And just like that, another season of New York Fashion Week has come and gone. Now before me move onto London, here is a recap of five of my favourite fall/winter collections showcased on the runway – and in the form of a party-slash-photo exhibition (see Zac Posen above).
For fall 2017, Carolina Herrera updates her aesthetic creed with uncomplicated silhouettes that offer a modern look with a crisp and polished takeaway. The white blouse was the uniform keystone here with sashes, velvet ribbon accents, or tiny cotton pearls embroidered in silvery lines down sleeves. Evening wear was kept uptown-casual.
Jonathan Simkhai offered an escapism like no other with a collection inspired by the regal romance of old-world Spain and its glistening aristocracy as well as its impactful architecture. An oversized fox fur coat, black cold-shoulder chiffon dress and an off-the-shoulder crystal gown were the starring looks here.
Zac Posen’s fierce devotion to the female form was evident in his latest fall collection – which wasn’t a runway show this time around but a 15th anniversary party-slash-photo exhibition at his former Laight Street headquarters. Sculptural draping was the foundation, where one was coupled with floral thread embroidery on technical mesh.
Tory Burch brought back the famous Blair Waldorf aesthetic from Gossip Girl for fall 2017. Think large, black velvet bows, ladylike dresses, pussy-bow blouses, perfectly preppy skirts and decorative touches like Pearly Queen shell buttons.
The best way to define Michael Kors fall line would be strength with a hint of seduction. Playful, deconstructed tailoring showcased jackets with rounded shoulders and cocooning proportions, as well as tulip-shaped skirts.