Spring/Summer 2015 Thakoon

LOUCHE, loose and lounge-y was the mood that underpinned Thakoon’s spring/summer 2015 collection. It was comfortable and casual but exotic and elegant with it – the designer citing bohemia among his inspirations and playing that out to silk robe effect, fringed or punctuated with palms, shoulders slashed to make for more interesting sleeve (or rather non –sleeve) details. Thakoon celebrates 10 years on the New York Fashion Week schedule this year – and this was an understated but nice way to mark it.

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Spring/Summer 2015 Ralph Lauren

RALPH LAUREN indulged in his sportier rather than his Hollywood side (though Hollywood was there and present with Julianne Moore in the front row) for a collection that was incredibly wearable and took the safari message and moved into something soft and extravagant.

It was an expedition through India as opposed to Africa though: khaki gazars and silk shantung for soft draping atop jodhpurs; shirt dresses and parka jackets; jewels of Jaipur Palace shine accessorising necks, ears and tumbling down torsos to contrast the terrain tones beneath. They came punchily accented by bright lemon, magenta, orange and hot pink for scarves beneath natty safari-style jackets, tight trousers beneath with huge zip pockets – perfect to stash all those treasures in. Those same pockets featured on eveningwear in the guise of billowing-skirt parkas, while less utilitarian options came by way of strapless or asymmetric gowns, sveltely wrapped around the body.

Spring/Summer 2015 Saint Laurent

HEDI SLIMANE can certainly draw a crowd. His stellar front row this evening was peppered with a host of musicians – Lenny Kravitz, Lou Doillon, Miles Kane, and Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo of Daft Punk, Peter Doherty and Carl Barat of The Libertines, in addition to former Yves Saint Laurent muses, Catherine Deneuve and Betty Catroux.

His little black book that serves as the show invitation featured a catalogue of works by Robert Heinecken, the American artist best known for his appropriation of imagery – sometimes pornographic – from magazines and packaging. It’s an area that clearly interests Slimane, remember, last autumn/winter, it was John Baldessari another artist of the same ilk whose images featured on these pages.

There is something of that in Slimane – ok, less of the pornographic, perhaps (but there is no denying his girl has edge) – but the designer certainly has a knack of taking all the good bits of what’s gone before and re-proposing them as new ideas for now.

There were 55 looks here, and every one will be poured over by his coterie of fans. From the opening cherry printed one-shouldered fluttery dress – not entirely romantic when teamed with ‘cheap’ 10-denier tights – to the black leather coat, micro tan suede jacket with popper fastening (and a host of other cropped leather jackets, all updates to his hit fringed numbers that sold like hot cakes – despite the price tag circling a figure of £2500) to the camo army jackets, pinstripe blazers, denim hot pants and star print mini dresses. Girls – and women – will want it all. No, there wasn’t anything that we hadn’t ever seen before but it didn’t matter, because it all felt terrifically right again – yes, even those cheap tights – and isn’t it that that matters?

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Spring/Summer 2015 Joseph

BILLOWING shirts, beautifully simple leather maxis, and highly covetable luxurious knits – today’s Joseph show had all the brand’s hallmarks, but refreshingly came in a more directional form for spring/summer 2015.

Said shirts morphed into dresses that had jackets tied at and sewn into the waist; round neck tracksuits had sheer sleeves and leg panels; and reworked denim – which is having a moment of its own of late – came in tailored dresses with notched lapels and the aforementioned waist detail. It was a bit busier than we’re used to also, with floral lace and layered embroidery forming intricate patterns.

Elsewhere a grown-up take on a PE kit – think grey marle tracksuits, pleated skirts and striped socks – tapped into the current penchant for luxurious simplicity, while last season’s heavy donkey jacket was updated into a light cotton version to confidently carry the Joseph girl through the seasons.

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