Tuesday, 30 September 2014

NYFW #3: Lela Rose, Veronica Beard, Jenny Packham, Oscar de la Renta | Spring/Summer 2015: Ready-To-Wear

- Lela Rose -
Lela Rose's show reminds me a lot of Jasper Conran's autumn/winter collection earlier this year; the sleek lines, muted colours and midi length skirts incite the same demure femininity that Conran's did, whilst the more sparkling looks later in the show offer more glamorous options. The mixed prints of similar shades trend that hit big for A/W '14 remains current here; the first four looks shown all work with the formula of different prints of the same colour scheme. Personal favourites include the first and last looks of the second row; one for Audrey and one for Grace. After all, who doesn't look to mid-century Hollywood icons for ultimate elegance?

- Veronica Beard -
Infinitely one of the more wearable collections of the season, Veronica Beard's show presented the same focus on jackets and intricate patterned trousers as her A/W clothes did last season. The cutest of Peter Pan collars and a pretty range of pastel shades as well as some more formal monochrome looks, the Beard collection next spring is all about an easy formality. Simple, chic and fun.

- Jenny Packham -
Jenny Packham's show never fails to disappoint. A favourite for UK Princess (/Duchess, whatever) Kate Middleton, you can always expect some of the prettiest gowns of the season to grace Packham's catwalk. Another show featuring pastels and black and white, it's clear that we're seeing a colour trend forming for S/S '15. The third gown on the second row is particularly similar to some of Lela Rose's looks, whilst the third from last look is really rather Elie Saab in all its floral grandeur. My favourite look has to be the second dress shown here; the embellished decolletage and waistband against the barely blushing pink fabric is absolutely stunning, whilst the slit in the centre adds just a hint of sexuality to an otherwise modest look.

- Oscar de la Renta -
You can always count on Oscar de la Renta to deliver a fresh and inspiring show, despite sticking to a set formula. Form fitting looks to celebrate a woman's figure, extremely wide skirts and the prettiest floral adornments, de la Renta knows what works. The princess coat on the second row is beautiful enough to make me start sewing now and hope that I have something similar by spring (highly unlikely), whilst the inclusion of flats into such a glamorous show is something to make women everywhere sigh with relief.

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That's it for New York Fashion Week! Catch up on the first two parts of the NY series here and here if you haven't already, and stay tuned for my favourite shows of LFW coming in the next few days; you don't want to miss it!

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