As we move along to the London and Milan Fashion Week, there’s no way to forget what happened in New York – the kick off to fashion month. We’ve put together a list of our favorite collections from this round, skipping winter and moving straight to spring.
Oscar de la Renta – With jubilant jean, superb splatter print, and opulent oversized shirts, Oscar is still mixing his well-known silhouettes with the new creative direction inspired by Lauren Kim and Fernando Garcia. Featuring tulle dresses, structured coats, and tapered pants, his couture collection shows off sequins, applique, and pretty primal prints which bring everything together in a way that only Oscar can.
Victoria Beckham – Brilliant light pink tones mixed with demure neutrals, the V.B. collection featured functional shirts, stylish suits, and luxurious layering. We especially enjoyed the sophisticated shift dresses and little pops of vibrant red that juxtaposed the ready-to-wear looks presented on the runway.
Alexander Wang – Wang Fest was in full force at this year’s NYFW. Opening the show, Wang introduced newbie Kaia Gerber followed by Suki Waterhouse, Bella Hadid, and Kendall Jenner. Meanwhile, he utilized a whole host of A-list models to sport his fun party dresses and hats, which perfectly punctuated his collection of shirts and pants that were split down the middle with black and white.
Public School – “Come Again” played loudly and proudly as this collection strutted its stuff along the busy streets of New York City. Cool street wear creatively mixed with plastic bags from your local bodegas melded seamlessly with layers of plaid, leather, and kitschy buckles to create a one-of-a-kind collection that immediately caught our attention.
Jason Wu – Despite the hustle and bustle of downtown NYC, a tranquil tropical island inspired this collection. With light linens and neutral fabrics featuring superb stripes and “Birds of Paradise” prints, Wu’s silk suits and slip dresses lent the show an easy, breezy ambience that swept us away.
Sally LaPointe – Soft met hard with this amazing collection which featured plenty of cozy sweaters and metallic dresses – a perfect mix of party and fall-inspired designs. With suede and leather fringe atop casual skirts and jackets, LaPointe’s use of various grommets and hardware was satisfyingly eye catching to say the least.
Zimmermann – We were huge fans of the girly v-neck dresses and two-piece suits that comprised the Zimmermann collection this time around. The tea party-inspired designs were reminiscent of vintage perfection, featuring puffy sleeves and dominant stripes – combined expertly to create a quirky, sexed-up, boho-surfer assortment that quickly became one of our favorites.
Maryam Nassir Zedeh – Ideal for the coming spring, this season’s Zedeh collection features the bright and sunny colors of lemon, watermelon, and honeydew, mixed and matched with tapered jeans, oversized accessories, sporty crop tops, and casual bralettes. Obviously, a little athleisure combined a lot of timeless trendiness can go a long way.
Delpozo – Pleats, ruffles, and romantic prints made up the Delpozo collection this season, with tons of bright white, ruby red, pretty pink, and tasteful turquoise molded together to form a striking display. Featuring loads of whimsical tulle and tons of patterned perfection, the dresses and skirts showcased by this designer gave us pause in the best way possible.
Marchesa – Known for the creation of evening wear in the most fabulous degree, Marchesa surprised us this season with an updated couture collection that was fit for runway royalty. Intricate flair layered atop luxurious embellishments and floral appliques were only the start, with an end as brazen as the red, black, and champagne colors chosen for the show.
Marc Jacobs – Our expectations of Marc Jacobs were high yet none of them fell short this season, due to his flamboyant collection featuring hair turbans, oversized coats, gloves, and glamour. With “Free the Nipple” written all over the presentation, lovely layers were still expertly woven into the tapestry of his work. Truly a genius designer, this collection closed the NYFW once again and, as always, was the best.
Yours in Style,
Lauren Cecchi New York
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