Friday 13 September 2019

The Best Of The SS20 Runway Shows From NYFW

Another Fashion Month has begun and it’s already a big one. Starting with New York, the runway shows kicked off on Wednesday 4th September and end today, the 13th. That’s more than a full solid week of fashion, more than the other fashion capitals. It’s a lot to cover and so I want to take a moment to applaud all the designers, fashion lovers, influencers, celebrities and so on who attend show after show, event after event because honestly, I do not know how you do it. So props to you! I only hope that I one day get to attend as an blogger and see all the latest fashion up close and personal (even if I’d need to take a million power naps).

After I did my first series of fashion week posts back in February, I thought I’d continue to do so because I truly enjoyed writing them, but also it’s a major part of the fashion world – I have to talk about it. Rather than talking about one specific thing this time around from every fashion week, I thought I’d go with a mini round-up (though it may not be that mini). I’ll be taking you through my favourite shows, the hottest trends I’m seeing for SS20 and picking my favourite streetstyle looks too.

Let’s get into it: starting with New York Fashion Week.

Every corner of the fashion world jetted to New York to begin the showcasing of Spring Summer 2020 Collections. Can you believe, 2020 is almost upon us? I mean, soon enough we’ll be looking at SS2021 collections. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. With 9 days worth of fashion to cover, I’m just going to get right into it. 

(All Images via Vogue & Instagram)


Will there be a day I don't love this Australian label? No, no there will not. I absolutely love the new collection. It's still very much in line with their signature style, whilst also giving it a more edgy update. The lower waists and slightly boxier cuts combined with floaty styles and bold prints are a match made in heaven. There wasn't a piece I didn't love.


Brandon Maxwell:
The sassy walks, the effortless looks, just the whole vibe. The past few years, Brandon Maxwell has caught my eye more and more, and this season it was definitely one I was looking forward to the most. It had everything fit from day to night wear in effortless chic styles. Favourite styling option; silk shirts and shorts. YES. 


Jonathan Simkhai:
What's not to love about this designer's latest collection? It already softly screams "summer". The floaty silks and satins plus lace and button detailing is everything I want in my wardrobe. Jonathan Simkhai has definitely become one of my favourite designers and I hope to one day own some pieces from it. All the pastels in this collection are just beautiful and even though we're trying to reserve them for SS20, I'll be wearing them immediately.


Special Mention: Sally LaPointe
Full of colour and flare, I could not mention this show. I love the looks, but these three specifically spoke to me.



Colour: There is no stopping colour for Spring Summer 2020 - everything from monochrome to colour blocking, it's there waiting for us. As I'm embracing more colour into my wardrobe, I'm definitely here for this one. Whilst monochrome and neutrals will forever steal our hearts, be ready for big pops of colour to wow.

Sies Marjan / Ulla Johnson / Self-Portrait

Staud / Staud / Prabal Gurung

 Marc Jacobs / Tom Ford / Cinq à Sept

Neutrals Are Here To Stay: Even with all the colour, it's clear that whites and neutrals are not going anywhere fast and I'm super happy about it. That's all I have to say. 

Jonathan Simkhai / Prabal Gurung / Brock Collection

 Dion Lee / Oscar De La Renta / Jonathan Simkhai

Borrowed From The Boys: This style is not going away any time soon and I'm truly happy about it. Suits and power-dressing is a bit of me and I think a lot of us ladies relate. Chuck a blazer on top of your basic tee and jeans; instant upgrade. Boyfriend or relaxed style blazers are a must and that shows at NYFW.

Brandon Maxwell / Tibi / Brandon Maxwell

Marc Jacobs / Proenza Schouler / Tom Ford

Floaty & Feminine: Even though we’re taking inspo from the guys, we’re also keeping all that is flirty, fun and feminine. Silks and satins that drape the body effortlessly were not in short supply during NYFW. I saw so many pieces that I absolutely adore and make me want to be super girly. What I will definitely say is, SS20 is going to be full of pretty pieces.

Oscar De La Renta / Marc Jacobs / Oscar De La Renta

 Badgley Mischka / Tory Burch  / Bevza

Making Statements: A few designers chose to make their runway shows a statement, a place to deliver messages and I truly admire that. The whole of the fashion world is watching, therefore it’s a perfect time. Prabal Gurung’s show theme was “Who Gets To Be American?”, speaking to the issues in immigration in the USA. More shows included inclusivity across the board – Zendaya’s second Tommy Hilfiger Collection & Rihanna’s SavagexFenty Lingerie collection featured models of all shapes, sizes, colour and more. Rebecca Minkoff literally had breastfeeding mums as models for her presentation, I mean hello?! Fashion has always been a form of expression and I believe we should use it for that. The idea of making a statement with collections and runway shows inspires me because the real issues are the world are bigger than us and I think it’s beautiful that people are openly addressing them.

Tommy x Zendaya / Prabal Gurung / Rebecca Minkoff


Streetstyle is always one of my favourite things to look at during fashion month. Why? Because let’s be honest, that’s what we end up seeing more on our Instagram feeds but also what we take a great deal of inspiration from. The way fashion-show-goers dress instantly influences us (I guess that’s why we call them influencers). The stellar outfits amongst the backdrop of New York are always an inspiration to me. Can you tell I’m dying to go to New York? Because I truly am. Here are my favourite picks from streetstyle that I’ll most definitely be copying in the near future.

Danielle Bernstein (WeWoreWhat) / Leonie Hanne

Aimee Song / Negin Mirsalehi

Via Streetrends / Christine Centenera

Mary Lee (Happily Grey) / Emma Leger

Camila Coelho / Grace Ghanem
So there it is, my round-up of NYFW. 9 days of fashion rolled into a short post than usual so you don’t get too bored. I’d love to know what your highlights of the first week of fashion month were? And what week are you looking forward to the most? I think Paris is the one I’m waiting for (the Chanel show never disappoints). I hope you enjoyed this post and come back for more on Tuesday when I round up the best of London Fashion Week. 

Lots of Love,

Emily xx


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