The best looks and trendiest accessories from the runway collections at New York Fashion Week FW19
TWO MOST SURPRISING MOMENTS
1. Gwendoline Christie walking the Tomo Koizumi show. 1.91m-tall Christie, aka Brienne of Tarth from Game of Thrones, has previously taken turns down the runway for Miu Miu and Vivienne Westwood, as well as played the centrepiece of a performance at Iris Van Herpen's SS16 show (laid out on a pedestal, the actress had a dress 3D-printed onto her body).
2. Christy Turlington closing Marc Jacobs. In a season full of nostalgic catwalk appearances, we hope that the super and maternal health advocate's first runway sighting since 1994 won't be the last.
FOUR TRENDIEST ACCESSORIES
1. Vaquera's diamond ring path/brooch/appliqué (we're not entirely sure what it is, lol): wear this on first dates to signal your intentions/remind yourself of the ultimate objective: matrimony!
2. Staud's toolbox-shaped, perfect-for-work handbag means business. Given its compact size, do you think we can fit a healthy amount of assertiveness, bundles of resilience and a small dose of perspective in there?
3. Marc Jacob's feathered beanie: Yankee Doodle would be proud. If you're too chicken to attempt one of Jacobs' voluminous masterpieces, this headpiece will add an eccentric touch to the most mundane of outfits.
4. Gabriela Hearst's phone case/holder. This beauty's listed, somewhat kinkily, as a 'phone cage' on the brand's Instagram (a typo, perhaps?); we agree that forcing ourselves to go on a device detox occasionally feels masochistic.
SEVEN FAVOURITE LOOKS
1. Sies Marjan look #25, which deftly demonstrates the designer's flair for beautiful texture-colour combinations.
2. Look #11, meanwhile, sees Marjan play with every colour of the rainbow, to dazzling effect.
3. Minimalism has been done to death, but look #23 from The Row makes tonal, clean-lined dressing feel new and intensely desirable again.
4. Look #34, a strapless gown reduced to the visual bare minimum, is a breath of fresh air.
5. An inversion of one of Tom Ford's earliest hits at Gucci — satin shirts and velvet trousers have now become velvet blazers and satin trousers — look #10 was an apt metaphor for the designer's reinvention of his own codes.
6. Fluid silk jersey and chunky hardware are expertly juxtaposed in look #41.
7. Marc Jacobs' look #37, a blush pink, off-shouldered and feather-bedecked frock, is the dream of fashion made reality.