Design heavyweights DVF, Tommy Hilfiger and Alexander Wang give their interpretation of Americana, while newbies Prabal Gurung and Adam make a splash at New York Fashion Week
New York brought out the fashion big guns this weekend as heavyweights including Diane von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger and Alexander Wang unveiled their latest autumn/winter lines.
DVF’s American Legends collection was inspired by fashion legends Diana Vreeland and Gloria Vanderbilt and featured long sequinned gowns and sumptuous layers in poppy red and cobalt blue – proof positive that the bright colour trend from this spring is carrying on into autumn/winter.
Tommy Hilfiger took his signature preppy and injected it into menswear-inspired tailoring and luxed-up sportswear. Just think – you’ll be getting more wear out of your last-season anorak!
Celeb and model fave Alexander Wang provided us with more of his signature urban-cool but lightened up his palette considerably, topping peach satin gowns with fluffy tonal mohair jumpers and adding cream-coloured fur collars to divine outwerwear. As usual, the footwear is to die for – who new how many versions of the cut-out boot there were!
Meanwhile, relatively new designers, including Prabal Gurung (loved by the likes of Leighton Meester and Michelle Obama), mum-to-be Victoria Beckham, and Adam (whose entire fall collection was almost wiped out by a fire in his workshop), all received rave reviews for their catwalk offerings.
With the BAFTAs, Grammys AND NY Fashion Week in full swing, it was a whirlwind of a weekend. Today we’re looking forward to shows from red carpet masters Monique Lhuillier and Carolina Herrera. Check back for more fashion reports later, plus exclusive posts from The Clothes Whisperer!
By Maria Milano