Always a favorite…Tom Ford was the first to show and definitely set the standard for the week! So many showstopping styles and jawdropping runways…it’s amazing they can fit them all in just one week!
New York Fashion Week is quickly coming to a close, and as usual it did not disappoint! I must say as someone who attended NYFW for about 20 years, it does feel a little awkward to be watching from afar. However, times they are a changing and watching it from the comfort of my own computer does make it easier, if not, admittedly, a little less exciting!
It has been fun to watch many of the ‘outside-the-box’ ways that designers are choosing to show their collections. Having come a far cry from my days there of Bryant Park and Lincoln Center, the creative touches that are being reached to offer lots of fun for the attendees has ranged from sites all around the city. With designers of varied backgrounds debuting their Spring/Summer collections, the week has been full of innovation and creative genius. The color palettes and fabric choices were each unique, but all left us wanting so much more!
We’re highlighting some of our favorite designers and runway collection from the past five days that will be guaranteed to leave you dreaming of the spring season to come, even if Fall has barely hit the stores!
“I became a designer because I wanted to make men and women feel more beautiful and to empower them with a feeling of confidence”. This was written in Tom Ford‘s show notes from his runway show Wednesday night, that kicked off NYFW. After looking through this collection, it is safe to say the designer has succeeded! Plunging necklines, curve hugging silhouettes and daring materials (lace, faux gator, feathers…oh my!) filled the runway in black, white, neutrals and most eye-catching of all- animal print! With star power like Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Henry Golding and Cardi B in the audience, it really shows that Ford’s classic glamour is good for all!
Though Tory Burch showed her collection in the New York staple, Cooper Hewitt Museum, to a high celebrity crowd, she transported her audience to places far and wide. Taking inspiration from her adventure-seeking parents, Burch drew from the essences of the likes of Paris, Greece, Morocco and Spain. The looks were a mix of relaxed shapes and safari shirts in neutrals and bright pops of colors. Each piece was inspired by items that the designer’s parents brought back from their travels, which instilled a proper feeling of wanderlust all throughout the air.
It was the first runway show for the Kate Spade brand since founder Kate Spade‘s passing, and new creative director, Nicola Glass honored her in the most respectful of ways. Though the late-designer left her namesake label in 2007, she was present in the energy of the show, through-and-through. Notecards were placed on each seat with the words “She left a little sparkle everywhere she went” and the show did just that (literally!) with glitter lining the runway. Bold prints in bright colors shown on silhouettes perfect for the can-do woman on the go made the show. Glass went even further in reviving the brand’s roots, by bringing back their nylon ‘it-bags’ of the 90’s. It is safe to say the brand we all love is in good hands with Glass promising:
“Everything I do with the team is a legacy to Kate and her spirit”.
Take one look at Christian Siriano‘s total collection you’re instantly transported to the jungle. With animal prints in leopard, zebra and python galore and colors so bright they rivaled the birds of the rainforest, it was easy to get lost in Siriano‘s dream world. Each look left you hating to look away but eager to see just what he would send down the runway next. The always outspoken designer was vigilant “to support all these different types of people, cultures, and women”. With women of all races and body types Siriano presented arguably THE most inclusive runway of NYFW.
Need more even more for your fashion week fix? We’e promising some more to follow…..after all, how could we not talk about Ralph’s 50th or Wes Gordon’s debut at Carolina Herrera?! Stay tuned. You can also check out the dates for the top fashion weeks around the world, below:
London Fashion Week || September 14th-18th
Milan Fashion Week || September 19th-25th
Paris Fashion Week || September 25th-October 3rd
New York Fashion Week: Bridal || October 4th – 7th
Feature Image courtesy of @jaceyduprie
Runway images courtesy of Vogue Runway