Valentino came to town this week to put on a resort show in downtown NYC. The fashion crowd came out in force for designer Pierpaolo Piccioli, who hasn’t missed a beat since taking full helm of the label last year. Harley Viera Newton was one of several starlets in attendance and arrived in a pink striped Valentino dress embroidered with hearts.
Here’s one color trend we’re still seeing a lot of: bright yellow, as spotted on Elina Halimi at the Alberta Ferretti show. This perennially happy color is a nice way to welcome the summer.
Taylor Tomasi Hill cinched a military jacket with a wide black belt at the Delpozo show in New York.
Prince of Wales plaid popped up everywhere during fashion month on women and men. This lightweight material works well as transition wear during the spring. At Valentino, Marianne mixed it with an orange sweatshirt and retro sunglasses.
We are now entering into prime shoe season, when it’s warm enough to ditch the socks but not so hot that you can’t even bear to wear shoes. Today’s cropped pants are great for showcasing a new pair, especially mules, which are shaping up to be the shoe of the season, as seen on Victoria Magrath in London.
Spotted outside the Marchesa bridal show: model Amanda Wellsh in black leather pants. It’s not time to put these away quite yet: they work well on a cool or rainy spring day, especially when you show a little ankle.
Staying chic even in the rain with a fantastically painted leather coat and feather-trimmed jacket at Paris fashion week.
A pretty look in red and white on Tina Leung – and a good lesson in layering spring dresses when the weather isn’t cooperating!
A look in green silk with florals at the Gucci show – beautifully put together, especially the scarf tied at the wrist.
A surprising micro trend that’s emerging right now: white socks, worn even with heels, though they’ve also been spotted with boat shoes or loafers. Irina Lakicevic styled hers to make black shoes look like spats at the Chanel show.
Another visually arresting color combo, this time on Caroline Daur in Off White at Paris fashion week. This look is also a great example of how to wear boots with a skirt or dress.
Aimee Song wore the color combo of red and blue to the Chanel show in Paris. The chambray jacket and skirt are a great way to welcome the warmer weather – and these Chanel mules are particularly popular with the fashion crowd.
More photos in the Thursday Styles section of the New York Times: four of my street style images illustrating Vanessa Friedman’s insightful article “Women, Fashion Has You Covered.” Glad she could articulate what I was only seeing in bits and pieces throughout Fashion Month – and glad we could build an international coalition somewhere! – with Natalia Vodianova, Fatima, Olivia Palermo and Anya Ziourova.