I know I'm a little late to the party here seeing as fashion month has been over for a couple weeks now. Nevertheless, I rounded up a few collections I'm mad for this season. Enjoy!
The Mulleavy sisters looked to medieval times for their latest Rodarte collection, and came up with a dark and twisted fairy tale. Textured leather and flaming prints gave dresses a dragon-like feel, while grommeted leather leggings recalled a knight in shining armor. A draped chain belt toughened up an otherwise princess-y frock, putting a new spin on heroine-chic. Perfect on one of the Fanning sisters!
I've been incorporating more and more athletic pieces into my wardrobe now that the bulk of my time is spent running on the Cross Country team (I'm captain!). While Sports Authority is more my budget, I would love any of the sporty-chic getups from Alexander Wang's collection. The CFDA award-winning designer played with rounded shoulders, much like the shape of a football jersey. Tennis whites, metallics, and sheer stripes looked extremely modern. My favorite part was the finale, when the lights went down and the clothes lit up. That's right, they actually glowed in the dark! Perfect for night running!
Workwear was the theme at Altuzarra this season. The designer-of-the-moment took note of the way editors toss their coats over their shoulders on their way to work, and made it even more effortless with vents for the arms. Railroad-inspired fabrics dominated most looks, save for a few dresses that appeared to be a mashup of paisley scarves (in a chic way, of course). I'll definitely be emulating the second outfit on the left by pairing my J. Crew military dress (worn here) with leather heels and slicked-back hair.
What's spring without a jolt of color? Nothing, at least not for Thomas Tait this season. The Central Saint Martins alum offered a range of exquisite hues, from royal blue to highlighter yellow and sorbet pink. The bold palette was the perfect complement to the punk-meets-minimalist ensembles that models wore with go go boots and super-sleek hair. They may have been pouting down the catwalk, but I, for one, was smiling.