Friday, September 18, 2015

New York Fashion Week (Recap Part 2)

As fashion week has come to an end the second week was nothing short of amazing. Designers continued to impress and the celebs got better as the shows got bigger. So in part 2 of my re-cap I am showing you my top 8 designers for the second week and what I thought about the collection.Don't worry, just because Fashion Week is over in New York, you still have, Paris and Milan left. Enjoy the beautiful designs.
Kanye West's Yeezy Collection Season 2
Kanye West's Yeezy Season 2 presentation at New York Fashion Week was held on Wednesday and was somewhat disappointing. Although the designer/singer did debut a new song confirmed to be titled "Fade" which features Post Malone and Ty Dolla Sign. The collection looked a lot like season 1 with models staged in groups, dressed in bodysuits, hoodies, and over-sized clothes in neutral shades. Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner walked in the show which also had a military-inspired theme and a neutral color palette. There was so much resemblance in this collection from season 1 that is threw people by surprise because Kanye's Yeezy Shoe with Reebok has been off the chart. 

Rachel Zoe Spring/Summer 2016 Collection
Rachel Zoe showed her newest collection on Sunday (9/13) which almost resembled a zoo-like theme. The collection was displayed  in a presentation with 20 models positioned and standing as still as mannequins.There was a grassy trim that lined the runway which gave you an artificial animal kingdom experience. There weren't many safari prints but it was more of a "modern take on the romantic gypset" drawing inspiration from the glamour of the 70's and 80's. The collection featured flowing dresses with fringe in neutral beige tones and long skirts in bronze hues. 

Diane Von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2016 Collection 
Diane Von Furstenberg shut it down on Sunday (9/13) when she showed her Spring/Summer 2016 collection at New York Fashion Week. DVF is known for her signature wrap dress which debuted in 1974. This season she took it back to the disco-decade with metallic golds, mixed prints, jumpsuits, high waisted suits, and blouses in shades of pink, black, and white. Diane says her collection is really about helping every woman bring out her inner goddess. The model/besties who walked the runway were totally part of T Swift's squad and killed it.

Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2016 Collection
Since Lincoln Center is out of the New York Fashion Week picture, it has been interesting to see where designers are presenting this year. Most shows are venues like Skylight at Moynihan Station and Skylight Clarkson Square, but this year Carolina Herrera decided to show at the historic Frick Collection Museum on the Upper East Side. For her Spring/Summer 2016 collection she experimented with modern, mesh fabric and geometric peek-a-boo cutouts. There was also a lot of pink and a lot of flowers. It wasn't too sweet but just enough of pretty and girly frocks.

Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2016 Collection
"Plastic is fantastic" was Jeremy Scott's inspiration for his Spring/Summer 2016 collection. There were tons of bright colors, vibrant prints, and plastic in shiny jewelry and dresses made from panels of Perspex. Models had cartoon-like hair and 60's inspired cartoon theme of The Jetsons. The collection also featured synthetic colors like Kool-Aid purple, and leather trousers with black and white polka dots for men and television screen prints for women.

Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2016
Peter Copping's a british designer who took the reigns at Oscar de la Renta last year. For his second collection with the house, his main inspiration came from the paintings in The Spanish Society of America Museum in Harlem. "In particular there is a huge circular room with all these fantastic scenes, a personal commission for the museum, a series of Serollas. It's amazing." All of the pretty gowns and dresses had materials with satin, lace, organza, tulle, taffeta, and silk faille.

Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2016 (Kendall Jenner)
Michael Kors showed his Spring/Summer 2016 collection at Spring Studios on Wednesday (9/16) with a very large celebrity turn-out. There were loose flowing clothes, blouses tucked into skirts, and linen coats worn over trousers. Speaking before the show, Kors said that the collection was elegant "outdoorsy" and "earthy" inspired by two outstanding women: Georgia O'Keefe and jewelry designer Elsa Peretti whom he described as smart, successful, creative, and chic.

Marchesa Spring/Summer 2016 
Karen Craig and Georgina Chapman, the duo behind Marchesa showed their Spring/Summer 2016 collection on Wednesday. They described the inspiration for the collection as a botanical menagerie of caged birds and cascading florals placed under a midnight sky. Gowns layered in tulle and floral appliques, and hand-dipped dyed ombre organza skirts with ruffles that looked right out of a fantasy You almost can't get much prettier than this.

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