THE BEST LOOKS FROM NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: SPRING 2015

Both London and New York fashion week has come to an end, today we take a look at some of the best looks ..

Ralph Lauren

The exotic meets the luxurious is one way to sum up Lauren’s collection, indeed Lauren himself describes it as ‘the spirit of a romantic safari emboldened by luminous colors played against the heritage of pure khakis in sleek and modern shapes.’  The runway was full of khakis, safari jackets and cargo pants, with hints of luxury through the subtle beading and glitter. This translated into evening wear, the safari jackets are now cropped – the hues of olive gold, magneta and yellow help to play on the glam safari notion.

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Oscar de la Renta

One of our favourite collections – the line was opulent and romantic, and again we see florals and gingham dominant the catwalk, this time in feminine shades of pink, purple and red. We see varied skirts, ranging from exaggerated bell skirts, to asymmetric hems and pencil shapes.

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Rodarte

We see prevalent aquatic themes through sequined dresses, to symbolize the scales of a mermaid in the most lavish fashion. We see gorgeous sea urchin feathered dresses, and snake skin boots – we are truly under the Rodarte spell. Even the jersey shirts are transformed to look like seaweed through the sheer green frills and embellishing.

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Donna Karan

The smart silhouettes with a graphic edge can dominate the collection, from the blazers to the dresses. We do see femininity through the metallic belts that cinch in at the waist, but Donna is demanding in her need to convey masculine shapes and lines. The Pharrell-esque hats, made from gauze clashed with the rigid lines of the pieces.

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Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy portrays an almost relatable projection of fashion that one could say mirrors the style of the average woman – the printed dresses layered under oversized mohair-knit jumpers, being an example. But we also see the extravagant imagination of the designer. Stars were painted onto the models cheeks, arms and stomachs and glowed in the dim lighting in a careless fashion that mirrored the trio of flowing, shapeless chiffon gowns that were shown. We see Tommy Hilfiger maintain his dark colour palette of navy blue and burgundy, and applies it to military pieces – a khaki jacket, shiny regimental headwear, and striped capes.

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Diana von Furstenberg

Diana von Furstenberg epitomizes glamour – whilst the show didn’t offer us anything new or note-worthy, the designer still managed to make fun, sexy clothes that all women could buy. We saw gingham and florals, offering us images of spring fun, this was reflected in the fresh hues chosen; we saw plenty of white, canary yellow, baby pink, and lime green. The clothes were classic pieces – the shift dress and the strapless dress, were predominantly used.

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