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New York Fashion Week - Fashion Inspiration!

Mar 03, 2015

New York Fashion week is a staple in any fashionista’s diary and with the AW15 shows just finished, these are the collections from NYFW that should give you plenty of fashion inspiration later this year!

Rodarte - Curve Ball

Rodarte - New York Fashion Week

Sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy are known for throwing fashion a curve ball and this collection is no exception.

The designer’s collection featured painted on leather pants, panelled skirts, lacy blouses and sparkly bombers. The use of soft fabrics such as faux fur and tweed alongside leathers and the use of belts as detailing made it one that definitely stood out.

Our favourite outfit has to be the combination of the oversized tweed parker style jacket with the low cut white blouse and painted on leather pants, the whole outfit just screams elegance with a touch of edge! Plus the added faux fur detailing is something which we just can’t get enough of right now, who else is with us?

Michael Kors - 30's Throwback

“Go back to the 30’s”, Kors urged in a backstage interview. True to that statement, his show featured fur, oxford sweaters and suits cinched in at the waist with a super skinny belt reflecting the glamour of the era.

30s Fashion Inspiration

Fur is the star. It’s everywhere; from pocket and cuff trimmings to collars and scarves. This combined with the contradiction of oversized jumper dresses and white office shirts with suits and dresses cinched in at the waist, makes this autumn/winter collection a dream!

Michael’s colour pallet is something which reflects the glamour of the 30’s in a wearable yet sophisticated way; barley, charcoal, state blue and fawn. Along with fur , it seems the turtle neck and vintage statement patterns aren’t going anywhere either.

Tia Cibani - Velvet Romance

Tia Cibani delved into the work of Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh, a Scottish artist and looked into the idea of “Faded Grandeur and Dim Opulence” for her New York Fashion Week’s debut of her fall 2015 collection.

New York Fashion Week Style

Her new romantic fall collection features Ciabani’s signature draped dresses in languid panne velvet and double faced satin which floats elegantly from the body.

Tia’s use of tulip and cocoon silhouettes partnered with petal shaped sleeves and pleats alongside cut out waist detailing is just one of the reasons why she made it into our top designers of New York Fashion week. Her use of peach’s and mossy greens for her colour pallet is another reason why we’re just a little hopelessly in love with this collection.

Hilfiger - Touchdown

Hilfiger’s sportswear theme, is one which we’ve seen trying to make a re-appearance within the fashion industry over the past couple of years and we think that Hilfiger has given it that extra push in the right direction with this collection of sports inspired luxe.

Sportswear at NYFW

The use of varsity stripes featured on navy capes and the number 30 being the highlight of the detailing on faux fur football jumpers carried the theme of Americana in this collection in a fun yet wearable way. Loving the textured, the colours and the sports luxe outerwear.

Philip Lim - Floral and Plaid

Phillip Lim’s 3:1 Fall/Winter 2015 collection was one of self-reflection. Lim said in his notes that he wanted to pull apart and re-address the structures that we build along the way. This ultimately led to his 3:1 collection including the reinventions of suits, coats a trench coat and the “lady” dress.

Florals at New York Fashion Week

Lim’s pieces included luxury folded asymmetrical looks, modern looking suits, the combination of floral and plaid prints mixed and combined together perfectly and paired with some fabulous boots and shoes which have had everyone talking!

Once again we see within this collection a mixture between hard and soft with the use of ring belts to harness dresses to the waist, tops to the chest and sleeves to the body creating a refreshing take on traditional shapes.

Karen Walker - 70's Sci-Fi

Colour at NYFW

With a combination of psychedelic colours, prints and fabrics with the input of disco denim and some seriously chic flared pants, Karen Walker sent a swinging 70’s sci-fi inspired looking collection down the catwalk at New York Fashion Week and we couldn’t be more gripped.

Walker’s collection consisted of A-line skirts in mustard and jacquard as well as jumpsuits in bold prints, shearling collars and colourful leathers.

Love it or hate it, bold prints and those favoured flared trousers are back.

Derek Lam - Classic with Edge

Taking inspiration from Mia Farrow, Dianne West and those cool and edgy Woody Allen heroines, Lam has presented tailored classic with a twist. Once again within New York Fashion Week we see elements of 70’s inspired signature looks and we can’t get enough of it!

Classic with edge style

Lam also took a simple sweater and skirt to a whole new level on the catwalk channelling that inner school girl cool, especially when the skirt came in high-shine patent.

Lam also took classic detailing and added that extra bit of high fashion to them including double hems on the jacket of sleek pantsuits and  exaggerated elements such as bold collars and open backs which gave his coats that added bit of glam.

Monique Lhuiller - Dark Evening

Monique Lhuiller’s evening wear is a spectacle of femininity and leaves you craving every aspect of an occasion to get dolled up and show off Lhuiller’s newest collection which took pride of place at her New York Fashion Week show.

Eveningwear inspiration

Lhuiller’s balance between soft dresses and smartly tailored wool jackets and tweed mohair coats highlighted her attention to structure and added a higher octave femininity to her fall 2015 evening wear collection.

Alongside making her jumpsuits every little bit as feminine as her girly dresses by cutting them in embroidered tulle, Monique offered breath-taking gowns for more formal affairs in a gunmetal, embroidered antique gold, copper and burnout velvet with some of these classy numbers being adorned with long trains, cut out sections and asymmetrical extremes. 

Anna Sui - Ethnic Boho 

Ethnic boho inspiration

Anyone who knows of Anna Sui’s designs knows that she’s not one for the conventional thinking when it comes to the thought process of her designs and her Fall 2015 collection, showcased at New York Fashion Week was no exception to this!

Taking inspiration from the history channel’s “Vikings”, Sui took a leap into scandi design with many of the models also sporting Inuit face tattoos and tousled wild hairstyles to match the whole vibe of the collection.

Also known for her prints, Sui once again did not disappoint her fans with her fall 15 collection, printing on chiffon, devore, fake fur and also on a gorgeous lame skirt alongside prints of folkloric tapestries, needlework and crochet - the detail and effort that went into this collection is breathtaking!

So with New York Fashion week proving once again that there is some remarkable talent within the fashion design ranks of this world, who will you be taking style inspiration from in the following 10 months? Let us know by tweeting us @themanysides – we know that we’ll definitely be taking style inspiration from more than a handful of designers at New York fashion week… not all at once though!

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