16 September 2011

Style Hunter from New York Fashion Week!

Lauren Santo Domingo in New York

New York fashion week is drawing to a close, but we couldn't let it pass without a mention of some of the fash-tabulous looks being rocked from the Bryant Park area in honour of the international fashion bonanza. Here are our favourite looks of the week . . .

Matchy trouser suit – and nothing underneath!

We’re well into the androgyny trend here at Grazia HQ – from a Marlene Dietrich tux to doing a Boy George (yes, really, we have seen girls working the ‘80s Boy George look in East London) there’s no escaping the power of the suit. But what we REALLY like is this: Lauren Santo Domingo in a putty double breasted suit (Armani, natch) with nothing underneath – and practically rien in the accessories department either. So simple but soo good.

 Bonnie Chen in jeans and a white top

model Bonnie Chen rocking indigo flares

Basic outfit, unexpected accessories:

Everyone’s still doing “the Celine thing” (minimal shapes, colours, lines, classics, classics etc) but with a less strict approach - aka actually having some fun. It may not seem like a bold move to wear such understated pieces like denim flares and a cream blouse, but it does take a brave and confident dresser to stop there and simply add some off-key accessories. Model Bonnie Chen is an inspiration.

 

A cross-body Prada bag? Yes please!

The micro x-body bag:

We not 100% convinced of the ergonomics that come with this new bag trend (but when we were ever so sensible? Two words: Prada grab…) but many a fash ed is turning their shoulder bag into a micro-strapped x-body. It must jut out above the hip for maximum flattery.

 bright red blouse green necklace

Suzanne Weinstein in her colourful collar

Creative collaring in:

Shirt collars are the latest obsession of many. Some ladies are concentrating on the collar alone and banishing jewellery, whilst others aren’t satisfied with leaving their statement necklaces at home. We can’t blame them, especially when your bib AND shirt are as fabulous as Suzanne Weinstein’s Etro and Equipment ones respectively!

 baggy pajama pants patterned trousers

Evening top + pajama pants:

Pajama, track and drawstring pants have sportily stalked their way across many a boulevard and street in NYC this past week, but there’s a rule-of-thumb that the city’s sleekest are following and that’s glam vest + super casual trousers. The two cancel each other out, right? With the casual trousers making a glitzy top perfectly day appropriate, and a glam top upping the wow factor of slouchy pants. Clever, huh?

- Hannah Almassi

Photography by Vicki Adamson/ASP

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