Tuesday, September 28, 2021

WIW: Mercedes Benson’s NYFW Style Diary

With Team SPICE on ground at New York Fashion Week, we couldn’t help but share a snippet of our trip and how better to do that, than in style? See below presenter Mercedes Benson’s style diary – the brilliant looks she brought with her to the Big Apple…

Despite what felt like sub-Antarctic weather conditions, New York Fashion Week didn’t fail to disappoint. With celebrities such as Solange and Zendaya, and celebrity stylist June Ambrose in attendance, the star count was definitely on a high throughout the week, but for us at SPICE, it was all about the street style.

We were treated to colourful furs, boot envy, creative layering and menswear tailoring that was perfect for the female form – and the street style amidst the Lincoln Centre was of a vibrant and eclectic selection, with the natives of New York constantly adding a twist on well-known catwalk trends. Most we interviewed considered themselves to be a trendsetter and rightly so, as their individuality oozed through their style, alongside that all important self-confidence.

To combat the cold and icy conditions, I tried to keep my outfit choices both on trend and practical, meaning heels just weren’t on the agenda – which was fine for me since nothing beats a good pair of trainers, which have also been making their appearance on the catwalk, anyway.

Here’s some of what I wore during NYFW;

Here I went for layers. I tried to embrace my love for sports luxe and tailoring all whilst keeping an urban flavor. My favorite item had to be my wide brim hat which became my uniform throughout NYFW.
Here I went for layers. I tried to embrace my love for sports luxe and tailoring, whilst keeping an urban flavour.
My favourite item had to be my wide brim hat, which became part of my uniform throughout NYFW.

Overcoats were everyone's most essential item during Fashion Week, so the bolder it was the better. Here I am wearing my plaid print overcoat from Zara - a complete win for me. Yet again, in an attempt to add a more sports luxe feel to the outfit, I paired it with my metallic two piece from H&M, and my Nike Hyperfuses.
Overcoats were everyone’s most essential item during Fashion Week, so the bolder it was the better. Here I am wearing my plaid print overcoat from Zara – a complete win for me. Yet again, in an attempt to add a more sports luxe feel to the outfit, I paired it with my metallic two piece from H&M, and my Nike Hyperfuses.

 

Finally, on one of my last few days in NY, I had the opportunity of being backstage at the Jeremy Scott show, where I opted for a very preppy, structured look. My thick crop jumper and neoprene pleated skirt went well with my loud eccentric oriental style.
Finally, on one of my last few days in NY, I had the opportunity of being backstage at the Jeremy Scott show, where I opted for a very preppy, structured look. My thick crop jumper and neoprene pleated skirt went well with my loud eccentric oriental style – and kind of co-ordinated by chance with Jeremy Scott’s look.

 

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