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The five brands to watch at New York Fashion Week

A New York Fashion Week minute. It’s the city that kicks of the fashion month circuit, and with just under two weeks to go, Fashion Editor Natalie Petrevski shares the shows that need to be on your radar.

3.1 Philip Lim

‘Cool, easy, chic’ – so says 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Instagram bio, and really, need we say more? Lim provides the working woman with super wearable, relaxed and timeless fashion pieces that stay in rotation for more than one season. One of each please.

Dion Lee

An Australian in New York. Sleek and refined, Dion Lee always presents his shows with impeccable signature tailoring and structure. Notable favourites include deconstructed knitwear, strong corsetry, playful cutouts and crafty layering. I’m also all for his unashamed love of thongs as footwear.

Maryam Nassir Zadeh

For an added quirk and a welcome surprise – Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s shows open your eyes and your wardrobe to the endless possibilities of piecing together items you never thought could work together. From animal prints to random texture, unusual layering and, as always, wonderful diverse casting. A vintage girl for the now.

Proenza Schouler

The ultimate cool girl. From shoes to outerwear, Proenza Schouler shows always leave me coveting everything and more. Masculine oversized tailoring, deconstructed silhouettes and artful incorporations of leather, denim, and tie-dye. Not to mention the casting – from icons such as Amber Valletta, to Tasha Tilberg and our own Gemma Ward. Proenza always brings an edge to the modern woman, just like the one I aspire to be.

Sies Marjan

The always bright, fun and much needed colour pop at NYFW. Designer Sander Lak of Sies Marjan showcases a fusion of vast materials, vibrant colour and wonderful texture. From soft pastels to neon brights, leather, lace and silk. It’s a dream show (sometimes with Swarovski crystal runways).

From top: @31philliplim; @dionlee; @maryam_nassir_zadeh; @proenzaschouler; @siesmarjan.