One fashion week is over. Three more to go. While London looks are on going right now, I scrolled the fashion shows from New York catwalks again and I have decided the winners on my favourites list. 4 looks I liked from NY Fashion Week, fall/winter 2020 edition are, of course, Rag & Bone, Libertine, Tory Burch and Proenza Schouler.
I know, I am predictable – these are the usual suspects on my favourites list. I have really tried to find others but, somehow, the looks and the clothes from the catwalk didn’t convince me much. Too much improvisation, too many hipster-wanna-be looks, too much effort in one single outfit. Long story short, my list to love from fall/winter 2020 collections contains…
Tory Burch – photo up. I didn’t like the shoes, not at all – those floral printed boots are not for me, for sure! But the pleated long skirts in all colours (even in plaid pattern), the knitted sweaters, the high-neck Edwardian jackets and lean pants were pretty cool, actually.
Rag & Bone. Deconstructed trenchcoats, nice loose pants and fit blazers to match with, long parkas, poplin shirts, clean silhouettes and an effortless cool urban ready to see the city-that-never-sleeps-look. Add to that an impeccable technique of tailoring and a heritage of almost 20 years in fashion.
Libertine. A twisted Victorian-style valentine was the message of Johnson Harting, the designer. The house of Libertine was, for fall/winter 2020 collection, faithful to its writing, messages, slogans heritage. Some patterns combined Moorish tile with bird drawings and historical botanical prints, others featured portraits of people who have inspired Hartig—from Pat Buckley to Boy George and Malcom X—framed in cheery hearts.
Proenza Schouler. My favourite, so far. Sexy but still wearable, serious but with a dose of fun. I just loved the one-shoulder dresses and coats and, as not in any other collection, I loved the boots. Imagine jackets and knits peeled off of one shoulder, stretch leather dresses cut with asymmetrical necklines, cold shoulder sweater exposing both clavicles, draped scarf print dresses and… leather boots.
Photography: Facebook pages of the brands.