Friday, September 12, 2014

NYFW: Get the Look

September is a time to look to the future, as our favorite designers begin to showcase their newest collections at New York Fashion week. With shows from J Crew, Rag & Bone, Donna Karan, and Alexander Wang, there's a lot to look forward to in 2015. Fashion week is like waiting for Christmas: you've made your list of all the things you want, but waiting two seasons is too long. If you're impatient like me, you want these looks right now! With some internet sleuthing, I've found several pieces that mimic upcoming looks on the websites of each designer already, that way you can stay ahead of the curve and rock these looks without having to hold off. Get that credit card ready and have at it ;)

J Crew came with some looks that were a nice blend of their classically preppy aesthetic with some rugged appeal. This collection has me looking forward to spring time camping, picnics, and afternoon brunches. The color palette was subdued with a white base with lost of pops of yellows, greens, and blues. It looks like their forecasting a lot of outside use, from all the layers their putting onto the models. Normally, big in fall, layering will stick around for those rainy Springtime days. Very few looks for the women were arbitrarily feminine, instead were seeing a lot of pants and capris, for the the active girl, who isn't afraid to be bold.  

 Here's a look that's ready to wear with a color palette that's actually perfect for winter. The slate blue has me thinking about cool days and long nights. What really draws me to this look are the shoes. If there is one thing we can take away from this collection, it's that metallics are here to stay for another year! If you're loving these shoes on the model, you can grab the Greta heel, already on J Crew's site, that resembles this new one pretty well.

 Can't forget about the fellas! Really love how this look is a cross between causal and dressy. The military jacket is another piece that never goes out of style. The olive color is one that goes with just about everything--even a suit and tie! This coat can be found in a copycat version on J Crew right now: the Cotton Fishtail Parka!

Alexander Wang

Always a BBLA favorite, Alexander Wang's newest collection was an homage to the sneaker. Think lost of bright color and mixing textures. Lots of the looks blurred between sporty and sexy. Bright and bold neons are no longer restricted to the feet as he presented models wearing loud patterns and fun prints. Lots of leather and mesh with knitted fabrics were the main features.

This one isn't an exact match in color, but I the neon yellow and green are pretty similar. Alexander is truly the best at mixing fabrics and textures for looks that are as fun to touch as they are to look at. This knitted sweater dress from his runway show harkens back to a piece on Net-a-Porter by him from last year that you scoop up right now

Donna Karan

Donna Karan's collection for Spring was inspired by Art. Each piece is kinetic and energetic mimicking the paint splatter of a Basquiat, and the soothing tones of a Monet. Street-wear and street-art combine for a collection that ranges from the ivory tones of an untouched canvas to a vibrant red of fashion's favorite primary color.

Both skirts a reminiscent of Jackson Pollock Painting, with the splatters being a central focal point. While, the new collection focuses more on textural mixes, this older skirt is balanced with pops of color! The black paint splatter skirt is available right now on Saks Fifth Avenue!

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