Main Content

Designer Collections

Highlights from yesterday’s shows: Mary Katrantzou‘s surprisingly stylish take on plate tectonics and primordial ooze, plus a quirky, off-kilter riff on the “faded glamour of the British seaside” from Topshop Unique.

Katrantzou’s muted palettes and restrained silhouettes serve as the perfect foil to her lavish inspiration: Paleozoic planet Earth. Brilliant, technically challenging constructions support her collection’s theme with an intelligence that’s outstanding, even in a sea of superstar peers.

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2015Tectonic plates have never looked so alluring.

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2015Algae blooms and coral reefs are downright ladylike rendered in embroidered lace.

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2015Katrantzou makes evolution look good with whimsical renderings of well-clad reptiles literally having a ball. 

On the other end of the intellectual spectrum, the girls of the Topshop Unique collection can’t get away from their textbooks fast enough. Who has time for geologic history when there are parties to hit? The collection is a giddy mashup of ’60s-inspired ruffles and sportswear, with a healthy dose of ’80s glam thrown in for good measure.

Topshop Unique Spring 2015It girl Cara Delevingne opened the show with a vintage-inspired look that’s half cocktail party and half après ski.

Topshop Unique Spring 2015Graphic stripes, color blocking and retro silhouettes evoke Brighton summers back when.

Topshop Unique Spring 2015Party dresses with chiffon and ruffles closed the show on a note so frothy that it stopped just shy of sarcastic.

See all of our Fashion Week coverage.
-Amy Leigh Morgan


With Moschino’s top-secret runway show just a few days away, it’s no surprise that creative director Jeremy Scott—fashion’s most irreverent and buzzed-about designer—is already stirring things up. The big news? Hot off Thursday’s catwalk reveal, Moschino will release an exclusive capsule collection, guaranteed to be snapped up by celebrities and street style stars alike. Cooler yet, we’re one of the chosen few to make these instant icons available on September 21.


As New York Fashion Week draws to a close and we move on to Europe, here’s our round-up of the top 10 trends, essential pieces and big ideas you’ll need come next spring. See you in London!

1. The Crisp White Shirt


2. New Model Army


3. Loosen Up


4. Minimal Luxe Accessories


5. Delicate Jewelry


6. The Power of Pink


7. Daytime Shine


8. The Soft Full Skirt


9. Tropical Prints


10. The Utility Dress


The Fashion Office

I know I’ve already raved about stripes a dozen times, but they’re just the most versatile pattern ever! Nausheen’s bold, body-con pencil skirt and knotted silk blouse combo is yet another excellent example of casual urban femme.

As a stylist, Nausheen Shah is always thinking ahead, but keeps her roots in the classics. I wish I could have Nausheen style my outfits everyday!


Shop similar styles:
Stripe Skirts | Blue Silk Button-Downs | Classic Black & White Pumps

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Theory Knit Skirt | Equipment Silk Shirt | Manolo Blahnik Pump

September 12, 2014

Trend Recap: New Model Army


The military goes soft! Another trend that we have seen growing in importance throughout the week is a hybrid take on all things military and safari. Luxe fabrics in olive and khaki are key, and they are combined with utility details and relaxed silhouettes for the ultimate in laid-back chic. At ease!

Shop the look:

Shop military-inspired looks

The Fashion Office


Crisp white shirts have been cropping up at practically every show this week. Wear one borrowed from the boys, buttoned up and tucked into a longer pencil skirt for minimal chic. Or consider a boho take on the trend with a longer tunic worn over cropped pants. Either way, everything looks easy with this simple piece.

Shop the look:

SHOP: Crisp White Shirt Trend

The Fashion Office

September 12, 2014

Trend Recap: The New Luxe Bag


The trend for bling has taken a backseat this week as designers look to classic functionality, restrained color and discreet details for spring’s most covetable bags. Consider this a buy-now, love-forever investment!

Shop the look:

SHOP: Luxe Bags

The Fashion Office

The spring ’15 fashion fest wrapped up with shows from three of America’s most iconic designers. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s runways, including safari glam at Ralph Lauren, polished sport at Calvin Klein, and uniform play at Marc Jacobs.


September 12, 2014

Trend Recap: Delicate Jewelry


Delicate ‘personal’ jewelry has shown up throughout the week—in keeping with the loose and layered simplicity of many collections. Classic gold and silver are key for dainty layered chains, not to mention simple bangles worn one at a time and barely there rings.

Shop the look:

SHOP: Delicate Jewelry Trend

The Fashion Office

September 12, 2014

Trend Recap: The Minimal Heel


Keep things simple and sexy with next spring’s key essential sandal. Ankle strapped and with a timeless sophistication, the minimal heel is calling us back down to earth just a little!

Shop the look:

Shop ankle strap sandals to get the look!

The Fashion Office