Ny FW - and a little more...

Those designers just keep on showing and they are producing some beautiful creations. Editors are being moved to tears at Rodarte, rendered speechless at Marc Jacobs and blown away by Tommy Hilfiger. So whats all the fuss about? Let me talk you through some of mine (and their) special moments.

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And in no particular order

I was going to do a top 10 moments for London fashion week but did not want NYC or Milan to feel left out. So I shall do NY and Milan together as one. I shall keep tabs on Paris and compile one from there too, ne fret pas, as I was once told. Right, NY and Milan....in no particular order (sounds a bit like the X Factor/Strictly/Any reality results show?!)

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Seperates?

Stripes took the lead at Marc by Marc, pleating at Vera Wang and then texture at Michael Kors. Is anyone linking together? well yes, bucket hats at MK and Marc by Marc, punches of colour at Marc and MK, and then again at Vera. Tommy Hilfiger links to Vera in their anniversary. The world collides - if only by time line and for this it is extraordinary to see how a designer has fared. 20 years is not, in grand scheme thinking ie Chanel, Dior etc, a huge amount of time, but now in the present it is quite something to be producing season after season of salable garments.

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Here comes the colour

So patiently in the wings the rainbows of colour have been waiting, but my how they have stormed the stage. Betsy Johnson, DKNY, and Marc Jacobs have led the charge against the pale and interesting. Betsey Johnson and Donna Karen both went with the New York theme, which followed through in the the backdrops and stage. Betsey, a riot of clashing and vivid prints dominated and with DKNY a more controlled and tailored approach. Marc Jacobs on the other hand went somewhere in between. Back to the 70's, the flamboyant hair and and make up complimented the very boho chic collections.

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Too much to tell and so little time

New York fashion week has had it all weather wise, sunshine and showers and apparently if the fashion pack stayed until next week, they may see some snow just to complete the Seasons. This has been playing havoc with the front row dress, but being the true professionals they are, they have not been wrong footed. From thigh high boots, leather shorts, plenty of camel - naturally as the colour of the Season, and the staple sunglasses. However probably the most famous sunglasses wearer, Anna Wintour, has been spotted without them on occasion this week, mon dieu!

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Legs and flats

This is a theme that is developing amongst the runway shows and presentations so far in New York. Having just put my legs away for the winter and looking forward to the coverage of my sins by tights, it is slightly difficult to imagine them coming out again that soon. Scrolling through the pictures I see now I can't slack in the gym or indulge at Christmas as shorts are everywhere. With flats.Even Gisele will need help in that combo. Just when I see a dress and a beautiful blouse and breathe a sigh, then the realisation hits me...... Sheer = transparent = can be seen by all. I am hoping the commercial side kicks in and covers with a grace saving layer.

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