By PGDFC-2016 Batch (JD Institute of Fashion Technology)
The recently concluded New York Fashion Week saw a sea change; with the concept of “see-now-buy-now” taking over the fashion industry, several designers opted to present Autumn Winter collections instead of Spring Summer. This might be a huge turn for the industry as New York is one of the leading fashion capitals. Here are the highlights from the shows:
- Tom Ford: Known for sophistication and drama, Ford presented the collection with silhouettes appropriate for autumn winter in lush deep hues. Pencil skirts, cashmere tweed jackets and leather boots sashayed down the runway.
- Creatures of Comfort: Inspired by the colourful art, architecture and culture of Mexico, creative director Jade Lai presented a vibrant collection in shades of yellow and green juxtaposed by few toned down looks.
- Tommy Hilfiger: Collaborating with supermodel Gigi Hadid, Hilfiger presented a youthful collection comprising of military jackets, leather jeans and sweatshirts in a carnival set-up/
- Jason Wu: The collection inspired by Ugo Rondinon was contemporary and sophisticated created using few new materials like foil. The floral embroidery used in the collection was breathtaking and refreshing – a reminder that florals would remain in trend.
- Jill Stuart: The ballet themed collection had floaty ensembles an array of blues and greens with a black bold appearance. It had a masculine style with a feminine flow.
- Alexander Wang: Wang revealed an Adidas collaboration collection where models emerged in cropped button downs and boxer shots and loose hoodies. The finale pieces featured upside down logos of the famous sportswear brand.
- Prabal Gurung: Inspired by activist Gloria Steinem, the feminine silhouettes of the collection were designed to empower women. The silk dress with flute sleeves with influential speech by women stole the limelight.
- Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham introduced her spring collection which were heavily influenced by the elements of winter and it surprisingly worked. The designs were new and fresh.
- Carolina Herrera: Known for her sophisticated aesthetic, Herrera is very never predictable. Despite having feminine silhouettes, the collection was highly futuristic.
- DKNY: Sheer sportswear was the highlight of the collection. The designers Dao-Yi Chaw and Maxwell Osborne showcased their transparent outerwear pieces with lots of layering with what seemed like sheer cycling shorts underneath.
- Coach: Stuart Vevers showcased designs which were inspired by King Elvis, American icon of “rock and roll”. With a backdrop which echoed the new tougher and grittier coach girl, models strutted the runway in biker jackets covered in studs and hardware.
- Rodartes: Rodartes’s collection was all about Spanish film inspiration with elaborated ruffles, ethereal lace and cocktail frocks. The collection marked the first time in recent memory where the sisters have seen to use such a vibrant print.
- Del Pozo: Joseph Font blew us away with his mastery of structural silhouettes and contemporary textures for Delpozo. The collection was based on diaphanous skirts in a spring colour scheme of orange, lilac, green, pale yellow and Delpozo’s signature “Sorolla blue”.
- Michael Kors: Stepping out from his signature aesthetic, showcased a collection that teetered on the line of provocative and risque. The collection, comprising of strong shoulders, pantsuits, and ruffled floral dresses, was done by keeping in ever-in-control, strong-minded lady in mind.