New York Fashion Week: Hervé Léger, Hood by Air, DKNY
A jam-packed schedule
Inspired by Japanese female warriors, Lubov and Max Azria softened the traditional body-con silhouette with kimono-like layers for SS15. The king of the bandage dress showcased a warrior embellished collection influenced by oriental detailing and featuring a rich sunset palette of colour.
Hood by Air
An exciting show during NYFW, full of silk cargo shorts, sexy suiting and... Accessorised bicycle handlebars and crutches. This may have been the most paired back Hood by Air show yet, but Shayne Oliver elevated his fashion offering. There was a black-and-white speckled Great Dane that strutted down the runway and a series of plate-sized Lucite chokers, too (by James Garland) that clamped the models wrists like shackles.
It's had much press recently following a cool collaboration with one Cara Delevingne, and yesterday Donna Karan decided to showcase a kind of traditional British silhouette style with African prints. It is difficult to say with any certainty where the boundary between the influences of both cultures crosses... From elongated, chic tops to nomadic looks. Black-and-white prints also seemed crushed to pieces, echoing op-art or designs seen on the national costumes of some African tribes.