“The show must go on!” The memo today at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, after like 3 billion feet of snow touched down at New York City last night. In honor of the most recent blizzards and chills, pretty much all across the East coast and in the Midwest, (Chicago is now colder than both the North Pole and Antarctica); Calvin Klein Creative Director, Francisco Costa, brings us with a capsule collection filled with all things fuzzy. As skirts and dresses become knitted. A trench coat and boots get embellished with calf skin. In shades of: black, white, and grey throughout the beginning of the collection. While the end mainly focuses on a more artistic like approach. Adding elements of tweed, and many rich and bright hues knitted together, very similar to that same artistic feel seen at Calvin Klein’s Spring collection, back in September. Fashion Blogger, Byran Boy may just be right when it comes to the best hue in the collection: a rich Olive. So whatever Winter chill may be on it’s way, for next Fall, at least Francisco Costa has provided us with the knits and tweeds to keep us perfectly warm, in a fuzziness fury.
Designing his debut Pre-Fall collection, Adam Lippes takes inspiration from the schoolgirl uniform, mixing it with elements such as outerwear, showing how you can look Classy and stay warm this Fall season. As ugg boots definately aren’t the only option when staying warm this winter season. Lippes pairs a blue Oxford, underneath a fur jacket for a Preppy and Cozy vibe, while a black silk top and pants get paired for that decadate Sleepwear look for a comfortable night out. A traditional menswear inspired blouse gets a feminine feel with sheer sleeves, and a more masculine feel when paired with black trousers. And an LBD gets bundled up, while making a statement when 6 inches above the ankle, in a silk fabric, and paired with Fendi Spring 2013 inspired pumps. Definately making me want to cuddle up on the couch with a Cup of Hot Cocoa.
Peplum. A Fur Shaw. Tweed. Delicate Diamonds and Pearls. And an instant Hourglass figure. For Pre-Fall, Zac Posen takes note from 1940s inspired sillohouettes. Using the delicate and ladylike staples seen throughout the decade. But as the 1940s may be key, rich hues of Oxblood, Navy, Red, and even pastels, and some Ruffles are used to give the collection a modern twist. And with Zac Posen’s Beautiful signature ball gowns, what could be better?
A fur coat. A snakeskin clutch. A leather boot. And a leopard printed dress. To name some of my favorite Animal printed staples for Fall, that were seen a lot throughout Reed Krakoff‘s Pre-Fall 2014 collection. Where Krakoff mixes your favorite animal printed staples, giving them an edgy and punk twist. Snakeskin and leather boots are paired with an olive hoodie and a matching skirt in a draping fabric, while a tan furry trench gets a Masculine remake with a chocolate sequined tee, and matching baggy pants. As a whole, your left with a collection perfect for mixing your favorite Animal printed pieces and edgy staples together.
As Thanksgiving Break has sadly come to an end, and the 25 Days of Christmas countdown is going on. Karl Lagerfeld decides to leave us all obsessed with Fendi‘s Pre-Fall 2014 collection. Like Lagerfeld has been doing lately at Fendi, the collection shows off a very artistic and structural twist to it. This time, mixing some of my favorite rich staples for Fall. Including tweed trenches, draped with graphically cut fabrics, a oxblood and white leather jacket, must-have fur and feather boots and accessories, striped fur jackets, leather pants, and Ski-inspired silhouettes. All, into a must-have collection. Making me wish I were in the Austrian Alps.