Tommy Ton – NYFW Fall 2014

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NYFW is happening. Right now. And street style photographer, Tommy Ton, has already captured some of the hottest looks on the street.  Fashion-forward gals from far and wide flock to New York (before dashing off to London, and then Milan and Paris) to take in the future of fashion, and it seems many are already capturing key trends spotted on the runways for Fall 2014.

Fur, over-sized Aviator jackets, roll necks, simplicity, monochrome, layering and short chunky scarfs are all ‘in’ for fall.

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NYFW is certainly a place to fan those Peacock feathers and show the world just how fashion-forward you are. For me, some of the looks are just about standing out, rather than being aesthetically pleasing – including these below. And, it would appear I’m not a huge fan of too much colour/fuss…

Each to their own of course, fashion is about personal opinion – else the style stage would be a very boring place.

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You can check out my other posts on Tommy Ton and past Fashion Weeks >here<.

All images were taken from Style.com (Tommy Ton)

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Tommy Ton: Street Style Trends

So the Fashion Weeks are happening as we speak… NYFW has been and passed, as has LFW, now its on to Milan and Tommy Ton (Canadian street style photographer of Jak & Jil) has been busy snapping the fashion elite. Those who know their Wang from their Lang, and their Osman from their Erdem, flock to the shows each season, fanning out their fashion feathers, perfecting their statement stature like proud peacocks, hoping to get papped on the front row.

In true fashion week style, eyes are drawn to ‘runway to street’ styles of the public and attendees who showcase micro trends filtered from the fashion houses’ collections.

Three trends were extremely prevalent throughout Tommy’s snaps; all falling under the umbrella major trend: 90’s.

CHECKS, DENIM (Ripped & Patchwork) and unfortunately, BARING THE MIDRIFF.

Denim was seen in a more loose-fitting, boyfriend style, with rips at the knee and patchwork in places.

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GET THE LOOK

Invest in a pair of good quality ripped jeans (I think One teaspoon or Rag & Bone are both good options, or if you want something with more of a statement, take a look at the following)…

Filles et Papa $284.78 Farfetch – Filles et Papa $284


Junya Watanabe $777.93 at Farfetch

 Farfetch – Junya Wanatabe $777

As well as this, checked, gingham and plaid shirts were also very popular.  Tied at the waist, worn clashing in different garment form or more subtly on accessories.

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GET THE LOOK

Work the 90’s grunge look with a plaid shirt, or smarten things up a little with check printed trousers.

R13 Shirt Net-a-Porter $446

R13 Shirt Net-a-Porter $446
 
Joseph at Net-a-Porter $333
 
Joseph at Net-a-Porter $333
 

Lastly, most prevalent was the ‘baring the midriff’ trend.  Now, this is only to be worn by those who like to frequent the gym. Muffin tops and belly wobbles take away from this latest style statement. Hence why I will not be fashioning this trend just yet.

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GET THE LOOK

Try a matching top and shorts for an eye-catching summertime option…

Topshop £50Topshop £70

Topshop £50 & £70

Next stop, Paris Fashion Week.

All photos taken from style.com (Tommy Ton)

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Rihanna wears Wang.

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To me Alexander Wang can do no wrong.  His collections are all about the beautiful cut; wearable yet edgy, simple and beautifully designed…

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Many of you will have probably watched X Factor and the final on Sunday evening.  I for one haven’t been watching it for the fashion, well no, actually I guess I did.  I did like to watch it and see what Tulisa would be wearing… I just don’t understand what look they/the Stylist on the show were going for sometimes. However, the styling is a million times better than X Factor USA.

Nicole on the other hand – well what a woman. She always looks (here it goes) SHAMAZING.

I was excited to see what Rihanna would be wearing for her live performance on the finale show… and well didn’t she look a vision? Her hair looks so much nicer short, and the outfit, well, it was Wang.

Perfect choice.

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For SS13 Alexander Wang focused on minimalistic, verging on futuristic sportswear designs, like many of the designers did. You can see my Trend Round Up for SS13 (NYFW)  here….

Sharp cut out details and paneling, as well as leather, plays on shape, tones of colour and volume made the collection.

I can see why Rihanna opted for Look 36. She wears it well.

And personally, I will not be happy until I own a pair of these structured tall gladiator sandals.

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The next look reminded me somewhat of a look from the Nicolas Ghesquière‘s Balenciaga collection for AW06/07. Both in monochrome, and not dissimilar in shape and volume.  Which I guess is quite funny, as Alexander Wang has now been named Balenciaga’s new Creative Director taking over from one of the most influential fashion designers of our time, Nicolas Ghesquière.

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I love Alexander Wang and I love Balenciaga. But I do wonder how he will re-interpret the brands aesthetic, which will most certainly see the brand going in a more youthful direction. His look is very different; with athletic influences, it’s ‘urban’ and easy-to-wear (quite known for his jersey and relaxed silhouette), however, I’m very much looking forward to seeing his first collection for the fashion house.

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Images above are taken from Style.com

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NYFW #SS13 – My trend round up…

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My favourite thing to do each season is scour through the fashion week photos on ELLE and spot all the newest trends for the coming season.  First up was NYFW.

I picked out several designers to base my predictions from: Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Theyskens Theory, Prabal Gurung, Marc Jacobs, Helmut Lang and BCBGMaxazria.

Here are the trends that I picked up on:

  • Masculine/Feminine Juxtaposition
  • Gladiator Sandals/Ankle Straps 
  • Ruffles
  • Stripes
  • Drop Waists
  • Hipster – baring midriff
  • Tailoring
  • Mix of textures
  • Minimal
  • Leather
  • Wide stripe print
  • Grey, Orange, White and Black
  • Eastern silk florals
  • Layering
  • 60’s
  • Sportswear hints
  • Scallop print and cut

The mood overall took me back to the late 90’s/early 00’s. And if that’s the case, it’s one of the quickest turn arounds in terms of regurgitating past decade trends.  There’s the continuing debate on what is vintage, but the 00’s definitely isn’t.  However, I for one am very happy that the minimal trend is back.

The feel was stripped back and effortless. Tailoring played a key part in the designer collections, boxy jackets, soft tailored trousers, sometimes worn over skirts – seen at Diane Von Furstenburg.  There was a hint of 60’s – very apparent at Marc Jacobs, and a hint of sportswear, also very apparent at Helmut Lang.  Splashes of leather, were outset on a gorgeous muted colour palette.  Flashes of midriff skin were on show, with the new waistline dropping to the hip.  The focus was on the cut of the clothing, layering of light textures and tailoring.  I’m very excited for the new season, this is the best I’ve seen in a while…

I can see high street retailers translating this very well, especially the likes of COS, Reiss and Zara.

Hair was very relaxed – work that just got out of bed look, and draw in those eyebrows. A fierce set of eyebrows is key.

My favourite collection so far is BCBGMAXAZRIA.  It was a tough call between that and Helmut Lang. And I am also very impressed with how far Victoria Beckham has progressed – a great collection.  BCBGMAXAZRIA is just a perfect composition of feminine and masculine, using leather detail combined with lace in a perfect palette of brilliant white, orangemuted soft grey and black.

Here are some images so you can see exactly what I mean. I dare you not to fall in love with it…

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ALEXANDER WANG

^^^Apparently Anna Dello Russo has already ordered a pair of the knee-highs^^^

VICTORIA BECKHAM

THEYSKENS THEORY

PRABAL GURUNG

MARC JACOBS

HELMUT LANG

I’m looking forward to seeing the last of the NYFW collections,  and then it’s on to LFW…

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