New York Fashion Week AW14/15 Series: Alexander Wang

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Models at the Alexander Wang show for his AW14/15 collection stood robotic and warrior-like with their black slicked and combed down hair and pale faces.  An initial set of grey, muted styles – stiff shift dresses and jackets with multi-pockets – gave way to brighter shades of azure blue and chartreuse, before a finale of heat-activated looks that changed colour before onlookers’ eyes.

It was another collection that highlighted comfort for the winter season. Layering; polo necks and light-weight jackets, over the knee riding boots and safari vests created this season’s vision of Wang’s casually cool downtown style.

Whilst I won’t personally be clamouring for the clothes from this collection, the accessories are another matter.  As Vogue described, the bags were “more like belts slung over shoulders streaming in flask holders, camera and iPhone cases. A place for everything.”  There was also a camera bag with a hook for a water bottle. Fashion and function right there, Blog Reader.

Photos: Sonny Vandevelde.

New York Fashion Week AW14/15 Series: Helmut Lang

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Texture, texture, texture will probably define much of the AW14/15 collections at New York Fashion Week thus far.  Helmut Lang fed us some delightfully soft textures  along their catwalk – fluffy knits, often sexy but awkward (too much shedding going on) are bound to get you noticed when paired with smooth pencil skirts and leather-look pants.

Vibrant tomato reds sat along side neutral and monochrome colours in this slick and cosy collection.  Special mention here for the boxy accessories and appealing shoe boots – footwear to actually move around the winter weather in. I also loved the hairstyling for the show; slicked back pony tails (already my go to hair style for 2014) and comb headbands.

Photos: Sonny Vandevelde.

New York Fashion Week AW14/15 Series: Jason Wu

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I’m kicking off this season’s Fashion Week coverage with Jason Wu‘s New York show for AW14/15. I was particularly attracted to the way that Wu took a more androgynous approach to glamour – shapes were long and lean rather than full and feminine for his signature elegant evening wear.

Black, silver and petrol blue were the colours of the collection. With 1940s meets 1990s styling, bias cut dresses with spaghetti straps and velvet gowns along with some seriously luxe suiting was order of the day. Dazed magazine suggested this collection was reminiscent of 90s Gwyneth Paltrow – think slinky metallics and sinuous gowns.

Overall, a very likable collection From Jason Wu.

Photos: Sonny Vandevelde.