It’s hard to get excited for Fall/Winter runway collections, when deep inside you can’t wait for the snow to clear and the sun to come out so you can pull out your denim shorts and flirty spring dresses. However, after seeing the runway collections from New York fashion week I can’t help but feel inspired.
Fall 2010 seems to continue the whole American Sportswear re-invented and military trend. Cozy knits, fabulous outerwear pieces in heavy wools and fur, and big comfortable pants took over the runways. Everything seemed so practical and wearable that I couldn’t help but wish I had it all to wear now and keep forever.
My favorite trend is piling on the chunky knits. This trend reminds me of the perfect ski weekend in Aspen but perfectly acceptable and comfortable for every day life. My favorite show that portrayed this trend was Rag and Bone. These two designers from Nashville totally get the whole Americana style. The mixture of textures and monochromatic tones worked perfectly together; mixture of stylish, comfortable, and cool. The designer’s inspiration for this collection was “crazy English guys who climbed Mount Everest in the twenties in tweed” and they nailed this perfectly.
One of my other favorite shows came as a surprise to me. This designer went back to his roots and it worked out perfectly. Michael Kors put together a collection that was all American. This collection included an array of luxurious outerwear, cashmere floor length skirts and perfectly fitted sweaters. My favorite part of the collection was the outerwear. From the floor length furs and fur trimmed parkas to the wool coats with slits by the elbows, everything was classic Michael Kors.
One of my overall favorite collections came from Phillip Lim. I have always loved his design aesthetic but this collection was more Bohemian and feminine. It was basically Phillip Lim meets Chloe, one of my all around favorite lines when it comes to the feminine boho chic look. From the wide leg pants and bold wool check prints, to the ruffle front blouses and shearling leather jacket, this collection has lust worthy pieces that will last the test of time.