I will never be a cyber-hacker like Lisbeth Salander, and I will never be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar like Rooney Mara but thanks to the Calvin Klein Collection presented today, I can start assembling a wardrobe that references their combined cool. Filled with black, winter white and tomato red, Francisco Costa sent out a collection of sharply cut dresses and suits that felt modern, cool and flattering.
The shimmering black evening shift with leather back was a standout and the red coat was perfection. If only I looked good in a black bob to go with them.
The other end of the spectrum? Ralph Lauren‘s collection of tweedy, menswear-inspired suiting and glamour girl evening gowns. Just the bowlers and cloches alone could transport you to another time and place, but I think I’d prefer to see how I look in a three piece suit in just a few months. It’s a shift to the eye to think that literally about a menswear moment, but I love the absolute crystal clarity of message from the collection. And the Savile Row quality tailoring cannot be argued with.
New York City Fashion Week has come to end, and visions of winter white, deep plum, black and crimson will have to just dance tantalizingly at the back of my mind until the collections are actually produced. Thank you so much for having me on MyFashDiary.com to chat about what I’ve seen — make sure to visit Gilt.com/GiltInsider during London Fashion Week for special posts from MyFashDiary.com!