Back in Sydney and looks from the collections that I just don’t get

We have been back in Sydney for two days and with jet lag, flu that I picked up along the way, pouring rain and loads of laundry, I have only ventured out once to go and fetch my watch that has finally been repaired after a very very lengthy stay at the jeweler.  While I was out, I had a quick browse around and it is interesting to see some the things I posted from New York last week in the stores here already. Specifically the metallics and boxy silhouette tops.

Thurley in David Jones have beautiful displays of metallics, both the regular gold and silver and a lovely cobalt blue. All these metallics are supposed to be worn as day wear, not just evening wear but I think our mindsets are so stuck in the rut of seeing them as evening wear I wonder if we will be able to change and wear them during the day. I know it’s a concept I struggle with. Maybe younger girls get it, I saw one of them wearing a lovely light gold jacket over layered prints when I was in the city and it looked very good.

Theory in David Jones

Thurley in David Jones

Theory in David Jones

Thurley in David Jones

The boxy sixties silhouette is in evidence at Theory, Veronica Maine, and Country Road. I am still not sure how I feel about the shape.

Gold lame top at Country Road David Jones

Gold lame top at Country Road David Jones

Burgundy metallic top at Veronica Maine David Jones

Burgundy metallic top at Veronica Maine David Jones

This top looked good with these tie or foulard patterned trousers. There are still lots of slim leg printed and patterned trousers around, some in beautiful shiny silks and satins.

Gold metallic jumper from Saba at David Jones

Dull Gold metallic jumper from Saba at David Jones

Purple metallic sweater at Witchery

Purple metallic sweater at Witchery

Charlie Brown Fall 13

Charlie Brown Fall 13

Charlie Brown Fall 13

Charlie Brown Fall 13

Witchery

Witchery

Witchery

Witchery

Country Road

Country Road

Witchery

Witchery

 

I have been looking at the collections coming out of the fashion weeks and found these Antonio Marras tweed jackets and pants quite interesting. I like the idea of maybe updating a tweed jacket or skirt that you already have with lace and embroidery and giving it a new look. Once again this boxy silhouette is evident.

Antonio Marras Fall 13

Antonio Marras Fall 13

Antonio Marras Fall 13

Antonio Marras Fall 13

Antonio Marras Fall 13

Antonio Marras Fall 13

There are a few things being shown at the Fall collections that I just don’t get.  Maybe it’s my age, I feel like a grumpy old lady complaining about this but I just don’t see the point of these enormous jackets that make you look like an 80’s American football player, sleeveless jackets that do nothing for your shape and open toed long boots. I absolutely love the fabrics, textures, embroidery and length of all these boots but why would you do them with open toes. Having been in New York during the last blizzard and having been freezing cold, I can’t see the point of open toes letting the cold in.

Ports 1961 Fall 13

Ports 1961 Fall 13

Elizabeth and James Fall 13

Elizabeth and James Fall 13

Peter Pilotto Fall 13

Peter Pilotto Fall 13

Peter Pilotto Fall 13

Peter Pilotto Fall 13

Victoria, Victoria Beckham Fall 13

Victoria, Victoria Beckham Fall 13

Victoria Beckham Fall 13

Victoria Beckham Fall 13

Victoria Beckham Fall 13

Victoria Beckham Fall 13

Antonio Berardi Fall 13

Antonio Berardi Fall 13

Todd Lynn Fall 13

Todd Lynn Fall 13

Edun Fall 13

Edun Fall 13

Tom Ford Fall 13

Tom Ford Fall 13

Tom Ford Fall 13

Tom Ford Fall 13

Tom Ford Fall 13

Tom Ford Fall 13

Tom Ford Fall 13

Tom Ford Fall 13

Chanel Fall 13

Chanel Fall 13

Chanel

Chanel

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 13

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 13

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3 Responses to Back in Sydney and looks from the collections that I just don’t get

  1. Anne says:

    I agree with you on so many of the things you’ve noted — though I love the look of the silver peplum top and skirt set, and the burgundy metallic tees, I still do think of it as day wear. Its not an age thing, its a result of the fashion trends we grew up with. I don’t recall any metallics in everyday wear from the 70’s on, do you? That being said, I think that if its in fashion, its ok to wear no matter what age. Perhaps not head to toe glitter, but definitely a simple top with a tailored bottom, or a sparkly accessory.

  2. Anne says:

    meant to say do NOT think of it as day wear…

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