Penthouse to pavement: NYC street fashion that kicks ass

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Penthouse to pavement: NYC street fashion that kicks ass

New York Fashion Week attracted the most striking street style. We pick six of the hippest trends

Kenilwe Eleanor Pule


A mix of rain, sun and humid weather didn’t stop fashionistas from kicking off New York Fashion Week in style. The guests brought out the whole spectrum of wardrobe possibilities, from long coats, to slouchy suits and sequin cocktail dresses. What we love most about the Big Apple’s street style is the diversity and truly global representation.
On the catwalk, old favourites Proenza Schouler and Rodarte made a comeback after three years in Paris, and our very own David Tlale returned to the Big Apple to keep his signature fashion shows wowing the guests at unique locations. A highlight was major US brands marking milestones, including Ralph Lauren who celebrated 50 years of dressing the fashion conscious, Escada celebrated 40 years of great design, and Longchamp its 70th anniversary. 
Here’s our pick of the best street style:
Crayola colours
The best way to lighten up your wardrobe is by introducing bright yellows, reds, fuschias and blues in Crayola tones.
Flowers forever
Blooming marvellous, fashion never gets tired of the floral look and there are so many ways to wear it.
Shearling coats
Shearling found its way onto the New York street adding that perfect amount of texture to a layered look.
White on white
While the rain came down show-goers kept fresh by sticking to an almost completely white palette. It's tricky, as the slightest mark shows, but if managed carefully, can keep your look crisp all day.
Suit it up
Relaxed suiting has become the order of the day and the slouchier the better; style up this easy-going look with a pair of mules, sandal heels or monotone sneakers for a casual look.
Check this out
Checks were also huge on the street in every fabric, style, shape and colour. Now you know what to get into your wardrobe to be on trend next year.

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