Derek is back to recap the second half of New York Fashion Week! Some of the major trends we are seeing are peplum ruffles, neon, color blocked trousers and jackets, and vibrant prints. Check out his thoughts on the collections below.
Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thorton featured one of the this season’s major trends, peplum ruffles, in almost all their looks. They also featured some rococo-ish black and white floral prints juxtaposed against multi-color pixelated backgrounds. The show was styled with many buttoned up shirt collars that have become the trademark of the “too cool for school “preen girl.
At Vera Wang, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian witnessed a stunning demonstration in tailoring and craftsmanship. Vera always loves to give a sporty feeling to her looks, and as a result many dresses and jackets featured hoods and other athletic touches. I loved the vibrant purples and yellows and the cool “melting painting” print used in many of the dresses.
Designer Amy Smilovic was in a minimalist mood for spring and sent a very focused collection down the runway. Interest came in the form of vibrant colors- namely turquoise and marigold yellow with a splash of cobalt blue. Ultra-wide, brightly colored trousers were another highpoint, especially when combined with a simple tank as the designer so often did.
Every girl sitting next to me gasped when look 1 came out- they were all in love with the color blocked low rise trousers. Narciso did them in several colors and next Spring they will be the go-to pant for many fashionistas. As usual, the whole collection was super chic and the fabrics were breathtaking and innovative.
I wasn’t aware that fabric could be dyed so bright, but I am happy that it can be. Nanette featured the most brightly colored collection I have ever seen. Overall the show had a nice retro feel, but with a neon update. She also showcased the evolution of Fall’s major lace trend: colored lace! She used some really interesting color combinations to give each look a fresh feel.
Anna’s show was total fun, as always. She featured flowing chiffon dresses and blouses in a variety of prints ranging from hearts to butterflies. At the end of the show a 1920′s vibe emerged, with many looks evoking Daisy Buchanan and her care free attitude.
The Proenza boys used their Spring show to demonstrate their love for tailoring and sent some beautiful color blocked jackets down the runway. Midway through the show some fun palm leaf prints emerged and by the end of it I felt like I was on a vacation in Tahiti, despite the venue being an abandoned warehouse.