One thing I love about New York Fashion week are up-and coming designers, or designers with the cool girl, edgy, sharp aesthetics. The brands I usually look out for are Boy by Band of Outsiders, Altuzarra, Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and the list goes on and on.
Boy by Band of Outsiders
This season, Boy by Band of Outsiders has gone grundgier, with the it’s classic tom-boy aesthetics. Girls dressed in bandeau tops, with khaki jackets, crop tops and athletic pants. Scott Sternberg probably has the cool girls in mind (Kate Bosworth), with the floaty dresses, edging them with gladiator sandals.
Joseph Altuzzara had an amazing show last season, proving himself as an amazing tailor. This season he has done it again with great, sharp capes, and trousers – very much reminding me of aviators in the 1920′s. The collection looked fuss-free for every day wear, with great cuts, pockets and separates. Straight into the evening wear, Altuzarra brought a Givenchy-darkness, with gold trimmings and intricate details.
3.1 Phillip Lim
It is very apparent Phillip Lim was inspired by the 90′s grunge-era. The 1st look deceived me with it’s girly prints, and what seemed like a skirt, was a pair of baggy shorts. The collection got bigger and baggier, yet keeping to it’s girly aesthetic. There were jumpsuits, sweatshirts, crop tops, jean on jean on the runway. I was extremely thrilled when I saw the pink jumpsuit, feels a little less Queens, more model off-duty. This was a standout piece for me, reminiscence of Alexa Chung’s famous denim overalls.
Jenna Lyons probably styled J. Crew to her own liking, preppy chic, with separates and great pant suits of spring/ summer prints. The collection was an eclectic mix of prints, good to be worn together or separately with basics.
Victoria, Victoria Beckham
A diffusion from her main line, Victoria Beckham has strayed away from her typical ladylike looks, for a more girly fashion with her statement shift dresses and flatworms. Victoria has a more relaxed feel to the collection, perhaps for a younger Beckham in 2012. The collection was definitely Spring Summer -inspired with it’s bright colors and prints, very much unlike of Beckham, but a refreshing collection from Beckham.
More to come… Just too many favorites