This last week everyone’s eyes were on New York and New York Fashion Week. Numerous experienced and new designers presented their collections for the upcoming summer and spring 2017. I have picked out my favourite shows of this season including my personal highlights of each show.
The renowned British fashion icon has once again sparked the fashion world with her collection for SS17. Velvet and silk were a noticeable theme and red thread in the collection that stood out by radiating casual elegance. The combination of casual cuts and extravagant fabrics define Beckham’s collection. Especially the bags that practically melt together with the clothes are one of Victoria’s personal highlights. By combining the leisure patterns with protruding boots, a perfect contrast is created.
Probably the most hyped up show of this year’s NYFW and also the most talked about on social media was probably the Tommy Hilfiger show. The designer’s show can certainly be considered as one of the main events of this season, certainly also due to his collaboration with model Gigi Hadid, who obviously had the honour to open the show and walked alongside other models such as Taylor Hill and Hailey Baldwin. Hilfiger turned a part of New York into his own personalised pier and created a massive social event that is definitely going to be talked about for quite a while.
This year Tommy Hilfiger went all for the knee highs and over sized sweaters, keeping up the nautical theme. Blue, white and red, the colours one mainly associates with the brand, were omnipresent but loosened up by olive green coats and bombers which I am looking forward to wearing. My personal favourite was a studded leather jacket with TH’s initials that will hopefully soon find its way into my closet.
Reema Acra is definitely one of those designers one should keep an eye on. Pure elegance and a lot of floral embroidery defined this season’s collection and feeling like a princess has barely ever been this easy.
Rebecca Minkoff was this year’s definition of elegant street style. Not only did she shut down a whole street of New York for her show, she also did herself justice. Pimping a black outfit with a pop of colour here and there was taken to a whole new level and makes you wanna turn your home town streets into your personal runway. Camel coloured coats and floaty and soft fabrics were a main part of the collection.
Ralph Lauren is a classic and has been part of the fashion world as long as I can remember. This season’s collection was mixture of bold black and screaming colour, expressed by silky, flowing dresses and embroidered jackets.
Oscar de la Renta
The legacy of the fashion legend who will forever have a place in my heart has inspired the label to once again create something new and inspiring. Even though the label keeps sticking to his values there is still a breeze of fresh air that is going through the label.
Besides Elie Saab I have always had a soft spot for Marchesa. The label’s dresses are a dream come true every season and it’s always one of the shows I look forward to the most. I have never been disappointed and also this season’s collection has again mesmerized me with beautiful fabric and colour choices.
This year Marc Jacobs revealed his love for dreads as those were the main hair style of the SS17 that almost distracted a little bit from the most important part. With Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss and Gigi and Bella Hadid Jacobs had a squad of the most publicised models of the current fashion business representing his label and the beautiful theatre set up with thousands of light bulbs just added to the uniqueness of this season’s show.
A designer I didn’t know before this season’s NYFW but who has totally convinced me of his original work. As a lover of white clothing he totally managed to win me over and I can’t wait to see more of his work.
Another label I hadn’t really known a lot about but has a lot of potential. Clean cuts and light colours turn this label into a must have for SS17.
Alexander Wang never ceases to surprise me and also this season he managed to make me think about the enormous amount of creativity that man carries around in his head. His collection presents itself as very sporty but still feminine and sexy and radiates New York’s well known street style vibes.
Next on the schedule is LWF starting as of today. I’ll be spending the weekend in London updating you as best as I can.
(credits for the pictures and outfits go to the mentioned designers.)