My New York Favourite Pieces…
Now that the Spring/Summer Collections have been shown, I have chosen my favourite 12 looks from the New York!
From my choices below, it appears that I will be wearing lots of yellow and orange (citrus colours) and gorgeous white! I adore the yellow shift dress by Michael Kors and the bell skirt shape by Victoria Beckham. Both dresses are such flattering shapes, which are oh-so-chic, feminine and fun.
The high waisted trousers and white bow blouse by Jason Wu makes a streamlined, signature statement. Tory Burch’s preppy upper-east side aesthetic in vibrant orange is stunning. I adore the Proenza Schoulder’s collection – fresh yet undeniably cool with a fresh take on youthful ladylike elegance. The detailing at Rodarte was simply incredible and I loved their distinct shapes and proportions.
Top 12 New York Spring/Summer 2011 Looks:
Overall I think my choices, coincide with what I believe my style primarily is: colourful, preppy and classic.
How would you describe your style in 3words? xx
My Top 12 London Fashion Week Pieces coming soon…
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!