If there is one thing that I know for sure that New York Fashion Week will deliver season after season, then that’s the generous array of practical, yet well-thought-out collections or looks. Relaxed, easy to wear, natural, but not too casual or tomboyish. I am leaving the big names and usual favourites of mine (Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Jason Wu) out for the moment and showcasing instead a few others that more unexpectedly stood out for me, like Elizabeth and James (the more accessible line of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen), one of the most beautiful surprises from the entire NYFW. Minimalist, yet going for a more feminine and sensual approach – the understated, laid-back and modern kind.
And there were also J. Crew’s all-grey wide-legged trousers looks (don’t you love those knitted blazer sleeves and the scarf worn as top underneath?), as well as Gabriela Hearst’s subtly luxurious, flawless classics (clothes that have “that feeling of things that are well made and long lasting”, in the designer’s own words). An early spring day is just as good a time to start channelling any of these looks, they are too good to wait for fall.
photos: 1,4-J.Crew Fall 2015 / 2,3-Gabriela Hearst Fall 2015 / 4-9: Elizabeth and James Fall 2015, via Style.com and wwd.com