Zlata Mangafic at Creatures of the Wind FW2015

Zlata! She has been one of our favorite models since she appeared on the scene a couple of years ago. She left the Creatures of the Wind show wearing a Prada shearling coat edged with brightly colored yellow and red fur, one of several bright furs we’ve seen on the streets recently. The shearling treatment here gives it a cool downtown ’70s edge.

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Signs of Spring: Natalie Cantell at BCBG FW2015

It’s frigid here in New York, so it was good to see a few signs of spring in the clothes yesterday. Stylist Natalie Cantell wore a botanical print Karen Walker coat to the BCBG show yesterday. Another thing we’ve been seeing in the fashion crowd no matter how cold it gets: bare ankles.

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Culottes: Leandra Medine at BCBG FW2015

So far the big story in New York fashion week street style has been culottes. These wide-legged pants that hang like a skirt, originally created so Victorian women could do sporty things like go horseback riding, look decidedly modern. Man Repeller Leandra Medine wore a kelly green pair to the BCBG show yesterday, pairing them with a white down jacket and red bandana tied at the throat.

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Fur Coats, Outside Dior Couture SS2015

Couture clients in fur coats and Dior bags, outside the Dior show in Paris.

 

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Patchwork Fur and Leopard Print Bag, Outside Schiaparelli

An elegant but warm look outside the Schiaparelli show in Paris.

 

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Sasha Luss and Kremi Otashliyska, After Chanel Couture SS2015

Two cute and practical looks on models Sasha Luss and Kremi Otashliyska after the Chanel couture show in Paris. When prepping for Fashion Month, which begins this week and does not end until March 11th, I always look at what the models are wearing. Like us photographers, they are literally running between shows – but looking good doing it.

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Anna Dello Russo in Yohji Yamamoto

Perhaps in anticipation of the manga-themed spread she did for Vogue Japan, Anna Dello Russo wore several amazing graphic prints to the couture shows in Paris. At the Dior show, she wore an oversize Yohji Yamamoto coat emblazoned with Japanese cartoon imagery.

 

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Pink Fur Coat, Outside Elie Saab Couture SS2015

We saw a lot of elaborate fur coats outside the Paris couture shows, and with temperatures dipping into the teens in New York, expect to see more when New York Fashion Week starts on Thursday. Many of the coats were dyed in fanciful colors, especially pink.

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Nasiba Adilova at Elie Saab Couture SS2015

We’re really seeing a lot of volume in the clothes outside the shows, especially the pants. It’s a complete 180 from the skinny rocker chick jeans that used to be a fashion staple at Paris fashion weeks. Nasiba Adilova wore a billowing gray silk overcoat and gray wide-legged trousers to the Elie Saab couture show.

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High Style and Street: Veronika Heilbrunner at Stephane Rolland SS2015

Harper’s Bazaar Germany editor Veronika Heilbrunner always looks great throughout fashion week, but this was my favorite outfit of hers during couture. She took a diaphanous floral Erdem dress and layered it over a white turtleneck, black leggings and sneakers. What a cool mix of high style and street.

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Soo Joo Park, After Chanel Couture SS2015

Soo Joo definitely seems to be one of Karl Lagerfeld’s favorite models of the moment, and it’s always great to see her after the Chanel show. After the couture show in Paris, she left wearing a swingy Chanel tweed coat, made a little bit more edgy with the addition of leather leggings. Also note! Turtleneck sweater.

 

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Hunt & Fish Club

There’s a glitzy newcomer in town on 44th Street, a midtown stretch that desperately needs more dining options. Hunt & Fish Club falls squarely into the expense account steakhouse category, but here the fish is just as good as the meat. Go for the macho name or the promise of wild boar on the menu, but if you end up ordering something gathered instead of hunted, you will be equally happy. 
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Araya Alberta Hargate at Dior Couture SS2015

It’s great to see the classic Dior silhouette on young new faces. Thai actress Araya Alberta Hargate emerged from her car in all Dior outside the couture show in Paris. Another view, after the jump. 
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Patchwork Fur Coat, Outside Dior Couture SS2015

Black and blue was a popular color combination outside the couture shows and an interesting spin on the usual all black. One guest at the Dior show wore a black and blue fur patchwork coat, pairing it with a wide brimmed hat and over-the-knee boots.

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Natasha Zinko at Chanel Couture SS2015

Jewelry designer Natasha Zinko wore an amazingly flamboyant Chanel coat trimmed with white feathers to the couture show in Paris, mixing it with over the knee boots and cut off denim shorts. Wow.

 

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