Styling Tips Straight From New York Fashion Week
It's that time of the year where the world's fashion folk move from one fashion capital to another to witness some of the best shows the design industry has to offer. There's New York Fashion Week, where some of the most remarkable RTW lines are seen, then there's London Fashion Week, where well-loved designers and design houses such as Burberry, Delpozo, and JW Anderson show their latest collections. Milan Fashion Week, on the other hand, showcases some of the fashion world's richest, most ornate designs via collections from Versace, Prada, and Gucci. And then there's Paris Fashion Week, considered the holy grail of fashion week by some, for houses like Dior and Chanel show their coveted new collections—and fashion fans from all over the world flock to the City of Light to be a part of this yearly affair.
For now, we take a step back and set our focus on one design house that recently showed at New York Fashion Week—Carolina Herrera, so we can admire its brand new Fall/Winter 2019 collection. Scroll through the gallery below to see the all the looks from the runway:
The collection by Carolina Herrera's new Creative Director Wes Gordon pays homage to one of the brand's key figures throughout its history, Robert Mapplethorpe, a photographer who took some of Carolina's most beloved portraits. Mapplethorpe depicted florals expresses the sensual magnetism and grace of a woman, celebrating the ultimate beauty of nature.
Wes Gordon interpreted this vision by way of femininity in volume and extreme proportions, azure tulle embroidered with playful nectarine florals, earthly shades of chiffon emboldened by statements of taxi cab yellow.
We think the juxtaposition of the soft and the statements seen in the collection make up much of what New York City is—the spontaneity and dynamism of daily life are things you don't really expect, but realize them to be beautiful anyway.
And speaking of New York City, the following women you're about to see were spotted on the streets of the Big Apple en route to the aforementioned Carolina Herrera show, donned in head-to-toe style statements that fit today's modern, fashionable woman.
Scroll and learn a thing or two from these arbiters of style:
This rather androgynous look shows us that layers of masculine pieces can be softened with soft polka dot trousers and punctuated with metal toe cap boots and the CH Carolina Herrera Initials Insignia bag.
Teresa de Andres and Marta Lozano
If there's anything this duo proved, it's that classic black and white still works anytime, anywhere. And playing with silhouettes can get the job done pretty effortlessly.
Bags, CH Insignia Initials in black
Breathe new life into that reliable khaki trench by way of pops of color: Statement earrings and a striking shoulder bag, the CH Carolina Herrera Initials Insignia.
Susie Lau (A.K.A Susie Bubble)
One of the OG fashion bloggers Susie Lau wows in another one of her perfectly layered outfits, and no matter how edgy her ensembles may get sometimes, a key takeaway from her looks is simply to own it!
Bag, CH Carolina Herrera Initials Insignia in Red
Actress Shailene attends the Carolina Herrera show in a popping taxi cab yellow coat with embellishments perfectly proportioned with shorts and sky-high pumps.
Bag, CH Carolina Herrera Initials Insignia in green
Sassa de Osma
Sometimes, all you need is an oversized trench dress, a pair of black heels, and a clutch in the same color theme to make a perfect statement. No explanations necessary.
Clutch, CH Carolina Herrera Victoria Insignia
Sai de Silva
Milkmaid dresses can still work if you keep everything else at a minimum: A sleek 'do, oversize colored lenses, stud earrings, and a chic CH Carolina Herrera Initials Insignia in powdery pink.
Polka dots not on New Year's eve? Why the heck not? Wear two contrasting versions of this print, cinch your waist with a thick belt, and off you go!
Clutch, CH Carolina Herrera Ella Insignia
Another way to upgrade the suit trend of the moment? Instead of donning a plain inner, why not spice things up with a polka dot print? Finish it off with plain pumps and a CH Carolina Herrera Initials Insignia belt bag for maximum impact.
Take the season's hottest hue—pink, and don it via a shirt dress that will take you for seasons to come. It's one of those pieces that can serve as a blank canvass for accessorizing or layering to perfection!
Clutch, CH Carolina Herrera
The poster child for all things stylishly kitschy and cute, Olivia Lopez dons a statement coat and knee-high boots with eye-catching (literally) sunglasses.
Handbag, CH Carolina Herrera Victoria Insignia
A classic scarf-print dress is a closet staple for working women, and same goes for a classic black bag as well as statement slingbacks.
Bag, CH Initials Insignia
If you were looking for more reasons to get into the suit trend, then consider this one of them. Fashion stylist Maria Bernad dons a teal suit, layers it with a billowy sky blue blouse plus a gray turtleneck for efficient coverage.
Sling bag, CH Carolina Herrera Initials Insignia
Make things a little more unpredictable this way: Layer your coat with a splash of color via a skirt or a dress that's inches longer than the hem. Punctuate it with slouchy black boots and a classic black CH Carolina Herrera Initials Insignia handbag.
Who says you have to show a lot of skin to look sexy? Fashion writer and entrepreneur Gala shows us that sometimes, just showing some leg, and statement pieces like a cropped blouse, a structured skirt with slit, knee-high boots, a bright smile, and the CH Carolina Herrera Initials Insignia bag does the trick.
We love a feminine eyelet dress paired perfectly with a taxi cab yellow CH Insignia sling bag and electric blue PVC pumps.
Christie Tyler (A.K.A NYCBambi)
Neutrals wins the game for days when you can't be bothered by loud prints. Utilitarian pieces in khaki get an upgrade with subtle touches like leather gloves, a black CH Carolina Insignia bag, and kitten heels.
Actress Camilla wows in a printed shirt dress accentuated by a thick black belt, a sleek trench, and the CH Insignia Scala clutch.
Spanish actres Calu brightens up the day in this season's CH striped and polka dot pieces paired to perfection. This is a lesson in not being afraid of color, and getting it right by breaking the look with key pieces.
Belt bag, CH Initials Insignia
Photos courtesy of CH Carolina Herrera