5 Things I Learned from New York Fashion Week FW16

New York Fashion Week FW16 had extra-cold New York winter weather but that was not enough to keep the fashion and celebrity hordes from attending the shows.

Here’s what I learned from the first week of of Fashion Month

  1. The Marc Jacobs FW16 Runway Show ruled them all!


This is the one show that all the fashion cognoscenti agreed was outstanding and it makes perfect sense that Lady Gaga would be his special guest on the runway.

2. The Coach FW16 Collection by Stuart Vevers offered the coolest interpretation of the varsity jacket seen in a long time! 

Varsity flair rules Coach’s truly American collection. Visit LesFacons.com to go behind the scenes.

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All the cool “It” girls will want one.

3. Wide-Legged Pants work! 

DKNY FW16✨⭐️ @dkny #DKNY #dknyfw16 #vsco #vscofashion #runway #vscotrend #fashion #models #fw16 #runwayfw16

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They are comfy, cool and versatile.

4. Yezzy Season 3 

#YeezySeason3 has arrived. Find the livestream on VogueRunway.com. #NYFW

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Love it or hate it, everyone talked about it and that is what a collection needs in today’s market.

5. The official NYFW site, app and social media channels set the standard for Fashion Month FW16!

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If you missed anything from NYFW FW16, that was your fault! The Official NYFW site offered comprehensive info on schedules, designers, backstage and street style videos, events and more while their Instagram provided constant updates. They did the darn thing complete with mike drop!

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Make sure to watch out for my 4 Things I Learned From Milan AW16 coming up soon!

6 Things I Learned from London Fashion Week AW16

London Fashion Week AW16 was packed with shows, presentations and events showcasing the best of British Fashion.

Here’s what I learned from this spectacular season:

  1. London shows start on time!!!
Burberry AW16, FOH (Dan Sims, British Fashion Council)
Burberry AW16, FOH (Dan Sims, British Fashion Council)

Unlike their cousins from across the pond, where shows have a theoretical start time, London shows start on time or as close to on time as possible.

I made a mistake in thinking that the Burberry AW16 live stream would probably start late…I was wrong and missed most of the show. Thank goodness for rebroadcasts!

2. Presentations are cool too! 

At a fashion show, most of the time, the models move quickly down the runway, barely allowing you to take a pic or a vid clip with your iPhone.

At a presentation, the viewer has the chance to see the designer’s works up close and see the artistry involved without having to worry that their three second time limit is over.

3. London AW16 designers are fun!

Ashish AW16, Backstage (Eeva Rinne, British Fashion Council)
Ashish AW16, Backstage (Eeva Rinne, British Fashion Council)

 

There are times that fashion can take itself too seriously and over-meta think everything. This creates a simmering pot of snarkiness that seems to infect critics, commentators and viewers alike.

Fashion is meant to be enjoyed, so amen for designers like Ashish for making me want to get a groovy grape-colored Afro wig and gorgeous sequined pjs to match!

4. Some Looks are really for Spring/Summer

TOPSHOP UNIQUE / London Fashion Week AW16 / BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL / BFC / AW16
TOPSHOP UNIQUE / London Fashion Week AW16 / BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL / BFC / AW16

I live in South Florida, so sheer, transparent, floaty pieces are no problem for me to wear cause it’s usually 88+ degrees in December.

However, I suspect that for those women who live in colder climates, they won’t be wearing these looks for the Fall/Winter season…unless, they come to South Florida.

5. Less is more! 

London Fashion Week AW16 / BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL / BFC / 1205 AW16
London Fashion Week AW16 / BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL / BFC / 1205 AW16

A simple, well-crafted garment is a thing of beauty that is a welcome addition to anyone’s wardrobe!

6. I need a Paul Smith Suit!

Paul Smith / London Fashion Week AW16 / BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL / BFC / AW16
Paul Smith / London Fashion Week AW16 / BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL / BFC / AW16

I am convinced that once I have a suit, like the one above from the Paul Smith AW16 Collection, I will be able to rule the world!

Who would challenge me when I would be so freshly attired?

LFW AW16: Anya Hindmarch

The Anya Hindmarch AW16 Collection shows that there is nothing wrong in adding humorous elements to your wardrobe like a coat with the ghosts from Pac-Man on it or wearing a hat that has cute teddy bear ears on top.

The Tetris-tile accented handbags are on my #wishlist for sure!

LFW AW16: House of Holland

Taking inspiration from the recent Tate Modern exhibition of the works of great abstract artist Sonia Delaunay and combining that with elements from 20’s flappers and 70’s sleek sirens, Henry Holland’s House of Holland AW16 Collection was needed break from the monotony of minimalism.