New York Fashion Week

Mara Hoffman, Davidelfin and BCBG Maxazria all show at this year’s New York Fashion City Week

New York City Fashion Week is back again – and Spring/Summer 2010 looks set for lots of neon brights, graffiti prints and asymmetric cuts – along with daring makeup and vertiginous heels.  Fashionistas and buyers often to look to New York as the trend setting fashion week – with the styles, colours, shapes and inspirations setting the tone for the coming season – as opposed to London Fashion for example, which is famed for it’s celebration of young designers and for it’s outrageous and eccentric designs.   New York stalwarts BCBG Maz Azria saw fluroscent pinks, futuristic tie-dye style prints and flowing fabrics, complimented by Davidelfin’s models shone with turqoise eyeshadow and porcelain skin. Mara Hoffman followed suit – making New York this summers brightest city by far!

The designers in New York are advocating feminine elegance and sleek tailoring.  Many designers paraded their outfits down the catwalks at New York City Fashion Week in what has been a delightful mix of bright, bold prints, tribal and asymmetric cuts – along with daring makeup, elegant ballgowns and the return of sleek hair, a la 1950s.  Fashionistas look to New York City Fashion week for inspiration and style guidance.  “Despite the number of foreign-born designers showing in New York, they manage to produce little variation in the prototypical woman: she’s either good or she’s bad,” reports the New York Times. The catwalks saw the battle between sexy Vs Classy. Designers are taking on the recession headfirst with Arise: African Promise Collective showcasing a number of daring prints, outworldy colours and sequins for that added glitz and glamour that sure to knock you of your feet. This was contrasted by Venexiana’s sleek, chic, feminine ballgowns in soft pinks and subtle whites. Crisp, clean shirts stole the show with designers adorning their designs with bows, ribbons for that sophisticated look. Nicole Miller shows us how to work the day to evening look with tailored shorts and sequin adorned dresses.  Spring/Summer 2010 looks set to see us showing of our legs in daring denim shorts, going for the sophisticated look with long, floaty dresses and rocking our office attire with frills and bows for a touch of feminine elegance.

Day three at New York Fashion week showed designers like Vivienne Tam are still daring to cross the line. Vivienne Tam pushed the boundries by displaying a range of girlish fabrics and frilly dresses and contrasting them with layers of bright blues and purples.  Her new HP digital clutch stole the show. “Inspired by the classic love story concerto ‘Butterfly Lover,’ often described as the Chinese version of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ the design features elegant butterflies that are brought to life on a champagne gold backdrop,” says techtree.com. Lacoste paraded white boy-fit suits and hats, while Andy & Debb went to a step into the future with slivers, blacks for a spacey feel. The interesting cuts and stand-out colours provided a fantastic display of leggy shapes and silhouettes.

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