While London Fashion Week is edging closer and closer, and I still haven’t planned everything out, New York Fashion Week has been trundelling on and making quite some headway.
Here are my favourite shows from the last two days. As always, please let me know what you think of them as I love all your thoughts and opinions! 🙂
Donna Karan has gone back into the Safari. Only this season, she is less gamer than African tribal; heavily influenced by the colours of the African savannah. Karan herself has spoken of her frequent trips to Haiti in the past year and this is also very evident in her strong print dresses.
While I’m not a fan of ever piece in her collection, her wooden and plastic necklaces are delightful and the body-con dresses in rustic orange or safari tan are delightful.
Jenny Packham is known for elegant dresses, that are light, floaty and usually come with some form of embellishments. In this sense, her spring/summer 2012 collection is no different than her previous ones. In fact Packham doesn’t ever change from her formula. It has made her successful and continues to sell; so why change?
That is exactly the problem with this collection. While I love all the dresses and they are undoubtedly beautifully made, I feel there’s nothing really new here. That is not to say this collection isn’t successful. I still want to buy every item in her collection, but until the formula changes just a little, I will always be hoping for more.
For their collection the Muleavey sisters turned to Disney’s Sleeping Beauty and asked themselves who else used those startling greens and purples. Their answer was Vincent Van Gogh and what a combination that makes. The fact that this collection isn’t too terribly kitsch and ‘Hallmark-esque’ is a testament to their talent. It feels fresh and vibrant, and for those people who find the Van Gogh graphic prints too daring, there are plenty of sturdy knits in candy colours and structured trousers.
Diesel Black Gold
Diesel Black Gold in a sense does exactly what it says on th tin. It is a brand for young urbans with a decidedly more relaxed attitude to fashion and this is epitomised perfectly in their new spring/summer collection. Added to that we have a collection focusing around metallics and the shimmer of fabrics and it truly is a collection of black gold.
While the metallic pants might be a bit much, the shimmering knits and metallic leather jacket in a rich jade is perfect for those winter months.