New York and London Fashion Week Favorites
These past few weeks have been a whirlwind of fashion shows going from New York Fashion Week to London Fashion Week. I wish I had actually been in both cities for the shows, but sadly I ended up watching most of them from behind a computer screen at my house. But I do want to share some of my favorite pieces from different designers and shows with you!
During New York Fashion week my most anticipated show was Oscar de la Renta. I was very curious on how the show would go because of his death late last year. From easy "work appropriate" skirts and blouses to full blown red carpet looks the pieces stood on their own and worked together seamlessly. (If you are wearing Oscar de la Renta to work though I would like to talk to you about how to achieve your job because you have won at life!) My favorite of the more casual pieces is this jacket and skirt. I love the color and I love that the pieces could be worn separate and make a statement.
My red carpet favorite from the Oscar de la Renta show is this deep purple gown. I love the detailing with the flowers all over and I think it would just stand out from a red carpet where many people wear black.
The second collection I loved was from Christian Siriano. I didn't know I would be excited about this show until my best friend/ stylist showed me a dress that was my "spirit animal" and I couldn't have agreed more! The whole collection had a lot of sheer, tulle, and animal prints, which can be daunting and can make you look like you're right out of an AC/DC music video but the way these pieces are done it's anything but 80s.
This is the "spirit animal" dress and I think it's basically perfect! I want this in my closet and I would probably wear it everywhere and wouldn't care what people thought about me.
For London Fashion Week I was really looking forward to two shows, Topshop Unique and Burberry Prorsum.
The Topshop Unique show featured a lot of fur, fringe, and 70s throwbacks. I absolutely loved this look though because I think florals don't have to be just for spring. I think the cut of this dress would be really flattering on a ton of different body shapes and it could take you well into winter and spring. I'm also obsessed with the idea of putting a heavy fur coat over such a light dress, not only for the warmth-factor, but because it can balance out what is a really girly dress for people who don't want to wear something so feminine.
The second show I was really looking forward to was the Burberry Prorsum show! Honestly, I think anyone who likes fashion and seeing what's going to be "on-trend" for next season loves this show. And for those people who don't love fashion, then this show is still for you because the actual production is perfect every time, and their front row is always flawless.
I love this first look because of the coat. I love the detailing around the neck and waistline with the fabric that matches the rest of the A/W collection. I also love the length of this coat. It's just long enough for a short dress to peak out of the bottom but short enough to not swallow you up. And while we are talking about this look can we please mention the color of that bucket bag? IT'S PERFECT!
The second look from Burberry Prorsum has everything you need for a perfect fall day. A great printed, structured dress, awesome shoes, and a fantastic clutch. I think what I like most about this look though is the lace detailing on the front of the dress. It breaks up the busy print of the dress and adds some interest.
So those are my New York and London Fashion Week favorites! Are any of these you favs, or do you think something else was better? Let me know in the comments. If you wish you could have been front row at any of these shows go ahead and click the like button.