FASHION WEEK FOR DUMMIES: MERCEDES BENZ NYFW S/S 2015 – DAY 4
Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week (NYFW) need not be so hard to navigate for the mere mortal. Why should only the fashion posse have a heads up on what we’ll be wearing come spring/summer next year?
To save any awkward moments when you’re chatting with that ‘fash-forward’ girlfriend of yours, I’ve decided to dilute NYFW and summarise what shows you need to know about and what trends actually matter.
Click back throughout the week to get your stylish summary.
Here’s Day 4.
Golly, she’s come a long way since her Spice Girls era. Showing off a palette of creamy neutrals, Victoria Beckham’s collection was so wearable that I could have picked out my entire next season wardrobe from one show. Her long sleeve stripe dress was a personal favourite (I have a soft spot for anything stripped) and the trench coat with cinched waist and threaded clasp belt was immediately added to my dream shopping list.
Trend: Shop any stripy neutral pieces and jeep an eye out for coats that are collarless with a v-neck.
Diane Von Furstenberg
With mega famous models like Naomi Campbell, Kendall Jenner and Candice Swanepoel strutting down your runway, you’d better hope your collection was amazing. Phew, lucky it was Diane Von Furstenberg. I saved 13 of the looks that I saw floating down her runway, which is a huge achievement for any designer. Ruffled full hemlines, lace layered over plaid and crop tops reigned supreme.
Trend: Go matchy-matchy with a cotton plaid shirt and shorts or layer a sheer lace top over some check print separates.
This collection was dedicated to the cool kids. Architectural skirts and boxy tops proved to still be a firm favourite for fashionistas. Mesh material has been added to give the style a fresh breath of air. P.s – check out the accessories paired with this collection. I want all of the shoes and sunglasses!
Trend: Pair last seasons architectural skirt with this seasons boxy top. Done!
Hello tassels and tweed! Thakoon showed us all that tassels don’t necessarily translate to flapper-style. The tiny dangling threads helped to add texture to stripes while tweed jackets in boxy shapes added even more interest.
Trend: You know that stripy dress you own that you’re kind of over? Head to spotlight, buy some tasseled ribbon and have a craft-a-noon. You’ll have an instant wardrobe update that’s fresh off the runway.