Sunday, 27 September 2015

NYFW Spring 16 Favourites

Aloha! Are we just gonna ignore my three month MIA period from my blog? Yes? Good. I'm back, bitches, and just in time for NYFW. Well, I'm kinda late, but I'm gonna call it fashionably late. Yes, my career in comedy is going well, thank you for asking.

As anyone who doesn't live under a rock knows (sorry Patrick), every fabulous person under the sun except me strutted in to New York, New York to see what lies ahead for Spring 2016. Spring! My second favourite season of the year (I will be a summertime child forever)! The time for groundbreaking florals, blossoming trees, caterpillars everywhere, my birthday AND the beginning of party season. Only con: my boyfriend's chronic hay fever. I. Am. Ready. 

Here are my favourite collections from NYFW Spring 16 - if you've read any of my runway posts before, you won't be surprised. I don't change my tastes much - if it's colourful, embroidered, bold and boho-esque, I will like it. Low and behold:


Has Zimmermann ever not had an amazing collection? No? Didn't think so. They really are the pride and joy of lil' Straya's fashion industry (no I am not biased). Every single one of these pieces makes me want to frolic in fields and make daisy chains, all whilst looking chic AF. Those strappy shoes, lace chokers and suit combos set my heart on fire. Please remain seated as I quickly duck to Spotlight and get some lace to steal the choker idea. 


Another all time favourite. Like Zimmermann, Marchesa can do no wrong. I died over the lingerie-esque gowns with cage detailing and sheer bottoms. Would they be acceptable to wear out and about in Adelaide or is that a no go? The embroidered floral creations remind me of something from Fantasia - something that a fairy princess would wear to a fairy ball. Lingerie, fairy and princess vibes all in one collection? It is the collection for ME, people. Maybe I need to reconsider my 21st outfit. 

Luisa Beccaria 

More fairy garden outfits! I'll be honest and tell you that I haven't paid much attention to Luisa Beccaria's work before - I'm lucky that a picture of that sweet embroidered romper and over sized hat combo popped up on my Instagram feed so I could watch the show and fall in love. What a perfect combination of girly and bohemian - in this case, florals really were groundbreaking. I love all the fine details, like the chokers (YAY for that trend sticking around! Annoying underages in Stussy tops and tattoo chokers at clubs, you will not take the beauty of chokers away from me!), intricate lace and floral embroidery, sheer fabrics and dainty strappy shoes. This is the kind of collection that makes me want to throw out my entire wardrobe and start afresh. Guess I know what my Sunday night plans are.


This year is Riccardo Tisci's tenth at the helm of Givenchy and he certainly proved his talents with this show, which included an hour long performance commemorating the 14th anniversary of 9/11. 
I was a little conflicted as to whether or not I liked this collection as it doesn't exactly mesh with my personal style - but let's be real, any pant suit that sleek deserves bog recognition, and I guess so do slightly creepy masks/makeup/face jewellery/whatever it is you would call that face business. The collection isn't what I'd wear, it's what I wish I could bring myself to wear. It's modern, sophisticated and minimalist. It's what I'd put on before adding 47436443 colours and accessories because I never really can do the whole simple and sleek thing. I'm forever OTT and slightly tacky. Alas, I love the 90's style lace slips, the power suits and the beautifully crafted gowns. Not to mention THOSE SHOES. They are definitely something I could add to my overflowing shoe rack. 

Oscar de la Renta

I love a Spanish senorita vibe and Oscar de la Renta's Spring 16 collection fulfilled my dreams. The recurring red carnations, a Spanish/Latin symbol for passion and femininity and de la Renta's favourite flower, made for a bold collection made to be worn by sassy independent women (#girlpower #girlboss). The shades of red, striking lips and timeless silhouettes scream old fashioned glam and make me want to watch Gone With The Wind. If this show was an emoji, it would be the red salsa dancer. How's that for a pop culture reference. Also: THOSE COATS. What are they?! Such pom pom fluffy goodness! I will take 12.

After spending the day home sick looking at NYFW collections and crying over beautiful clothes I don't have, I am off to reconsider my entire wardrobe.

'Till next time,
Kate x

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