The Marr Factory is finished, New Zealand Fashion Week has wrapped but, obviously, fashion shows don't stop in the antipodium. New York Fashion Week kicked off four weeks of spring 2015 fashion shows last week, and here's our first round-up, of our favourite presentations to date, including incredible shows from Australian-in-New York Dion Lee, Zimmermann and Tome.
Sex is usually the name of the game for Altuzarra and, while they began their presentation with reserved, lady-like gingham suits, they quickly went deep down into bondage territory via their thatched, Game of Thrones-style leather.
Band of Outsiders
Scott Sternberg's modus operandi for Band of Outsiders is to weave masculine style into clothing for women, and for Spring 2015, he's going for, like, a "preppy, private school dude on Labour Day" vibe. While I probably wouldn't date this season's dude, I'd be more than happy to dress like him.
Where the Courtney Love-inspired Wild Things are!
Designer Dion Lee's ability to progress his architectural attention to detail would be kind of annoying (talent, ugh) if it wasn't so impressive. Enter his spring 2015 collection, in which he's effortlessly created flattering silhouettes that are also badass-as-hell.
I love a good kimono, and Edun's minimal take on traditional Japanese garb for this season is the kind I would wear; around the house, to work, out partying, everywhere! I want one and I want to wear it all the time, basically.
If mods played sport, this is exactly how they would have dressed.
Like Marques Almeida's trend-creating raw denim flares and assymetric tops, Rachel Comey has left the edges of her white denim pieces au-natural, to great effect, for spring 2015. Did somebody say 'key piece'?
Richard Chai Love
Satin slip-dresses and Dr. Martens 'Clarissa' sandals are pretty much my favourite things in the world, and I therefore like this collection very much indeed.
If women in the Victorian era were allowed to work, these are the kind of put together, feminine, practical (all of those things in the best kind of way) outfits they would have worn.
For spring 2015 Suno have taken their dedication to interesting texture and metallic to the next level, particularly via an incredible embellished floral boob tube and copper permanent-press-pleat skirt.
All of the lace and all of the celestial references (those moon-print slides!) in Zimmermann's spring 2015 collection makes me think of a re-imagined version of The Craft in which, rather than bad-ass witches like Fairuza Balk, the movie starred somebody like Michelle Williams wearing head-to-toe pastel who cast spells of hope and love (which would look pretty but ultimately be an incredibly dull film, which is not what this collection is at all).
All images via style.com
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