Ah New York Fashion Week. The most fabulously anticipated fashion event of the year has me, yet again, star struck and in awe over some of the world’s most talented designers. While there are still two days left, I wanted to post a quick roundup of my favorite looks from some of the shows this past weekend. From the floral + geometric print dresses from Dan Liu, to the ruffle craze of Nicole Miller’s line, it’s safe to say that I am already looking forward to SS17.
So here’s the low down on my NY Fashion Week(end) and what to expect for next spring + summer. (Disclaimer: this post contains some seriously HAUTE designs and may officially transform you into a Fashionaholic!)
Michelle Smith has done it again. Pulling inspiration from her Parisian training, the designer’s impeccable eye for detail and use of luxurious materials has made her a global sensation. This season’s line highlights typically-feminine silhouettes in boxy-shapes. From off-the-shoulder blouses to mid-riff bearing culottes the MILLY collection is bold and feminine for the contemporary woman.
Italian designer, Francesca Liberatore, returned to NYFW with a vibrant line. The collection combines fall/winter and spring/summer to create a transitional line. What started with solid colored over coats and dresses reminiscent of cooler weather quickly transitioned into vibrant springy tones with flowing bodices.
The ever-talented Nicole Miller has once again created a truly whimsical line. Inspired by Panamanian craftsmanship and contemporary New York fashion, the designer combines geometrical patterns with modern silhouettes in her SS17 collection. This fusion of cultures has been seamlessly merged proving just how small our world really is.
Katie Gallagher’s SS17 line stayed true to her mysterious designs and unveiled her third all-black collection. With Swiss Dot sheer jackets with delicate lace and pony fur, English tulle skirts and tops feature embroidered hearts, dots and crosses, Gallagher has managed to push the boundaries of fashion yet again and combine such heavy themes with utterly whimsical designs.
Dan Liu managed to make bustling New York feel like romantic Paris. As I walked into the show, I found espressos and French pastries with beautiful roses around the room. And the whimsical feel didn’t stop there. Dan Liu’s SS17 collection, New Path, was in true form of Parisian romance and elegance. French melodies filled the air while shimmering red dresses with hints of gold and white floral tea-length skirts hit the runway. Each piece was the epitome of sophistication and elegance.
Muted colors and flowing silhouettes made up Jill Stuart’s SS17 line. An array of ditsy floral dresses and geometric patterned skirts gracefully took the runway. The lightweight materials drape from the body. With a bit of a 90s feel, these unique pieces are perfect for spring!