The Top 10 Things to Watch at New York Fashion WeekToday sees New York kick off the month-long autumn / winter 2013 collections – the clothes you’ll be wearing come September. What can’t we wait to see? Who can’t we wait to meet? Which parties? What rumours? Find out what we’re looking forward to most right here…
Oscar de la Renta and John Galliano - Design Duo?Just weeks ago Oscar de la Renta revealed revealed that he had opened his studio to John Galliano and the fashion world began to contemplate the ex-Dior designer’s comeback. Now rumours are flying that Galliano has been helping to put the finishing touches to the new de la Renta collection, and WWD has even raised the possibility that the duo will take a bow together at Tuesday’s show. Camera phones at the ready.
Proenza Schouler - What Next?We know without even seeing them that the accessories Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have cooked up for autumn will be the ones we most want to wear. We can’t wait to meet our new Proenza bag.
The Weather - Yes ReallyDon’t laugh. The February weather in New York is notoriously unpredictable – we’ve seen everything from sunshine to snow to hurricanes - making it impossible to pack and even harder to pull off spring’s newest looks. Throw into the mix the fact that germ hysteria has apparently reached fever pitch among NY’s fashion elite who are desperate not to get sick. Polo necks are set to be the most-worn items.
Victoria Beckham and FamilyIn terms of Brand Beckham, it’s definitely Victoria’s moment come New York Fashion Week. And, yes, we can’t wait to see her show. But we’d be lying if we said we weren’t just as thrilled at the prospect of seeing what baby Harper is wearing.
Chloe Sevigny’s rock line-upChloe’s level of cool shows no signs of diminishing. She’s set to present her latest collaboration with Opening Ceremony on Saturday and has ditched the usual DJ-mixed soundtrack and model line-up in favour of live performances. Rumour has it that the legendary Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth will take to the stage wearing the collection along with former face of the line Lissy Trullie, Japanese DJ and composer Ikue Mori , I.U.D. drummer Lizzi Bougatsos and more.
Happy Birthday Kate SpadeOver the past 20 years the always fun and ever technicolor Kate Spade has grown into an all-American staple and this week the brand is throwing an anniversary party to celebrate. Expect New York fashion’s finest to turn out.
Marc Jacobs – Where to Now?The King of New York fashion is the master of surprises – which, of course, is why we love him. Over the past few seasons we’ve seen Twiggy-esque sixties chicks, Artful Dodgers wearing enormous fur hats, polka dots galore and 1970s glamourama. Any guesses as to what he’ll come up with next?
Calvin Klein - Who’s that girl?The front row at Calvin Klein Collection inevitably features a line-up of some of the most beautiful women in the world – not to mention possible future stars of the label’s campaigns. This time last year it was Rooney Mara who sat front and centre to see the collection that Francisco Costa chose her to face. Who will be next?