Amy Smilovic‘s fall collection was a lesson in layering for the city girl who visited the country and brought a bit of it back with her to become the pastoral urbanite. Super long scarves were wrapped and draped under felted wool and bouclé fleece coats. Sweaters were tied at the waist over calf-grazing culottes and faded denim. And if that wasn’t chic enough, the addition of sleek loafers, bouclé mules and Amish brimmed hats made it all that much cooler. Head to toe – we wanted it all.
The latest collection from designers Melanie Kamsler and Tamila Purvis, of ManiaMania, embraces spiritual and religious symbolism with wiccan and gothic-inspired shapes that include pyramids, crosses and moon symbols. I’d like to think that any of these gorgeous jewels will give me special powers . . .
For the past two seasons, we’ve been besotted with Delpozo. It’s the closest thing to couture we get here in New York. So you can imagine our anticipation was high this week, waiting to see what Josep Font had up his sleeve for his fall. Taking inspiration from the geometric, colorful work of Italian artist Duilio Barnabe and the futuristic society of the novel Logan’s Run, he presented a collection rich with textures and shapes. Sculpted coats, pleated gowns, mohair sweaters, and collared organza dresses stood apart with precise tailoring, unique silhouettes, and intricate beading and embroidery. Simply magical, as usual.
Coach‘s vibe just turned edgy at the hands of their newest creative director Stuart Vevers. At the label’s first show at New York Fashion Week, outerwear, that included Buffalo check blanket coats, firemen coats, leather jackets, oversized houndstooth coats, was the star. The accessories, like pebbled-leather cross-body bags, hybrid sneaker-boots, and suede shearling hiker boots, made for an amazing supporting cast. Utilitarian, classic and oh so chic. We love what we’re seeing!