This fashion week was full of rain and snow in New York City. A few designers chose not to participate this season due to the exhaustion of doing six shows a year. Others stuck it out and continued to make elaborate shows like Tommy Hilfiger and his rendition of a Titantic-like cruise liner. The 70s’ still continued to be a trend in the Calvin Klein suede suits and Michael Kor’s fringe pants. The re-resurgence of the 90’s was also very apparent in DKNY and Fenty Rihanna X Puma grunge looks. Let’s not forget the goth magic of Marc Jacobs last night. This season metallics were all over the runway from Diane von Furstenberg to Opening Ceremony. Below I have featured some of my favorite shows from this week and what I think they are doing right. Feel free to comment your favorite shows of the week.
I have to start with my favorite designer of course. Rodarte continues to impress me. Their look is always romantic and on the verge of grunge. I love the textures that they use. From leather to lace to fur they really know how to make a cohesive look. Check out the shoes on these girls. They are so intricate and detailed. That fur coat is also to die for. All I have to say is “Bravo!”
Rosie Assoulin amazed with her voluminous ensembles ranging from dresses to pants to jumpsuits. The bold color and draping of the clothing was gorgeous. The construction and silhouette creativity was very apparent in her presentation. The whole presentation had a very colorful “Frida” vibe.
Jonathan Simkhai absolutely blew me away. He was the winner of the Vogue Fashion Fund in November and really proved himself this fashion week. Three words: lace, fringe, and fur. I guess you can say I’m a sucker for texture. The lace patterns that Simkhai used were so intricate which were then mixed with fur or fringe in most cases. The textured pieces were amazing to look at. Clearly I was drawn to his white ensembles. Two major thumbs up.
Delpozo is also one of my favorites continually. The vibrant colors and the structured pieces are beautiful. They are feminine and bright with intricate appliques. Of course my favorites were all the layered jumpsuits and pant suits. If I could compare their collection to a food, it would be a macaroon: refined, delicious, and vibrant. It is mesmerizing to watch.