Who doesn't love some posh punk on the runway? Designer Paula Thomas brought her British rock and roll sensibility and her West Coast biker chic to New York Fashion Week for the first time for fall 2015.
I was a fan of Thomas Wylde luxurious leather bags with skulls and embellishments for years. I was totally geeked to see the entire collection come to Gotham. For fall, it was all about sweet black and white leather, fur and marbleized silk prints that come from this season's inspiration, oil and water.
The color palette was simple. Black, white, mustard with various shades of grey, accented with red accessories. Long, dramatic leather fringe was a prominent detail on the handbags, one of the hottest trends through fall. Elaborate jeweled embroidery decorated everything from clutch handbags, necklaces, skirts and sleeves. I love the irregular, organic pattern of jewels to make the embellishment look ragged and not too structured. It is very posh, but not stuffy.
Paula Thomas was once creative director and partner at Julien Macdonald before Givenchy tried to land her. Ultimately, she broke away from both to head West to rock out Thomas Wylde on her own. Edgy ladies like Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron were already big fans.
photos by Mariana Leung