BACKSTAGE AT NY FASHION WEEK SS14

The time has come once again! The fashion season is here with full force. In anticipation of the coming London Fashion Week we thought we’d give you a quick overview at some of the most exciting shows direct from New York. Manhattan’s seven days of style is often associated with sporty, sleek and very put together trends but this time around some of our favourite designers have been bending those age-old rules.

PASTEL PERFECTION

We couldn’t help but coo over Marc by Marc Jacobs’ SS14 collection which took baby blue and princess pink to the next level in silky trouser suits and sequined dresses. There was nothing grown up about the silvery trainers and oversized sunglasses that mixed 70s with the current penchant for everything 90s.

LIP SERVICE

Rag and Bone amped up the colour in a similar way and finished every dream look off with a bright slick of orange lipstick. Other favourites included a teal tennis dress with elongated skirt and some artfully placed polka dots on boyish shifts. All in all, the collection seemed to be made for the brave hearted city girl who mixes her sport with a little bit of street.

ACROSS THE WORLD

When it comes to adventurous fashion, there are very few designers who look quite as far afield as Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty at SUNO. With looks inspired by trips across the globe, SUNO’s SS14 collection was as mash-up of African prints, kimono-shapes and kaftans that wouldn’t seem out of place in New Delhi. For us Topshop girls we fell for the oversized t-shirt dresses and intricate layered skirts, all finished off with those of-the-moment sliders made colourful.

TEENAGE DREAMS

As for the perfect pieces for next season’s summer of love, we’d have to say Alexander Wang stole our hearts. It was light, fresh and slightly off kilter with pale blues mixed up with slogan-tastic tanks and plastic fantastic heels. It was truly a high-end meets downtown experience that had us all pandering for the “PARENTAL GUIDANCE” posters of our teenage years.

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