New York Fashion Week was bigger than ever this year. The spotlight was on Ralph Lauren, as he celebrated his 50th anniversary show. The show itself took place in Central Park and featured a stunning 110-look collection. Oprah even gave a speech in honour of the fashion icon’s five-decade career!
From Ralph Lauren to Marc Jacobs to upstarts like Gypsy Sport, New York Fashion Week didn’t disappoint. Here are our top five picks for runway style, and how to translate these looks to reality.
#1 Runway: Ralph Lauren
Our top pick goes to Ralph Lauren. Named “the father of American sportswear”, his show featured subtle patterns, silver, purple and burgundy tones and beautiful accessories.
#1 Reality: Boyfriend Blazer, now $18
Replicate the look with this tasteful boyfriend blazer from Dynamite. This piece features mid-length sleeves and a subtle pin stripe pattern in Ralph Lauren approved burgundy.
#2 Runway: The Row
The Row won us over with their elegant colour palette and voluminous numbers. The Row’s collection at New York Fashion Week was graceful, gentle and full of feminine silhouettes.
#2 Reality: Solid Ruffle Sleeve Blouse, now $39.75
Keep it simple and elegant in this crisp white blouse from Calvin Klein. The ruffle sleeves and loose fit mimic The Row’s signature style to a tee.
#3 Runway: Marc Jacobs
In contrast to The Row, Marc Jacobs went all out with cotton candy colors, metallics and giant collars. His collection was extravagance at its best!
#3 Reality: Double Flounce Sleeve Top, now $29.98
Opt for one layer of ruffles with this classic top from Banana Republic Factory. As per Marc Jacob’s palette, this piece comes in a vibrant pink, perfect for spicing up your wardrobe.
#4 Runway: Rodarte
Rodarte’s romantic collection inspired us with its emphasis on silhouette and craftsmanship. This feminine collection featured crocheted frocks with fluttering hemlines and stripes of silk.
#4 Reality: Chiffon Cold Shoulder Ruffle Gown, now $198
This chiffon number from Le Chateau is super romantic and reminds us of Rodarte’s collection. With gentle ruffles and a floating hemline, this dress is a must-have for gala season.
#5 Runway: Gypsy Sport
This collection stood out at Fashion Week for its emphasis on sustainability with 99% of the pieces made from repurposed materials. Denim took front and center for Gypsy Sport.
#5 Reality: Topanga Off-the-Shoulder Denim Dress, now $22
Guess Factory also loves its denim, and this off-the-shoulder piece is reminiscent of Gypsy Sport’s down to earth collection. Pick up this casual, curve-hugging number in time for spring!
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