From a sea of blue at Donna Karan to a wall of white at Thom Browne, Day Five was a riot of colour – not least from Tommy Hilfiger’s Malibu-inspired brights. Carolina Herrera brought the femininity, and the newer kids on the block launched themselves right in to the centre of attention. What a day! Check out what happened on Day Five of New York Fashion Week…
Without a doubt it was 3.1 Phillip Lim who took the prize for best show on Day Five of New York Fashion Week. His runway was inspired by the elements – silver foil scattered with salt crystals and skimmed with a dry ice machine. As for the collection – think waffle knits, wide cuffs, tea-stained jeans, and swirling geode motifs on sheer and silk shirts. At nearly 10 years old, you’d expect Lim to be well in to his stride – and in terms of pure fashion joy I’m inclined to say he is, but what is even better is the way he always touches on the unpredictable (in a familiar way) and it’s his offbeat flourishes that make a 3.1 Phillip Lim collection so desirable.
Of course I’m coveting a Victoria, Victoria Beckham piece! Filled with burnt orange, rich mauve, dusty pink, navy and mustard, this is naturally a very wearable collection. Waists were the main feature here – cinched or dropped, each one was perfectly matched with an achingly cool dress. My particular favourite is this patterned blue dress – the mismatched detailing between the top and skirt gives it an offbeat feel, and would be perfect for nights in cocktail bars… perhaps a thick faux fur coat to go over it!?
Best Dressed on the FROW
Dita Von Teese looked as sexy and chic as ever on the front row at Carolina Herrera in a bright green blouse, but I’m afraid it’s Christina Ricci who pips to the post for best dressed on the FROW on Day Five… She wore a divine Carolina Herrera dress to see the new Herrera collection, and looks beautiful!