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in­ter is com­ing.” I was pre-warned many times be­fore I left for New York Fash­ion Week (thanks, Jon Snow) but noth­ing could have pre­pared me for what was sup­pos­edly New York’s cold­est win­ter in 80 years.

With tem­per­a­tures dip­ping to lows of -17 de­grees Cel­sius in the morn­ings, keep­ing warm and look­ing chic seemed the hard­est thing to do, what with snow and ice on the ground – heels were def­i­nitely out of the ques­tion for me. It re­ally was a won­der then that some girls turned up at the shows with bare legs and strappy heels – that’s what it takes to be a street style star, af­ter all. Hats off to them, although the strong gusts of wind would’ve whipped my hair across my face.

This sea­son at NYFW saw the ap­pear­ance of the rebel girl (mil­i­tary-es­que at Marc by Marc Ja­cobs, Goth at Alexan­der Wang, both com­plete with com­bat boots), fur and shear­ling ev­ery­thing from Al­tuzarra to Michael Kors, and chunky knits – so­phis­ti­cated at BCBGMaxazria, over­sized at Coach and riv­eted at Alexan­der Wang (which was in­deed riv­et­ing) – which brings me to my top five mo­ments at NYFW. PROENZA S CHOULE R’ S ARTI STI C EX­PRE S SION Post-cock­tails at the House of Toi, I head to the Up­per East Side lo­cale of the Whit­ney Mu­seum (be­fore they moved to their new digs in the Meat­pack­ing Dis­trict this April) for the Proenza Schouler show. Jack McCol­lough and Lazaro Her­nan­dez cited artists He­len Franken­thaler and Robert Mor­ris as in­spi­ra­tions for their eclec­ti­cally artis­tic col­lec­tion that fea­tured fur trim­mings, grom­mets, se­quined dresses that looked like tinsel wrapped around the body, beau­ti­ful felt coats, and dresses with thick, raw-edged lapels paired with ho­ley stock­ings that also peeked through the body­con dresses with asym­met­ri­cal slashes in them. Mind blown, the frigid night air didn’t bother me at all as I headed down­town for din­ner with some friends, think­ing how the red, off-theshoulder dress with slashes would be per­fect. It was Chi­nese New Year, af­ter all.

Marc by Marc Ja­cobs Au­tumn/ Win­ter ’15

Proenza Schouler Au­tumn/ Win­ter ’15

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