After being bumped up to premium and then bumped off due to a faulty plane, executive fashion director Nick Spensley and fashion director Arabella Greenhill finally arrived in NYC at 3am on Sunday. A bad omen for fashion week? Let's hope not…
HB is the new queen bee
After a few hours sleep and a quick outfit change it was time for the Victoria Beckham show. The cameras went crazy as David and the whole clan were present #bestlookingfamilywehaveeverseen. Harper is definitely winning the competition for the most coveted celebrity child's hair, having unravelled her trademark topknot to reveal waist-length locks. Move over Suri Cruise, there's a new queen bee.
It's blimmin' freezing
The clothes at VB were textured and twisted with lots of wrapping and big buttons. As well as super chic it all looked very cosy and warm and definitely what we want to wear right now as the temperature has plummeted to the lowest it's been in 20 years. Icicle couture, anyone? Legendary streetstyle photographer Bill Cunningham told Arabella to 'button up child' as the wind whipped down the streets. Actually making it to the fashion shows is an assault course in itself as the Fash Pack try not to slip on the ice in their heels.
Following the lead of Lanvin in Paris last season, Prabal Gurung cast some "older" models in his show. Kirsty Hume (39) and Frankie Ryder (40), who were both successful models in the Nineties, showed the newbies how it was done. It's women, not just girls, who can look fabulous on the catwalk. It was at this show that we witnessed our first incident of 'row rage' of the season in a neighbouring block. Well, we can't ALL be FROWERs, darling...
Not that everyone's talking about the weather ALL THE TIME or anything, but going back to those freezing temperatures, we realised we were ill equipped in the thermal underwear department. So we hot-footed it to Uniqlo for an emergency haul of HeatTech. Sadly, everyone else had already had the same idea and it was totally sold out. Bad times.
Over at Derek Lam, the inspiration was uptown Seventies-chic; think Charlie's Angles' slim-fit tailored flares and skinny polo necks in the classic tones of the decade, browns and blues. Big buttons are emerging as a trend - we saw them here as well as at VB.