New York Fashion Week is over for another season. From Victoria Beckham's mission to empower women to Gigi and Bella's little brother, here’s our whistlestop round-up of the action.
Blake Lively Talks About Styling Her Children
Even when you're one of the most stylish mums on the planet, it seems you can’t style some children. Speaking about a tantrum her daughter had earlier that day over the small matter of jelly shoes, Blake Lively suggested that she was facing a losing battle just before taking her seat at the Michael Kors show (video above).
New York’s designers did not play to form this week, instead, they sidelined fit in favour of over-blown shapes. Even the mistress of form fitting fashion, Victoria Beckham, showed a collection that was ‘conscious of the body but not body conscious.’ Michael Kors followed suit with his strong shoulder coats, giving a nod to dynasty tailoring and, considering the big chill in New York at the moment, it was apt that the Michelin Man’s favourite, the puffa jacket, also took a star turn, again. The puffa itself seems to be becoming what the military jacket used to be autumn/winter collections aka perennial. It was also central to Coach’s pleasing priarie collection and, by being fashioning it into a floral print, the jacket has never seemed more feminine.
What Brandon Maxwell doesn’t know about creating a show-stopping evening look isn’t worth knowing. Well, you wouldn’t expect anything less from the stylist to Lady Gaga. Like Michael Kors, the designer returned to the 80s with one-shoulder leather mini dresses, puffball skirts and slick-back hair. Maxwell also showcased a number of red carpet ready dresses with tasteful cut-outs and a one-shoulder jumpsuit that defied the gravity of boobs. Elsewhere, Delpozo showed a ‘cool girls' approach to eveningwear- with contrasting colours, royal wedding-worthy train lengths and, what appeared to be, sequin swimming hats. We challenge you to dive into da club in those…
Prabal Gurung was just one of the designers who made the current political atmosphere, which even punctuates a New Yorker’s most mundane conversations, centre stage. Bella Hadid closed the designer’s show with a t-shirt emblazoned with ‘the future is female,’ and the likes of Joan Smalls also joined the haunting finale, set to the soundtrack of John Legend’s ‘Imagine’ to make a sartorial statement for planned parenthood. We caught up with Drew Barrymore, front row at Coach, who told us why it is so important to be using art to make a statement right now.
The New Face
The Hadid genes know how to produce a good runway walker and Anwar Hadid, the younger brother of Bella and Gigi, certainly followed in their footsteps. While Gigi seemed to cherry-pick her shows, Bella was a runway regular and Anwar made his debut for Zadig and Voltaire. It's safe to say this won’t be the last we see of him during fashion month.
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An Audience With Queen Victoria
We were granted an exclusive interview with Victoria Beckham just after showcasing her autumn/winter 2017 collection. The one-woman powerhouse told us about how she wants to empower women through her clothes, how Harper is ‘a very strong little girl,’ and spilled on raiding David’s wardrobe. Watch the exclusive interview below.
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