Elysian’s Got the Fashion Week Jitters!
Every September, New York City is overrun by the most fashionable men and women in the world who are on the prowl for the “New! Next! Now!” in fashion. We always like to keep our eyes peeled for debuts or standout collections from designers we’ve known for years. But season in and season out, certain stalwarts never disappoint. We don’t know what they’re going to show at Fashion Week beforehand – it’s top secret until the models emerge on the runway, and in most cases, won’t hit stores until the spring of 2019.
With fashion week now in full-swing, we decided to show our favorite designs that are available in stores now. It just might get you into the fashion week spirit to deck yourself out for the shows.
Founded by Budapest-born Sandra Sandor after she graduated from the famed London College of Fashion in 2005, Nanushka is known for its carefree approach to luxury dressing. In recent years, the line has become a darling of the international press and the favorite of A-listers such as Gigi Hadid, Charlize Theron and Lucy Williams. We particularly love Nanushka’s faux leather designs which have elevated the state of vegan style from strictly granola to genuinely chic.
Nanushka’s Chiffon Dot Dress is casual elegance par excellence. Pair it with sneakers for a daytime look or make it office-ready with heels.
[ Zahara Polka-Dot Chiffon Dress | $565 | net-a-porter.com ]
A cutout waist adds intrigue to a posh evening look.
[ Bhumi Cutout Satin Midi Dress | $595 | net-a-porter.com ]
We love the look of Nanushka’s faux leather puffer jacket. It’s streetwear with a touch of glamour. Available in black and brown.
[ Quilted Vegan Faux Leather Jacket | $625 | net-a-porter.com ]
If wearing a midi pencil skirt in textured vegan leather is wrong, we don’t want to be right.
[ Naum Croc Effect Vegan Leather Shirt | $370 | net-a-porter.com ]
Denim in unorthodox cuts and washes is one of our favorite trends this fall. Nanushka’s Asymmetric Denim Wrap Skirt breaks the rules in all the right ways.
[ Opal Asymmetric Denim Wrap Skirt | $340 | net-a-porter.com ]
Anna Sui’s eclectic style is hard to define, but you know it once you see it. Baby doll dresses, lace, crocheted elements, bell-bottom pants, sequins and florals are all very Sui. And she mixes colors and patterns like no one else.
With its baby doll silhouette and embroidered detailing, the Crepe Mini is classic Sui. She comes out with a new version of it almost every season.
[ Belted Crepe Mini Dress | $575 | net-a-porter.com ]
When you’re feeling way too cute for jeans, Anna Sui’s sequined pants are a good option.
[ Twinkling Stars at Night Sequined Mesh Pants | $450 | net-a-porter.com ]
Wear Sui’s Arabesque velvet suit and prepare to set the world on fire, figuratively speaking, in the best possible way.
[ Arabesque Flared Pants | $535 | net-a-porter.com ]
[ Arabesque Blazer | $1,020 | net-a-porter.com ]
Anna Sui’s look is often described as “romantic with a rock n’ roll edge.” This dress hits both notes.
[ Floral Diamond & Medallion Crocheted Midi Dress | $670 | net-a-porter.com ]
Silk has its association with royalty, but Sui prefers to design with mussed up, crinkled silk chiffon for a look that is upscale but artsy.
[ Tossed Tulips Printed Mini Dress | $600 | net-a-porter.com ]
Established by Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, the former child actors who became fashion moguls before they hit puberty, The Row is known for its relaxed approach to luxury clothing and accessories. The name takes its inspiration from London’s Savile Row where the world’s most storied tailors make bespoke clothes for England’s elite.
When the cold winds of winter nip at your heels, keep them at bay with the Nooman shearling.
[ Nooman Oversized Shearling Coat | $6,890 | net-a-porter.com ]
We love the gentle draping and loose silhouette of The Row’s Ran Mini.
[ Ran Draped Satin Mini Dress | $2,890 | net-a-porter.com ]
The flattering wrap waist on The Row’s Truxton Pants is a game changer.
[ Truxton Wrap Effect Wool Pants | $1,290 | net-a-porter.com ]
A flawlessly fitted blazer and slacks should be a part of every wardrobe. We love the powder blue color of The Row’s suit.
[ Oversized Pesner Blazer | $2,190 | net-a-porter.com ]
[ Lada Straight-Leg Pants | $990 | net-a-porter.com ]
After 37 years of designing impeccable gowns, Carolina Herrera took her final bow on the catwalk in February for the fashion house that bears her name. Designer Wes Gordon has taken the reins at Herrera, and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with. Since Herrera is best known for wardrobing America’s First Ladies, so we hope Gordon stays true to the brand’s heritage and keeps it classy.
Herrera’s Silk Taffeta ballgown is the stuff that fairytales are made of. Prince and glass slippers sold separately.
[ Off-the-Shoulder Silk Taffeta Gown | $5,290 | net-a-porter.com ]
Born into a wealthy, influential Venezuelan family, Herrera was raised on a steady diet of understated opulence. This silk georgette gown is cut from that cloth.
[ Sequin Paneled Silk Gown | $5,990 | net-a-porter.com ]
What happens when you combine a beaded bodice, sheer sleeves and a tulle skirt? Alchemy.
[ Embellished Stretch-Tulle Midi Dress | $4,490 | net-a-porter.com ]
Not everyone can make an orange and fuchsia silk dress work. But hello, it’s Carolina Herrera.
[ Pintucked Floral Midi Dress | $2,190 | net-a-porter.com ]
The floral print in Herrera’s midi wrap dress is so romantic, we can’t help falling in love. With the dress, of course.
[ Floral Print Wrap Dress | $2,190 | net-a-porter.com ]
It’s no secret that Tory Burch is a big hit with the Elysian staff. Her spirited, colorful designs are elegant and unique, and the quality of her fabrics and finishings far surpasses that of her competitors. We could wear Tory Burch from head to toe (and often do) without looking like we’re in some kind of kooky fashion uniform. That’s why she remains one of our go-to’s season after season.
These luscious patent boots make us want to rush into fall. They are masterfully constructed from genuine patent leather with a gold-tone accent on the sole. Elegant. Impeccable. Tory.
[ Juliana Round Toe Patent Leather Boots | $598 | bloomingdales.com ]
Is there another designer who knows how to use color with as much taste and impact as Tory Burch? Nope, we don’t think so either.
[ Adrian Printed Silk Tunic | $398 | bloomingdales.com ]
Show off your cutest pair of shoes (not to mention your waistline) in these crops. The side stripe and hint of stretch make them extra flattering.
[ Martine Cropped Pants | $298 | bloomingdales.com ]
Just because summer is over doesn’t mean that sandal weather is ending too. You still have a few months to show off that pedi and walk tall in the Ellie Ankle Strap Sandals. They are marvelous with fitted slacks and dresses.
[ Ellie Leather Ankle-Strap Sandals | $278 | bloomingdales.com ]
A flattering v-neck and cap sleeves make the Adelia top a standout. Pair it with a denim mini for a dressed-down look or a midi pencil skirt for the office.
[ Adelia Striped Wrap Top | $368 | bloomingdales.com ]