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New York Fashion Week: Diesel, BCBG Max Azria

New York Fashion Week kicked off yesterday with a tough, streetwear offer from Italian brand Diesel and cohesive collection from Max and Lubov Azria.

Diesel was on top of the key autumn streetwear trends with double denim, waistcoats, and studding playing a major part in this youthful collection.

Military influences set off the Diesel autumn 10 collection with khaki and bottle green colours flaunted in utility styles featuring cargo pockets in durable nylon and cotton fabrics.

Red contrasted against the green shades in lumberjack plaid and striped knits. Pink was splashed across jersey tops and puffa waistcoats. The ruling dark palette of black and grey was highlighted with punchy 80’s brights in purple and blue.

As to be expected denim dominated, and grey, black and stone wash was offered in array of styles - from shirts and cut-off waistcoats for men, to fitted jumpsuits and mini-skirts for women. Studding continued to come through for women but was seen in mens detailing on pockets and sleeves.

Diesel presented a collection which many retailers will be able to translate for autumn 10. Denim teamed with black leather will be the most commercial trend across mens and womens streetwear markets.

The BCBG Max Azria catwalk was dominated by asymmetric cut silk tunics and tops which created fluid lines of fabric which was belted like scarves and layering was key.

Layering of silk over long sleeved knitted tops gave the silk fabrics an element of warmth for the autumn season and will translate as an obvious commercial trend.

Colour blocking in a sober palette of midnight, black and grey stone, was lifted with hints of olive and lemon while evening looks were set apart with the addition of tulle in skirts and sequin details on tops.

Click here to view the catwalk collections from New York Fashion Week

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