Mercedes Benz Fashion Week NEW YORK CITY Sample Platter

The fashion week of all fashion weeks….New York City´s!!!!  Since I left New York, fashion week has been moved from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center.  I am not sure exactly how it is over at Lincoln Center but I remember loving it at Bryant Park.  During my lunch hour I would stroll through hoping to catch a peak at a celeb…I definitely saw several…the first time I saw Anna Wintour was in Bryant Park for Fashion Week and her glamorous, sunglassed image has stayed with me ever since!

This year at fashion week NYC, I have to say…I was left feeling…a little disappointed?  I viewed several of the collections and in general, was left mildly unimpressed.  The clothes were nice but they just didn´t WOW me.  This year I really preferred Paris and Madrid´s Fashion Weeks, hands down.

However, there were some designers and some looks I enjoyed.  Although several of the collections didn´t seem too innovative to me, I did have a few looks within collections that caught my eye, as well as a few designers I thought went above and beyond.

Of course, this is only my personal opinion, many critics would disagree!

See below for my picks.

Cynthia Rowley´s collection in general was rather grunge, a lot of clothes seemed very ´car mechanic´jumpsuits, separates, quite casual, interesting fabric and color choices.  However, this particular look jumped out at me…I think it´s leather and I love the sleeves and the neckline.  I also think it´s fabulous how she paired this edgy dress with socks and sort of updated Mary Jane´s…the hair is great…this look just WORKS for me.

Diane Von Furstenberg´s collection was filled with bright and bold color options, like this red number above.  As we can see, high and decorative necklines are definitely in for fall…does this mean the return of the (adorned) turtleneck????

Jenny Packam created an entire collection of just dresses, which had sort of a femme fatale vibe, however not at all racy or overly sexy.  This is the most original design from her and I love the way she mixed fabrics.

These two looks by Tracy Reese include mixing prints and fabrics, and of course bold color choices.  I really love her styling as well, however to me it seems more spring than fall!

This look is part of Z spoke by Zac Posen, a line entirely made up of sportswear.   It has a distinct 90´s feel to and Posen explains this as ¨ America´s gone to the dark side¨ .  Love it, esp the clutch.

More to come from MBFW NYC!!!

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