The 7 Most Difficult Outfits From New York Fashion Week (So Far)

Ahhh, New York Fashion Week. We’re so close to the end. From Rebecca Minkoff to Marc by Marc, we’ve loved every minute of you, but we think the honeymoon period this season is juuuust about over and it’s getting to that point in our relationship when things get a little difficult. It’s totally fine and normal and expected with every relationship, and rest assured, we’ll be giddy with excitement come your return in September, but for now, we’ve rounded up a few of the most difficult (difficult for mobility, difficult to fathom, difficult to see yourself realistically wearing, etc.) outfits from your offerings this week in honor of these turbulent times.


Looks from the Thom Browne and Chromat Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week shows.
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This gray-blue patchwork coat number from Thom Browne and this rectangular white cage by Chromat (the same line behind Beyonce’s Super Bowl backup dancers’ outfits!!) are pretty equal in their spatial difficulty. For the record, we here at MTV Style LOVE both of these labels, but these particular pieces give us more “art piece” vibes than “ready to wear.” Both have strong shoulders exaggerated to the point of turning the entire garment into a polygon. The Thom Browne is probably more difficult to get through certain doorways (wider, less pliable through its width), the Chromat we imagine as difficult to sit in comfortably.


A look from the Rafael Cennamo Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
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Aside from this Rafael Cennamo dress totally reminding us of Lady Gaga’s Bambi Awards Alexander McQueen, we can’t help but think about how difficult this overgrown skirt would be to WALK in. #tripcity


A look from the Creatures of Comfort Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
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This fuzzy crop top + maxi skirt number from Creatures of Comfort looks really soft and comfortable, and honestly, we can picture ourselves rocking the cut-off tank this summer. HOWEVER, seeing these pieces paired together and zooming in on the material’s shag carpet-like qualities is just giving us nightmares of endless static cling, attracting lint and dust bunnies and shocking ourselves on doorknobs wherever we go.


A look from the Degen Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
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First of all, we need to say that the Degen show this year was adorable in all its quirky Etsy knitting meets streetwear charm. This seemingly hand-drawn sweatshirt is a look we’d love to plunder, but the macrame-ish pants we’re a little less sure of. For one, we’d probably wear them with some sort of printed or otherwise leggings underneath (Fall/Winter, especially in New York, isn’t exactly friendly for netted pants), but we’d also be in constant fear of snagging these on nearby drawer pulls or subway turnstiles.


A look from the Cushnie et Ochs Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
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This Cushnie et Ochs dress is without a doubt, extraordinarily beautiful. The soft sheen of the fabric. The deep, rich evergreen hue. The crisp, clean lines. The daring cut-outs from the clavicle down. And of course, the two leg slits. It’s a kind of double Angie’s Right Leg look that we think is GORGEOUS, but it’s also one that we’re positive we would never be brave enough to enter a subway platform wearing.


A look from The Blonds Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
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And of course there’s The Blonds’ straitjacket from their Old Hollywood horror collection. Straitjackets are designed to be difficult for the wearer, and while this particular one is rendered in plushy, white fur, we imagine it’s no different. Still, that didn’t stop Kanye West from wearing one, so perhaps it won’t stop you either.

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