So, as NYFW draws to a close it is my duty (and great pleasure!) to present to you my personal highlights of the week. However, there being sooooo many shows that were a must see the best I can do is direct you to either vogue.co.uk or style.com so you yourself can see all the marvellous art that has been displayed! nevertheless, I will give a rather brief runway report on my top 3 shows, just because I absolutely adored them and if you didn’t click on the above websites at least you won’t have missed out on everything!
Those of you who follow my instagram (@jajablog for those of you who don’t :P), may have seen my rather ecstatic post which I uploaded earlier shortly after seeing the Marchesa spring/summer 2014 collection. It was pretty heavenly. If you haven’t seen it yet – you won’t be disappointed; beautiful, ethereal creations float down the catwalk, demanding the attention of everyone in their vicinity. The sheer craftsmanship of the gowns is, quite frankly, astounding! And yet, amongst all this innocence and joy, you get this underlying feeling of something ever so slightly sexy, windswept and all together darker with the sheer fabrics and the almost tattered effect of the last gowns.
A rather different, although equally brilliant show was that of the ever-amazing Marc Jacobs. The designer having recently announced his departure from the brand (he’s being succeeded Luella Hartley and Katie Hiller), I did view the show with a weird sense of nostalgia almost. For me, there were elements of everything that is classic Marc Jacobs: star prints, pyjama suits, the slip-over-the-t-shirt, as well as the clear referencing of the stand out eras in fashion (this time taking inspiration form both the nineties and the sixties it seems). There also seemed an almost melancholy feel to some of his collection, the cheerleader-esque dress with the licking flames being perhaps the best example.
Again, a stark contrast to both of the above shows was that of my final runway-mini-report – Calvin Klein. As ever, Francisco Costa produced the elegant, sharp, clean structures that the house is famous for, whilst simultaneously reinventing it ever so slightly. Models walked down in off-white and black (those classic CK colours), and yet the designer managed to keep it fresh with raw seems, injections of coral and mint green, and, of course, the much raved about fringing.
So, after this symbolic farewell to NYFW what else is left to say but BRING ON LFW!!!!
Let me know your highlights of the season so far below!