From the tents

Sorry for the lack of Fashion Week reports this week, but as you can see from my last post, I was sunbathing and having fun in Culebra. As of now, it’s back to my daily routine in an irregularly freezing Puerto Rico (thanks, Nemo!). This tropical cold takes me back to the tents at Lincoln Center, where outerwear and boots for fall are the order of the day. As well as military dominatrix chicness and aerospace tributes that make me wonder if I should change zip codes so I can wear all these great fall looks. But by the looks of these dropping temperatures, this island might be the next freezing point.We’ll see.

Any how, I am quite taken with the trends emerging inside the tents. It’s not only a case of dressing for the cold but dressing with style during the cold. Prabal Gurung showed us that no matter the icy sidewalks we can walk in thigh high boots. DVF reinvented the color scheme for fall; color is now a thing of the winter months as well. Dare to take a look? Go!

Rebecca Minkoff

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Rebecca Minkoff’s collection was inspired by space and Neil Armstrong. I guess the passing of such an important figure should not go unnoticed in this fashion craze maze. The collection was a mix of urban sportswear, bold colors, leather and wavy shoulder pads. Minkoff reinvented downtown cool taking it a bit further with more sophisticated details and aerospace aesthetic. She even did a t-shirt with the word “Space” on it as a tribute to Armstrong’s contribution to astronomy. Also, get yourself some pointy toe shoes, FYI.

Prabal Gurung

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This is the military dominatrix chicness I was referring to. See? This gladiator/military bootie is the talk of this season, along with the ultra sexy military collection that Gurung showed this week. The color scheme was simple: army green, black, navy and red. Sleek cuts in outerwear will make an appearance come fall detailed with big buttons and fur (make sure it’s faux!). Also, peplum seems to be going into the fall as well with many variations including denim and jackets. Enlist in any army field and take Prabal Gurung’s collection with you!

Diane von Furstenberg 

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The queen of wrap dresses and feminine power showed some of her magic touch during her collection. 70’s are having a comeback (and so are the 90’s) with rompers and maxi dresses in bold colors. Belts and prints have to join the disco party as well. DVF has an amazing ability to make any woman feel strong and unstoppable in her clothes (I am a walking evidence). And can I tell you how excited I am that pink lips are also in the mix? I spot major Christmas party beauty trend.

Jason Wu

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What do you get when you mix girly, rocker and Jason Wu? This collection. The epitome of girly style, Jason Wu, opted to show a rocker chic collection with ultra sexy lines, sheer exposures and biker jackets. Bouncy skirts, strapless dresses, sheer striped turtlenecks and leather jackets were part of the mix that also included parting your hair in the middle as a beauty trend. The shoes were simple yet edgy: an open toe black bootie. Mrs. Obama will definitely not be ordering from this one.

Part 2 of a That’s so French NYFW coverage 

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