Archive for the ‘NYFW’ Category

Retro-glamour took centre stage at New York Fashion Week for the unveiling of the Fall/Winter 2015 collections. From hair and makeup featuring red lips and pompadour to structured ladylike silhouettes bringing back fond memories of the 1930s and 1940s.

Get ready for winter white and creamy beiges. Oscar de la Renta and Badgley Mischka offered stunning shades of ecru. At Custo Barcelona, Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler there was a delicate mashing of prints and fabrics. These seemingly mismatched prints work perfectly together and will help you re-imagine the possibilities of your wardrobe.

Here are some of the best looks from NYFW. Next stop…London.

New York Fashion Week has officially wrapped and now the fashion set are already in London viewing what Britain has to offer for Spring/Summer 2015. Disregard the chill in the air (and the snow in some cases) and see what sizzled on the runways.Before we focus on Europe, check out the top four trends from the U.S. from New York Fashion Week for spring.

Sports Illustrated: Designers like Alexander Wang and Dion Lee used inspiration from the world of sports for their spring collections. Hoodies, boxy T-shirts and track suit-esque items dominated the catwalk.

Pastel Perfection: Periwinkle, baby blue and soft pink peppered many designer collections. It’s not uncommon to see pastels for spring, but the fresh hues are always welcome after a long winter of darks.

Gingham Style: Dorothy Gale from Kansas may have worn gingham best, but we’ll have a chance to emulate her iconic look next spring.

Fringe Fest: Fringe is not only for cowboys and lounge singers. Designer houses like DKNY and Milly offered fringe as an accent on many of the pieces in their collections.

Fall 2014 Fashion Week Report #NYFW

By Diana   |    February 12, 2014 8:34 pm    |   Events, Fashion News, NYFW, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

All stylish eyes are on New York as it hosts the first major fashion week for the Fall 2014 collections.  New York Fashion Week or Mercedes Benz Fashion Week sets the tone, as designers like Oscar de la Renta, Rebecca Minkoff, Victoria Beckham and Marc by Marc Jacobs showcase their latest work. The week is almost over, but before the fashionistas and editors fly to London for their fashion week, here are some of the swoon-worthy outfits from the Big Apple’s runways.

Black is the new black, or at least it is in New York. Hugo Boss (designed by Jason Wu), Donna Karan and  Vera Wang all featured black as their dominant shade throughout their respective collections. Whether it was in sheer silk, heavy wool or macramé, black’s role was significant.

Hugo Boss FW2014

Hugo Boss FW2014

Donna Karan FW2014

Donna Karan FW2014

Two-tone designs, seen at Alexander Wang and Jill Stuart were also abundant on many runways. They almost appear to be zoomed-out patterns and cut outs atop of either black or white or even brighter shades.

Alexander Wang FW2014

Alexander Wang FW2014

Jill Stuart FW2014

Jill Stuart FW2014

Berry hues played a huge role in the week so far. Raspberry and blueberry shades were refreshing and sensational. Even the beauty looks mimicked the clothes…check out some of those lips!

Rebecca Minkoff FW2014

Rebecca Minkoff FW2014

Nanette Lepore FW2014

Nanette Lepore FW2014

Photos via Style.com

Spring 2014 Fashion Week Picks

By Diana   |    September 25, 2013 8:56 pm    |   Fashion News, LFW, MFW, NYFW, PFW, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

First it was New York Fashion Week, followed by London Fashion Week, then to Milan Fashion Week and currently Paris Fashion Week. While we’re still orienting ourselves with the fabulousness of fall, fashion’s A-list is finding out what designers have in store for spring 2014. Ahh, to be Anna Wintour!

From Gucci to Alexander Wang to Balenciaga, pastels and shiny fabrics are ruling the runways. Imagery and prints on fabric have also been seen on several catwalks, just check out looks from Prada and Dolce & Gabbana. Whatever your style, there’s something coming for everyone.

Some of our favourite looks from the international fashion weeks…so far:

Rochas SS14

Rochas SS14

Jil Sander SS14

Jil Sander SS14

Tom Ford SS14

Tom Ford SS14

Alexander Wang SS14

Alexander Wang SS14

Dolce & Gabbana SS2014

Dolce & Gabbana SS2014

New York Fashion Week Continues

By Diana   |    February 13, 2013 11:36 am    |   Fashion News, NYFW, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City is coming to a close or should I say, clothes (ha!). Without seeing designer collections from Paris, London and Milan it will be hard to fully define Fall 2013 trends but there were some clear consistencies throughout the week.

Typically Fall/Winter is accompanied by darker colours. That hasn’t changed, however designers like Oscar de la Renta and Zac Posen offered vibrant neon shades as pops of colour throughout their collections. In stark contrast, there seemed to be fifty shades of grey (ha, again!).

Zac Posen FW2013

Jeremy Laing FW2013

From heather grey to charcoal it seemed to me, that grey become the new black in New York.

3.1 Phillip Lim FW2013

Prints of all shapes and sizes appeared in almost every show, so don’t worry about wearing only solid shades.

Carolina Herrera FW2013

The biggest buzz came from Oscar de la Renta for offering shamed genius designer John Galliano a residency at his house. If you check out the full collection on Style.com, you’ll see some very obvious Galliano influences in the show.

Oscar de la Renta FW2013

Stay tuned for more Fall/Winter 2013 coverage from fashion weeks coming up.

Photos via Style.com