Although experiencing fashion week from the front row of your favourite shows is extraordinary, watching the live stream whilst tucked up in bed with snacks can also have its own charm, what a time to be alive!
Here are my two cents on a few of my favourite shows from New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2017.
Noon By Noor (08/09):
– The collection is very feminine and whimsical, it proves that bare shoulders, crop tops , flats and the pyjama trends are not going anywhere. Sheer pieces layered over plain dresses and Brassieres added dimension and a cool factor. Loved the colours, and especially the gorgeous metallic duster coat!
Marissa Webb (08/09):
– Leather was paired with soft silky tops and ruffles. The collection showed sleek sophisticated women strutting down the runway on gorgeous high heels. The pops of neon here and there added youth and freshness. Also, that jumpsuit is what dreams are made of.
– A sexy pirate is what comes to mind after seeing this beautiful collection. Lace and tulle were layered to create movement and give the looks life. The off-the-shoulder element is still going strong. I adore the high-waisted trousers.
Thakoon (08/09) -RTW-:
– A mix of different fabrics, from deconstructed knits and buffalo plaid to flirty dresses and men’s wear-inspired prints, this is easy layering at its finest. That golden yellow dress added a pop of colour to the collection.
Jason Wu (09/09):
– Absolutely love the hint of elegant sportswear in this collection, all whilst keeping it feminine and modern. Sheer fabrics are still going strong as well as bare shoulders. Coral lips and fluorescent yellow brought some colour to the collection. The main piece would probably be the colourful dress that definitely took my breath away.
– I dore the bit of lace peeking through the shoulders and midriffs. The pompoms hanging from the shoulders are also very flattering and cute. The attention to detail and feminine cuts are impeccable.
Christian Siriano (10/09):
– Christian’s collections are always bound to have colour, dramatic dresses and, most importantly, diversity when it comes to models’ shapes and ethnicities, which is a much-needed factor in this day and age.
The tangerine and blue pieces brought life to this collection, and the heels were definitely attention seekers.
Jonathan Simkhai (10/09):
– Heavy embroidery and beading were the focus of this collection. Chokers, naked dresses, high-slits and cutouts were also present. The pair of high-waisted trousers with the gorgeous beads definitely made my heart skip a beat.
Alexander Wang (10/09):
– Deconstructed wardrobe basics, lace trimmed pinstriped tailoring, lingerie-inspired items and sportswear gave the collection an amazingly cool factor that Alexander is known to master. I love the floral pieces as much as the metallic ones paired with sandals or flipflops. The designer’s Californian origins were visible in the slogan tees and surf inspired pieces. The show ended by unveiling Alexander Wang’s much anticipated collaboration with Adidas.
Victoria Beckham (11/09):
– Only Victoria can make knee-highboots and crushed silk velvet work for spring. A new handbag was also shown that resembles the Gabriella Hearst ones we’ve been seeing on Instagram. The collection included a modern take on button-downs, comfortable flats and bras peeking through. It’s interesting to see how Victoria’s collections have changed throughout the years, going from constructed, geometric and minimal silhouettes to more laid-back pieces.
– Can I buy every single piece please?
I love the classic pieces one can wear over and over again. The voluminous gossamer trousers are very flattering and the cute sheer tops are perfect for layering. Also, the diversity of the models made everything look more natural and real.
– Pineapples, cherries, lemons, blueberries..the colour pattern was definitely joyful, which was Joseph Altuzzara’s aim. Delicate ruffles and cinched waists made the pieces look flirty, whilst the python skin gave them some edge. The tiny Brassieres were adorable, as were the socks with cherry motifs.
Prabal Gurung (11/09):
– The collection had a relaxed feeling to it, with fluid dresses made of silk cady, to oversized sweaters and coats. I love how slogans stood out more with the shimmer and embroidery.
Two dresses covered in glitter and tassles, one in navy and the other one in purple, were absolutely stunning. Statement earrings stood out, as did the final elegant black trouser suit in the end.
Jeremy Scott (12/09):
– Jeremy’s shows are always fun and unpredictable, and this one was no exception. Drawing his inspiration from the East Village in the eightees, fluro coloured pieces dominated the runway. Sequins, leather and sweatshirts were combined to create slender and sensual looks.
I particularly loved the leather Brassieres and a beautiful pleted mini. The heels didn’t disappoint eaither.
Oscar De La Renta (12/09):
– One of my favourite evening gowns are ODLR’s. They always ooze femininity and are bound to be show-stoppers. This collection was designed by the studio team, they selected the most Oscar-esque pieces to show and made a damn good collection.
Cocktail and evening dresses were very feminine with a fluid shape due to the beautiful peacock, lamé and silk fabrics, amongst others. The golden lamé pieces were definitely my favourite, as well as the gorgeous chandelier earrings and jewel like flat sandals.
Zac Posen (12/09):
– Zac does structured gowns like no other. I mean, who could forget Claire Danes’s Met Gala glow-in-the-dark gown? This is the first s/s collection I’ve seen and it’s quite beautiful. The flat gladiator sandals gave the delicate dresses a more daring look. I love the folds on the hips of that salmon coloured dress. Everything looked neat and unique, as one would expect from Zac Posen.
– This collection was inspired by bees, and once that’s pointed out, one can easily see the similarities, from the fabric used to the safety pins alongside the trousers that mimic a bees sting. Gothis touches were added in the form of black leather beads, boots and dark colours to balance out the excessive femininity. The golden patterns on one of the tops were gorgeous, as were the high-waisted trousers, of course.
– A modern day princess is what jumps into mind when seeing the collection. Lots of dreamy fabrics such as Chantilly lace, chiffon and tulle were used to give the gorgeous pieces a delicate look. I love the stunning details on each dress as well as the sparkly sandals that completed the whole magical look.
Narciso Rodriguez (13/09):
– Streamlined designs, slick and minimalistic in a very modern way. Contradicting the craziness of New York, the collection brought serenity and calmness, whilst still maintaining originality and sophistication.
I love how every piece can be worn with both flats as well as heels. The pop of orange and metal rings on some pieces, as well as the pattern of city lights were stunning.
Michael Kors (14/09):
– Staying true to his feminine/masculine look, the cllection consists d of flirty, flounced skirts with a pop of colour on one hand, and high-waisted men’s style trousers on the other. Bare midriffs and cute Brassieres were also going strong. Although the clothes were stunning, the live music performed by Rufus Wainright was probably the highlight of the morning, leaving everyone in high spirits to tackle the rest of their day.
Naeem Khan (14/09):
– Although the ball gowns shown in this collection are not my favourite, this is the king of the red carpet. The rest of the dresses with sequins and intricate details with beautiful florals were definitely up my alley.
– These two designers know what’s up. I mean, I literally got goosebumps from almost every single dress. Inspired by the stunning skies from dusk until dawn, the colour palette is so dreamy it almost looks unreal. The pink and lilac fabrics as well as the mesmerizing gold and black shimmers are from another world. I absolutely cannot wait to see these amazing creations on the red carpet as is usually, and unsurprisingly, the case for Marchesa creations.
Marc Jacobs (15/09):
– As expected, Marc ended fasjion week with a bang. I loved the setting with the beautiful lamps in a sea of darkness, and subtle smoke that added more drama to the already dramatic outfits. The collection was Marc’s version of a rave party, with dreads and an eccentric mood that definitely gave that impression. I loved the liaquorice motifs on some pices, as well as the metallic coat and tiny shorts. This collection also proved the well earned position of Marc as a crazy talented designer within the industry.