After seven days of runway shows running from 9am to 9pm, New York Fashion Week has come to a close. Designers are taking stock of their successes, editors are collating the trends and celebrities are clambering to be the first to wear the spring summer 19 collections. Among the noise - and by golly, there’s been a lot, not just in print and online but across social platforms - it can be difficult to pick the one thing that’s worth investing in, that will define a season and live on as relevant when eventually the autumn winter 19 clothes drop in store. To get a clearer idea of what to care about we asked three experts what they would be buying from the New York Fashion Week shows:
The Buyer - Browns’ Womenswear Buyer, Ida Petersson
Buying: Calvin Klein
Why? 'Arguably one of the most anticipated shows of New York Fashion Week, Calvin Klein did not disappoint. The Jaws tank is a must - I predict this will create a bit of cult following.'
The TrendSpotter - WGSN’s Head of Catwalks, Lizzy Bowring
Buying: Proenza Schouler
Why? 'Proenza Schouler – Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCullough – returned to New York Fashion week with full force, presenting a collection that was lauded by all. It was apparent that their Paris interlude had simply helped refine the duo's creative genius – and their obvious inherent craftsmanship…this concept ran rife with down-to-earth, everyday materials such as denim, cotton and canvas twill, certainly the stuff that constitutes the vast majority of our wardrobes. Acid wash denim came cut into blazers and A-line asymmetric skirts, while trench coats received pictures of New York city strategically placed on the back of jackets, a homage to their return.'
The Editor - Grazia’s Fashion News And Features Editor, Laura Jordan
Buying: 'I'm cheating and picking two things - Tory Burch's boots and Michael Kors hats.'
Why? 'Michael Kors colourful crochet hats are feelgood accessorising at its finest. And, Tory Burch's canvas booties really caught my eye, ditto the orange twin set (who knew?) and embellished kaftan – which is almost worth booking a holiday for in its own right.'