New York fashion week is one of the best in the world — with good reason. Apart from being one of the best places to spot a new talent, the hallowed streets of Manhattan provide the perfect backdrop for some of the globe’s most stylish women.
But it’s on the runways where New York shines, showcasing some of the best in the business for the week-long affair. Among them, heavyweights like Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford and Kate Spade, who sit beside lesser known, yet equally as influential names like Area, Khaite and Brock Collection, who tastemake for the months to come. With hundreds of shows and collections being released over the few days, we’ve done the hard work and chosen some of the must-know looks from the week. Below, our fashion editors compile the pieces we’re pining for come autumn. Get ready to be seriously inspired!
MONICA RUSSELL, Market Editor:
“marie claire was an exclusive guest of Kate Spade and watched their autumn/winter ‘19/’20 collection unfold front and centre — you can see our favourite looks here. This corduroy pantsuit was a highlight. I love the feminine tailoring and particularly the top to toe emerald green.”
“I’ve never met a dress I love more. Simple and elegant at the same time. Bonus points for the lace up booties.”
ELLA BLINCO JURY, Fashion Office Coordinator:
“I love the clashing prints in this look and the modern take on the 1930’s silhouette.”
“I love a great 1970’s inspired 2-piece suit! I especially love the complementary blue and pink colours.”
JANA POKORNY, Fashion Director:
“I love the clever layering and colour palette at Proenza Schouler.”
“A local favourite – Dion Lee’s combination of corseting, plumes and lemon tailoring is divine.”
FRANCESCA WALLACE, Senior Digital Fashion Editor:
“I’ve been obsessed with Khaite for some time, and their first runway show didn’t disappoint. It’s taken me a little while to warm up to the Western-inspired trend, but I think this two piece does the silhouette perfectly without being too overbearing. Like French girl chic but make it Texan!”
“Adam Lippes knows how to drape for the modern woman — and I’m a big fan. This collection was exactly what I dream of wearing come autumn. Supple knits, pretty organza… and maybe even a vest (or two!).”
CHLOE BUTTENSHAW, Senior Fashion Editor: