Best shows from NYFW FW17 Day 6: Coach, Tory Burch and Moncler Grenoble
New York Fashion Week
TORY BURCH: SNOW WHITE
The collection: White hues, faux fur, embroidery and shearling coats all came together to create a pristine wintertime look for Tory Burch's latest collection. Inspired by Katharine Hepburn's sharp and feminine style in The Philadelphia Story, Burch sent out tailored twill trousers with monogrammed details (look 3) and Fair Isles knits (look 9) alongside delicate georgette floral prints (looks 11 & 12) in Delft blue. This collection also showcased smaller details — from an embroidered Burch "B" on the pocket of a white coat (look 1) to a regal silver brocade on a matching coat and purse (look 32).
Soundtrack: In honour of Tory Burch's Valentine's Day debut, visitors walked in to romantic classics like Frank Sinatra's "As Time Goes By" and Ella Fitzgerald's "Love For Sale."
Try this now: The elegant front collar bows (looks 15, 16 & 19) can be recreated with a colourful scarf. Try experimenting with both matching and contrasting colours.
COACH: PATCHWORK CHIC
The collection: It's time to stock up on plaid and patches — this season, Coach's head designer Stuart Vevers went back to the brand's basics, incorporating an American prairie feel with a touch of urban chic. Loose floral and plaid dresses (looks 3 & 10), fringe vests (look 8) and high-top hiker boots (look 5) are juxtaposed against motorcycle jackets (looks 9 & 11), metal studs (looks 11, 44 & 45) and old-school Americana patches (looks 15 & 16) that bring back the Bronx of the 1980s. Accessories like fuzzy shearling caps (looks 9, 10, 21 & 22) and high-top sneakers with plaid laces (looks 15, 16, 21 & 22) take the country-city style all the way down to the last detail.
I spy: Anna Wintour and Selena Gomez next to each other in the front row.
Lesson learnt: A little bit of shabby goes a long way. Weave the prairie look into your outfit with unexpected details like plaid shoelaces or a floral collar.
MONCLER GRENOBLE: WINTER BALL
The collection: Plaid is definitely having a moment at Moncler Grenoble. Their fall/winter 2017 collection showed plaid prints in both classic and contemporary styles in a variety of hues. Our favourites? Their pink, blue and white coat styled with a matching turtleneck (look 53) and traditional grey and orange plaid coats (looks 3 & 5). Along with the brand's iconic puffer jackets (looks 24, 36, 38 & 55), we saw sleek snowsuits inspired by Russian matryoshka dolls — think pink flowers and paisley swirls against either a white or black base (look 60, 61 & 64). All ready to hit the ski slopes? Try their powder blue knit beanie (look 26), pink fur trooper hat (look 52), black and white pompom hat (look 41) and tartan baseball cap (look 29).
Set design: Even before the collection's unveiling, their winter palace set took our breath away. Inspired by an Austrian winter ball, the Hammerstein Ballroom featured white chandeliers, waiters in white tuxedos and a mirror stage where models waltzed as a snow effect rendered via a projector cascaded down the walls.
Worth the investment: If you're a skier or a snow bunny who regularly parties in St. Moritz, this floral snow jacket and pants combination (look 61) will instantly lift your style game on the slopes.
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