Manhattan, you certainly are a dream – NY Fashion Week has come and gone and I am seriously depressed. After one glorious fashion-filled week, I bid adieu to the Big Apple already counting down the days until next year’s festivities. But before I return to reality just yet, I wanted to share Part 2 of my fave NYFW shows.
BRB – Wake me up when it’s September 2017.
Pulling inspiration from the bold, discovering time of the 70s, Son Jung Wan’s has created an exuberant Spring/Summer line. Her playful mix of bright colors, feminine silhouettes, and bold patterns takes us back in time to the glamour and excitement of the era. The sexy color palette, ranging from fiery red leather to shimmering teal metallic, was flirty and sassy.
All 31 of Jenny Packham’s were inspired by 31 different women and their unique style. Asked from them all having different looks and appearances, they do have one thing in common: they are all strong and confident. Among the designs, 2 were inspired by Blake Lively and Jennifer Lawrence. From killer jumpsuits and glamorous gold sequins gowns, Jenny’s collection embodies the presence of independent woman.
Pale blue satins, sage green pleats and mandarin orange accents gracefully took the stage. Vivienne Hu’s RTW collection plays largely off of the 90’s with present-day feel. For the contemporary business woman who wants to feel good and look good, this collection is made up of modest skirts, flirty two-piece sets, and plenty of blazer styles for a professional and stylish look.
Katty Xiomara’s SS17 collection is inspired by the great maritime power that Portugal was in the 15th century. Colors reflect the depths of the sea, Lace reinterprets fishing nets, and maritime motifs are reimagined in embroidery and laser cut outs. From this combination of ideas emerge a spontaneous bond between sophistication and simplicity with a sweet touch of urbanity, where nostalgia is approached with a fresh sense of modernity.
Necklines, necklines, necklines! Designer Leanne Marshall took advantage of society’s contemporary neckline fashion trend and made it the focal point of her new line. One-shoulder, halter, criss-cross and more. In soft blushes, indigos, and mauves, the dresses had flowing silhouettes and intricate details.
In 1983, Dennis Basso introduced furs as another chic trimming for RTW gowns. Today he still brings that same glamorous feel to his SS17 line. In sinuous silhouettes, elegant colorations and patterns, the evening gowns are trimmed with sequins, jewels, fringe and fur. For the last 30+ years Dennis has been ensuring influential women feel confident and beautiful, no matter what generation.
Twenty years later, this designer has truly made every woman feel like a princess. Monique Lhuillier debuted her first collection in 1996 and since then has taken the world by storm. In celebrating spring, her SS17 Ready-to-Wear collection is a cotton-candy palette with enchanting silhouettes. Watching this show was like being dropped into a storybook. From the mini heart-shaped sequins and the bejeweled embellishments, this fantasy-princess element was apparent in every aspect of the line.