New York fashion week is finally here again. The snow and freezing weather are no issue at all when it comes to the opportunity of seeing the upcoming fall fashions. Starting off with Calvin Klein, the brand now under the tenure of Raf Simons is quite delightful; it is really wonderful to see him again as I really adored his time at Dior. This time around it’s no different: he is really talented. Though the clothes shown are drastically different from his collections at Dior, I really liked it. From the defined structure of his suits to his recurring knee length hemline, it is a mixture of feminine but with an edge. And that yellow trench coat encased in plastic is an immediate mood booster.
It’s been 10 years since Jason Wu started his brand and I have to say this collection is one of my favorites. It has every aspect that I find really intriguing in fashion these days. I love his off-the-shoulder pieces but also his choice of texture and colors was exceptional. And that finale dress with strips of skin peeking out was so sophisticated and sexy rolled into one.
Jonathan Simkhai has been on my radar ever since the beginning of last year. And he does not disappoint. His clothes are very feminine in my opinion, but I really love that look anyway. I especially enjoy his dresses with the high slits and the off-the-shoulder look that puts the collarbone on full display.
Sies Marjan was bright and beautiful. The mini skirts with flowing trains were my favorite part. But I do have to say the robin egg’s blue look with the model’s complementary hair still remains one of my favorite looks.
Altuzarra was inspired by the Renaissance period of history. All the looks, complete with pearl headbands and dangly earrings, were quite a different side to the usual Altuzarra. And I really liked it. The velvet was beautiful, and I absolutely adore his rendition of the classic suit.
J. Crew. What can I say? Every single piece was something I covet and REALLY want to wear! So I just had to settle on my very favorites. But, really, Jenna Lyons is a genius because the clothes are so contemporary but so classic at the same time.
Proenza Schouler was its typical fierce and strong self. The clothes shellacked and cut out into different cut-outs was truly innovative.
I am quite surprised as to how much I adore Monse. This time around, the clothes were just incredible and wearable but very new too. I especially loved that velvet yellow flowing top with the black cigarette pants.
And now to Oscar de la Renta! The new creative directors (also the designers at Monse!) blew me away with their new take on the storied Oscar de la Renta house. I was so very impressed as they kept with the classic and feminine look but also made things interesting, especially, with the bright-red sash draped around one model’s waist with a heavily embroidered strapless top as well.
The Michael Kors Collection is always something to behold. The classic American designer can do no wrong in my book with his incredible, wearable, and extremely wonderful clothes. I loved the barely-there makeup paired with the glittering dresses sashaying down the runway with fringe shaking all about. So that about does it for New York Fashion Week. See you across the pond!