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18 Sep Highlights from NYFW SS16

“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future… This is known as Fashion Week” – Carrie Bradshaw

Here it is, the very much awaited Fashion Week. New York opened their doors onto the world to let us catch a glimpse at the ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2016 Collections. Over the past week we have been spoilt by over 70 of these shows, and each having been completely different from the other.

The man who cannot be tamed, Jeremy Scott, produced another stand out collection. He was inspired by the “cool kids in the Eighties: The Lower East Side, Mud Club, CBGB madness, early John Waters films” Jeremy said. The models hair and makeup looked like they had stepped out of the set of ‘Hairspray’ with beehive styled up-do’s and thick mascara. His collection included psychedelic patterns and block colour, black fishnet tights, tiled ensembles, cartoon prints and plastic chainmail. Jeremy also partnered up with footwear brand, Melissa Shoes, to produce a plastic footwear line inspired by inflatable swim toys.

Riccardo Tisci moved Givenchy for the first time ever from Paris Fashion Week to New York Fashion Week. This show marked a decade of Tisci being at the French brand; he revamped some of his previous looks from his time at the house. The show’s backdrop had two lights beaming in the distance in memory of 9/11. The set of the show was all recycled, and many of those present at the show were college fashion students invited by Ricardo. The collection was full of lace, sheers, tuxedos and silk. He designed dressing-gown type coats, loosely fitting trousers, frocks and tulle gowns.

Opening Ceremony had us all fooled when it came to their show. The collection was an architectural take on fashion, with fringed skirts, patchwork denim skirts, oversized patterned coats and silk two-pieces with pyjama styled trousers. The brand’s creative directors, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, hired not just models but the dancers from the New York City Ballet; turning the tables of the catwalk norm. The dance began when one model pretended to fall however this was the trigger to the choreographed dance that proceeded.

Alexander Wang celebrated ten years of his eponymous brand. In this Spring/Summer collection he went returned back to his street roots while incorporating an all-American theme. The Alexander Wang sports luxe was met with fringed leather jackets, baseball stitching and night-time silk slip on dresses.

NYFW came to an end with a bang! The Marc Jacobs show was the last one from this city, and it was definitely worth the wait. He hired the Ziegfeld Theatre to host the show. His 61 look collection was filled to the rim with colour, detail and embroidery giving us the best party dresses and outfits for the coming year. The new American IT girl, Emily Ratajkowski, made her first ever catwalk debut wearing a nautical ring-master like outfit. The model line-up was a treat with Kendall Jenner, Adriana Lima, Joan Smalls and Beth Ditto walking among many others.

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