A Who’s Who of fashion royalty will be gathering in arguably the coolest city on earth over the coming week for New York Fashion Week, which kicked off yesterday. Hundreds of designers will be showcasing their autumn/winter 14 collections on runways across the city until February 13 and more than 230,000 people (including some of the biggest names in Hollywood and the fashion world) will be gathering to ogle their latest creations. We take a look at some of the things we can expect to see in the Big Apple over the next few days.
DKNY turns 25 this year and we guess that Donna Karan will be planning a suitably festive show to celebrate. Maybe models bursting out of birthday cakes?
Volume is a key word for next season, according to Sheila Aimette, vice president of North American content at fashion trend forecaster WGSN. Speaking to news agency Reuters she suggested that over-sized tops, trousers and skirts will be staples at the shows and that rather than teaming one voluminous item with something more slim fitting, designers will be going for all over volume.
The Wild West is likely to be a big inspiration for designers this autumn/winter, according to Ms Aimette, with fringed scarves, frayed denim, statement checks and cowboy-inspired boots looming large. Yee ha!
Manhattan is normally the home of New York Fashion Week, but this year Alexander Wang is branching out and holding his show in the impressive Duggal Greenhouse across the water in Brooklyn. He has made it easy for the fashion set to get there though with charter buses, a discounted car service and a 149-person ferry to transport guests.
While other designers have previously announced plans to abandon the Lincoln Center tents and host their shows elsewhere, Wang is so far the only one brave enough to head to an outer borough. We can’t wait to see who makes the trip.
The king of shoe designers Manolo Blahnik is going to be showcasing his amazing creations at London Fashion Week for the first time ever. The master himself said: “We decided to give a chance to the New York audience to get an insight into how my imagination works. Next season we might take it to another city – who knows?”. We can’t wait to see what he comes up with.
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