Spy: Osman Yousefzada’s The Collective No.4 launch

To celebrate the launch of The Collective No.4 – the bi-annual journal of essays and photographs conceived by designer Osman Yousefzada – the London-based creative held an exclusive cocktail party in New York city this week.

Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn of Salon 94 gallery hosted guests Poppy Delevingne, Alek Wek, Derek Blasberg, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Leigh Lezark, Natalie Joos, Tali Lennox (pictured with the designer) and Vanessa Traina Snow for drinks followed by an intimate, informal dinner upstairs.

Yousefzada created The Collective’s large journal format to be a platform for expression, with each issue featuring a host of contributors from the fashion, art and design worlds, including the evening’s host. The 4th issue, with its three cover options, is themed ‘dark & light’ and explores the notion of great story telling and fairy tales from the biblical to moralistic fables, and features essays by Sarah Mower, Hans Ulrich Obrich of the Serpentine Gallery, and curator Asad Raza.

The Classics: Neo Nautical

One of the biggest trends to come out of London Fashion Week’s spring/summer 2015 shows was a renewed obsession with all things nautical. Some, like Christopher Kane, dipped their toes in with subtle rope embroidery detailing, while others including JW Anderson sent out an ode to maritime classics from the sailor’s dress to riffs on the peacoat (Louis Vuitton too come Paris).  So before setting sail for spring, we’d advise choosing one key nautical notion (from a print to a seaside archetype) to avoid looking entirely swept away by this trend.

Trending: High Tying sandals

Spring’s bohemian tendencies have resulted in an abundance of lace-up sandals. Worn with retro-inspired 70s tailoring at Chloe, or teamed with print dresses at Valentino, the look is softer than the gladiator footwear of season’s past. We’ll be lacing up everything from culotte shorts to lace party dresses with these flat leather or wedge suede sandals.

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Trending: Seventies Redux

Pointed shirt collars, polo sweater dresses, leather trenches and bootleg jeans. Spring’s Seventies redux is just what it says on the label.

Nicolas Ghesquiere let the cat out of the satchel bag with his first show at Louis Vuitton and his second outing continued this theme. Think patchwork A-line minis and silken shirts, as Aston Kutcher’s retro-grade wardrobe from ‘That ’70s Show’ somehow became a main muse.

So how will we be adopting this trend? Try a button-up knit dress by Proenza Schoulder, flared blue jeans, an oversized collared Chloe jacket, even a little chord and definitely a suede Gucci leather trench coat. Clash primary hues with muted, dusty tones, while the platformed sandal and/or summer leather boot completes this high fashion flashback.