It’s almost our turn London! But first here’s what you need to know about the shows from NY…
We’re going to see a lot of AW10 repetition next summer – lady-like longer lengths, transparency, camel colours, minimalism…the list goes on. But one of my favourite new trends is what I’m calling ‘blinding brights’. Acidic yellow popped up on several of the NY catwalks (a shade shown at Michael Kors was so intense I actually had to avert my eyes) and I love this feminine bow-waisted dress by Marc Jacobs.
Interesting also are the cropped wide-leg trousers. If it can translate to real women’s bodies and remain flattering then this could be a mico-trend next season.
Expect more leather for SS10, but with an edge this time around – Lazer-cut at 3.1 Phillip Lim or super shiny at Reed Krakoff.
Shorts have been absolutely everywhere at NYFW and are going to be the biggest fashion story of next summer. The celebs have already caught on – how many evening shorts have we seen on the red-carpet recently?
Belts are also carrying over from AW10 – love this tasselled one by Phillip Lim.
Shirts buttoned all the way to the collar (and actually just collars in general) will be a styling focal point next season. Hair should be pulled back for full effect.
Complex layering (the type that makes you question if it’s one single piece or several working together) has featured in several collections (Phillip Lim’s dress caused particular confusion front row).
Is this rusty gold look a little nod to McQueen’s final collection?
More billowing maxi dresses with ethereal sheer layers. Hem-lines look set to stay below the knee as a rule.
Pleats have been creeping in for a while now (I bought a floor-length pleated maxi this week in fact). Could it possibly have something to do with Sex and the City 2 and those Halston Heritage dresses?
My favourite show from NYFW. Jason Wu’s high-waited trousers (the trouser invasion is still going strong next season), and petal and bow detailing work so incredibly well with those all important styling touches (the saucer sunnies and electric blue turbans were a stroke of genius).