It’s once again the time for one of the best parts of New York Fashion Week. More than 185 shows and three cities to go—NYFW is a wrap. There was a lot to see this week and you’re probably still catching up. So let us guide you through this year’s highlights from NYFW.
Phillip Lim did an amazing job by rethinking familiar items without overthinking anything. The clothes looked clear and awake, light and modern and absolutely wearable.
Anna Sui laser-cuts through the past, pulling references together for a beautiful collage that is at once nostalgic, modern, and a bit kooky. On the 50th anniversary of Summer of Love, this collection was a beautiful homage to hippie counter-culture. Layering pieces that were loose and forgiving brought some of the sexiest looks on the runway.
Coach had one of the most dynamic shows at New York Fashion Week. This American leather house presented a refreshing take on Americana. With pretty pastel slip dresses, ’70s-style leather jackets, gorgeous accessories, and glitter skirts – this collection have some serious party pieces that are sure to find favor with the stylish young people all over the world.
Oscar de la Renta also contributed to New York Fashion Week with some fun and artistic but still very elegant design. Although the show was met with mixed reviews and questions, we picked two evening gowns that will surely be seen on the red carpet this season.
Carolina Herrera collection was so upbeat and colorful. This show did a fair job in reminding us to minimize the weight of the heavy world and enjoy, even if in tiny beams, the instances that do count as a reason to smile. We saw big shoulders, tiny waists, a lot of movement in the skirt and a total run of the CMYK spectrum.
The Row fashion show was actually a breakfast presentation in the quiet, soothing confines of the Carlyle Hotel. Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen have built a thriving business on all things soft and dulcet at the Row. They did a romantic, dreamy and light collection where they refined their signature designs.
Zimmerman presented a collection of edgy floral prints, flared hems, ruffles, and slits at the thigh. Think flower-power chicks and boho surfer babes, though sexed up with the core Zimmermann flair.
Overall, the vibe of the New York shows was unstuffy, honest and refreshingly fun with whimsical, freeing design. Relieved of political messages, fashion shows carried diverse yet optimistic mood.
3.1 Phillip Lim