Nothing marks the sartorial calendar quite like NYFW. On the taxi-clad Big Apple streets, we see designers, writers, artists and of course, influencers, roll out the most intricately planned costumes to tell compelling stories of style. Preparing to grace the frow takes hours of meticulous planning, street shooting, and in-transit editing for even the most seasoned Fashion Week bloggers.
Today, we defrost the wintry tales of dressing shared across our socials. Think chic waterproofing, colour clashes, and impeccable tailoring. Pull your Anna Wintour shades down to eye-up the line-up…
WHO: Babba C Rivera | @babba.c
THE SQUAD: Rebecca Laurey (@rebeccalaurey), Zanita Whittington (@zanitazanita), Tessa Barton (@tezzamb)
THE LOOK: Hoods up. A little rain never killed the FW frenzy, anyway. Parading sorbet pastels and glittering boots brings an oxymoronic summer-meets-winter notion to the soaked NYC sidewalks.
WHO: Song of Style’s Aimee Song | @songofstyle
THE LOOK: Aimee is walking on sunshine in this vibrant yellow frock. While the dress moves in an ethereal flow-motion, a monochromatic blazer slung shoulder-side and a peachy piece of arm candy add some seriously cool structure.
WHO: Rocky Barnes | @rocky_barnes
THE SQUAD: Pixie Bella (@pixpop)
THE LOOK: Hailing your cab takes some flair – and head-turning heels help, of course. The dress code is an incongruous mix of houndstooth, red, polka dots and tapestry. The layers, the textures and the colours collide in the ultimate show-hopper’s ensemble.
WHO: Collage Vintage’s Sara Escudero | @collagevintage
THE LOOK: Sing in the rain and strut in it too. Collage Vintage’s Sara Escudero sees prints collide while keeping the colour palette cautious. A clear umbrella doubles as chic accessory in this rain-repelling arrangement.
WHO: Double Exposure’s Reese Blutstein | @double3exposure
THE SQUAD: Molly Blutstein (@mollyblutstein)
THE LOOK: We’re seeing double. The hues in question combine warm ambers and deep, sultry reds. Firmly fixed on the firey side of the colour wheel, this androgynous vision sees Reese and Molly fiercely turning up the heat.
WHO: Camila Coelho | @camilacoelho
THE LOOK: Stripes are rife. This sheeny, satin pantsuit is oozing all kinds of rock n’ roll vibes. Accessorised to perfection with dove-white mules and a lush bucket bag on a chain, we’re positively swooning.
WHO: Michelle Take Aim’s Michelle Madsen | @michelletakeaim
THE LOOK: Baker boy? Check. Splash of red? Check? The tantalising teal stealing the spotlight this season? Check. Michelle is meshing comfort with colour codes in this cosy compilation of casual textures.
WHO: Scout The City’s Sai De Silva | @scoutthecity
THE LOOK: Astro-approved heels and molten accessories pervade the scene, achieving a high-gloss, metallic mood. The climate can be combatted with a longline iteration of the transparent raincoat, still allowing a glimpse of everything going on behind the drawstring.