[by Noemi Szoke | March 2, 2015]
New York Fashion Week suggested, since day one, what we need to put on our must have list for the autumn/winter 2015 season: a lot of leather, shearling details, beige and orange tones with a retro flair, 70’s vibes, boho dresses and impressive accessories. These are the main elements presented in the collections in New York.
 Artsy Prints
Desigual lightened up the mood on the first day of New York Fashion Week with vivid creations in strong colors and artsy prints, proving that fashion is fun.
Prints were also found in the BCBG Max Azria collection, but with an ethno inspiration, accentuated by orange shades – the color of the season.
The miracle child of the fashion industry, Jeremy Scott presented a collection dominated by intense colors, like lime green and neon pink, with a chic artsy influence: exaggerated silhouettes and somewhat childish, playful prints.
 The 70’s are Back
Rebecca Minkoff celebrated the 70’s silhouette that has become the key element of her collection. She brought this bohemian style into the spotlight by using floral prints combined with dark tones and playful fringes, adding rock accents through biker jackets, long cardigans and casual over the knee boots.
Nicole Miller also showed off a 70’s influence through flared trousers and thin scarves, knotted elusively around the neck. Elegant furs in vivid color, futuristic floral elements, romantic transparencies and precious gems, were all carefully inserted in her collection to reflect the retro vibe.
Calvin Klein maintained our passion for 70’s fashion, bringing to the fore straight and short dresses and structural leather trench coats. Francisco Costa, Creative Director of CK, used a circle to balance out the straight, architectural lines used in the cuts. This retro futuristic mix can be seen as a reinterpretation of the notion of glamour.
 Feminine vs Masculine
DKNY presented oversized, monochrome, woolen coats, and classic, straight cut pants that create a masculine look.
Donna Karan left behind the urban culture, reinterpreting the feminine silhouette with a tomboy style inspired by the 90’s, focusing on the quality of the fabrics, which give a certain elegance to this new aesthetics.
A mix of masculine and feminine was also found in the Prabal Gurung collection. The delicate dresses with a side cutout were overlapped with solid and urban jackets, some in a parka style, others with impressive details, which actually reminded us that this is a winter collection.
Michael Kors respected current trends, focusing on strong androgynous clothing items. He described his collection as a representation of a reluctant opulence: fur, wool, sweaters, suits, and coats with golden buttons proved that practical clothes are still wanted by fashionistas.
It seems that the combination of lightweight fabrics such as silk and veil with bulky and heavy materials like fur, wool or knitwear will become a huge trend next season.
 Romantic Elegance
Carolina Herrera presented elegant dresses in metallic shades of gray and navy combined with splashes of white. Karlie Kloss both opened and closed the show in sophisticated, draped dresses and abstract prints.
Such elegance was also seen at Zac Posen, through precious fabrics, spectacular cutouts and sophisticated embroideries on dresses that gloriously define the notion of absolute glamour.
Peter Copping’s first collection for Oscar de la Renta was filled with romantic accents, geometric fabrics and prints, cha-cha dresses, puffed sleeves, and black and white evening outfits that floated on the runway.