A quick glance at as many of the collections of the big fashion weeks is always an educational experience, whether you do full reviews or not. This is how you meet the work of tomorrow's stars, and make sure none of your old favourites slips through the nets while you're scrambling to organise yourself during fashion season, with too much to do. Day One of New York Fashion Week is about the new & quirky stuff - take one minute to see for yourself.
This is not your typical dynamic duo of black and white you are bound to see an ocean of, come next season. Softly bleached like pale winter sun, still it makes you squint against the contrast as you try to make out colours, shapes and textures. It's the first of the flowers under the snow.