New York Fashion Week AW14/15 Series: Thakoon




Thakoon-AW14-15-NYFWTo end my New York Fashion Week series for AW14 as London opens its catwalks, I’m delighted to bring you Thakoon, whose colours were the perfect medicine to soothe a dark winter mood.

Vivid brights; azure and Persian rose-pink floral prints, inspired by the artistic landscapes of Patagonia, livened up the catwalk.  My favourite styles from the collection were the asymmetric skirts and dresses created from silk and textured wool. Knitwear was key – scarves and funnel neck shoulder wraps adorned the shoulders of most of the models.

In all, Thakoon was what Dazed magazine called “a colourful breath among the monochromatic takes on fall this season.”  And on that note, Blog Reader, we turn our attention to London for AW14, coming soon on StyleOnTheCouch.

Photos: Sonny Vandevelde.

New York Fashion Week AW14/15 Series: Victoria Beckham





Victoria Beckham AW14-dazedmagazineVictoria Beckham has come a fair way from her original sheath dresses (Vogue tells us she named these ‘sucky sucky’ dresses for the way that they support and hold the wearer).  Her AW14/15 catwalk show revealed a highly wearable collection of pleats, chains, ruffles; slouchy pants, longline coats and chic tailoring.  Monochrome was order of the day for Beckham yet there were some colorful abstract prints (a new departure for the designer) here and there, weaving in and out.

Lots of perfectly autumnal pieces for your winter wardrobe.  Shoulder details were my favourite – slightly oversized, as if shrugged off a little.  The oversized coats were a hit for me too.

Photos: Dazed Magazine and Victoria Beckham.


New York Fashion Week AW14/15 Series: Prabal Gurung





Prabal Gurung once described his ideal customer as “a thinking man’s sex symbol.  A beautiful woman with brains, a lethal combination.”  Here again he presents a highly polished New York Fashion Week collection for precisely the women he worships – goddess like, bold in colour and rich in layers and texture.

This season is directly inspired by Nepal, and the richly mythical and legendary culture it celebrates.  Sari-like cloth sat swathed around the sensual elements of the female body; the neck, waist and hip.  Feather and fur, silk and muslin-type fabrics were synonymous with the inspiration behind AW14/15.

Photos: Dazed Magazine and Sonny Vandevelde.