This season, happily for me, NYFW was off to a very chilled start - seemed to take a few days to warm up in fact, and seeing I only just returned from Jamaica the day before it worked for my brain space mon! Yesterday was the first day of real fashion action for me with Band of Outsiders/ Boy showing a flawless collection of fashion-focused basics in the vein of good-old-fashioned American sportswear set against a cinematic Wild West themed background and soundtrack. Directly afterwards, Alexander Wang sent out a darkly dramatic collection of textural outerwear and separates in a strict palette of black, white and oxblood red - modelled by seemingly every big name girl in action from Gisele and Shalom to Abbey Lee, Kristina and the gorgeous Carman Kass. It was a great start to what is sure to be a strong NYFW - as usual I cannot wait to see what Marc Jacobs comes out with, Preen up tomorrow AM are always a highlight, Phillip Lim is continuing to be seen as something of an authority on chic separates for the working woman on the go, Olivier Theyskens for Theory's hugely successful line that expertly fuses art and functionality is always a must-see, Jeremy Scott can be counted on to deliver a necessary dose of good-time insanity and Proenza Schouler is easily the show I look forward to most each season... Of course, for a real NYC glamour moment you cannot go past master designer Oscar de la Renta! Hope you enjoy my thoughts on all these collections and more as they take place today through to mid next week - NYFW here we go-go-go!