The Jill Stuart fall/winter 2015-2016 collection showcased on the second day of New York Fashion Week made it clear that the Seventies are shuge for the upcoming cold season as well! Still, this isn’t the only amazing trend for which you are going to love the entire array of such youthful designs. Jill Stuart managed to skillfully combine the ‘70s disco mood with the charming ‘60s Mod style that has us addicted for the latest couple of seasons already. The Jill Stuart woman is a modern and young DJ this fall, who loves experimenting with retro styles and who is “having a blast, mixes things up and is fiercely aware of the world we live in,” as the designer herself stated backstage.
Short lengths, a pleasing color palette and a wonderful game of textures and patterns instantly catch the attention during the entire Jill Stuart fall/winter 2015-2016 collection. We see lots of suede and leather, as well as fur, silk and shining sequins that are mixed and matched together so skillfully, looking complete and harmonious. The show started with a typical Seventies suede coat in a camel shade topping a skin-tight turtleneck for the ultimate warm and cozy look. This is beautifully juxtaposed with the short length putting the focus on the long bare legs. For a few minutes we see more looks like that featuring either mini skirts and tight sweaters or mini dresses topped with chic outerwear options.
Then, suddenly the girlish mood is interrupted with a pair of straight latex pants in a beautiful dark brown color, which comes teamed with a black turtleneck and a muted blue biker leather jacket. After this look, we continue to see mini skirts and dresses until the end of the show with a couple of pants making an appearance every now and then to bring diversity to the scene. You have skinny pants and perfectly tailored options, as well as sequined designs with vertical stripes perfect for party nights.
While the entire color palette of the collection is kept mostly subdued (think blacks, burgundy shades, browns and dark blues), the use of the prints and patterns comes to add interest to the designs. Along with vertical stripes and checkered patterns, we also see autumnal floral motifs and zig-zag prints adorning the mini skirt fastened with a wide belt and worn with a nude top and a chic black coat combining leather with suede.
As the finale of the show closes we discover more party ready looks utilizing metallic fabrics and Seventies structures. A number of solid black looks finish the show, bringing stylish alternatives for those, who are more into classic and modern looks.
From the very first look showcased to the last one, the outfits come finished off with reptile skin boots cut either at the ankle length or kept higher. Waist-accentuating wide belts are other accessorizing details and you won’t see any other accessories that distract the attention from the chic designs. The makeup and the hair of the models are kept natural and simplistic to fit in with the polished style of the entire array of clothing pieces.
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