Fall/Winter NYFW 2015 Leanne Marshall. Image by Sarara Couture.
This time of year in New York sends designers, stylist, photographers, jewelry designers and beyond into a flurry of activity. I look forward to fashion week for many reasons, but I cannot wait to get a look at the accessories both on the runway and street! I love the way each designer pulls their final looks together in the essence of the coming season, with the help of these adornments. Sometimes minimal, and other times an explosion of creativity and attitude.
Street style look featuring the bright accents and gold jewelry. Image Sarara Couture.
It was indeed freezing outside this time, but I wanted to brave the cold and snap a few shots of those accessorized street looks. The dipping temperatures made fashion lovers get a little more creative about their looks, but there was still plenty of style out there. I saw funky brightly colored accents in the form of fur and key chains, colorful handbags, gold accessories, and great sunglasses. Lots of belted coats, some chic leather belt style bags (Marc Jacobs did this on the runway as well), rich neutrals and camels colors too.
Anthony Villegas, fashion blogger- Of Mice and Menswear turned up the style showing a pop of red and a great bag/keychain combo. Sarara Couture image.
Inside on the runway, we saw statement earrings, incarnate via the one earring styles at both Tibi and Donna Karen, as well as modern stacked rings. Viking accessories Anna Sui style, were fun and layered. There were fur trimmed bags, gold accents in the form of deco Mary Jane style heels at Michael Kors (actually we saw Mary Janes again at Jeremy Scott). Alexander Wang experimented with punk goth spikes, black platforms and silver accents. Square heels were all over F/W 2015, hats seem to be making a comeback, Joseph Altuzarra did saddle bags and fringe, Jeremy Scott kept it vibrant and graphic. We saw pop art references via bags and clothing -a style which I shot on Misha as she exited a show.
Misha Janette- fashion director/stylist, TokyoFashionDiaries.com. Popular Tokyo based fashion personality with a unique fun take on style. Sarara Couture image.
Stylist on the move- Stephanie Unter. NewYorkFashionHunter.com. Sarara Couture image.
Sarara Couture image. Street style. Love the belt.
Nyle Fisher, style editor, of New York Stylist brings a pop of red and illustrated the chicly belted coat trend.
Street Style shot. Sarara Couture.com
Leanne Marshall attendee brought a fun print combo in the form of her backpack to NYFW 2015.
So, how can you spice up your wardrobe using runway styles and street accessories?
Bridal accessories ideas like Leanne Marshall’s Celtic modern princess style golden hair pieces are inspiring. They offer a romantic modern touch. Contact Leanne Marshall for information. Seeing her dresses in person as they walked down the runway was a bit like being in a fashion cloud in heaven. I cannot say enough about the ethereal gowns.
Leanne Marshall finale. Image Sarara Couture.
Anna Sui showed her bohemian chic easy style with long layered lush textured accessories and Viking inspired accents. The length of the necklaces were a bit of a nod to the art deco accessory, layers, etc which are making a return. Erickson Beamon who does Anna’s jewelry, used various earthy beaded elements and natural colored accents. I love that Anna Sui’s current F/W 2015 collection can be worn with these styles or vintage beads. Her stuff works well with vintage jewelry, which I do love! Anna herself often can be seen wearing vintage bangles and jewelry. Bonus, the “forehead Viking tattoos at the show and the hats!”…
I think my favorite trend which is easily applicable, is the one statement earrings or mixing two different stud shapes in the same color like gold or silver. My favorite was, what we saw with Donna Karan and Lynn Ban- stacking tough but chic modern silver accessories. Lynn Ban’s jewelry is fresh and modern, but also fashion based. She’s one to watch as she continues to adorn the bodies of rockstars, singing divas and icons. You won’t be disappointed if you try her stuff, because you can easily make her pieces work on a every daily level. Instead of 5 rings do 1 or two. Pick a piece like her armor ring. Stack them at will… These pieces for Donna Karan also had a great matte darkened silver tone and this adds to their appeal-they come out with DK’s line soon. I think in some ways this coming year is about modern lines in jewerly with the ability to keep the stacking trend which has been ongoing. In some ways it feels unisex but still sexy. Note: Lynn also stunned using golden examples! If you are interested, Net-A-Porter is carrying these for instant gratification.
Image courtesy of Lynn Ban. Donna Karen FW2015.
Image courtesy of Lynn Ban. Donna Karen FW2015. Close up of the ear cuffs. These appeared on all of her models in both gold and this matte aged modern silver color.
I also think all of these vibrant details and colorful tights we saw during fashion week F/W 2015, really are hinting at 1980s accessories aesthetic, gaining even more strength as a trend. Spring 2015 was a 60s-70s, and Fall Winter was supposed to be more about a 70s silhouette. I will say I saw that, but I must stand by the decidedly late 70s-early 80s vibe of the accessories. The use of gold as a jewelry during the 1980s feeds into these styles for 2015. How can you get the look so to speak? One can have fun with these tights and square heels. If the altered or colorful tight trend isn’t working for you, go for the 80s gold style jewelry or shoes with modern metallic accents. I think this version of the 80s we are seeing is a sleeker take with pops of color. The accessories are a nod to the 80s in some ways but modern. Like the purse accessories idea? Pile on a fun purse key chain in a color you like. It’s removable and interchangeable. If you are more adventures get a graphic text style bag, like we saw on the runway or Misha. Vintage wise you can be sure that the 80s gold big earrings and necklace are on trend. You can even get a large gold dangle vintage version and wear only one.
Finally, last but not least, fanny pack fans may have something to be happy about too. Marc Jacobs and I beg you to throw yours away and put on his mod, clean lined versions. I think this is a very easy accessory trend to do over your winter coat.
Image courtesy of Lynn Ban. Donna Karen FW2015. See the link for the lighter silver version on LynnBan.com
Image courtesy of Lynn Ban. Donna Karen FW2015.
14k Gold ear cuff image courtesy of Lynn Ban.