Presented at New York Fashion Week.

A brand of elegance and sophistication, Kate Spade has only got better with each collection.

This presentation at New York Fashion Week shows the brand incorporating matching floral two-piece sets with cropped tops and midi skirts, bucket hats continuing to rein, and a move on from their current leather blouson popover top into a boxy t-shirt shape. At the same time, their bags continue to catch the eye of any watcher. Novelty clutches and totes in the shapes of sea creatures, hearts and flower plant pots – only Kate Spade could pull this off without seeming childish – instead, it's a new modern take on the classic, elevated brand.

Here are a few of my favourite looks from their great collection:

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Presented in New York Fashion Week.

This has got to be one of my favourite collections so far this season, with its dramatic colouring, distinctly strong, yet feminine shapes, and a complementary lighting colour. This is by far one of, if not THE strongest collection of Donna Karan to date – and noone would have expected anything less for her 30th anniversary collection.

Not a print in sight throughout the 43 piece collection, but tailored jackets and blazers, chiffon draping material, as well as exceptionally high slits to the high thigh. A common denominator throughout the collection was the skinny waist belts tied to one side, enhancing the female silhouette.

The bold colouring of monochrome black and whites, mixed with some grey, gold and reds are a representation of the city that built her, stated Karan. The city that is New York.

Here are my chosen looks from the collection:

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Presented at New York Fashion Week.

This collection is certainly dark – but rather than considering it as simply Gothic, it appears to be a romanticized version. Primarily black, this collection shows pops of colour, such as the hot pink underlay of one of the gowns towards the end of the catwalk show (and one of my favourite details), as well as intricate black detailing on a white background, deep red tones, as well as layers of several textures.

Overall Monique Lhuillier has really created a truly elegant, and red-carpet-worthy selection of dresses, focusing mostly on the female form highlighted by belts and wiggle-style mid-length skirts and dresses. However with such variety of lengths, patterns, and textures throughout – she has ensured these pieces will attract a wide, sophisticated audience.

Here are my chosen looks from this collection:

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Presented at Paris Fashion Week.

This collection seemed to be a collaborative of several colour-way collections in one. Pink, white, black, poppy floral design and lace. This ultimately created the Elie Saab SS14 catwalk show.

From skater skirts to straight/wide leg trousers, heels to perfect and accessorize each look and the female silhouette was defined with skinny waist belts and accentuated with the appearance of the long, toned legs of the models through thigh high slits of maxi skirts.

This was definitely a day-to-night type of collection, with all looks deemed to be suitable for each (although some would be day looks for those who want to dress up that bit more for the daytime).

The intricate details of the lace and florals really gave the simplistic designs a specific focus and edge, as the collection of looks went from strength to strength from beginning to end.

Here are my chosen looks from this large 59 piece collection:

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Presented at New York Fashion Week.

This is a very respectable, simply feminine collection. Think, Charlotte York from Sex and the City and her Park Avenue fashion. Conservative yet revealing, with a modern day twist.

White, and sherbet lemons and lilacs take precedence in this collection, while an injection of black and a bold sky blue make a glancing appearance.

These looks feature lots of ruffles, pleats and florals, mixed with the intriguing closures of coats and lightweight silks. The collection dips its toe into the “Wall Street Women’s world” by introducing pin-stripes and smart trousers into some of the outfits.

Here are my faves from all the looks:

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