Fashion is a universal langue, similar to birthdays, we all celebrate and express them in our own ways. Fashion week is a party that, thanks to social media, we can all celebrate together and share our likes and dislikes of fashion hits and misses. New York is a city of decadent history which is why their fashion week is unlike any others. The island of Manhattan has been engulfed in fashion and photographers (that also includes anyone with a smart phone). Though NYC is known for having some of the best street style all year round, fashion week is a parade of colour, textures, prints and flare.
To put it not so delicately, it’s couture on steroids. It is no longer a matter of outfits on the runway but outfits of those observing the runways. However, just like the question ’who came first; the chicken or the egg?’, in the world of fashion, there would be no “street style” divas if it weren’t for the runway shows.
After shifting through photos of every show, we have made a somewhat small collection of outfits we just adored! This is what we would call our online version of street style; picking specific items from off the runway and expressing (through words) why we just have to have them! And thats what is so wonderful about fashion, we don’t have to agree but we love listening to everyone’s opinion of taste.
BCBG is always a show we anticipate, for obvious colour blocking reasons. It is no secret that we love capes and snazzy coats at Pomp&Pageantry, so when these two outfits strutted down the runway, our jaws dropped. In addition to our love of capes, our love of fur collars is equal! We also believe in strength through femininity and the choice of colour tones hits the bulls eye.
Prabal Gurung had a fantastic show with simple but great hair and make up and showcased our two top colours for spring: Navy and Orange. Below are two examples of outfits that are extremely different but share the same form and shape that both flatters and shows off the female figure in a non overtly sexual manner. The navy dress is Met Gala worthy and that orange velvet skirt is smashing! (We don’t adore the top since the turtle neck is too “over the top” for our taste).
Victoria Beckham is a relatively new name in fashion (but an old favourite as Posh Spice) but her sense of style is the same as what we like to portray at the store; clean lines mixed with unexpected colours, feline touches that are appropriate and most of all comfort. First of all, the white coat (below) is AMAZING! We would wear it everyday if the blizzards in Yorkville would stop. And the white skirt with the “Andy Warhol style” flower print is flirty and still makes a bold statement. It would look great with cardigans or blouses, so it’s a definite yes in our books!
Rodarte is the one show that we can generally assume everyone started smashing their piggy banks after to go out and buy one of their metallic coats (we can’t decide between the pink or blue one). Brands like Balenciaga with their City bag or Tory Burch with her iconic flats, became major brands because of their one product that was on everyone’s wish list. Rodarte is a brilliant brand but these coats may be what takes them to the next level.
The Jenny Packham show was okay and had some outfits that were not up to our standards (see PompnPageantry twitter feed) but we did fall for one item, this gorgeous pink v-neck sweater. Unlike The Row and their abominable snowman sweater collection, this sweater is the correct amount of ‘chic and slouch’. We love flawless outfits, which means it looks like you just threw it on and everything just came together.
Zac Posen is a show we always love to see, especially because we know Canadian model Coco Rocha is his BFF and will always be walking down his runway. As well, since the colour orange has been deemed the upcoming “IT” colour, we have been looking for items that are both orange and appropriate, since it’s not an easy colour to wear. However, Mr. Posen rarely disappoints and his orange gown (below) is as delicious as a glass of freshly squeezed OJ from the Four Seasons hotel down the street from our boutique.
Diane Von Furstenberg also gave us a reason to wear orange! An orange fur coat? – Who would have guessed one could look so cool! And of course we love any jumpsuit, so naturally this one is a top choice!
Last but not least, we had to comment on Mara Hoffman’s glitzy aztec inspired dresses! The blue dress on the left (below) would be perfect for a day wandering around on Centre Island and the black gown (below, on the right) reminds us of dressing up in fun costume outfits when we were younger, therefore any dress that makes you feel like a princess belongs in your closet!
Fashion week maybe over, but let the parade of street style (inspired by the runways) begin!