We haven’t even made it to Spring, but we’re giddy with excitement over the 2015 New York Fashion Week’s Fall/Winter runways, and are dying to know what our closest will be filled with come September. This year, our good friend Kimmie, celebrity stylist and founder of Accessory2 design team, was front row, backstage, and everywhere between (not that we’re jealous or anything…). We asked her to share her insider info with us, and will be passing it on to you over the next week, so stay tuned!
HBL: What were some one of the dominate themes across all NYFW Fall/Winter 2015 runways- colors, patterns, and textures?
Kimmie: Overall FW/15 is a return to the dynamic elements of the 70’s. There was an ‘everything old is new again’ vibe, that’ll have you digging through your parent’s or aunt’s closets. Designers from Mark & Estel, Nicole Miller and DVF showcased these styles throughout their collections.
Fall/Winter styles will incorporate a number of luxe looks with deeply saturated hues and prints in the forms of wrap dresses, blouson sleeves, and perfectly proportioned outfits- wide legged pants paired with tighter tops, and vice versa. And it wouldn’t have been a nod towards the 70‘s without showcasing a number of boho chic looks that are very ethereal in nature, and nobody did this better than Leanne Marshall. Leanna is a former Project Runway winner who plays with draping, and in this season via her collaboration with Rit Studio, they created a bold color pallet that included rich berry and green, on top of neutral tones that included white, cream, black and butterscotch.
Skins and feathers were some of the dominate textures. We loved the way Dennis Basso played on this, pairing exotic skins with rich minks, a look that was also worn off the runway by celebrities like Mary J. Blige, and fellow Celebrity Stylist, June Ambrose.
Finally, outerwear as a rule has so many options from Baroque style jackets to military looks with an updated twist.
The 70‘s weren’t the only era represented. There was also a nod to the 60’s which was evident in Erin Fetherston’s show, which focused on the mod sensibility of the lady who lunches with edge. I loved the bold marigold yellow hues, especially in the form of a phenomenal cape style coat that kicked off her show.