The best of NYFW AW19 day 2: Kate Spade New York and Cushnie


By Wei Yeen Loh

The best of NYFW AW19 day 2: Kate Spade New York and Cushnie

Kate Spade New York

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Who: A handful of A-listers turned up to support creative director Nicola Glass’ AW19 lineup, including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sadie Sink, Kiki Layne, and Julia Garner—all decked in the latest collection.

The low-down: Electric colours, plenty of animal prints and a dash of ’70s aesthetic made up the most of the lineup. Glass elevated the girly signature of the brand by way of a slightly grown-up approach through sleek coats, pantsuits, shirtdresses and wrap dresses. The colour palette was largely seasonal-appropriate, colour-blocking shades of deep green, burgundy and warm chocolate along with a sprinkle of yellow and lilac in between. What we enjoyed was the smattering of motifs that peppered the lineup, from coats and billowy dresses to accessories including cheetah prints on croc-embossed bags and turbans.

Buro loves: A slew of bags embossed in the most decadent prints i.e. snakeskin, cheetah, leopard—spot the updated heart twistlock clasp on the front.



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Who: The signature style of French fashion designer and master couturier Paul Poiret was on Carly Cushnie’s moodboard this evening.

The low-down: The co-founder stayed true to her label’s signature for the latest lineup, proving that ‘skin is in’ will never go out of style. The Cushnie woman’s evenings are typically filled with scores of soireés, and the pieces reflected her sensibilities accordingly—constructed to drape beautifully and flatter the figure of the wearer. Rife were sumptuous fabrics of velvet, silk and fur, expertly cut to sophistication. Pantsuits and evening gowns were detailed with exquisite embroidery, while slipdresses and chic jumpsuits come in risqué slits and plunging necklines respectively—for the woman who’s comfortable in her skin.

Buro loves: A draped gown in raspberry that highlighted the model’s physique with effortless allure, and the opening look—a well-tailored velvet pantsuit in midnight blue-teal, speckled with embroidery, sequins and beads.

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