Last weeks New York Fashion Week was a tale of two cities, On one side you had the uptown denizens with their perfect mains and gravity-defying blow-dries, while on the other was downtown darlings in tricky shoes and boyfriend jeans. Both were served well in New York, with the crowd served a heady potion of underground inspired street fashion contrasting against the luxe take on sportswear.
If Olivia Palermo is your style icon, its time to embrace your sporty flippy skirts, beautifully tailoured track jackets seen at Reed Krakoff and preppy cricket jumpers seen at Tommy Hilfiger. The sportswear theme was everywhere you looked at NYFW.
Bucking the trend were Rodarte, Proenza Schouler and 3.1 Philip Lim, who rebelled against the comformity of the sportswear theme to a darker place. The world of street fashion, where Rodarte recalled the early days of punk, patchwork-style jackets and edgy halter dresses, where Proenza Schouler displayed denim/tartan/90s floral mash up with 3.1 Philip Lim embracing grunge rebranded for a new generation.
Celebs were widely displayed at NYFW with Katie Holmes showing her Holmes & Yang Line; the Olsen sisters staged an ultra chic salon show at the Carlyle Hotel, and Rachel Zoe and Whitney Port both strutted on the runway.
The King of New York Fashion, Marc Jacobs whipped up a frenzy with his optical art stripes, subversive skirt suits with waistbands cut perilously low and 60s Edie Sedgwick-style crops. The beauty of this fashion is that they could be worn from both sides of the fashion fence.