Despite the weather New York Fashion Week has begun. There has been some mishaps, for example Micheal Kors turned up in UGGS!, and Marc Jacobs has postponed his show. But life goes on and so has Jason Wu and Carmen Marc Valvo.
Jason Wu claims he wanted ‘to bring woman back to the runway’ and this was definitely reflected in his designs. Power dressing was a key feature in his Fall 2013 collection, with black twill and velvet coats, which were detailed with over-sized fur pockets, and peplum. Many beautiful but edgy designs were seen, everything from a strapless snake skin dress to a sheer black lace rain slicker & trench coat. Short coat dresses with exaggerated shoulders and gowns worn with black cigarette trousers were also popular designs featured in Wu’s new Fall 2013 collection. Personally I think it is very sophisticated and classy. It would be a great fashion influence for someone a bit older than me though, because well I ain’t a woman yet! xoxo
“I was thinking long, lean, moody and dark,”: “Edgar Allan Poe. Creatures of the night. With a little rock ‘n’ roll, too.”- Carmen Marc Valvo
This collection featured some stunning gowns in merlot, ivory and grape, but the majority were in black. He claims that making his pieces in black lets him focus on the ‘structure and detailing, so [he] can make sure each design is different’. A beautiful black embroidered trench with patent leather squares opened the show, which was then followed by some more glamorous cocktail dresses, lace gowns, leather cut outs and then probably the biggest hit of the night, a gorgeous black embroidered gown with sheer long sleeves, and a bodice, with leather either side of the waist. I personally loved the glamour and detail in this collection, and I hope that there is some sort of sophistication theme running this week, because I am loving it!
These are just some of my favourites from the past couple of days , at NY Fashion week, but there are some other great collections that I recommend you go check out. I absolutely love fashion weeks and I am really looking forward to Marc Jacob and Zac Posen’s new collections, so be sure to come back and read all about them!