New York Fashion Week has ended. There were highs and lows but overall I think the fashion scene showed why it is in the Big 4 League, no questions asked. The city maybe the only place where commerce and experimentation can work.
Marc Jacobs has been in the headlines lately, many have been wondering if the designer has tired of fashion. Based on this collection, I think the answer is “No!” A fantasy of colors, shapes, and exaggerations. Bows, dresses, feathers, are the center of attention.
Maki Oh went physical and female with asymmetry dresses. The designer toned down the colors but revved up the cuts in a literal sense. It is as if she made a collection, then had fun with scissors on some pieces. I get it, in a good way.
Derek Lam had a presentation this season. This collection is good, wearable, for a professional woman. I hope he returns to the runway.
Gabriela Hearst is a brand without the hype but the looks many women would love. All is low key, the fashion is about complimenting the lady wearing the lux clothes, fitting the body.
French label Longchamp was all fringe for a collection inspired by the 60’s, short hemlines and all. I dig it!
Christian Siriano was all over the place. That can be a good thing and a bad thing. The menswear looks were not my cup of tea. The prints and flowers moods went from light to dark. Black morphed into florescent, 67 pieces (some I liked) in all that felt like a slide presentation controlled by a person taking too many pills before heading to the Bargain Club in Berlin.
Jason Wu held a presentation. The once golden boy of fashion is concentrating on his brand. I was not so impressed with the looks, feeling lifeless, no sparkle. I hope he regains his footing.
Rhianna held a lingerie show. I cannot critique it because the value was more theatrics than fashion. Plus, it fits with her brand.