With their & Other Stories collaboration about to hit stores, all eyes were on the Mullavey sisters’ Rodarte collection on Tuesday. All ruffles and lace, this incredibly pretty gothic collection was set off beautifully by the make-up and hair styling, as well as some pretty amazing accessories. Expect to see long ruffled leather gloves, mis-matched intricate floral earrings and panelled boudoir booties everywhere come autumn.
Regular readers of my New York reports could be forgiven for thinking I am in the process of redecorating my house, such is my obsession with interiors inspiration at fashion shows. But how lovely was the tiled catwalk at Tory Burch? (answer: REALLY lovely) Tory Burch collections always have a slightly quirky, retro feel to them; I’m a sucker for an all-tartan trouser suit, a knitted tank top, and sporty, striped cuffs and collars, and this collection had it all. And good news if you have, like me, recently become addicted to neckerchiefs - Burch teamed large silk ones with everything. The easiest way ever to update an outfit ever.
The super-cute invitations decorated with stickers were a clue to the collection, which had an all-American sports feel to it, particularly the various modern takes on the varsity jacket. I LOVED the cropped version with matching skirt, pictured. Of course Coach is primarily a leather company, so that sticker theme followed through to adorn bags - the mini saddle bag was a favourite of mine - and there were plenty of the sheepskin jackets the label has recently become known for on offer, too. And if you’re after next season’s It Shoe, look no further than the pimped up classic-but-now-not-so-classic basketball boots. Ciara, Chloe Grace Moretz, Emma Roberts were all present and correct on the FROW at this relatively low-key show, and indulged fans by giving them the chance to chat and take pictures before showtime. How refreshing.