It’s officially New York Fashion Week. From Diesel to #Frowing toddlers, we give you our top personages to look out for.
1. Diesel: Full Throttle
Diesel named Formichetti their first artistic director back in April. The charismatic ex-Mugler designer and infamous Lady Gaga stylist will be responsible for a complete Diesel re-jig. Formichetti’s aesthetic won’t come to fruition until A/W ’14 , but his presence will be felt in time for this seasons New York Fashion Week… let’s hope that his influence doesn’t result in Diesel meat jeans.
2. It Girl: Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne’s spot at the top cannot be knocked. As part of the new wave of supermodel elites she continues to entice designers with her strong eyebrowlicious look. The ‘model of the moment’ has a huge social media following and who could blame them. Her humour and high energy on the catwalk is infectious. Check out her preview for Hogan SS’14 on Instagram…cheeky!
3. Instagram Queen: Eva Chen
Lucky Mag’s newly appointed edior-in-chief has a fashionista’s dream lifestyle. Instagram is her platform to vent her #TDF fashion loves and never ending collection of cosmetics, and they are oh so gorgeous! With countless followers, she is one to watch during NYFW..
4. From Alexander… to Aila Wang
Since taking the lead of Parisian Fashion House Balenciaga there is high excitement for Alexander Wang’s New York comeback collection. We see future potential here for a powerhouse fashion duo with his neice Aila. She’s the best dressed and cutest minor at Fashion Week. (That’s right I said minor!) Aila Wang is still a toddler, so we’ll have to hold off on that thought for now. She has become a front row figurehead at her uncle’s shows and we can’t wait to see what incredible outfit she pulls out of her wardrobe next. It’s not often we can be envious of a 4 year old, but this a definite exception!
5. Harper loves Bizarre
She has been labelled ‘the woman of mystery’ after appearing majestically at Fashion Weeks and high fashion events, but zany entrepreneur Michelle Harper is here to put outrageous fashion back on the map. Her blog is a revival of darling vintage and the hideously beautiful that she effortlessly manages to pull off. Can’t wait to see what this eccentric fashionista is going to showcase at NYFW.
6. Bright Young Savage
Bright young thing Lee Savage is stepping away from interiors and breaking into the fashion world with a collection of iconic innovative clutch bags. The New York-based accessories designer is reportedly inspired by corrugated cardboard, (though thankfully there is no cardboard in sight) the bags are all brass and lined with a gorgeous leather. Savage is definitely a designer to watch out for this season if you’re looking for quirky evening glam.
7. Moncler Get Lucky
Pharrell Williams has announced a sunglasses collab with French fashion label Moncler — could this be any more fab? No, we think not! Pharell is going to model the advertising campaign and looking at the preview images these sunnies are outrageously avant-garde covering two thirds of producer turned designer’s gorgeous face. They are set to be released at the end of September but we’re hoping for a sneaky preview during Fashion week, so keep watching!
Words: India Blue van Spall (follow India on Twitter @IndiaBlue22)