It’s always exciting when our favorite time of year comes around – New York Fashion Week. This year, we didn’t get to attend as many shows as we usually do, but Vogue kept us up-to-date with the latest and greatest. Instead of giving a full recap of NYFW, we decided to keep it simple and share only the highlights. After all, this year’s runway was like none in the past.
Coach blew the audience away with huge cars stacked up in the middle of the runway as the models sauntered around it. Leather and denim encrusted jackets juxtaposed by sheer skirts with fringe were the stars of the Coach collection. All looks were carefully tied together with urban touches of camo and metal studding for a ready-to-wear look that continually defines the Coach brand.
Wang surprised everyone at NYFW this year, with what she herself described simply as “black, black, and black.” Typically known for the stunning neutrals in her one-of-a-kind bridal collections, Wang instead presented dark and dramatic looks featuring corseted jackets, extended sleeves, peplum shorts, and off-the-shoulder silhouettes. Staying true to her romantic undertones, Wang’s shadowy show provided a much-needed juxtaposition to the otherwise bright and sunny runway.
As the show that everyone attended, we couldn’t miss getting a peek at Alexander Wang’s unique take on everyday fashion. Aesthetically (and literally) flipping and deconstructing casual street wear, A. Wang was able to bring new meaning to chilling in style. His captivating collection featured simple button-downs, pinstripes, black-on-neon, mid-drifts, and shorts all pulled together with understated flats.
Pushing the limits of fashion, Proenza Schouler used brazen color blocking and futuristic yet tribal-harkening pattern play to accentuate beautiful silhouettes. LCNY had the pleasure of seeing them in the studio and it was unbelievable to gaze at the collection first-hand and to hear about its inspiration. The collection’s most directional pieces included asymmetrical skirts, oversized tees, and peplum-like double-breasted blazers that certainly caught the attention of Dior fans.
Known for her ability to push the envelope while still keeping things simple, Rosie Assoulin’s cheery, beachy collection was apparently inspired by the First Lady’s words, “When they go low, we go high.” Assoulin took a less-than-idyllic concept and contrasted it against delightfully sublime pieces, creating a picturesque show which included wide-leg culottes, picnic plaid, lurex sundresses, coral trousers, and smocked tops with ruffles and fringe.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
With such an iconic point-of-view, Oscar de la Renta can practically do no wrong. Fine safari jackets over peasant dresses were enough to win our love, but when the designers sent out models wearing embroidered and beaded perfections such as knit skirt suits done in cayenne red paired with bejeweled sandals we nearly fainted. Not as refined as we’d expect from Oscar, yet still breathtaking, this year’s collection certainly made an understated impression.
Ladylike denim beauties were the highlight of Caroline Herrera’s NYFW collection this year. Dreamy and fantastical, the beautiful shapes and silhouettes of the models were emphasized by the flawless forms presenting bold black and white stripes. With a keen and clever mixture of past and present trends, Herrera masterfully updated and glamourized familiar pieces from the effortless fashion archives.
Classic perfection as always, VB left onlookers guessing about her next move after this year’s NYFW. Her more relaxed approach to fashion is definitely getting noticed, as she presented luscious, color-soaked, silken and deconstructed dresses usually draped over flat knee-high leather or canvas boots. She even made an appearance on the runway at the end of the show wearing flats.
TOMMY HILFIGER x GIGI HADID COLLAB
True to character, the Tommy x Gigi Collab lineup this year was a mix of the expected familiarity and unexpected creativity. Logo-inspired button-downs, sweater dresses, and preparatory-esque pieces kept this classic collection interesting for the entire show.
Jason Wu, who is otherwise known for his passive pallet and reserved sophistication, brought out a more-than-vibrant collection this season. Presenting silky sleeveless dresses, neon colors, wispy metallic materials, and an abundance of floral, Wu’s collection, with its tulle dresses and dramatic embroidery, were no less than exuberating to this year’s audience.
If the bright orange and turquoise color combo didn’t catch anyone’s attention, then the fact that Christian Siriano presented his collection on models of all shapes and sizes most certainly did. We appreciate him for dressing every woman. His fashions were inspirational to say the very least, featuring flared midis, beautiful beading, and robe dresses that are designed to highlight the most attractive features on any silhouette.
After the Marc Jacobs show we were left wondering whether people would actually wear the collection? Featuring colorful dreadlocks, distressed denim, and sky-high platform heels, this year’s brazen combination of sparkle, snakeskin, and satin was a shock to the system. None-the-less, Jacobs’ presentation was a show-stopping rave of haute couture pieces mixed with otherwise commercially-inspired fashions, including rainbow-patterned holographic sequins and army jackets if you can imagine it.
Structured yet somehow whimsical, Delpozo’s collection at the NYFW this year was a color dream as always. Beautifully placed arcs and curves complimenting his lovely and sophisticated pieces are what have made Delpozo a force to be reckoned with in today’s fashion industry. Charming and imaginative, the strikingly perfect contrast of a Delpozo ensemble inspired thoughts in us of the most delicate origami.
I know we had a lot of favorites but we couldn’t choose one! Let us know your favorite Spring/Summer 2017 collection from NYFW by commenting below. All photos are from Vogue.com
Yours in Style,
Lauren Cecchi New York
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