I am being a little bias here and focusing on Toni Maticevski (a Aussie) and Karen Walker (a New Zealander) and Lacoste because they restaged the entire Lacoste show in Sydney last year and I was invited (thanks Karynne!). They did have some interesting collections on show on Day two at New York Fashion Week.
It seems like everyone is focusing on the 30s era on day two with beautiful tailoring seen in the jackets, trousers and skirts. But while both Walker and Matecevski focused on the silhouette as they do every time, they took different routes in doing so. Walker’s muse was a thirties comic-book superheroine, which laid the foundations for a whimsical runway collection with capper sleeves and flashes of pop humour.
Matecevski was inspired by the darker side of the thirties with echoes of Hollywood of yesteryear as he explored “the darker facets of his talent” according to Style.com. Mean while Lacoste’s creative director, Christophe Lemaire kept the French label just that, very 1930s French countryside, with berets galore.
My favourite look of the day was a Matecevski look, with the sharp silhouette, pencil skirt and fur collar, it’s almost a 80s look I wish I was bold enough to pull off.