19 Sep NYFW SS17 HIGHLIGHTS
And here it is, the much awaited Fashion Month has arrived. The fashion bloggers came out of hiding, the editors put on a pair of sunglasses and the world awaited for New York to launch the start of the next wave of Spring/ Summer 2017 collections.
Rodarte let us delve into their fantasy world of continuous tulle, lace and sequins. The mysterious gothic pixie girls who dance in fields with flowers bound to their hair, were met with rodeo leather, extravagantly sized shearling jackets and A LOT of safety pins. The Mulleavy sisters were inspired by the Spanish film ‘Spirit of The Beehive’, a story based on two girls who go on an adventure to find a monster. The youthful vibes were evident through the chiffon skirts, embroidered pearls and chunky golden jewellery, and the dangerous monster came out to play with leather trousers stitched together with safety pins or studded leather jackets. The collection was mostly monochrome, but there came punches of vibrant colour to wake you up from the fantasy you became dazed in.
At the end of 2015, Jonathan Saunders stepped away from his eponymous label to head over to America to take over the reigns of DVF as chief creative officer. His task was to modernise the iconic brand with his special touch, and as the fashion industry awaited with eagerness for the unveiling of his first collection we were all blown away simultaneously. Saunders breathed a new life into the classics with his signature asymmetrical shapes, range of tailoring and play on prints and vibrant colours. All prints for this 30 look collection were custom made in-house to continue leading the way in sophistication in womenswear fashion. Though the legacy and pressure from the living founder weighed upon his shoulders, the Glasgow born Saunders triumphed all expectations creating the collection of a modern day woman’s dream.
Though Public School slipped away from the NYFW schedule, Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi took their positions as Creative Directors of DKNY as a priority. The inspiration behind the collection was a futuristic place called ‘Neo Soho’; basically foretelling what the street style aware kids will be wearing tomorrow. Having already completed multiple seasons at DKNY, the boys know what their audience want. The trend setting collection was made up of oversized jumpers, coats and blazers, reconstructed hoodies and simple tracksuits; either in blue, white, khaki or taupe. The stand out piece was the finale that saw all 40 models wear a boiler suit… Possible new trend alert? Though the collection may have been aimed at the ‘younger’ audience, it still paid tribute to Donna Karen’s ethos of easy clothing for working women.
Cover photo courtesy of NowFashion, by Elizabeth Pantaleo