You Haven’t Forgotten New York Fashion Week, Have You?
Sophie Lau recaps the highlights of 2015’s September New York Fashion Week, picking her favourite designers and looks. The question is: who is your favourite?
As you probably know, we’re well into London Fashion Week right now! I think its about time we recap the best SS16 shows and looks during New York Fashion Week, in case any of you missed it. (Don’t worry, a follow up on London will appear very shortly).
Jason Wu presented a collection which juxtaposed classic, glamorous silhouettes with edgy style-lines and modern fabrics. There was a huge emphasis on texture, ranging from delicate lace to ornate ruffles, however every piece was distinctly ready-to-wear.
Givenchy’s show, falling on September 11th, was a forceful reminder of unity and inclusion. Recycled material and debris were used, reminding us of beauty in the aftermath of destruction and traditional ideas of masculinity and femininity were twisted and melded, with most pieces taking inspiration from either wedding dresses or tuxedos. The collection ranged from casualwear to couture, also stopping off in menswear in between.
This collection was Pretty in Pink to the next level. It was super feminine and had a variety of silhouettes, including floaty dresses and structual gowns, but there was an ongoing undercurrent of ethereality and softness. The styling remained youthful and fresh, with changing hemlines and carefully placed embellishments.
The 1960s on acid is the only way to describe this collection. The runway was dominated by wackily printed mini-dresses, neon jumpers and sequinned separates, all styled with beehives and chunky jewellery (except for the menswear of course).
As expected from Marchesa, this collection celebrated a woman’s form, being an amalgamation of slinky lingerie-esque dresses and puffy ball gowns with layers upon layers of organza. There were brilliant pops of fuchsia nestled in a sea of blacks, golds and creams and appliqué was used throughout to create a sense of luxury and elegance.