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NYFW fashion and beauty report AW 17

The new suiting, Americana for a modern era and fresh takes on femininity. This is the best of New York Fashion Week.

It’s getting dark.

ALEXANDER WANG
An army of models in a sea of black and grey. Alexander Wang AW 17 saw leather pants, boots, jackets and a new hair cut for RUSSH girl Catherine McNeil.

CALVIN KLEIN
The first show under creative director Raf Simons. Double denim, plastic coating and prints injected a jolt of modern electricity through the otherwise structured work attire.

GABRIELA HEARST
Crushed velvet, grey-hued yellow silk pieces and coats of all shapes and sizes. Gabriela Hearst’s AW 17 collection was a true mix of sensibility and desire.

SIMON MILLER
Beauty defined by tumbling waves and fiery shadow. It was eyes to kill at Simon Miller AW 17.

Lace me up.

ALTUZARRA
Inspired by the Renaissance. Heavy detailing, corset features and rich fabrics, delivered through supreme tailoring.

JASON WU
The shocking slash of bright red lipstick, the ease of brushed up eyebrows. The barefaced beauty with a bold lip look at the Jason Wu show was a realistic inspiration for the coming colder months.

BEAUFILLE
Masculine and feminine collide. Strong silhouettes and architectural shapes, earthy tones and surprising hints of patent leather.

BROCK COLLECTION
Deceptively simple and inarguably romantic. Refreshing ease for Brock Collection AW 17.

In her eyes.

VICTORIA BECKHAM
Well-groomed eyebrows stole the show. With a smear of blue-grey eyeshadow making an occasional appearance, simplicity is still Beckham’s secret weapon.

COACH 1941
Featuring shearlings, earthy tones and plaid, Coach’s fascination with America holds true for AW 17. Welcome to the Old West.

DION LEE
Chains, velvet and surprising pops of colour graced the Dion Lee AW 17 runway.

BAJA EAST
Feline eyes, flashes of red and metallic nails. We’re going out tonight.

Wilder times.

MICHAEL KORS
Metallics, animal print, voluminous leather and deconstructed tailoring. Hear her roar.

3.1 PHILLIP LIM

Feminine strength. Strong lines, romantic gatherings and an array of boots that stole the show.

OSCAR DE LA RENTA
All about the eyes. Two-toned and layered up. It’s time to play in the shadows.

PROENZA SCHOULER
The last NYFW show for the iconic duo. Wrap-style dresses, vinyl, metallic and cut-away shapes for Proenza Schouler AW 17.

Liberty in the city.

PUBLIC SCHOOL
Make America New York. Street style sportswear meets political statement for Public School AW 17.

PRABAL GURUNG
Sculpt the eyes. From electric blue to forest green, architectural shapes are key – the only accompaniment being a light rub of rouge.

RALPH LAUREN
Earthy tones and textures characterised Ralph Lauren’s AW 17 collection. Sophistication and fluidity for the new nomadic woman.

AREA
Fluid lines and warm hues. Area’s AW 17 collection spoke of a casual, confident sexiness, illustrated through uncomplicated silk slips, thrown on fur jackets and asymmetrical clothing.

Bare it all.

SIES MARJAN
Faux or free. Eyes were framed by large false lashes or nothing at all. It was the skin that mattered most on these clean, fascinating faces.

TOME
Curves of colour and line, distinguishably feminine. I’m every woman.

ZIMMERMANN
Zimmerman AW 17 upped the edge, but kept the romance. Striped suiting, lace, ruffles and metallic splashes.