As New York Fashion Week pandemonium has taken over the world, we thought we’d review some of our favourite collections to grace the runway. Now we realise it’s pretty easy to sit behind a computer screen and say whether we like or dislike a collection, but that doesn’t always bring a whole lot of value to you guys, the readers. So we thought we’d let you guys know how the collections have inspired us to put together our own outfits and how it’s affected our everyday wear.
One of our favourite ready to wear collections this season has been the offering from Jason Wu. The designer hasn’t ever been one to shy away from extravagant fabrics and details such as feathers and ruffles and has risen up among the ranks by dressing many well known and famous faces. In fact Michelle Obama wearing Jason Wu during the 2008 election were what some would say put him on the map.
However this season we really enjoyed the pared down collection with simple cuts and elegant tailoring. The collection is heavy on using different textures together, with an emphasis on cashmere, fur and crocodile. The result is a luxurious and yet- what we feel – a wearable collection. We’ve really taken inspiration from the strong colour themes of Khaki, White and Black; an almost new take on the heavy presence of monochrome last season. We’ve also noticed Khaki making an appearance in previous SS15 showcases meaning that elements of it are already present in high street collections.
We drew inspiration from this colour palette in particular in our outfit, mixing white and khaki together while keeping lines clean and simple. Also taking a look at a khaki and white summer collection released by Miss Selfridge a few weeks ago, it’s clear to see that the colour palette has already trickled down to the masses (that’s us) from previous seasons and so can be adapted to be worn in the summer – phew *sighs with relief*
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