NY S/S Fashion Wk – Favourites 2
A Crisp White Summer Awaits
While I have been waiting with baited breath for Fall (to bring out my new minimalism wardrobe essentials…aka the cape!), after seeing the wonderful New York shows I am already dreaming straight ahead to Spring!
Spring/Summer 2011 looks set to be two fun, vibrant seasons. Seasons that will say bye bye to restraint and hello to bright white, colour, prints and sheer exuberance.
NY Favourite Looks: White Wonderland
White, white, white! My favourite summer shade and what looks set to be next seasons must do colour! I will go as far to say white will be the new camel of 2011! It’s fresh, pure and striking. It also does wonders for a lovely summer glow. White can add an unexpected dash of crisp, classic, sophistication to any look… just think what a white tee can do for jeans.
NY Favourite Collections Part 2:
After seeing Michael Kors collection, next Summer I will definitely be heading to the Hamptons! Starting the collection with fresh white looks created a breezy, luxe optimism that stayed present throughout the show. The collection then went on to introduce a spectacular colour palette of fresh grass green, vibrant daffodil yellow, delicious candy pink and splashes of creamy purple and blue added in for beautiful measure. Luxe grey and crisp white broke up the collection throughout.
I loved the casual, chic feel of this collection. Crisp cotton and draped jersey in loose silhouettes made dreams of relaxing by the pool materialise from the catwalk. Meanwhile grey cardigans were worn oversized and cozy.
My Michael Kors must haves….
The yellow shift dress (pictured 2nd row) is one of my absolute must-haves for next season! I WANT IT NOW! I also adore the grey cashmere sweatshirt and sequined trouser combination… magnifique!
Sheer organza, swiss eyelet and faded denim created a sexy yet sweet collection at Thakoon. Soft and pretty, the collection mainly in white with cornflower blue touches, before building to black, featured light layering, wispy blue blouses and breezy feminine dresses. Thakoon’s pieces embodied the essential cool, effortlessness you desire in a wearable summer wardrobe. Touches of sharp tailoring in pure white also created some strong looks.
My top choice at Thakoon….
The wispy, light cornflower blue dress is my favourite Thakoon look (pictured 2nd row). Appearing weightless and goddess-like, this dress will demand an entrance at any Spring Wedding or Pool Party.
Victoria Beckham’s Spring/Summer collection took an unexpected turn away from corseted structure this season. Instead we saw loose silhouettes and soft draping. Electric shades of ultraviolet and sunshine yellow added notes of the unexpected to her main colour palette of: blush pink, soft brown, silver, white and black. With a nod to the 60’s, Beckham’s dress shapes were beautiful, feminine and fun. Exposed zippers running down the back and soft seams on the front of dresses, were subtly sexy.
My essential Victoria Beckham pieces….
Two of my favourite dresses from the whole of NY Fashion week appeared in this collection! Firstly the white pleat shoulder bell dress with silver waist (pictured at the very top of this page). And secondly the white optical print flare dress (pictured centre of the 2nd row). I love, love, love them!
Ralph Lauren’s Spring / Summer will be taking place in a decedent western town filled with luscious white lace, fringing and luxe leather. Fortunately, there were no cowboy hats in sight! Lauren’s taken on western was much more decedent. High Victorian necklines and vintage lace patterns were created ih a mainly white colour palette which moved into glimpses of sky blue, silver and soft camel.
My Ralph Lauren favourite….
My favourite piece from the collection was the short white lace dress with long sleeves (pictured 2nd row). This dress would look just as stylish in the big city as it would do down at the ranch.
While I will admit Calvin Klein is usually not one of my personal favourites, this season I have been completely taken aback with the simply stunning flowing shapes and subtle details this collection delivered. Calvin Klein proves season after season that minimal can be sexy. Beautiful proportion, luxurious fabrics and the less-is-more philosophy sent my heart a flutter. The mostly white collection also featured a striking coral dress followed by a calming blue dress – keeping the audience on their toes for all the right reasons.
My Calvin Klein lust-after piece…
The striking coral shift dress will suit me just perfectly…x