The ICB fall/winter 2015-2016 collection was showcased in a sun-filled cozy room on the third day of New York Fashion Week fall 2015, bringing pretty wearable and functional fall essentials we’ll all need so much in the upcoming cold season. It’s all about comfy dressing and cozy knits, which is exactly what the winter style is about. We all love looking trendy and cool while bundling up in winter-ready essentials, and the philosophy of the new ICB line of newly appointed Makoto Takada creative director is exactly this – catering to the cold season fashion needs of modern fashionisers with a distinctive cool sense of style.
Despite being quite a small collection consisting of only 20 looks, the ICB fall/winter 2015-2016 rtw line manages to bring diversity and versatility to the scene both in terms of the silhouettes showcased and the wonderful color palette. Talking about the latter more in detail, we should first single out the autumn-ready shades of black, navy blue and gray, which come boldly mixed and matched with pops of orange, as well as white and cream for a more vivid effect. Most of the looks are kept monochrome, and it’s here that we see a creative play of textures, lengths, cuts and proportions. And if you are looking for beautiful alternatives to the simplistic monochrome looks, you’ll definitely love the amazing brushstroke patterns used for the skirt suit with the elongated blazer covering half the length of the below-the-knee flared skirt, the structured dress and the couple of office-appropriate skirts.
Knitwear is the never-dying trend of every cold season and we always look forward to discovering some creative interpretations of it come the cold weather. The ICB fall 2015 rtw collection predominantly centers around cozy knits and wool, offering some uber-dazzling designs and outstanding clothing combinations and showing the versatility of the timeless fabric. Exactly this way does the collection open bringing a cream and gray knitted straight tunic with a cable knit detail acting as a long scarf. This is worn over a metallic silver knee-length straight skirt and a burgundy turtleneck to show the amazing outcome the layering technique can lead to. We also discover many more knitted and woolen essentials throughout the line, including the wool skirts with high slits, the futuristic knit sweaters and tunics with the structured asymmetric hemline, as well as the wool coats that come to help us beat the winter cold with style.
Amidst the easy-to-wear skirt suits, tunics, tailored pants, knits and outerwear options, we also fall in love with the footwear alternatives, which bear strong masculine vibes and come matched with socks. They are comfy, cool and timeless and can go well both with strict office looks and pretty little dresses. A pair of cream knitted gloves with beautiful embroidery and some chunky knit scarves are the only accessorizing details used besides the footwear. Everything else is kept simple, modern and cool and we do adore the message of the collection!
Photos courtesy of WWD