Favourites from New York and London Fashion Week SS16

by - Wednesday, September 23, 2015



 I don't know whether it's having a job in fashion now or simply being a little older (or maybe working from home and having time to trawl through the Vogue galleries), but I can't remember being this fascinated by Fashion week in a long, long time. It always seemed a little too out of reach, a little too polished and well, a little expensive. Now that social media has made it easier to be part of the action that ever before, there really is no excuse not to take a look at some of the extreme craftsmanship taking place across the globe. Oh, and of course, the street style. But I'll leave that to my pinterest board on the subject. For today, let's take a look at some of my favourite collections from New York and London's SS16 Collections. 


Orla Kiely

But of course. The queen of all things retro-covatable returned with a Crazy Golf inspired collection and as per, I've found myself swooning over each and every detail. Pastels, prints and pared-back accessories...Orla you have my heart. 


Paul Costelloe

Being brutally honest, I knew very little about Paul Costelloe before this show apart from the fact that I always seem to find myself cooing over his bags in the heavily discounted section of my local TK Maxx. Turns out he's an irish designer and stalwart of fashion week. So there's that. What I do know is his SS16 was just as covetable, with the orange garments in particular tickling my sartorial fancy. Just the right amount of dressed up, this was fashion week at it's ready-to-wear best.


 Holly Fulton


Holly Fulton is a designer who always manages to pull of just the right amount of fuss - I love a designer who knows where to stop with embellishments. The outcome was very fun, festive and oh-so-70s...money no object, I would be waiting in line for that pattern-clashing trouser and shirt combo...


Jeremy Scott

I chuffing love the creativity and kitschy-ness of almost everything that comes out of Moschino house, so Jeremy Scott's collection was one of the first I made sure to check out online. I wasn't dissapointed: B-movie barbie, welcome to the 60s. 


Tommy Hilfiger

This was a wee bit of a surprise, but I absolutely adored the Tommy Hilfiger show. Another brand i've become somehow desensitised due to their omnipresence at discount stores, I'd totally forgotten how classical some of their shapes are, perfectly modernised with strong pop of coloured crochet. V. 90s-does-70s! 



Mansur Gavriel


The house of Mansur Gavriel may be purely focused on shoes and bags, but their visual direction for SS16 won my heart so fully that I have deemed them my winners of Fashion Week, were there awards for such things. It's like somebody came into my bedroom when I was sleeping and sucked out all the information that would lead someone to make my dream outfit - mustards, oranges, dusty pinks, roll necks, pinafores. ALL OF THE JENESSA BUZZWORDS! I still need a lie down. 

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