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By April Kosky

New York Fashion Week FW18 Round-up


Cushnie et Ochs

 

For their 10-year anniversary, Cushnie et Ochs stayed true to type and offered a powerhouse collection of clean, form-fitting pieces. The colour palette ranged from their classic white and black to daring fuchsia pinks and bronze, gold and silver. In recent years, the designers have added shoes and accessories to their repertoire, and these provided the perfect fun accents to the clothes, particularly their pink fringed sandals when paired with a one-shoulder silk slip dress. The clothes were immaculately tailored, the collection included an assortment of suits and separates. Our favourite? The black two-piece suit with asymmetric feather embellishment. Wear it to work, keep it on and wear straight to the bar.

 

Alexander Wang

 

YAS, Wang showed up and showed out hunty! Think the matrix inspired by the corporate environment, the “other side to his life”. Alexander Wang’s FW18 collection was a slight move away from his previous. White work shirts emblazoned with ‘CEO’ were worn with leggings, gloves and heels, while suit jackets were ‘Wang-ified’ with zips and spiked leather gloves. White, black and hot pink were the colours of the show, with all accessories sticking to his traditional black. The beauty look for the show was pared-back and natural, with a strong brow, a look that aligned with the powerful woman he was dressing. Given the current climate, to us Wang's collection signified that women are formidable and a force to be reckoned with. As a wise woman once said 'Who run the world, GIRLS' ;)

 

Christian Cowan

 

Black-and-white Harlequin checks, marabou trimming, mesh polo-dresses and a mash-up of sequins, Christian Cowan’s FW18 collection was a lot to take in. Although not the most cohesive show we’ve ever seen, the clothes were beautiful and brought with them a sense of freedom. Mixing slouchy grey jersey athleisure with metallic green leather pencil skirts and red trench coats covered with sparkle, his pieces are definitely one for the brave. Glitter-encrusted over-the-knee cowboy boots, made with Stuart Weitzman’s Giovanni Morelli, featured heavily in the show, and provided the perfect accent to the clothes. Faultless styling, including the on-trend micro sunglasses and a selection of evening gloves, cemented Cowan’s grasp on what people want now.

 

Priscavera

 

Priscavera’s FW18 show provided highly desirable, on-trend, but wearable clothes for the millennial woman. Vinyl skirts were mixed expertly with ruched silk, tie-dye tops and plaid suiting. Her influence for the show was cited as Tekken, the Japanese video game, and while the influences are clearly there, the clothes spoke for themselves. The models strode confidently down the simple runway, wearing sky-high Perspex platforms. Designer Prisca Franchetti understands what women actually want to wear and showed this through her mixing of high-low: we definitely want to channel the t-shirts and vinyl maxi skirt vibe. Thickly applied mascara created contrast with the otherwise relaxed makeup, and only served to further demonstrate the type of woman Franchetti designs for; a pretty cool one. At the end of the show, her fans forgot their cool, fashion-y etiquette and stood up and cheered. We understand why.

 

All image credit Vogue.com


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