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