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NY Fashion Week

NY Fashion Week

What ruled the runway? Flowing femininity, white, sheer, bold color and surprisingly a nod to black for the SS17 season, and not just for the evening. But it works! With sheer and flowy it’s BFF, black seamlessly fits into the spring/summer girl gang. She’s lighter, flirtier and a bit more fun. While go-with-the-flow spring was in the air, she stepped out alongside perfectly structured silhouettes and elegant couture details. Precision was another overriding theme. Every detail perfectly placed. Every ripple of flowing silhouette intentional. Tailoring, next level. It was truly a season that wowed and delighted. We’ve highlighted a small range of points of view to capture the breath of the season.  And they truly took our breath away. Is it spring yet?

 

Jonathan Simkhai

He may not be a household name but you will want every single one of his designs hanging in your house asap. He perfectly mates a structured silhouette with dramatic feminine details that wow while enhancing the beauty of the woman without overwhelming her. While dramatic, his designs remain slim and oh so chic. While high couture walking the runway, we somehow feel like wearing one walking for coffee. Effortlessly glamorous while couture at its finest, each one is a work of art and makes you smile. Thank you Jonathan. More, please.

 

 

Oscar de la Renta

Well Oscar literally took our breath away. If you aren’t a romantic, you are now. And every season. The fashion house does it again. At the intersection of delicately, structured detailing and gentle flowing femininity you’ll find the beautiful dichotomy that only the house of Oscar masters. Ever elegant, forever loved.

 

Alexander Wang

Clean lines are his thing. Precision yet relaxed tailoring, he’s all over it. Proportion play, he invented it. The man knows his playbook, he just re-writes it, we never see it coming and it’s genius Every. Single. Time. The best part… you will see his influence play out in high fashion to everyday play right down to influencing that sport street trend. You bet the big players like Nike and Adidas have their sketchbooks out and fashionistas everywhere are spinning their brains on how to twist his signature spin into their wardrobes stat. Don’t be surprised if you see lace, pleated detailing and sheer dot fabrications creep in on your street sport style. He crosses all barriers. Living legend. Take that bow, sir.

 

Derek Lam

Clean lines, dramatic yet understated silhouettes, impeccable tailoring and draping… Derek Lam brought his signature and we are signing up. How can something be so show-stopping yet so quiet all once? This is the magic of the beautiful yet billowing yet streamlined style of Derek Lam. Astounding.

 

Ralph Lauren

Well he brought back the 90’s but we’re not talking about the fashion… the models. Damn girls, you look fine!  He also gave a wink and nod (whassup) the the 90’s trend with leather chokers that mimicked RL’s signature western belts. We see you Ralph.  But don’t worry, he brought his arsenal of the classic RL style, played rugged accessories off feminine silhouettes, cruised into urban cowboy with the infusion of black and sequins, topped off models with low-brimmed cowboy hats and wowed our eyes with bold color against unexpected western accessories. Then to top it all off, the looks walked from the runway straight into stores. Pure. Genius. He, along with designers Tom Ford and Tommy Hilfiger, have switched to the see-now-buy-now format.. the in-season runway show. And we love it. Nothing is worse than pining over fashions for 6 months. And we bet the wallets were wide open!

 

J. Mendel

Texture play, exquisite materials and impeccable craftsmanship made for some jaw-dropping moments at the Gilles Mendel show. His show is like a beautifully composed and executed orchestral arrangement, hitting all notes in the range and working harmoniously. It’s that song you never want to end. Each verse carrying you away. Each piece was so beautiful and unique yet somehow spoke as one. Magical.

 

Michael Kors Collection

Kors’ gave his signature feminine/masculine plot line a twist with a touch of the 80’s…. “they were women who were provocative, very flirty, but also in control.” Welp, we just want to marry that sentence. Kors certainly understands the duality of women and well, for that, we love him…. and his collection. He plays his signature dichotomy beautifully with elements of feminine flirty to raw power executed in upbeat colors.

 

 

And in case you haven't had enough, it's London Fashion Week and it always thrills. *cancels work for the next week* ;)

xoxo



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