Hey guys. Life's complicated. And you know what a part of life is? Fashion month. Which starts with New York Fashion Week. Which, we'll admit, is more complicated than most of life put together, for anyone that doesn't work in the fashion indo (and even a lot of people that do.) We answer some of your biggest questions here.
So is it a week? I'm confused. It didn't ACTUALLY start on Monday though, did it?
No, it didn't. We understand that it's confusing. Despite it being autumn, all the clothes are summery (SS15 to be exact) and the weekdays and weekends quite frankly blur into one. Though that might be something to do with all the cocaine and champagne. NYFW kicked off last last Thursday and officially ended today, with London Fashion Week (which is five days long, rather than seven) kicking off tomorrow.
Now tell me what I am going to be wearing next season.
So in no particular order you are going to be into sixties stars and stripes, the eighties (proceed with caution, polkadots are a safer starting point), the central split skirt (as opposed to the side split of last season) sportswear (no change there), fringe, raw hemmed denim, crop tops over shirts and gingham. Loads of gingham (Michael Kors and Altuzarra for starters.)
What was everyone wearing on the mean streets?
What was the, er, worst thing that happened.
We can't answer that. All we would say is that Jeremy Scott and Thom Browne might be hard to pull off IRL.
**And how about the snazziest? **
Snazz wise, everyone was pretty excited about Marc by Marc because it was Luella and Katie's second show as creative directors and obviously Miley had about a gazillion minders around her at Jeremy Scott, as she collab'd on some pretty zany shit with him. DKNY and Tommy Hilfiger were slick and young and fun - with Kendall walking in the latter - and Oscar de la Renta was all beautiful florals and Karlie Kloss's long limbs.
Industry wise, Altuzarra is one of the firm favourites. His stuff is quietly sexy and makes women feel good: we kind of want all of it. The Row also had the FROW drooling; who knew Mary-Kate and Ashley would turn out to be some of the most sophisticated designers on the block?
Apparently the eyebrows were the NBT. The eyebrow?
Yep, the eyebrow. But not in a big-Cara-brow sense. It was all about inventive beauty looks on the eyebrow. Tons of fake eyebrow rings adorned the model brows at Rodarte, whilst pastel pale blue brows were featured at Badgley Mischka.
Which designer was the surprise hit?
So Rachel Zoe really proved her salt this season. In a scenario not dissimilar to that of VB, people are used to classifying Rachel Zoe as a celeb, rather than a designer (remember Nicole Richie accusing 'raisin faced' stylist Rachel Zoe of making her and her other clients like Mischa Barton anorexic?) but it's time to bury that once and for all. How good is this black jumpsuit? Very good.
And which newbie model should I be hooked on over on Tumblr now it's all over.
Binx Walton, Natalie Westling (left) and Anna Ewers (right) all walked in more shows than we have taken steps over the past year. Maybe.
Best and worst dressed celebrity?
We are not mean girls, so there is no worst, but Bella Thorne's green cartoon co-ord was a bit too Rita Ora for anyone other than, hum, Rita to pull off. Girl of the moment (GOTM) Kendall looked amazing at Ralph Lauren in a khaki green maxi dress, buttery suede fringe and a side plait. We would bet our left shin that she will be a Victoria's Secret girl by the end of the year.
And flat shoes, right - they were still huge?
Affirmative. Alexander Wang even shaped his whole collection around the trainer (well, he does love sportswear.) There were fluoro knitted mini dresses that paid homage to Nike's Flyknit trainers and white and apple green leather dresses that bore a big resemblance to Stan Smith sneaks.
Best political statement?
Goes to Betsy Johsnson. Adorable same sex marriage theme. There were jackets with PRE on one and NUP on the other.
Was there any front row drama? Gimme the goss.
Blogger Bryan Boy got pretty pissed off with everyone vaping. 'Shut the fuck up' he tweeted about all the Spanish people 'vaping and talking'. He is, he confirmed, a chain smoker - but he knows when to vape and when to vogue, clearly.
But wait. WAIT. Where was Cara?
You've missed that gurny little face in all the streetstyle shots, haven't you. Cara's been in Canada with Kate Beckinsale at the Toronto Film Festival promoting *The Face of an Angel. *We're hoping she'll pop up at London - no doubt for Burberry and potentially knitwear label Sibling, which she models for because BFF stylist and LOVE magazine editor Katie Grand does the styling for it.
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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.