The looks at New York Fashion Week are typically about chic power dressing and street-luxe cool over sweet and lovely, though the youthful and pretty is represented by a few labels and that's what I look forward to. I'll never grow up. I don't even need new inventions of old classics, taking cues straight out of the 60s is perfectly fine with me as evidenced by my love for these powder blue wool and cashmere (that's a good guess) coats from Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti:
Simple, feminine and classic with minimal updating. Pure Rosemary's Baby beauty. The pale blues featured heavily in this collection, all done in super soft fabrics and knits, and every look had a coat, all of which I badly want:
And the colour carries on through the collection. It's a refreshing palette of pastels with some gold to jolt us out of the calm just a bit, and further proof that the 'rules' of dressing for the season are becoming obsolete. I have been asking and will continue to ask every autumn, 'Who says we have to dress dark and gloomy?' In my world, olive doesn't even exist. Hey, if dressing in head to toe black is what you like, that's great. But for those who feel that they would be breaking an institutionalised fashion rule to emerge in a pink coat in December, fear not. It will brighten your day and that of those around you so go to it!
Photos from WWD.com