The start of New York fashion week is just days away – and we’re pretty excited. Between the big fashion houses, the new labels, the hot ticket parties and all those spring/summer 2014 clothes to covet, we can hardly wait. So what are we most looking forward to over the coming weeks? And what will be the most discussed topics on the front row? Here’s our guide...
Oscar de la Renta has decided to downsize his show to a modest 360 seats, refining his guest list to include only the people who really need to be there and eliminating the ‘huge crowds of people with no direct connection to the clothes.’ Will intimate shows become the first trend to emerge from NYFW?
The week long pop-upOpening Ceremony is gracing the New York schedule for the first time this season and, not content with the challenge of mounting a catwalk show, they’ve decided to host a pop-up market in a series of shipping containers at Pier 57. Part store, part beauty salon, part food market, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim will also stage there show there. It’s set to be the between show hang out.
The modelsCasting agents take note: there are three models we’d like to a lot of on the catwalk this season. Sam Rollinson – Brit girl, cheekbones to die for and personality to match. Love our home grown talent. Zlata Mangafic – ELLE favourite. Epitome of cool, loved by designers and photographer alike. Laura O'Grady – We predict big things for this new face girl with wit and charm of the Irish.
The front rowYou’re never too cool to enjoy a bit of front row celebrity spotting. This season, given the number of pop tributes to fashion houses we’ve been hearing we’re hoping for a music themed A-list attendance. So, Gaga at Versace, Jay Z at Tom Ford and Kanye West at pretty much everywhere please.
The collaborationsWe love it when our favourite designers and brands buddy up. This season we know that London label Ostwald Helgason is collaborating with Aldo and, be still our beating hearts, for the first time conjuring handbags. Which other dream teams will be created?
The schedule refreshAs well as Opening Ceremony, All Saints is showing in New York for the first time and Adam Selman, Rihanna’s costume designer, is debuting his label too. On the London schedule Manolo Blahnik and Smythson are making their first appearances.
The New NamesWe always look forward to seeing the fashion heavyweights in action but one of our favourite things about fashion month is seeing new labels and designers breaking out. Our ones to watch? DelPozo in New York, 1205 in London, Stella Jean in Milan and Masha Ma in Paris.