New York Fashion Week AW16 Highlights

In the same week I've talked about trends for SS16, I'm now talking to you about AW16.

Confusing? Maybe. Exciting? hell's yeah! We all know my favourite fashion season is Autumn/Winter - the cosy knits, the soft leather boots and layering always get me swooning more than Summer clothing. 

New York Fashion Week has packed up for another season, and what a week it was! I've kept an eye on what's been going on across the pond and, I have to say, AW16 is looking gorgeous. 

Here are my favourite shows from NYFW. There were quite a few, so grab yourself a cup of tea and get comfortable. 

Monique Lhuillier
A collection full of inventive pairings - A men's cashmere overcoat, thrown over a very feminine pink dress to embellished blouses paired with tweed pencil skirts. Not forgetting the beautiful dresses that would be perfect for awards season. 
Monique Lhuillier AW16
Images: Vogue.com
Altuzarra
Tailoring was key - double breasted blazers in floral and paisley prints were paired with fluid, long skirts. Outerwear was strong, featuring all kinds from chunky, outsize shearlings (heavy but warm, especially layered over an exuberantly fringed cardigan) to a gorgeous navy dress coat with heavy embellishment. Printed handkerchief dresses featured, worn over long-sleeved tops for day and intricately embroidered and glistening - perfect for day-to-night wear.
Images: Vogue.com
Victoria Beckham
Hands down my favourite collection from NYFW. From gorgeous layering to low-key but chic pieces, this show was right up my street! VB even bought her original signature piece back - the corset. Cut in materials like the Prince of Wales check and thick houndstooth jacquards, with cutouts sliced below the bustline. The coats were a highlight for me - I'm hoping the British high street will do a version of the striped coat below.
Victoria Beckham AW16
Images: Vogue.com
J Crew
I love a bit of J Crew, and when they're collections are chock-full of both staple items and the brand’s signature style - what's not to love? For AW16, think pink - from cable knit jumpers, to pencil skirts and peacoats, J Crew worked various shades of the colour into the collection and it came out chic and not cheap.
J Crew AW16
Images: Vogue.com

Next up: London!