NYFW F/W11 Highlights

Jenni Kayne
Inspired by "eccentric weekends in the American country", Kayne's fall collection brings her signature  Californian touch to this season. She plays with textures and colours, pairing bright silk pyjama-like trousers with cosy jumpers and velvet pointed-toe slippers, or sequin slip dresses with oversized woollen coats. To quote the designer herself, "call your friends over, stoke the fire and turn the music up, you're about to be the coolest girl in the middle of nowhere."

There is no doubt that Donna Karan knows how to do youthful chic. Jackets, blouses and dresses got a playful makeover and appeared on the catwalk in different hues of bright pink, red tangerine and copper. Yet, it wasn't all about colours. Karan also offered some black pieces like blazers, sheer shirts, biker jackets and dresses. The models looked effortlessly cool, and although the inspiration for the collection is said to be "New York City modernists", I can't help but think that this collection is right up Alexa Chung's street.

Marc Jacobs
Fitted silhouettes covered in polka dots, latex and lace : this is what we can expect for next autumn from Marc Jacobs. Going against the 70s-inspired shapes he created for spring, he presented a very strict and unusual collection. Even though he clearly takes his inspiration from the 1940s and some of his first collections, he manages to give it a provocative edge, making this collection really modern and new. 

Hervé Léger
It comes to no surprise that the bandage dress is a main feature of Hervé Léger's new collection and although one could think this is a bit "déjà vu", this couldn't be further from the truth. For autumn, the soft tones of the iconic dresses are toughened up with metallic detailing such as gold rectangles, buckle rings and chains woven into the fabric. Concerning the many black dresses and tops, they are being adorned with luxurious leather harnesses for a tougher look. Hervé Léger's fall collection is the perfect mix between sexy, feminine and tough. 

Alexander Wang
"We're almost poking fun at decadence and luxury" said Alexander Wang about his F/W collection, but more than that he clearly took his main line to another level, creating a clear point of difference from his T line. Still, everything you would expect from the young designer is here for a laid-back, sexy look with a luxurious twist, thanks to chunky hand-knit, needle-punched angora and satin. I have to say, I do love this more sophisticated direction that Wang's main line seems to be taking.

3.1 Phillip Lim
When everyone is getting inspiration from the previous decades, Phillip Lim presents what I think is a very modern and refreshing F/W collection. Largely inspired by menswear, the collection is a constant play on textures and proportions with large fold-over trousers, leather and fur detailing, or beaded sleeves on simple garment. This is Phillip Lim at his best : chic and wearable.

Pictures courtesy of Vogue.fr
- Elodie xx
  1. Hèrve Lèger is a nice surprise!


  2. Marc Jacobs was my fave, AMAZING!


  3. Jenni Kayne is fabulous!!

  4. marc Jacob's was definitely my faveee! beyond amazing


  5. thank you for wishes!


  6. love dkny and jenni kayne, nice picks!


  7. I like the clothes from DKNY.