10 Years at the Top

Calvin Klein, one of the most iconic American fashion houses of recent times, still knows how to bring New York Fashion Week to an end in style.  With Francisco Costa celebrating ten years as the Women’s Creative Director, it was a particularly poignant show for the brand and what a show it was!  Typically minimal, Costa stayed true to his signature white opener however straight away it was clear, this season there was a slight twist.  As usual each piece was immaculate however the garments appeared inside out with seams and overhang on show, more interesting still; seams were sewn with fluorescent thread from oranges to pinks and greens.  From simple seams to multicoloured fringing, it’s taken 10 years but Costa has found the colour wheel and apparently he knows how to use it!  Admittedly the dresses looked a lot more practical than the trouser’s in what was apparently hand woven tweed but to be honest, I’d have it all, all of it!!  Here’s to ten more years at the top for Francisco Costa at Calvin Klein!


Calvin Klein Collection SS14: Look 1, 4 and 13


Calvin Klein Collection SS14: Look 9, 16 and 18

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Calvin Klein Collection SS14: Look 23, 25 and 34

*All images courtesy of Style.com


Marc By Marc Shows who’s Boss

Youthful, fun and simply show stopping; it could only be Marc by Marc Jacobs!  Sequins, metallic leathers and silk pyjama’s made the show one of my highlights of NYFW.  Wearability factor was high, I could imagine the pink sequin dress on a perfect summers evening, the silver leather mini dancing the night away in Ibiza and the baby pink trouser suit rocking a hot summer in the city.  This man rarely puts a foot wrong and today he definitely produced one of the most enjoyable shows so far……


Look 1


Look 10




Look 25


Look 33


Look 39


Look 43

*All images Marc By Marc Jacobs SS14 courtesy of Style.com


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NYFW best in show…..

Masculinity, oversized outerwear, silk and moody, minimal hair and beauty – just a few of the obvious trends on show at NYFW.  During the week, there were for me a few stand out collections; the perfection that was Derek Lam, the surprisingly current and ‘street’ DKNY and 3.1 Phillip Lim’s punk biker girls!  New York showcased some surprising textures and silhouettes this year that seemed altogether more relaxed yet at the same time more risky than usual.  Despite the exaggerated silhouette being taken a bit literally by some; New York seemed edgier than the preppy princess stereotype would have you believe  – perhaps they were taking note from London?  Whatever it was it worked!

phillip lim

3.1Phillip Lim AW13 RTW: Look 9, Look 13 and Look 44

derek lam

Derek Lam AW13 RTW: Look 14, Look 18 and Look 23


DKNY AW13 RTW: Look 1, Look 8 and Look 33