Thursday, September 25, 2014

S/S 2015: New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu

Even though Summer is over and Winter is quickly approaching there's always the S/S Fashion Week in September every year to calm us down and let us keep hold of summer for just a little bit longer. From Jason Wu's previous A/W fashion week, collaborating with Hugo Boss, we expected Wu's S/S independant line to give a patterned theme focused throughout his garments. Wu encased on a camouflage style for different pieces in this collection and kept the length of his pieces mid length to give a bold and sharp line. The colours stayed quite harmonious throughout as he stuck with greens, blues and whites. The shapes are typical of the 60s which is also a key trend for A/W this year, so put on your best mod efforts and whip on a Fred Perry polo shirt.

 Michael Kors

You may associate Michael Kors more for his statement bags but Kors can be a dark horse when it comes to his clothing line. With this collection he's made it more suitable for every day wear as well as evening wear therefore giving himself a wider market to work with. The beauty of his collection is all about the patterns and contrasting colours whether it's daisies or grapes he's managed to pull them off beautifully due to his rich colour scheme. Who thought wearing a dress full of grapes could look so stylish? The key to his collection is the crisp tailored shirt, giving a clash of simplicity to his work and calming down the busy patterns on the sheer fabric skirts. If you thought Kors was just a bag designer then you're wrong, but don't worry you're probably not the only one. You learn something new every day, shame it's not about something we can afford though.

 Naeem Khan

Elegant, extravagant and chic, Naeem Khan surely ticked these boxes for his S/S 2015 collection. His garments focused on the beauty of florals instantly giving a delicate theme for the dresses. From pastels to bold metallic, Khan made sure every dress was a little different whether it be the shape, material or pattern. As the models paraded scenes of a garden down the catwalk the dresses floated and flew showing their delicacy, especially matched with the softer tones and sheer fabrics. Naeem Khan has always been a favourite of mine as each of his collections has proved very different, allowing his talent to show through his beautiful work and never forgetting to show us what he can do. Once again, he hasn't disappointed and surely deserves the recognition other designers have. Remember his name well, he's not going anywhere. 

 Victoria Beckham

The British born and bred designer Victoria Beckham once again let her work shine in the city of New York instead of London for Fashion Week. With her last collection she kept her style simple and sophisticated and has kept to the same guidelines for her S/S 2015 collection. The main pattern she focused on was a classic french stripe pattern to give an edge to the skirts shape and give attention to the legs. Seeing as our British summer doesn't tend to have that much sun, Victoria has thought of overcoats, jackets and knitwear to give us Brits a little cover over the goosebumps in that typical British summer. The shoes at the catwalk seemed like deja vu from this summer as the chunky heels and straps seems to be here to stay. Some might say ugly shoes, but ugly shoes aren't going anywhere.

Zac Posen 

Tailoring, tailoring and more tailoring. Zac Posen is one of the designers best known for his, you guessed it, tailoring. With his work awed at down red carpets for events he knew he had to present a beautiful collection to carry on his luck on the carpet. From 2014 Summer trends we know already that monochrome was a huge focus on summer fashion, so don't go throwing your summer clothes into the loft or charity bags just yet, monochrome is here to stay for another year at the very least so keep them where you can see them. Even though Posen works simplistically, he does uses texture and structure in his work. For this collection in particular he's experimented with holes and etching shapes into the clothing which would work wonders for layering.

1 comment :

  1. So inspiring! Thanks for sharing!