Elizabeth and James Fall 2015

By  February 18, 2015

: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Inspiration: The Olsens sought to explore the sexier, more feminine side of their aesthetic.

Trends: With slim and tailored minimalistic silhouettes and dark hues holding their their fall 2015 collection together, designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen focused on the “sleek and chic” elements of good style. Form complimenting ribbed knit turtlenecks, both long and sleeveless, paired with draped crepe trousers and calf grazing skirts. Floor sweeping dresses of silk georgette featured high-slits, fringe detailing, and body hugging shapes.  A range of outerwear, from mohair blend maxi cardigans to textured cable coats to mongolian lamb hoodies, added a cold-weather ready top layer to each look.

Palette: Black, plum, olive, heather grey, navy, ivory. 

Who Was There: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Who Should Wear It: Established and stylish photographers, writers, artists, and directors out on date night.

Anna Sui Fall 2015

By  February 18, 2015


Designer: Anna Sui

Inspiration: 70s bohemian ski chalet chic.

Trends: Floral jacquard, chiffon, fur vests, lace, patchwork, kit hats, printed tunics, chiffon, Victorian embroidery, Fair Isle print, suede.

Palette: Purple, gold, rust, cream, black, red, orange, gray, navy,

Who Was There: Amy Sedaris, Todd OldhamCoco Rocha, Sofia Coppola

Who Should Wear It: Sienna Miller, Vanessa Hudgens, Erin Wasson, Florence Welch, Isabel Lucas.

Playlist: “Gling Glo” by Bjork, “Varsity” by the Smith Westerns, “Golden Phone” by Micachu, “Awkward” by San Cisco

Erin Fetherston Fall 2015

By  February 18, 2015

Designer: Erin Fetherston

Inspiration: The designer was inspired by the tree-lined street of her youth, Wildwood Avenue, for its fairytale-like aesthetic. 

Trends: The classic button down took a fantastical turn in Fetherston’s collection, as her version of the dress shirt called for silk georgette and billowing sheer sleeves. These paired well under floral dresses and crepe trousers and were also interpreted for lattice organza collared shirt dresses. Sleek crepe jumpsuits, fit-and-flare cocktail dresses with metallic overlay, high-waisted chiffon gowns, and tailored separates also made up the line.

Palette: Mossy green, rose, poinsettia red, saffron, merlot, blackberry, ivory, gold, cream.

Playlist: “Anything Could Happen,” by Ellie Goulding, “Five Seconds to your Heart,” Twin Shadow, “Gone Daddy Gone,” by Violent Femmes, “Rill Rill,” by Sleigh Bells, “Girls Chase Boys,” by Ingrid Michaelson

Who was there: Martha Stewart, Kerris Dorsey, Tallulah Willis, Louise Roe 

Who should wear it: Ladies who look for femininity and fantasy in their garments.

Delpozo Fall 2015

By  February 18, 2015


Designer:  Josep Font

Inspiration: Architecture and art, namely the works of the contemporary Australian artist Rhys Lee and the Russian painter Andrey Remnev.

Trends: Font took a precise but bold approach to his fall 2015 collection with structured silhouettes, shaped tailoring, 3-D detailing, and a range of strong, head-turning color combinations. The line ranged from ankle-grazing trousers paired with knit sweaters to fit-and-flare long winter coats to caped cocktail dresses with embellished shoulders to gauzy gowns embellished in floral patterns.

Palette: Highlighter yellow, lemon, teal, dusty rose, kelly green, navy, red, powder blue, grey, magenta, cobalt blue, burnt orange.

Who Was There: Leandra MedineJessica Hart, Athena Calderone

Who Should Wear It: Serious fashionistas who can hold their own while wearing such structured and statement pieces such as those of Delpozo’s fall 2015 line; Kate Mara, Keira Knightley, Diane Kruger, Kiernan Shipka


Nanette Lepore Fall 2015

By  February 18, 2015


Designer: Nanette Lepore

Inspiration: A rebellious girls club where women push the envelope and support each other.

Trends: Feminine suiting, floral brocade, high waisted pants, bell sleeves, ruffles, sheer embroidery, cape sleeves.

Palette: Pale pink, blush, navy, hot pink, dusty blue, berry pink, gold, black.

Who Was There: Steve Buscemi, John Slattery, Vanessa Bayer, Kelly Rutherford, Vanessa Bayer.

Who Should Wear It: Anna Kendrick , Brittany Snow, Taylor Swift, Kourtney Kardashian.


Elie Tahari Fall 2015

By  February 18, 2015

: Elie Tahari

Inspiration: The “Urban Forest,” where women brave the city’s harsh winters in an armor of natural materials, like wool, mohair, leather, and suede, served as Tahari’s inspiration.

Trends: The focus of the collection was on coats and the pieces that paired well with them: shearling-lined coats over fringed-suede skirts, rounded neoprene jackets, with wool trousers, fur outerwear over slouchy knits, leather jackets with pony-hair pencil skirts, ankle booties, and sleek gloves.

Palette: Brown, grey, black, cream, cobalt blue, charcoal, forest green, midnight blue, army green

Who was there: Susan Sarandon, Carmen Dell’Orefice

Who should wear it: Put-together New York women with an edge.

Jeremy Scott Fall 2015

By  February 18, 2015


Designer: Jeremy Scott

Inspiration: The theme of Scott’s Fall 2015 collection was Dolly Patterns – inspired by dolls, but “not fresh out of the box dolls, but a doll that’s been loved, played with, is falling apart, but is made new again.”

Trends: Exaggerated silhouettes, oversized outerwear, cartoonish and childlike prints and patterns, patchwork, fuzzy knits, painted canvas,

Palette: Neon pink, neon yellow, neon green, baby blue, royal blue, red, light yellow, orange.

Who Was There: Kanye West, Bill Cunningham, Anthony Kiedis, Leigh Lezark, A$AP Ferg, Mickey Boardman, Shaun Ross.

Who Should Wear It: Pop princesses like Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus. Fashionistas like Anna Dello Russo and Leigh Lezark.

The Playlist: “Lemonade” “Bipp”  ”Hard” by SOPHIE, “Slow Ass Jolene” by Dolly Parton

Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2015

By  February 18, 2015

BibhuMohapatraFall2015Designer: Bibhu Mohapatra

Inspiration: The unrequited love of worldly poet W.B. Yeats and his other-worldly muse, Maud Gonne

Trends: mock-necks, fur overcoats, feather finishes, bias-cut swaths of color, leather touches, graphic stripes, capes, thigh-high slits

Palette: royal blue, burnt orange, mustard yellow, silver, black, white

Who Was There: June Ambrose, Jay Manuel

Who Should Wear It: Emmy Rossum, Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger

The Playlist: “Science & Industry” by Andy Stott

8 Questions for NYFW Bloggers: Hitha Palepu

By  February 18, 2015

We might be busy trolling the tents and shows this at NYFW Fall 2015, but that doesn’t mean we’re not looking out for friendly faces. Throughout the week, we’ll be featuring a few of our NYFW-bound bloggers, who will dish on where they’re eating, how they’re staying warm, which shows their watching—and everything in between. After all, when you’re facing Fashion Week head on, you might as well take some advice from those who know it best.

Hitha Palepu, Hitha On The Go


  1. Fashion Week drink of choice: Sparkling water this season (as I’m pregnant), but normally it’s champagne!
  2. How you’ll be staying warm: Long coats, faux fur accessories, and racking up a rather large Uber bill.
  3. Must-have restaurant recommendation: Atlantic Grill, Bar Boulud, and The Smith near Lincoln Center! Chelsea Market and The Chester if you’re catching shows at Milk Studios, and Le Pain Quotidien any old time.Supper is one of my favorite restaurants – it’s a cozy Italian place in the East Village.
  4. Can’t-miss event: Shows and presentations are great, but I look forward to dinners with out-of-town friends the most.
  5. Handbag pick: Stella McCartney snakeskin Fallabella tote.
  6. Item that’s in your bag, all the time, no matter what: PA portable device charger, always! I can’t live without my Chargeall.
  7. Shoes to debut: Jeffrey Campbell Basie boots. You can’t go wrong with over-the-knee boots with a gold caged heel. Bonus points for their comfort!
  8. Fashion Week mantra: It’s a marathon, not a sprint.

Naeem Khan Fall 2015

By  February 18, 2015

NaeemKhanFall2015Designer: Naeem Khan

Inspiration: Khan celebrated the 10th anniversary of his showing at New York Fashion Week, noting that “the journey has been not only about the beautiful clothes but also about the people that have become an integral part of this art, from traditional artisans in India to luxury European fabric makers.”

Trends: intricate embellishments and beading, masculine suiting, dramatic capes, feathers and fur, structured knee-length skirts, gowns with movement

Palette: black, white, salmon, olive green, off-white

Who Was There: Linda Fargo, Michelle Trachtenberg, Robert Verdi

Who Should Wear It: Dakota Fanning, Nicole Richie, Holland Roden, Anna Faris

The Playlist: “Can’t Do Without You,” by Caribou