Favorites from #NYFW

"Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future… this is known as Fashion WeeK" - Carrie Bradshaw.

If you've ever watched a single episode of Sex in the City, then you know that Carrie Bradshaw was (is?) the queen of fashion and New York. She loved a good statement piece almost as much as writing books about men.

It may come as a shock to some, but I've always been a huge fan of fashion. Growing up you would have never known that considering I mostly lived in sweats and walked around with wet hair… to me, it was swimmer chic.

Fast forward a few years and I moved to Capitol Hill… considered by many to be out of touch with what is fashionable. However, as I've grown as a blogger and gotten more into the wonderful fashion scene that DC does have (yes, there's more to all of us Washingtonians than a black pants suit), I really have started to break out of my fashion shell. I'm taking more risks and really paying attention to the trends.  And that's exactly what New York Fashion Week is about. Establishing the trends for the new season.

One thing I noticed that's going to be a major focal point of the FW2015 scene, statement coats (looking at you BCBGMAXAZRIA). I mean they were everywhere. Not just a simple camel trench or navy cape. Nay! But the bright, colorful and sometimes tribal looking prints. I mean we all know I love a good statement coat, so to say I'm excited is an understatement.

Another trend I noticed that's going to be prevalent will be fringe. I saw fringe featured in quite a few shows… especially Rebecca Minkoff's. Can you say 70s?! Looks like quite a few details from that era are making their way back to fashion this year (still not sure how I feel about it).

At this point you're probably over hearing my ramblings, so we'll get on with it. I watched quite a few shows, scoured the internet for various designer presentations and of course stalked all the major brands, bloggers and Instagram accounts for updates. So here is just a taste of what's to come this fall/winter.

Tadashi Shoji // One of my favorite collections was Tadashi Shoji. It was just purely amazing. At first the collection seemed to be entirely black and white, with some accents of color here or there. Then all the sudden you get pops of emerald green and purple! The gowns were phenomenal. Below are a few of my faves. Did you miss the show? Watch the full runway show here and see a full photo recap here (*Images also via here). 

Rebecca Minkoff // One of my favorite designers, Rebecca Minkoff, featured a 70s-esk collection with lots of fringe. Yes, fringe. I loved it. I need a pair of the fringe boots asap. The bags you may ask? Well they definitely didn't disappoint, but what caught my eye were the clothes. Below are a few of the looks I loved… (*All Images Via)

Speaking of Carrie Bradshaw, a.k.a. Sarah Jessica Parker… SJP definitely didn't disappoint this past week. She also teamed up with TOME to feature her new fall shoe collection in conjunction with the TOME Fall 15 line (on pre-order now). 

Some of my favorite presentations were Kate Spade NY, Banana Republic (making their Fashion Week debut -- see photo below) and the DKNY show. Marissa Webb also NAILED it with her ready-to-wear line. I could see myself wearing pretty much everything in her collection. Oh and for the men, Perry Ellis is definitely one to checkout (shout out to my blogger friend Dana!!).

To give y'all one final look from the past few days of Fashion Week, my pick for most creative runway setup and fashion show -- Tommy Hilfiger. I mean, I love football. I love fashion. So combining the two is pure genius!! (*Image via)

This is just a taste of what I noticed the past few days of #NYFW. Fingers crossed that one day soon I'll be able to attend my first show in person and share some of my own Fashion Week adventures. Till then, I'll live vicariously through social media and other various recaps. 

What were some of your favorites? Not to worry, Fashion Week isn't over just yet (Cannot WAIT to see J.Crew's new collection, EKKK)! See more shows and behind the scenes footage here. Happy #NYFW ladies and gents!!
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Chris - @nylonlover69 on IG/Twitter said...

Gorgeous pics. The one thing that I really wonder about these fashion shows is who are they really targeting? Because so much of their fashion seems to be completely unwearable unless you're going to awards shows (Tonys/ACM/Etc) or Presidential dinners.

Primp & Proper said...

That's definitely a good point Chris and something I wondered at first. But I think it's more about establishing the trends for the smaller designers and brands to model after. As well as I'm sure plenty of people who can afford the runway clothes, will wear them! haha

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