Oscar de la Renta

 

3) Oscar de la Renta

4) Rodarte 

4) Rodarte 

5) Coach 

5) Coach 

6) Alexander Wang

6) Alexander Wang

7) Marc Jacobs 

7) Marc Jacobs 

New York fashion week was a strange one this year, Riccardo Tisci raised eyebrows by presenting his offering for Givenchy at the beginning of the week (Givenchy is one of the Parisian giants and has always been shown in Paris). It was a show reflective of his 10 years at the house, with the collection including previous greatest hits, with references to his 2007 and 2011 couture collections being personal favourites. Although the fashion industry is still in mourning for Oscar de la Renta, his successor Peter Copping finally seems to be hitting his stride, creating a collection reflective of the codes of the house, but also adding his own twist. Special mention this season goes to Adeam, the Japanese designer who only started showing during NYFW in 2013. Her latest collection was a fantastic mix of high fashion and wearability. Definitely one to watch! Although polar opposites in terms of style and design the two shows that attract the most press are undeniably Victoria Beckham and Kanye West’s Yeezy, Beckham has moved on from the structured, fitted silhouettes that launched her brand, instead focusing on a more relaxed form of dressing, that will undeniably open up her designs to a much wider audience. Kanye ruffled a few feathers (when doesn't he though to be fair) this season by only announcing his show very last minute, meaning that the carefully structured NYFW timetable was almost thrown into chaos. All eyes were on the footwear, which sell out in minutes! Marc Jacobs closed New York by putting on an old fashion cinematographic experience for his attendees, the collection was spectacular, full of references to 40’s pin up girls, circus dolly birds and Vegas sirens, it was a real show stopper. Up next, London!