It’s that time again, to dust our gladrags down and get our favourite looks of the season together for fashion week. While packing is always a struggle, padding our fashion week suitcases out is even more high stakes. From heels to cuffs, silk shirts to undies, if it’s not in the bag we’ll have to go without. Grazia’s Senior Fashion News & Features Editor, Katherine Ormerod, kicks off the team’s coverage in NYC and in the gallery above and the images below she shares her FROW-ready looks. *disclaimer: sometimes due to weather and indecision these outfits may alter slightly in appearance, but the outfits below will give you the general gist!*
As soon as I saw this J.W.Anderson bow skirt I was transfixed. I actually stalked about 10 stores to try to find it in the grey colour-way, but was pleasantly surprised to find this creamy option. The structural lines are so strong I’ve kept everything else simple with a clean white shirt from Gap and Proenza Schouler’s multi-strap heels. A quilted Chanel tote always adds polish.
Above: Close up of Chanel tote and JW Anderson Skirt, Below: Pony Clutch by VSP and Carry on Bag by Stark
I’m a big fan of Ostwald Helgason’s collections; I love their use of colour and silhouette. This sporty dress has a touch of both the 70s and 90s about it. I’ve also gone for a pair of Christian Louboutin futuristic look heels.
Above: Close up of Ostwalk Helgason Dress, Below: Shoes, Aldo by Preen, Nike Free Sneakers
This is a very feminine look for me, but when I saw Marios Schwab’s mini dress, I instantly fell in love. These buckled flats from Zara keep the look decent and Kate Spade's chain tote keeps the 60s feeling going.
Above: Close up of the Marios Dress, Below: Shoes by Zara, by new fashion week makeup aquisitions
I love a refined grunge look and these Phillip Lim trousers were top of my last season sale list. I’ve clashed my plaids and tied a Uniqlo flannel shirt around the waistband and chosen a tailored shirt by Mr Start on top. The look was pictured here with a Filles a Papa clutch and the Proenza heels, but think I’m going to swap for my Manolo two straps.
Above: Detail of Mr Smart Shirt & Phillip Lim Trousers, Below: Shoes replacements by Balenciaga & Manolo Blahnik
The final look is all about this a-MAZING skirt by Joseph Altuzarra. The hips are actually padded making me feel like a siren, and the shape is so unashamedly sexy. A vintage silk blouse and Manolo Blahnik black BBs complete the look.
Above: Close Up of the Padded Altuzarra Skirt, Below Clutch by Diane von Furstenberg, Fashion Week Reading by Zadie Smith