10 things we learned from NYFW SS15

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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

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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.  (more…)

LFW Countdown: Shows We Can’t Wait To See!

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The countdown is officially on! And no, we don’t just mean to our AMAZING #shopcadelfw pop-up event and party, we mean to actual London Fashion Week!

New York Fashion Week is drawing to a close after an amazing few days of shows, with stand outs from Alexander Wang, Tommy Hilfiger (hello Kendall Jenner!) and J. Crew.

We’ve followed it closely, from all the top shows to the hottest street styles hitting the tent; we even caught Rihanna heading into Alexander Wang on Saturday!

So as the spotlight shifts to London, here’s our pick of the shows we just can’t wait to see this season!

 

1. House of Holland

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Who? The King of Slogans

Why? The celeb packed FROW for one reason! Expect to see the Primrose Hill set out in full force, plus the two Lily’s (Allen and Collins) have been papped in rarely anything else for the past few months, so they are pretty much a shoo in for this season. Henry Holland’s AW14 collection was my favourite to date; an amazing collection of vibrant jewel colours, bold solgans and plenty of sequins to liven up the dull winter. Can he top this for SS15? Oh I’m sure he’ll give it his best!

Where? Saturday 13th September, 6.30pm

 

2. Topshop Unique

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Who? Er, the most popular high street chain has a high end line… AS IF you didn’t know!

Why? Well if the ‘who’ section of this little preview doesn’t convince you, then last season’s wondrous oversized furs, stunning tailoring and downright gorgeous sixties mini dresses sure will! Topshop pretty much have the teen to early twenties market sewn up and this is just another string to their ever expanding bow. Always a celeb magnet, the FROW is bound to be bursting and we have a sneaky feeling a certain Kendall Jenner may well be walking this season too. Watch this space.

Where? Sunday 14th September, 3pm

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#StreetStyle @ Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week

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One word comes to mind when describing the #streetstyle at the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, hot! Both the weather and the fashion was enough to make you short of breath.

Fashionistas braced the heat to strut their best looks from simple and classic to edgy and retro. There was something for everyone. The Lincoln Center was full of unique fashions from elaborate gowns to grunge looks and everything in between. Models, bloggers and editors alike swarmed the scene in their best summer attires.

The most popular looks included lots of black, white and neutral colors from head to toe. There were also a few trips back in time with some looks from the seventies encompassing the flared pant look, as well as the shift dress looks from the sixties.

A lot of the #streetstyles also included wide-leg trousers and full skirts, the bigger, the better and of course lots of fabulous sunglasses to keep out that NYC glare.

If you’re looking for fresh ideas and must haves for your closet then put your shades on and prepare to see some bright stars straight from the streets of NYC.

Speaking of stars, we managed to catch a certain global fashionista/superstar (hint- it’s only bloomin’ Rihanna!) hitting up the Alexander Wang show looking immaculate in denim. Have a look at our exclusive video below of her arriving and check out our interviews with some other bloggers too!

 

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Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? Certainly not us!

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Couldn’t help but take notice of these fashion divas as they took the scene by storm in their classy attires; pure power dressing vs peaceful hippy!

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10 NYFW Shows We Can’t Wait To See!

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New York Fashion Week kicked off yesterday, marking the official start of Fashion Month! We’re beyond excited for London Fashion Week and our amazing Shopcade pop up event coming VERY soon, but until then let’s focus on NY and their SS15 offerings!

With a jam packed schedule to get through for the next week, we thought we’d make it nice and simple for you and give you the lowdown on the shows you can’t afford to miss!

Here’s the New York shows we are SUPER excited to see this season at #MBFW

 

1. Marc Jacobs

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Who? Oh come on, it’s Marc Jacobs! As if we need to explain who this legend is! 😉

Why? The swinging sixties trend that you are currently eyeing up all over the high street? Yeah, you have MJ to thank for that and his AW14 offering showcased in Feb. He always presents such a covetable, wearable collection, so we’re fairly certain whatever he brings to the table this season we’ll be raving about in six months time yet again!

When? Thursday 11th September, 6pm

 

2. Jeremy Scott

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Who? Jeremy Scott, the super cool Creative Director of Moschino.

Why? Because he’s plotting with Miley Cyrus and we’re likely to see the results all over his NYFW show! He let slip at the VMA’s last month that he’ll be using ‘cool kids’ instead of models on the runway and Miley has a key role in the project. Interesting! If it’s anything like last season’s Moschino triumph of slogan pieces (he actually made McDonald’s cool!) then we are in for a visual treat.

When? Wednesday 10th September, 1pm

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May #StyleCouncil: Claire Portsmith from Motel Rocks

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Meet Claire Portsmith, Motel’s part trend forecaster and part designer who has joined our May Style Council!

For the winning female, Motel Rocks will be providing three looks for the shoot with We Are Collision Magazine.

Find out more about Claire’s fashionable life below!

Hey Claire, What’s on your Shopcade this season?

A mixture of fun key pieces for everyday and some dreamy wish list treats that maybe one day I can get my hands on!

What do you think is the thing that makes people really stand out on the Looks app?

Confidence and self belief in their own unique style!

What trends, if any are you loving this season?

Abstract art prints – LOVE!

Who are your fave designers?

Dries Van Noten, Celine, Acne, Proenza Schouler, Antipodium, Carven, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Christopher Kane, JW Anderson and right at the top right now, Marques Almeida!

Best high street brands?

Motel obvs! Dream essentials! (and I do like a bit of Topshop!)

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BETCHES LOVE: NYFW FALL TRENDS

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We’re three-quarters of the way done with fashion week season. So far, we’ve spotted street style at New York Fashion Week, threw a crazy bash in London for LFW, and, as we speak, have our eyes glued to Style.com for all the new collections in Milan. If you’re anything like us, you’re already plotting your moves for next fall. Of course, we can’t wait for spring and summer but September through November are our favorite months to put outfits together. Hello, boots, scarves, and chunky knit sweaters! You know exactly what we mean.

After scanning the runways of some of our favorite designers for NYFW fall trends, we started to notice a handful of trends that, um, we weren’t so sure we’d be embracing…even six months from now. We asked our friends at Betches Love This – the snarky internet-BFFs that tell it like it is on everything from bros to celeb style – for their take on sleeveless coats, menswear-insipred footwear, bright red, and more. Because, if anyone will tell us the truth, they will!

Sleeveless Coats

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Featured Designer
Rodarte

Betches say…
Sleeveless coats – also known as a vest.

Menswear Shoes

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Featured Designer
Zimmerman

Betches say…
“Don’t eh’stomp your last season high heeled Loubs at me honay.” But really, I don’t know any straight man who would ever wear a bow on his shoe, so this isn’t menswear. This is a pointy leather shoe with a chunky kitten heel. And if you ever wore these out, no man would ever hit on you no matter how hot you were, because he’d think – nay- know you were a lesbian.

Red

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Featured Designer
Prabal Garung

Betches say…
Omg. RED. I would have never thought to wear red if someone, especially the man who designs dresses like Zoe Saldana’s for the Golden Globes, had come up with the idea! His inspo must’ve definitely been Game of the Thrones Red Wedding. Anyway, Redddddd!! Taylor Swift must be pleased with herself.

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