New York Fashion Week AW16 has come and gone and for anyone who’s ever attended a fashion week anywhere in the world, you’d know the late nights/early starts, backstage mayhem, too much Fiji water, and way not enough snacks make the week pretty full on.
Which is why we’ve enjoyed stalking this fashion week from the comfort of our bed, in comfy PJ's, with our phone and probably way toooo many snacks (but no-one’s watching sooooo \_(ツ)_/¯).
Anyway, now that it’s done and dusted we’re more than inspired for the season ahead, and so that you are too, we thought we’d round up our fave. bits and pieces from the past week.
Because what’s a #NYFW without sharing our stalking faves. Now let’s begin!
The Street Style
The weather in NYC was super shizen this year (to say the least). There was rain, snow and temperatures averaging below zero BUT that didn’t stop the fashion pack coming out with the street style goods. Yes, there were a lot of coats; and even though sometimes it was hard to see the outfits people were wearing underneath their amazing vintage furs, colourful sweepers and tufted shearlings, many made up for it by showcasing their shoes, accessories and bags that went with. (Oh the bags!)
The Faaashion (collections)
This NYFW made everyone realise that the fashion world is changing and those that don’t change with it will be left behind. SOZ. And because now we can all see many of the pieces from the runway on social media (pretty much straight away), brands are making them available straight away too – so we can shop. Yay! Soooo fashion week used to be all about a privileged small group of people who were exclusively invited to attend but now, it’s becoming more about consumers, the masses and how stuff looks on Insty/Snapchat which is pissing some people off. But we think it’s a savvy biz move for all!
Anyway, our fave. collections from the week were Rodarte which was filled with lacey, ruffled dresses, shaggy furs and patchwork leather coats mixed in the ultimate romantic biker chic, goth type of way that made us want to become one. Proenza Schouler, who’s collection was all about ‘control and release’ filled with super tight knitwear, long lean lines (but with room for stretch), full trousers, and fastened tailored jackets. It was modern and clean. And Alexander Wang who was the epitome of everything that is cool. His collection featured pole dancers, marijuana plants and a bunch of grungy/punk models wearing chokers, stomping boots, graphic sweatshirts and mini skirts that were rocked in such a way only few people know how. And just to top off the coolness he hosted it in a Park Avenue Church. (Watch street style stars bring this look to life in the season to come!)
Other mentions should go to the Marc Jacobs closing show feat. Lady Gaga, Kendall Jenner and THE SHOES. Holy moly how the models walked in them was beyond. Also; Kanye. Somehow he managed to drop a new Yeezy collection, an album, a video game and bought the spectacle that is the Kardashian/Jenner clan to NYC to join in the fun/post show memes too. While we can't forget Aussies Zimmermann, who showcased a wearable, pretty (and a super Instagrammable) collection as well. Pheeeew. There was a lot to get through during the week.
The beauty didn’t blow us away. Ok, some of it did, but a lot of it didn’t. Many of the looks were quite artsy and very faaaaaaashion so probably not ones to try and copy for real life. In saying that though, Rodarte killed it in both the fashion and beauty game. They did a whole “ethereal tough girl” look that had us all like “Gimmee her lips!” (FYI the lip colour used was a NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu #BUYITNOW). The beauty at Rihanna’s debut with Fenty x Puma was also a crowd fave. Just think Gigi and Bella Hadid marching in platform sneakers with their hair sprayed half white. Some loved, some didn’t. I think we’re kind of in the middle. Overall it looks like the disheveled and 'no makeup-makeup' beauty looks of yesteryear are taking a break and the polar opposites of ladylike and grunge (with dark moody lips and eyes) for next season are in. Take your pick! Also; messy, undone knots, braids and/or sleek and super straight are the options for your hair (that look natural). Easy.
Rihanna Fenty x Puma
The Front Row
Ummmm, helloooooo fashion! The lack of variety of street style pics outside venues this year was certainly made up for by the front row. And what a front row!
Nicole Richie’s little sister, Sofia Richie made her model debut this year. Blogger and street style star Chiara Ferragni probably packed way more clothes for the week than any of us actually own (see her insty below!) and tributes to David Bowie were heard far and wide with many designers opting for his music as their backdrop.
And that’s a wrap!
Tell us, what did you love/hate at NYFW F/W 16 this year?