New York Fashion week truly gave us an eyeful this season with designers and brands stepping out of their comfort zones to reach and expand their client base and visibility. With everything from mesh jersey tops to svelte floor length gowns there wasn’t much missing from this week of huge fashion expression. We chose ten of our favorite looks from this week’s shows. Take a look below:
YEEZY Season 4
Kanye West debuted his latest collection, YEEZY Season 4, in Roosevelt Island’s beautiful Freedom Park. What started as a promising show resulted in a few hiccups with one model having to be escorted from the runway due to an inability to walk in the shoes. The collection comprised of a variety of clothes from cut-out bodysuits to oversized parkas. The collection shares the muted color palette of the previous seasons with a graduation from whites to nudes to blacks which complimented the models who were all of color. The look above was the first in the collection and the strongest with a mini dress and thigh-high boots that are simple yet luxe.
Hood By Air
The devil were in the details at the Hood By Air show whose sponsorship by PornHub was the first of many surprises. Just when you thought you could pin HBA down as a brand that brings everything bizarre to streetwear they take a new turn. This turn didn’t include the brand’s staple zippers and or logo’ed gear but did comprise of double-faced Western boots and pleather two-piece suits. The look above is a welcomed perversion to the classic white-button up transformed into a strappy blouse paired with a floor-length khaki skirt.
Held at the Javits Center, Opening Ceremony held a “Pageant of the People” recruiting celebrity models to sport their fashions and bring attention to issues of immigration, economic inequality, police brutality, and gender discrimination. The show was part-fashion, part comedy with celebs including Whoopi Goldberg and Diana Guerrero of Orange is the New Black sporting the knit-dominated collection. Our favorite look is a calf-length two-toned striped dress that hugs the figure.
DKNY‘s collection took a futuristic direction with influence from modern day street style which resulted in strong feminine pieces. Public School’s Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow led the charge on this collection and gave the brand a much needed injection of sexy yet cool flavor. Perhaps what was more exciting than the super sporty ensembles are the thigh-high platform boots that some of the models wore that really elevated each look. The V-Cut in the blazer take a refreshing take on a boardroom classic – the blazer – and turns it into something young, savvy professional can wear.
It was hard to choose just one look from Christian Siriano‘s collection of womenswear inspired by the Isle of Capri. The line features breathtaking garments that highlight Siriano’s flawless drapery and tailoring techniques. Using color, frills and the right amount of drama Siriano definitely captured the vibe of the famed Italian getaway. The look above is modeled by one of the five plus size models casted for the show and shows that Siriano knows a lot about women of all sizes.
Alexander Wang further tapped into his dark casual aesthetic that he is famed for creating unisex clothing for his SS17 collection. The collection paired the deconstructed with the oversized which falls in line with today’s trend. The piece above perfectly marries Wang’s impeccable construction with a sporty dress silhouette that is flattering on most shapes.
CFDA winner, Rio Uribe, kept the fun and fashion in his gender-bending clothes that all have an eccentric twists. The collection comprises of flowery prints, quirky shapes and materials that vary from airy mesh to silk all along side some daring color blocking. Known for creating sportswear for the unusual, Gypsy Sport showed that the brand has the potential to thrive and create it’s own visual standards while maintaining its mission of gender and identity inclusiveness. The look above is attention-grabbing look features a purple mesh jersey with matching shorts and a NYC footwear staple – the Chinese slipper.
Celebrating their tenth anniversary, The Blonds, sought to head in a new direction adding menswear and stunning evening gowns such as the one above. The entire collection featured liquid metals, sequins, silvers and golds all expertly used to create their costume-inspired designs.
Known for his impeccable dress designs, Jonathan Simkhai did not disappoint this season with feminine and flowy frocks that appeared effortlessly stylish. While the designs were expected we can’t help but admire their construction and flawless execution.
Everything was candy-painted and shiny at the Jeremy Scott show which took us back to the 80s with classic mini dress and pumps combos. Scott is keeping pop fashion alive and moving it into the future without forgetting the staple fishnet stockings and lycra bodysuits. The red vinyl number above speaks for itself.