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New York Fashion Week: Autumn/Winter 2019 Ready to Wear

Whoo! It’s ready to wear time! I love ready to wear. It’s a good mix of clothes you would buy and super out there so you see stuff that’s nice and wearable with the occasional “what on earth?!” mixed in.

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I don’t know if I like this cardigan or not… I’m definitely intrigued. I wonder if you could get this effect with fishnets or if you could do some sort of stretchy power mesh?

Alexander Wang AW19
from vogue.co.uk

It looks like this sweater is sewn onto the tank part. It’s an interesting approach, almost like a cold-shoulder dickie. It’s a good fix for when you’re trying to cut a Flashdance sweater and take it a touch too far.

Alexaner Wang AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I’m always intrigued by things I can make from a men’s button down. I think if you made some adjustments there could be a cute top in here. Mainly, I’d do a more bandeau-ish cutout instead of the bra look.

Alexander Want AW19
from vogue.co.uk

First off, I could definitely glue a row of crystals onto shoes. It’s like they’re not even making it hard for us anymore. Secondly, I don’t think this skirt would be easy to DIY. If you have hips like mine finding a jacket would be its own circle of hell. If you did manage, dealing with the sleeves would be a whole other thing. Then there’s the issue of whether you’d trust that one tiny button to hold everything together. All I’m saying is I’m going to be quite the weirdo in the men’s department wrapping tuxedo jackets around my waist for the next little while.

Kenzo

Kenzo AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I went shopping on the weekend and saw a lot of dresses that look like the top of this one. I loved them, but they were all too damn short. I wonder how it would go if I bought two of the same dress and added a long ruffle to the bottom?

Rodarte

Rodarte AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I love a good deep v and adding lace trim is an easy way to make something look a lot fancier. Also, you could very easily glue lingerie bows to tights.

Tom Ford

Alexander Wang AW19
from vogue.co.uk

Basic black bags are easy to find. It’d just be a matter of good chain and some basic tools. I’m really into the idea of two colours of chain as the strap.

Khaite

Khaite
from vogue.co.uk

I love the look of this embellished strap. It gives me a very Robin-Hood-y warrior vibe. However, I wonder about the practicality of this. These would only look really great if they were metal and metal tends to hold heat and cold in a way that I don’t want on my shoulder. Don’t get me wrong- if I find anything that looks like the plates? charms? things? that they’ve attached to the straps I’m 100% making this. I’m just worried about branding/freezing myself.

Khaite AW19
from vogue.co.uk

Speaking of ruffles added onto dresses for length, the pleat on here is intriguing. I’m into how it’s not a super proper hem on the top, but it’s not even a little messy.

Khaite AW19
from vogue.co.uk

If you cut two armholes into a square of fabric you can make a nice drapey vest. If you add a blanket stitch to the edges you’d be onto something.

Khaite AW19
from vogue.co.uk

This blouse definitely gives me some like, pirate/swashbuckler vibes I’m a bit into it. You’d either need a good shirt and matching fabric or 2 or 3 of the same shirt. It might look really cute with a high waisted pencil skirt.

Khaite AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I love the purse strap treatment of the belt on this outfit. I also love how that ribbon on the hip looks. I don’t really want that thick of a line on my hips, but I think a velvet ribbon the sleeve seam would be something to consider.

Khaite AW19
from vogue.co.uk

It looks like this is a velvet coat with a black camisole under it. I’ve never been one for velvet, but lately, it just seems to be calling me. I wonder if  I could get a similar effect doing a square with armholes? Or, if puff sleeves are as forgiving as I think they might be and really go for it? Also, I could DIY those jeans, and I saw shoes just like that at Penney’s.

Brock Collection

Brock Collection AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I like anything Baroque influenced- more is more! And I’m definitely into it on the bottom of a skirt. A part of me would love to be the type of person who would hand embroider the entire bottom of the skirt. Honestly, I don’t think I’d feel like it was time-waste-y at all. At the end of the day, it’s a black and gold skirt and is pretty timeless. But a part of me knows I’m only as talented as finding the right applique’s.

Brock Collection AW19
from vogue.co.uk

As always, there’s also another option: Fabric paint and stencils. I’m loving the black and olive combo.

Self Portrait

Self Portrait AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I love a good one shoulder sleeve. I’d do a simple black dress, but keep the row of crystals.

Self Portrait AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I love lace, and I love lace and leather combined. These shorts are so cute. This would also look awesome on a skirt.

Self Portrait AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I think the top of this dress wouldn’t be hard to make, but the skirt is just two rectangles stacked and gathered on a waistband. What I really love about this is the fabric and how they’ve mixed sequins with lace.

Self Portrait AW19
from vogue.co.uk

Imagine how cute that trim pattern would look on a raglan sweater, possibly cut off the shoulder a bit?

 

Longchamp

Longchamp AW19
from vogue.co.uk

A little faux leather, a lot of flat studs and you’re cooking. I would do a half circle skirt instead of pleating faux leather because I like myself.

Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung
from vogue.co.uk

I love that this Baroque-y, scrolly stuff is back in. I’m obsessed with it. This one looks like it might have been done with sequin tape, which is its own demon, but at least it’s easy to find. Maybe I just need to get better at embroidery…

Prabal Gurung AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I am, always have been, and always will be team arm party. Stacked bracelets are awesome and a great way to get faster at basic beading.

Area

Area AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I’m intrigued by and concerned about this sweater. First off, I like the idea of having the sequins and the cutout. I think it’s a really cool look. I think it’d be even cooler having the cutouts as a sort of repeating pattern then wearing a tank under. I’m concerned about the fraying issue. Maybe use this on a baggy t-shirt with a tank under? I’m also concerned that we’re back in a “forgetting to wear pants” era of fashion. It’s cold out.

Area AW19
from vogue.co.uk

This outfit is a LOT, but it’s got some great details. Imagine that sparkly neckline on a black camisole? What about those rhinestone edges on a dark grey skirt? If you love the patterns I mean, yeah, they’re stunning. Even just keep bold prints and not pair them together. The good thing is while it’s fun to be bold, if you’re sparkly but subtle it’s quite easy to pare this one down.

R13

R13 AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I have a love/hate relationship with brooches. Whenever I wear one I feel like I’ve broken some sort of brooch etiquette rule and done it wrong. I decide I’m totally against them, and then I see something like this jacket and just remember how amazing they can be.

R 13 AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I don’t have a camo coat, I’m a bit trepidatious of camo in general. I do have an army green jacket, and I’m wondering if I could put some detachable cheetah print on the cuffs, collar, and pocket flaps. It would definitely be an idea for next fall…

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I love these shoes- they had them in lots of colours. I’d make them flats, but I think it might be as easy as just glueing ribbons to the bottom of a shoe.

Opening Ceremony AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I think this would just be a basic skirt with a flap and ties. Sometimes the simplest things are the cutest!

Zadig & Voltaire

Zadig and Voltaire AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I saw a similar tuque by Versace come down the runway at Versace’s men’s show. I could definitely knit a ribbed tuque and add some appliques and gems.

Philipp Plein

Phillip Plein AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I really like the leather on sweatshirt combo. You’d need to be able to remove the leather for easy cleaning, but it’s a really cool idea.

Philipp Plein AW19
from vogue.co.uk

We all know how I feel about punk Clueless. 

For reals though, since I saw the designer wearing this jacket in the men’s show I’ve been looking to make it and I’m having a tough go at finding all the elements. I’m still 100% committed to punk Clueless. Don’t worry, it will come even if it means me studding a jacket on my deathbed.

Philipp Plein AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I tend not to be a big denim/mixed denim/not jeans or a skirt or a plain shirt person, but I love this top. Maybe it’s the addition of leather, but it’s just so cool. If only we had a country bar in this town…

Philipp Plein AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I’m trying to figure out what makes this different than any other heavily appliqued jacket and I can’t quite put my finger on it. However, there’s something about the silver/white on black and the chain on the sleeve that gets me.

Philipp Plein AW19
from vogue.co.uk

This is the embellished leather on top again. I’m really into this look- it’s casual and understated yet still super fun.

Philipp Plein AW19
from vogue.co.uk

Okay, so, this is a look with a backstory! About nine or ten years ago American Apparel had this t-shirt that had kind of an open back with fringe attaching the two points. I really wanted that shirt, but I didn’t buy it because I was like, “Psh, I could make that.” I even. bought. the. fringe. I don’t know why I never finished that project but imagine this dress, but in reverse, so the front we’re seeing is the back. Or just a full fringe dress because why the hell not?

Philipp Plein AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I like the idea of just embellishing the jacket sleeves and collar. This looks almost like it has little pearls in the middle of a bigger bead on the lower half of the arms.

Oscar De La Renta

Oscar De La Renta AW19
from vogue.co.uk

Just like the Khaite coats, you could definitely get this look by cutting a long square or rectangle and cutting arm slits into it. I’d fray the edges of this one like I did when I made my blanket scarf. 

Oscar De La Renta AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I’m not sure if these are brooches or appliques or just straight up sewn on beads, but whatever they are I love them on top of the fur.

Oscar De La Renta AW19
from vogue.co.uk

Elie Saab used agates in her couture collection. She popped them on belts and bracelets, but I love this necklace as well. I think I spy a trend!

Michael Kors

Michael Kors AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I love this entire outfit and would both love and hate to knit that dress one day, but that headband would be more than easy and super quick. It just looks like a 2×2 rib in the round. sorted.

Michael Kors AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I love a good rib knit scarf. They’re a pain to knit, they take forever- especially to get this long, but they’re so easy. It always kind of amuses me that they’re a high fashion thing. The good thing about a scarf like this is that if you’re a new knitter it’s great practice, and an experienced knitter can use a project like this as a chance to invest in really beautiful yarn.

Michael Kors AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I love a good embellished anything and that blazer collar is calling my name! Stuff like this is super easy to recreate because there’s no preciousness to how you place stones. Also, let’s take a minute for these amazing shoes… and how easy they’d be to recreate.

Michael Kors
from vogue.co.uk

I like the idea of painting the underside of a cuff gold. Unfortunately, pants that I need to cuff don’t exactly exist, but imagine a gold band on the bottom of a skirt?

Michael Kors AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I think I could recreate this hat by knitting a black tam and sewing on a bunch of gold sequins. It’d be cute with jeans and a blazer on a cold night out- especially around Christmas.

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs AW19
from vogue.co.uk

Now, I’m not going to outwardly suggest that you should spend ages sewing rectangular sequins onto a jacket, but I will say if you’re crazy enough to spend the time doing that (and we all know I am), it’s best if you do it on something like this that will last many seasons.

London Fashion Week has already started, so let’s see what other DIY inspo is coming at us this season…

 

 

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