10 Things We Loved About New York Fashion Week

10 Things We Loved About New York Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham's brogues, the new Marc by Marc Jacobs team and bumbags – everything we loved about NYFW AW14

1. VB wears flat shoes!
OK, so this isn’t brand NEW news – we’ve all been partial to a monk strap shoe since the designer was snapped wearing them a couple of years ago - but fashion editors couldn’t wait to share their pictures of Mrs Beckham’s GORGEOUS black Saint Laurent flats on Instagram. Not only that, she let slip that she’d like to launch a shoe collection in the future. Be still our beating feet.

Victoria Beckham out and about in New York

2. New beginnings at Marc by Marc
Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier’s long awaited first collection for Marc by Marc Jacobs – or MBMJ as we’re to call it now – was a stomping mix of sports-chic (trousers tucked into long socks, boxing boots, rugby shirt stripes) and gothic Victoriana (long layers of netted skirts, high necks, oversized shrugs that looked like bows). Mohammed Ali meets Miss Haversham… and makes a surprisingly perfect pair.

3. That’s no moon…
It’s a little-known fact that many fashionistas are secret Star Wars geeks, and none less so than Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte by the looks of things. Whether you want to go all out with Luke Skywalker on your gown or prefer something more subtle – like Tatooine’s two suns or the Death Star – the sisters have it covered for AW14.

4. Tommy Hilfiger does slope style
Not necessarily inspired by the winter Olympics in Sochi but definitely making us think of the half pipe finals, the Tommy Hilfiger collection was littered with board sport references. We were particularly fond of the woolly socks styled with skate shoes, and snowboarding goggles as an unnecessary but very cool head accessory.

5. Fashion anniversaries
In the second instalment of her brand’s 40th anniversary celebrations (the first was a party last month), DVF’s catwalk show came complete with gold glitter rain and a cake with candles, while Donna Karan showed her 30th anniversary collection on the runway this week.

Diane von Furstenberg

6. David Beckham’s family selfie
Yeah, yeah – we know you’ve all seen this picture already but do you really need another excuse to look at it? We love this family.

David Beckham with his children

7. Fashion’s 5 a day
We’ve grown very fond of our statement sweatshirts this season, so we were delighted to spot these bananas, apples and pomegranates at Ostwald Helgason. Fruity!

8. The collection so good we want to buy it all
Proenza Schouler’s printed trousers and skirts, cropped cocoon jackets and two-tone crossover pointy shoes had us at hello. We literally want to buy it all. SWOON!

9. Bag of the week
We’re not ordinarily fans of the bum bag - usually a last minute styling thought when a designer wants to go a bit Eighties - but we’ve fallen hard for those at Steve Alan. More like a cross body bag on a belt, and all the more stylish for it.

10. An Instagram dream at Marc Jacobs
This collection of soft muted colours – the first from the designer since he resigned from his post at Louis Vuitton – was gorgeous, but it was the clouds suspended from the ceiling that really made this show. Dreamy.

By Hannah Rochell

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