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Trend report: a New York Fashion Week affair

From celebrity cameos to quintessential New York art scene inspirations. Fashion Editor Natalie Petrevski rounds up the best of NYFW Autumn Winter 20.

Minimalism at its finest.

BEVZA
Svitlana Bevza wipes the slate clean for her namesake label in Autumn Winter 20. No fuss, timeless pieces to wear on repeat.

CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS
Colour me happy. Rich, saturated and reflective fabrications, box-wide shoulders, voluminous silhouettes and a gown skirt width so large you’d need a 2m radius around you at all times.

COACH 1941
A 90s New York affair with Jean-Michel Basquait motifs, sneakers and coloured socks, beanies and layers upon layers of winter warmers. To top it off, a surprise finale performance from Debbie Harry. What could be better?

Flower child.

COLLINA STRADA
A garden party complete with bedazzled sparkling watering cans and forks. Hillary Taymour’s message for Collina Strada is clear, sustainability is the only way forward for the future.

DION LEE
Chain reaction. Sensual boys and girls continue for Lee’s AW 20 offering. Fishnet hosiery detailing, integrated chain suspension, second skin slim lines, sharp tailoring, indigo tie-dye and knitwear braiding. The future is now and we can’t wait to wear it.

GABRIELA HEARST
With sustainability in mind, Gabriela Hearst made several items in her AW 20 collection from repurposed and up-cycled materials. A touch of 70s-made-modern, infused with suede suiting, embroidered leather dresses and knit fringing.

New York after dark.

KHAITE
Cate Holstein presented a moody midnight collection for Khaite Autumn Winter 20. Animal prints, leather mini skirts and coats, suede shorts and trousers, thigh-high boots, satin pumps and square neck blouses.

MARC JACOBS
I told you Marc Jacobs would put on a show. It was a sea of incredible dancers and a gigantic cast of 100 models for AW 20. Sixties chic inspirations for a sophisticated affair.

MONSE
Rebel rebel. Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim presented a perfectly punk show for Monse Autumn Winter 20. Tartan, tweed, plaid, leather, patchwork tailoring and chunky boots.

A formal affair

PRABAL GURUNG
White tuxedo, voluminous ruched tops, floral silk prints, feather detailing and vintage inspired accessories. Notable mentions to the statement pearl-crystal earrings and black and white crystal embellished heels.

PROENZA SCHOULER
An exposed shoulder for a sensual touch between winter layering. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez’s AW 20 show for Proenza Schouler was sleek and modern. Luxurious leathers, knee-high boots, double breasted jackets and coats paired with blanket inspired drapery.

RAG & BONE
After a short runway hiatus, Marcus Wainwright is back at NYFW with Rag & Bone’s AW 20 offering. Brand DNA still intact with cool edge attitude, tartan – check, khaki, leather, knitwear, layering and those knee-high boots that will be a sure-fire hot commodity this season.

Gothica, but make it Rodarte.

RODARTE
Laura and Kate Mulleavy took to the St. Bartholomew’s church in Midtown NY for their Autumn Winter runway. Rich velvets, Victorian necklines, princess blouses, sparkle, spiderwebs and a plum lip for every model. Sweet and haunting.

SIES MARJAN
Sander Lak presents the Countryside Collection for his Sies Marjan AW 20 offering. Inspired by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas’s upcoming exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum (sponsored by Sies Marjan). Art house.

ZIMMERMANN
Very superstitious. A collection inspired by lucky charms, fortune-telling and superstition. Nicky Zimmermann’s Lady Beetle AW 20 collection saw rich velvets, ruffles, winter layering, paisley prints, decadent textures, signature lace and embroidery. Witchy women.