On New York Fashion Week

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If one word could sum up the runway fashion at New York Fashion Week, it would have to be minimalism. The look popped up at least once or twice in almost all the major collections. For the purists, it was best worn in neutrals or pure white. Other designers breathed a bit of life into minimalist shapes by colouring them in bright shades (particularly burnt orange) and prints. Finally, a few bucked the trend by doing what New York fashionistas do best – that ladylike, Park Avenue princess look – whilst others looked to Hollywood glamour for inspiration.
PURIST MINIMALISM

Clockwise from top left: Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Helmut Lang, Preen
BRIGHTS & PRINTS

Clockwise from top left: Diane von Furstenberg, Cynthia Rowley, Marc Jacobs, Rodarte
LADYLIKE

L-R: Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler
HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR

L-R: Donna Karan, Marchesa

My favourite collection? Probably DKNY – Miss Karan seems to have picked up where Isabel Marant left off in her gorgeous 1950s-inspired AW collection. Makes me want to grab a shake and put a dime in the dukebox.

Rosa Abbott
Rosa Abbott is an arts, fashion and culture obsessive originating from Yorkshire, England, and currently living in Dublin, Ireland. On top of being a student at the illustrious Trinity College, she is a freelance journalist, writing for a number of Irish publications, and also edits the visual arts section of entertainment magazine Totally Dublin.

When she's not up to her eyeballs in writing, Rosa works as an assistant to stylist Aisling Farinella and volunteers at various art galleries. Her musings on life, style and art can also be found over at her blog, Too Gallant.
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