NYFW SS17 Speedy Reviews Of 15 Shows We Loved
This past week has been big and a beautiful start to the exciting month of Fashion! Let’s do a quick recap of 15 of our favourite shows from NYFW SS17 and stay up to date on trends for the next spring season.
NYFW SS17 Speedy Reviews Of 15 Shows We Loved
Marc Jacobs organised a rave at New York Fashion Week, they set up had an elevated stage and above were thousands of little lights hanging. The models couldn’t have looked any taller, they probably touched 7 feet during this show as they were wearing platforms that were very high. The look that Jacob’s models had for their hair was multi-coloured dreadlocks and they looked super funky! He has merged in lower-priced line with his main line and because of that there has been a big spread of styles. During the show we saw sparkle, satin, snakeskin and army jackets. Along with this metallic was seen a lot in the pants as well as jackets, but what really stood out was that crocheted cardigan that had feathers coming out at the shoulders.
The master fabric architect Josep Font showed his version of Palm Beach at NYFW this year. His designs exist outside the bounds of usual clothing constructions. He took his inspiration from the Spanish Impressionist Joaquín Sorolla and contemporary artist Soo Sunny Park. We saw metallic floral jacquard, trousers nipped at the waist and a good variety of crocheted open knits. We particularly loved the big sleeves and perhaps one of the new trends for next spring: big earrings that fall down onto your chest like a giant jellyfish.
Tory Burch put up a collection that is not just wearable but also fun to wear, it was a nautical collection with a lot of silk. There were some beautiful green cardigans, smoking jackets, beaded skirts, nautical sweaters (one literally has the word Ahoy printed all over), batik-printed twill and pearls! Burch related this collection to the 1960s “hostess chic” and “cool prep”.
The Boss show was inspired by David Hockney’s paintings, it was as if you were diving into the canvas. There was nothing extremely challenging about the clothes, all signature looks of Boss. Sundresses, soft tailoring, lace and safari-inspired lightweight outerwear. There were some perfect warm-weather looks that came out of this show with a pop of color. Graphic prints of florals were seen on elegant lace evening dresses and the abstract embroideries on sheer tops were very interesting.
Zimmerman who grew up in the suburbs and used to make a lot of her outfits on her own said the overall feel of the collection is “kind of sexy pirate”. RUFFLES, RUFFLES, RUFFLES – lots of them were seen on the runway with lace, tulle, layers, prints and details. This fun playful feminine look was beautiful with plenty shapes being created in the silhouettes and the pajama pant was a favourite!
Michael Kors gave his signature feminine/masculine looks this year at NYFW. He has some nipped-waist dresses and peephole-neck jumpsuits in floral prints. Along with this belted pant suits and twill trench were also seen. The colours were perfect for spring, very fun and bright pinks and lime green that were broken with black, white and navy. He also sent out two versions of a “Love” sweater which was brilliant.
Like many other designers this week at NYFW, Joesph Altuzarra also wanted something that felt happy, joyous, flirty and fun! We saw the python print on the runway, and a number of fruit prints on the clothes. There were fruits such as cherry, lemon, pineapple that decorated everything from the knits to embroidered evening dresses. Bra’s have been a trend during this fashion week and he showed us some ruffled bra tops.
“It’s the idea of an endless summer,” said Felipe Oliveira Baptista of his men’s and women’s Spring Lacoste collection “and all of the things I like about the season—ease, comfort, a natural state.” He took on a more metropolitan look this time, but was still athletic. In a couple of pieces they washed the piqué so that it looked like you have had it for a long time and my particular favourite was the long piqué dress. Hoods were seen throughout the show, a couple of high-waisted sweatpants and oversized coats.
Lee showcased a good number of outerwear staples this year, the trench coat and the anorak. The trench coat had styling elements with the belt and the anoraks with the long, parachute-like backs. He worked with shiny fabrics, sequins and the pleated effect this year where with the pleats he created a look that gave the clothes some weight and volume.
The inspiration for the entire collection was the sky and the colours that appear in the sky from dusk to dawn, which means lilac, light blue and blush pink were the prominent colours in the collection. They are known for their gowns and evening wear dresses, and this year we saw layers of tulle, fringing and dripping embellishments on the dresses. The 3-D floral finishings were absolutely delicate and beautiful.
The Zac Posen that is known for his signature gowns took inspiration from those gowns and brought them into more day looks. We saw some very cool motorbike pants and jackets. There were still however some dresses that had architecturally floating hemlines, suspended away from the body.
One of my favourite collections for sure! This year Carolina Herrera was celebrating her 35th anniversary in business and her Spring collection was all about her experience. She refreshed the highlights over the years for “the women of today”. Evening gowns were the main focus in her line and she took inspiration from a gingham blouse she used to wear all the time and turned it into a beautiful shoulderless dress. We also saw metallic brocades, denim dresses, knitted tops and tulle skirts. (All the models were in flat shoes!)
The clothes brought a huge amount of energy on the runway! Maxwell’s previous gowns used to be relatively covered-up and statement-making but this year he offered more sexiness and sharp silhouettes. He introduced two colours which are perhaps becoming a signature: an olive colorway and a petal pink.
He is known for his beautifully embellished ball gowns and his mastery of embroidery! During Naeem Khan’s NYFW show we saw a one shouldered gown with a cape, a parachute dress, crochet gowns and a voluminous ball gown. The colors seen throughout the collection were red, blue, black and white. This was a Naeem Khan show and you have to talk about the embroidery, there was a hand-embroidered floral gown that had a layer of tulle hand-beaded with sequins that was stunning! We are very sure we will be seeing his gowns on the red carpet very soon.
Osborne and Chow the design duo took a futurism take on the collection in order to advance DKNY signatures – the pinstripe tailoring, activewear elements and modular separates. The highlight of the collection were the pieces with the hoodie and the anorak that ran through most of the line. This show hinted at an aesthetics of collectivity and we loved every single look!