New York Fashion Week F/W 2015- Recap (Part Two)

Yesterday, I recapped just a few of the styles and fashion that hit the runways for New York Fashion Week F/W 2015. Today, I would like to focus on the “presentations” which allows for a more up close and personal view of the clothing lines for the designers that have chosen to participate in these forms of exhibition.

See by Chloe showcased a 70’s vibe with printed blouses, peplum hemmed dresses, and caped sweaters over turtlenecks. Oversized plaid coats paired with wide legged trousers were also seen- all of which boasted a color scheme reminiscent with bohemian qualities.

Alice + Olivia also gave a nod towards to the 70’s with their looks, while still staying synonymous with their rock and roll reputation. Printed matching short suits paired with leather over the knee boots, leather patchwork mini skirts paired with long striped coats, and gold-embroidered jackets paired with long metallic pleated skirts- were all glorious to look at on the models with sleek chignons and dark rouge lips. Other key pieces to note were leather parkas, deep colors in blue, burgundy, and golds. Some pieces even gave off a victorian style feel with lace and tapestry like details.

Kate Spade New York never fails when it comes to its well known classy and ladylike attire. But somehow, every season they seem to switch up the expected. Trademark bow details on dresses, kitschy clutches, driving gloves, and pom-pom hats- all among printed dresses and colorful separates. Pink and red were the themed colors of choice, with pink being showcased in different hues on feminine wool over coats. Fur was used as a detail rather than showpiece. But the star of the show was the plaid tartan pattern in capes, coats, and bags- giving off a prep meets chic kind of mood.

J.Crew (my personal favorite, so I am a little biased) consistently outshines the rest every season with its stylishly preppy ensembles. Yellow was indeed the color of the moment, popping up on pencil skirts, fur linings, fur scarves, and turtlenecks. Of course, sequins were ever present on tops paired with button downs, on long maxi skirts paired with chambray oxfords, and on evening gowns paired with fur hooded parkas. Per usual, there were trademark looks of sporty/feminine and menswear inspired (along with the trademark Jenna Lyons spectacles)- all of which are classic J.Crew that fans of the line have come to appreciate and favor over the years. The mix of colors, fabrics, and styles epitomized the brand’s stamp on the fashion world as a top contender when it comes to the real world fashionista.

Tune in at the end of next week for a recap of London’s fashion week for F/W 2015!

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