Cue up the 70s cozy vibe: up and coming designer Timo Weiland was channeling some great themes from the decade that everyone is referencing these days – the 70's. It has finally been long enough that fashion is ready to revisit the decade that brought us wide-legged jeans, vests, long scarves and layering. I, personally, find this decade a very friendly one to most women as the options for being on trend are myriad. Throw on a long scarf, or a pair of wide legged trousers with a crisp jacket and you nod to the decade without looking like you have been ripped off a Carly Simon album cover (but doesn't she look fabulous?!)
Weiland's knits, graphic patterns and dreamy layers convey a thoroughly modern sensibility that works well in a woman's wardrobe from work to play to gala. I am looking forward to seeing what he does next.
Nicole Miller, a Glance into the Future for Fall
by Maria Willis
While some designers look back to influences of previous decades and even centuries, Nicole Miller is surely one step, or decade, ahead.
Futuristic, sharp angles adorned body-con Jetsons-like dresses with skin tight leather sleeves – a look not for the faint hearted, but definitely a look which will keep the night interesting!
Sure to be an editor's favorite are the black wool slouch trousers; enough elegance to sustain a formal business look for the office, but pair it with a sequined tank top and the trousers will be transformed into chic modern disco trousers reminiscent of the 70s disco era, which is on trend for this season.
The sometimes extreme sci-fi concept of the collection was beautifully balanced with luxurious materials like Persian lamb and leather coats as well as elegant pant suits, proving to us once again that Nicole Miller is not one to tread lightly onto the fashion stage.
We sent our intrepid intern Maria Willis to Lincoln Center to cover the Adam show at this year's New York Fashion Week. She got the scoop from the Adam team about inspiration, influence and what themes they are channeling this year.
From Adam: Recently, I saw a small but breath-taking exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian in lower Manhattan. The show highlights art and objects from Native peoples ranging from Alaska to Argentina. I have long felt the American Indian culture to be one of the most beautiful and I walked away from this visit inspired. This led to the colors, textures, and details that are the foundation of this collection.
TRENDS: Lace, plaid, 70s, feathers, mohair, knits, loose trousers, knee-length and mid-calf skirts and socks inside heels!
COLORS: cobalt, currant, claret, grey, thistle, gold, alabaster
Photo Credit: Dan Lecca