Nanette Lepore NYFW Spring 2015

Fashion week is officially over as of Thursday. This makes me so sad, especially since I’m not one of the people who’s jetting over to Paris and London to review the next collections. But one day I will be! I’m keeping my fingers crossed guys.

Before the show started, the man sitting across from me in the first row – right next to the runway entrance – introduced himself to me. He was Nanette Lepore’s husband! He was so sweet, and very excited about the collection.

Lepore’s collection was like a straight shot of sunny, beachy fun. The tone was laid-back, cheerful, and carefree. Even the models were laughing and dancing behind the scenes (yes, I could see this from my seat)! The music was amazing, and you could feel the energy in the atmosphere. It perfectly captured that cool bohemian mood.

Mellow yellow, one of the standout shades for Spring 2015, was combined with pretty pastels and some prints evoking Southern France:

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The heels add some edge. There were two or three swimwear pieces but I think that this one stood out most of all. It’s a one-piece, but it’s still sexy in a careless kind of way.

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Look at how this flows. French stripes with a non-French silhouette.

This look is one of my favorites. I love how it almost looks like sleepwear.

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And yes, the Birkenstock is here to stay whether you hate it or love it.

I think that this picture captures the overall mood very well:

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Lepore’s brother and niece led the final lap in an energizing conga line. So fun! It’s great to see a designer with a sense of humor.

xoxo,

Chiara

And… NYFW Begins!

I know, I know, there really is no *official* beginning of NY Fashion Week, but I like to think that today is the day. Designers, especially lesser known ones, have already begun to present so it’s more like NY Fashion Fortnight, but that doesn’t have quite the ring, does it?

Let me make a few brief predictions about what we’ll be seeing for Spring 2015:

  • Luxurious simplicity.
  • Prints: fun prints, wild prints, and subdued prints.
  • Pastels (again) with a spot of fuchsia or purple. For some reason I cannot visualize neons for the next spring season.
  • Flat(ish) shoes.
  • The revival of the stylish backpack.
  • A slightly grunge vibe. Come on, with Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent, this is basically a 100% certainty.

There you go, that’s my vision for next spring / summer. Time, and Vogue, will tell if I’m correct.


Now I just want to write a few sentences about Band of Outsiders’ Spring 2015 collection because I am completely obsessed with it.

It opened with this look:

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As soon as I saw this I already got excited for Spring. Perfect skirt? Check. Awesome shoes? Check. Wear-everywhere shirt? Check. The cool hat, though slightly unwearable, is the icing on top.

The collection continued with its unique grungy / laid-back / deconstructed vibe:

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Reminds me just a tiny bit of Marc Jacobs Spring 2014. The shoes here are to die for as well.

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This look is almost preppy, but I love how laid-back it is while still looking so put-together.

My verdict: Band of Outsiders nailed it, especially with the shoes. They have captured that attitude most people only dream of possessing and I’m sure this will make them a huge hit next spring.

xoxo,

Chiara