New York City Fashion Week Fall 2019 Ready to Wear

We go together like Plaids & Stripes

I’m currently in transit from Miami to Toronto – where they’ve been experiencing -40ºC for the past two weeks whilst I’ve been tanning on Miami Beach & drinking Coladas in The Keys.  That being said, the last thing I want to think about right now is how I’ll be layering up for next autumn’s weather, when I’m still worrying about my lack of layers for when I land back on Canadian soil in about two hours time.  Alas, there are some beautiful pieces to admire in these collections for next fall & I have a few months before I have to worry about how I’ll be styling them.  Although right about now, I’m more concerned about my next exit south and perhaps a permanent one to a more temperate climate.

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2019 RTW

Fashion still isn’t over the Teddy Coat trend.  This white one from 3.1 Phillip Lim is a bit more grown up.  Sadly I won’t be wearing it as I can’t keep anything clean (an ex-boyfriend once told me, “Only rich people can afford to wear white”), I will however, admire it from afar.

Brock Collection

There isn’t much I don’t adore about this elegant lace dress from Brock Collection.  The deep-v, kept quite  modest by the puffed sleeves & floor grazing length of the dress.  The black lace over off-white t is reminiscent of Cher Horowitz, our eternal stye icon.  Finally, in the fifth grade I went as a “dead bride for Hallowe’en – with black lace layered over white satin – a dress which I designed and my mother sewed for me.  I adored that dress and would have worn it IRL despite it being a Hallowe’en costume.

Brock Collection Fall 2019 RTW

Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera Fall 2019 RTW

My favourite autumn staple is the black turtleneck.  Audrey Hepburn, tap dancing her away around a smokey Parisienne café in cropped black slacks, loafers & a chic black turtleneck is immortalized in my brain as the go-to ensemble for cooler months.  Wen in doubt-black turtleneck, always classy & never out of date.  This Carolina Herrera black turtleneck with draping ruffle is an updated & new take on a piece which will always be in style.

Christian Siriano

No one does the puffs & ruffles quite like Christian Siriano.  The back of the top in the second last photo is reminiscent of a man’s dress from the Baroque era.  The sleek black & white dresses with ruffs & peplums add a touch of edge to an otherwise elegant evening gown.

Christian Siriano Fall 2019 RTW
Christian Siriano Fall 2019 RTW
Christian Siriano Fall 2019 RTW
Christian Siriano Fall 2019 RTW
Christian Siriano Fall 2019 RTW

Cinq à Sept

Cinq a Sept Fall 2019 RTW

These looks from Cinq à Sept totally remind me of the Fashion Barbie I got for Easter one year.  The patchwork dress, pink sequinned turtleneck paired with a midi-length pink satin skirt (take my money!) & the chunky coral sweater.  If I had enough restraint to limit myself to a capsule wardrobe, this would be it.

Cinq a Sept Fall 2019 RTW
Cinq a Sept Fall 2019 RTW

Coach 1941

True to form the Coach 1941 collection is full of layers.  You know I can’t resist a harlequin print, like the sheer dress in the first look & the Peter Pan collar meets Western lariat bow (yessss).  As with much of Fall 2019 there’s plenty of plaid to go around, this time layered over lace – a look I’m looking forward to recreating.

Coach 1941 Fall 2019 RTW
Coach 1941 Fall 2019 RTW
Coach 1941 Fall 2019 RTW

Lisa Perry

Lisa Perry Fall 2019 RTW

Very on-trend is this striped spaghetti strap from Lisa Perry.  The 90’s spaghetti strap tops we all know & love.  

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Fall 2019 show could have been plucked from a fairytale.  Pointed looks stuck with single feathers à la Robin Hood, or Peter Pan.  His signature cupcake dresses with tiered ruffles, these a little darker & edgier for the autumn months.  Marc truly does get better with age.

Marc Jacobs Fall 2019 RTW
Marc Jacobs Fall 2019 RTW
Marc Jacobs Fall 2019 RTW

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2019 RTW

I have to say, though I do love the plunging neckline & sweeping length of this Oscar de la Renta dress & I do love a patchwork, this does look awfully similar to the prints we saw from the last collection.  Making dresses from the scraps of the cutting room floor?  If so, I do have to commend them for their commitment to sustainable fashion.  If I do make it to a life in Miami, I’d certainly wear this on a yacht in Miami Beach.

Rag & Bone

I’ll be living in cozy chunky turtlenecks & comfy plaid slacks come Fall 2019, like this look from Rag & Bone.  Especially adore the off-white.

Rag & Bone Fall 2019 RTW

RED Valentino

The RED Valentino Fall 2019 collection was inspired by the off-duty dancer.  Having grown up dancing – particularly ballet, this collection speaks volumes to me.  Pink tights & black leotard – but make it fashion.  How to take your ballet uniform from class to the street.  Layers of knits – I especially adore the delicate knit in ballet pink in the right.  Tulle & of course – ballet slippers.  Fashion loves a ballerina.

Red Valentino Fall 2019 RTW
Red Valentino Fall 2019 RTW

See by Chloé

The 90’s is here to stay at See by Chloé.  The ultimate mom jean on the right & the perfect pair of witchy pointed black boots for autumn on the left.

See by Chloe Fall 2019 RTW
See by Chloe Fall 2019 RTW

Tory Burch

Tory Burch Fall 2019 RTW

I could wax poetic about my love for fashion’s favourite muse – the circus clown, but I’ve done that (read just about any other fashion week post I’ve done – did you see Dior 2019 Spring Couture??). I do so love this small ruff from Tory Burch – so wearable for everyday & a great way to add interest to an autumn sweater.

Vaquera

I discover a new designer just about every season – this season it was Vaquera & I’m so intrigued.  First off – the cotton candy pink cropped satin tube top has by twelve-year old self dying.  What really caught my attention though was the dress on the right – my favourite article of clothing ever has to be the cupcake dress – from the 90’s cupcake dolls I grew up with, to my love of Marie Antoinette, to couture & ready to wear today.  I’m almost never drawn to fitted anything, much prefer a bit off ruffles, layers, volume & this dress takes the proverbial cake.  Topped with a gift wrapped bow, I couldn’t ask for more.  The models tore down the runway in a most disordered fashion – speed walking and limbs flailing.  Vaquera – you have my attention.

Vaquera Fall 2019 RTW
Vaquera Fall 2019 RTW

Vera Wang

Moody, layered plaids at Vera Wang.  I found an oversized plaid babydoll dress at a thrift store in Miami and hmm’d & haw’d about it before walking away.  With all the plaid in these collections & the layering styling with them I’m starting to regret that decision.  Could definitely have made it cute after seeing these looks from Vera Wang.  

Vera Wang Fall 2019 RTW
Vera Wang Fall 2019 RTW
Vera Wang Fall 2019 RTW
Vera Wang Fall 2019 RTW

Zimmerman

Zimmerman somehow manages to make the most feminine, girly aspects of clothing fashion & I do so admire him for it.  Lace, bows, frills & yet it’s somehow not sickly sweet.  Some of the most thoughtful & intricate designs of the season & absolutely stunning.

Zimmerman Fall 2019 RTW
Zimmerman Fall 2019 RTW
Zimmerman Fall 2019 RTW
Zimmerman Fall 2019 RTW
Zimmerman Fall 2019 RTW
Zimmerman Fall 2019 RTW
Zimmerman Fall 2019 RTW

Photos courtesy of Vogue.com

xx Sheila