New York Fashion Week was quite the event the past eight days. Many of those in the “fashion world” were ill with the flu going into fashion week, and if that weren’t enough, those who attended despite sickness, had to endure snowstorm “Nemo”. It amazes me how chic and poised they all looked in street-style photos, despite everything else that was going on. In my opinion, they were rewarded for their efforts with some simply
amazing shows this season.
And without further adieu, here are my top five favorite shows from NYFW:
I think it is safe to say that Gurung’s show was my favorite so far this season. I’m always a sucker for a military inspired collection, not to mention look at those boots — just look at them. How can you not fawn over those? They’re just beyond amazing. Although the pieces themselves are impeccable, I really adore the small details in each one.
The buckles, cut-outs, draping, and mix of textures really made this collection a standout for me. If I could own that top coat with the fur accents, my quality of life would most certainly skyrocket through the roof.
The two-man dream team behind Proenza Schouler really surprised me this season. They really scaled back from their bright, in-your-face prints, and went with a more basic, structured look — a nod to haute couture days of yore. Simply because the collection is more understated than usual certainly does not mean it lacked in wow factor. The simplicity in color scheme is absolutely stunning — it allows me to really focus on the texture and structure of each look. And let’s not forget the shoes, they are so dainty and feminine — a refreshing departure from chunky statement heels. Well done boys.
Oscar De La Renta
Oscar’s show was easily one of the most anticipated shows this season, not only because he always delivers a beautiful line-up, but because John Galliano, the former creative director of Dior, worked in-house with Oscar on this collection. No one seems to be sure how much Galliano actually contributed, but it’s clear he had an influence. This collection was rather bold for Oscar. It had a much younger vibe to it, which I rather enjoyed. The new “Oscar girl” is more flirtatious and daring, which was shown through the adorable hats and the ultra sexy, shear, nude and black gown. C’est magnifique!
It would appear fur is making a comeback, case in point: Alexander Wang’s boxing inspired collection. With models clad in fur gloves, we are transported into Wang’s bizarre, dark fantasy world. I happily took the journey with him more than once, seeing as I have viewed this collection countless times now. Everything on the runway looks incredibly soft, and incredibly fuzzy. This collection certainly isn’t for the everyday girl next door, and that seems to be Wang’s goal with just about anything he designs, which makes him all the more alluring.
And last but not least, we arrive at Jason Wu’s powerful, feminine collection. It is rather obvious that his collection is meant to empower women, which was shown through not only his stark contrast of black, white, and the occasional red, but by his pant suits and buttoned up collars. My favorite piece was the belted, all-white fur coat shown below. By the end of the show Wu got back to his roots with flowing gowns and sheer detailing,
and what’s not to love about that?
All photos courtesy of Style.com.