Oh yes it's that time of year again! Bloggers rushing frantically through the streets of some of the most famous, cosmopolitan and culturally-charged cities in the world, hurriedly catching up with FWB (friends with blogs) over a to-go Starbucks coffee whilst eager photographers try and capture their 'street-style' which is gradually becoming as eagerly anticipated as the shows themselves. Kicking off with New York as usual, fashion week's bi-annual season is upon us once more, showcasing the A/W 15 collections for the biggest names in fashion, including my personal favourites from this year: Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Furstenberg.

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This is just a snapshot of the discreet glamour that was paraded down the catwalk at Michael Kors this week and some of my personal favourite looks. With models such as Karlie Kloss, Malaika Firth and Kendall Jenner sashaying down the runway, needless to say that MK was the talk of the town. With the ever-increasing popularity of Michael Kors (especially when it comes to his highly covetable accessories) it seems it was necessary to vamp up the sophistication to keep himself relevant and stop his brand falling to the mercy of the hundreds of teenagers swamping his merchandise. So bling dwindled in favour of cashmere, silk, mink (eek) and gentle sheers. Silhouettes were slinkier, tailoring was more feminine and the whole collection oozed uptown chic.

jourdan dunn walking for DVF at new york fashion week for a/w 15/16kendall jenner walking for dvf at nephew a/w 15/16model walking for dvf at nephew for a/w 15/16model walking for dvf at nyfw a/w 15/16
Photos courtesy of Vogue

At DVF it was shown that tradition can be updated and so, as in so many shows that have come before this one, the iconic wrap dress was once again transformed and restyled- a modern and fresh show but still very much on brand. Kendall Jenner walked once again for the fashion house, showcasing the famous wrap dress in all its glory whilst Jourdan Dunn showcased a bold and playful floral pattern with the same laid-back sophistication we have come to expect from the brand. Fabrics were easy-going and practical as well as classy, elegant and above all luxurious and designs ranged from fun and flirty florals and speckles to opulent reds. A show that offers something for everyone.

Model walking for Marc Jacobs NYFW A/W 15/16Model walking for Marc Jacbos at NYFW A/W 15/16Model walking for Marc Jacobs NYFW A/W 15/16Model walking for Marc Jacobs NYFW A/W 15/16 
Photos courtesy of Vogue

Considering the recent release of Fifty Shades of Grey at the cinemas, Marc Jacobs' collection was quite apt (as I'm sure the photo on the far left demonstrates). This collection seemed to ooze sex appeal, but not all of it was as blatant as the bondage-inspired sheer dress implies. From gowns with the illusion of flesh to sultry tailored suits, every piece seemed to have a certain je ne sais quoi which transformed even the most conservative of pieces, such as the humble suit, into a feminine, empowering and decadent garment. 

What was your favourite show from New York Fashion Week? Keep checking back for my review of London Fashion Week in the next few days.

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