Well, that’s it! New York Fashion Week is over for another season and we’re officially in mourning, because the SS15 collections were just out of this world.
But hey, fashion month ain’t over- you’ve still got London then Milan waiting, so don’t fret about feeling cut short of your Spring ’15 outfit planning. Besides, in case you didn’t know, Fall is just around the corner and we’re super excited to slip into those booties, and keep ourselves warm and comfy with sweaters! Aren’t you?
But let’s go back to #NYFW. From #StreetStyle and trend spotting, to celeb and FROW sightings, and of course, obsessing over your favorite designer’s collection, there’s always something interesting every season.
So we’ve got a list of things we’re obsessed with and then some other things that went straight in our Burn Book 😉
Here’s the 10 things we’ve learned from NYFW SS15…
1. Kendall Jenner er… “Kendall” was the “IT” model for NYFW
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Kendall is by far the most buzzed model for New York Fashion Week. Starting off with her first appearance at the Diane von Furstenburg show alongside Naomi Campbell and Candice Swanepoel, she has dominated the runway this season.
We spotted her next rocking a two-piece bikini at the Tommy Hilfiger, then she hit the runway for the Donna Karan presentation. Lastly, she made her second runway appearance for Marc Jacobs, which was a great way to end NYFW. She’s definitely doing the rounds in NYFW with appearances left, right and centre and we know this is just the beginning for her. You go, Kendall!
2. Kudos to Fashion-Forward Thinking Designers
Every season, we’re always blown away by certain designers who think outside the box. Prabal Gurung & Creatures of the Wind expanded their offerings with a footwear collection, which debuted along with their Spring presentation. A great move for both designers, because a girl can never have too many shoes, right?
Then, Rebecca Minkoff had her audience wearing 3D glasses to see the final looks in her show, complete with models working her new wearable technology jewelry collection. Amazing!
3. Flowers and Pastels clearly spells out S-P-R-I-N-G
Need we say more? These colors and patterns are trends that always have a direct relationship with Spring, but it’s the way how designers work around it each season which keep it fresh. BCBG MAX AZRIA, Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Jeremy Scott added some spice and edge by focusing on specific floral patterns and pastel hues this Spring. Honestly, we feel like Spring is an endless garden party with their pieces, and we actually don’t mind at all.
4. NYFW SS15 is also a week long of flashbacks, aka Vintage Revival.
60’s vibes from William Okpo and Tommy Hilfiger. 70’s Elegance depicted by Alice + Olivia and Diane von Furstenberg. 90’s rave and sporty chic from Marc by Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang.
Lesson: It never hurts to take a trip down memory lane in fashion and style!
5. Battle of the hats
The hat game was pretty visible from a number of NYFW presentations. But of course, there were some that just threw us off our seats, in a bad way…Thom Browne’s collection definitely meant Spring, and DKNY was on point with their prints and patterns, but what happened with the hats?!
Our verdict: Why would you want to wear the Arby’s logo on your head or look like “The Man” from Curious George?
6. Spring doesn’t always need to be bright!
Versus by Versace Spring ’15 was an long awaited collaboration with designer Anthony Vaccarello. The collection was to inspire you to release the “Flashy Rock Goddess” in you. But we say, not this Spring, Donatella! We love grunge themed collections to help us release our inner rebel, but let’s leave wearing all black for Autumn or Fall.
7. Alexander Wang NEVER disappoints!
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I mean, he just annihilated last year’s Sports Luxe look and took it to the NEXT level. Do we even need to explain?
Wang, for his upcoming Spring collection was influenced by looks from sportswear brands such as Nike and Adidas. He then used his magic and turned them into sexy sports luxe clothing women would want to wear! Flashy, neon, dress, sexy crop tops, high-waisted slim pants, and fitted tees. The A. Wang way will be a HOT style this Spring!
8. Piercings and Fur for Spring – NOPE.
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Brow piercings just went to the next level as seen at Rodarte’s Spring show. Your mom would kick you out of the house if you dared to wear this style, we’re sure! Yes, we know it’s faux, but still. You might as well fill in the extra space in between your brows and go in for a pierced uni-brow look! 😉
On another note, Fur in pastel colors is ahh-mazing, but lets leave it for the Fall season, eh COACH?! Unless you’re trying to get the “wet dog” look, then sure, why not!
9. Escape the ordinary with accessories.
The bigger, the more exotic, the better. It never hurts to have a show-stopping accessory in the most season appropriate and stylish way.
Kate Spade tops the list with her amazing creations! We spotted a frog and fish bag, snail clutch and a watering can handbag! Next up is J. Crew with their oversized holographic clutches topped off with Jenna Lyon’s amazing styling. Then we also have Tory Burch’s straw box-bags that just looked beyond chic with minimal effort.
And lastly, drum roll please…..
10. You can NEVER go wrong with classics.
J. Crew (as always), Marissa Webb, Michael Kors and Theory re-invented the classics the right and perfect way for Spring.
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All these designers showed pieces in their collection that was easy to digest and can be worn with minimal effort yet, still being on top of the style game for Spring. Each collection had a mixture of hard and soft fabrics, masculine and feminine looks created with the perfect matching patterns and colors for Spring.
And there you have it! We’re off to our next stop.. London Fashion Week!