Last week we talked about all the Paris Couture Collections. Today we’re gonna talk about Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City. More than 75 collections were presented this month over 8 days, so there’s A LOT for us to cover and talk about.
My favorite collections this season were Naeem Khan, Diane Von Furstenberg, J. Mendel, Marchesa (!!!) and Badgley Mischka.
I think the biggest trend this season is big, patterned coats. Almost every collection had them. They came in every color and texture imaginable- some fur, leather, suede, cashmere, you name it. There were a lot of rose and floral patters, but also abstract and color block. Even if we can’t use coats in El Salvador because of our tropical weather, it’s fun to mix and match 2 or even 3 patterns in the same outfit. This principle can apply to jackets to make it wearable here.
It’s no surprise that indigo hues are present in fall collections everywhere. This year was no different. We saw navy blue in dresses, coats, and pant suits. This color is suitable for almost any skin color and it’s fun to use at night, so have fun with it!
Now, this is my faaaavorite blue. It’s vibrant, it’s fun, it’s daring. You might think this color is more suited for summer or spring, but when styled correctly, it works EVERY TIME. I love it. Here are my favorites.
This was the most surprising color trend. It wasn’t in every show, but possibly in half of them. Not only in a powder pink, but also in soft rose golds and deep rose golds. Absolutely beautiful and versatile. The rose tones were usually mixed with grays to make it fall-appropriate, but you can wear it on its own or with white to make it suitable for summer in this tropical weather. There were some fun rose prints as well.
I know what you’re thinking- ‘How I could I possibly wear this stuff in real life?’. It’s really not that difficult. I wouldn’t recommend wearing them to work, but they’re perfect for a date or even a business dinner. They make your outfit dressy and comfortable. These pants were not only metallic but also came in patterns. You don’t always have to wear a dress! Mix it up a little.
Golds and Pewter
Gold is ALWAYS there. How could it not; it’s so glamorous, fun and … shiny. This season, gold usually came mixed with pewter and gray tones and in mixed fabrics to create a lot of textures. Don’t be afraid of a little sparkle, specially when it comes to dresses.
Reds and maroons were also present this season. Honestly, I favor the vibrant reds more than the maroons, specially in our setting. Vibrant colors are more fun and we get the luxury to be able to wear them every day, so try it. It suits most skin tones, just like blue, but remember to be a little careful if you’re a redhead. Otherwise, go with it.
What are your favorite looks?
[All pictures from www.style.com]