TBF never misses a good preview, especially one on the top floor of the Trump Soho (oh the views!). So we took some time and checked out New York & Company’s Spring 2011 Collection.
The slogan for this collection is “NY Style springs eternal” and we’re honestly not really sure what this means, but the line is certainly covering a lot of bases. Their noted trends ranged from military-inspired items, the ubiquitous 1970’s and lots of feminine detail. Generally, we feel New York & Co. is best for work attire, and this collection did not persuade us otherwise.
One trend here that we loved was the featuring of extremely bold colors in pencil skirts and other office-appropriate attire. We chose to interpret this as the new take on the psychedelic disco wear for spring, and if we do say so — and we do — this explosion of orange, paired with deep magenta was a much more tasteful display of the look inspired four decades ago. We were totally sold on this pop of color supported, of course, by other items of a less saturated nature.
New York & Co. will also be getting down to business (pun intended) come spring. At the preview they featured a true power look for the ladies: the feminine three-piece-suit. Like in the 70’s, a vest under the jacket is back in style even for us women. We’d give this look three thumbs up — one for each piece — if we could; it exudes professional confidence and reminds people you know how to be darn fashionable too.
Casual wear, as we mentioned above, isn’t necessarily New York & Co.’s strength. Though we definitely saw a few pieces that could be cute, for the most part the day dresses and separates seemed awkward and ill fitted (albeit on a mannequin). We did love a springy striped tank that could go casual or corporate. You say military color scheme, we say 70’s interior design palette — either way, this was totally cute.
Oddly enough, this collection didn’t so much inspire us for Spring as it did remind us of what we should buy for this fall season. Something about the deep saturation of the colors and dark suit looks made us feel autumnal, but maybe that’s just the newly chilly weather getting to us.