In a season where the biggest trend designers are showing their love in New York City, we’re collecting the standout moments of the season.
The styling was over-the-top, the clothes were everyday: v-neck sweaters in blue, maroon, camel; zipped knit toppers; cashmere pants left a little loose, and a lineup of great leather bags.
When Ralph decides to give a woman flowers, he doesn’t half-give it. It’s not in his vocabulary. He transformed the runway into a garden of greenery and orchids graceful stage from which he launched a collection of neutral-toned ready-to-wear, with such a great model line-up.
Gently tailored blazers and button-downs mixed with day dresses cut either crisp and architectural or silky and fluid and crochet dresses are what Lauren is famous for.
In a true mix of high-low, everyday meets chic glamour, the show ended on a silk parachute gown in a painterly floral worn open over a pair of slim jeans.
The fall runway Marchesa collection is always met with a certain amount of simplicity and elegance.
If there’s one thing a Michael Kors woman does well, it’s to look cool, calm and elegant in any situation. Kors’ runway also promoted diversity. Diversity of texture (fur, sequins, cashmere, leather, fringe) and silhouette (slinky, cocoon, fitted, tailored, high-waisted), but also models. There were girls of every color and creed, size and age. Well, relatively on the age.
Brandon Maxwell didn’t waste time. His first look out was a black leather mini on Model Joan Smalls. Legs for days countered by long sleeves and a covered-up schoolgirl collar. Fierce, confident, feminine, smart.
The show was full of jumpsuits and trousers with long wide legs; breathtakingly mini skirts and dresses; blouses and tops either cropped or carved out at the waist.
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The designers mentioned their goal was to show how different the collections were yet how they can be in the same family, and it worked.
Women on the red carpet are, in essence, exotic birds. Embroidery and a ton of drama are at least, worn in Hollywood. Elizabeth Kennedy, who specializes in evening wear made in her New York City atelier and translated her talent into saturated colors and layers of sequins and feathers.
Can you imagine that Jason Wu was barely known 10 years ago? Not until Michelle Obama wore his shouldered white gown to her first inauguration. He went from dressy dresses and cocktail fare to real life clothes. His Fall collection is full of knits and suits.
Donatella Versace moved her Versus show to somewhere sort of cool. Versace said recently that her daughter, Allegra, is a guiding light in the Versus team she oversees, which promises well for the house whatever the outcome of the rumors about its creative future.
For this show, Koma’s style is a bit changed. He said, “The starting point was this male war dress called the chokra, plus there is this very beautiful dance called the Kartuli—a dramatic clash between the male and the female.”
Siriano addressed both the political situation and the desire for attainable fashion in his own way. “The last couple months I needed a break, and driving through the park you feel like you’re in a dream,” he said backstage. “I wanted everyone out there to kind of take 20 minutes to just dream. There is a lot going on in the world, but for a moment you can take yourself out of it.”
Posen let his sculptural draping do the talking, or sculptural draping coupled with floral thread embroidery on technical mesh. His cotton Liberty print dresses continue to be popular, so he’s introduced new prints and silhouettes.
Fashion Weeks are probably the ultimate favorite thing for every fashion lover. Most of the pieces are so beautiful that they won’t wait for fall to be worn. May we watch more fashion shows, and discover the art of embroidery, details and fabrics!