New York Fashion Week drew to a close yesterday with shows from some of fashion’s US based heavy hitters. Whilst colour has been prominent on the catwalk this September – ready for next Spring – Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs decided to pare things down and strip everything back to basic shapes, muted colour palettes and – for Marc Jacobs – natural raw beauty in the form of make-up free models!
Ralph Lauren didn’t abandon colour altogether however. Whilst the majority of the collection had a soft Safari feel, the New York based fashion house gave their SS15 line an evening-wear twist with silk cargo pants, jewel hued jackets and waistcoats with a slight vintage ‘Out of Africa’ feel.
Meanwhile, Calvin Klein went for classic grown up elegance. The range of evening dresses featured mostly in navy blues, black and ivory with a flash of signature CK red. Ladylike shapes and tailored midi-dresses dominated with playful leather skater dresses adding a girlish touch.
Marc Jacobs also took to the catwalk once again with his original Marc Jacobs pieces. His diffusion line, Marc by Marc Jacobs previewed earlier this week but in stark contrast Jacobs took the bright colours and quirky patterns down a notch giving this collection a more mature military feel. Equipped with utilitarian floor-length duster coats, belted army-style jackets and button-up dresses crafted in silk for a softer, feminine feel, this miniature fashion army marched their way down the catwalk to rounds of applause. Many remarked on Marc Jacobs’ stunning bare-faced models and his Beats By Dre soundtrack in the unique show which saw the likes of Andre Leon Talley and Daisy Lowe lining the front row.
Sadly, all good things must end and New York Fashion Week was left to close on the poignant 13th Anniversary of 9/11.
It’s been a whirlwind week in the streets of Manhattan but one thing for sure is that next season is shaping up to be one of the hottest we’ve seen in a while! Bring on London!
Photos courtesy of vogue.co.uk
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