Thursday, September 11, 2014

NYFW: Reinvention of the classic

Michael Kors S/S '15; image source:
Yesterday was a fine day for American fashion. Just ask Michael Kors who once again unveiled
a successful collection filled with reinvented but wearable pieces that are sure to melt a ton of female hearts.

The show started on a lightweight note which kept on going until the very end with 90s supermodel Maggie Rizer (also making a comeback on Vogue Japan's September cover) fully-clad in a white outfit consisted of a plain T-shirt and a midi lace skirt. Besides white, the collection embraced colors such as bright yellow, different shades of navy, ice blue and mint and also featured beau-tiful embroidery of daffodils, geraniums and wisteria. Keyhole details on sundresses and lots of gingham and plaid finished off what looks to be one of Mr. Kors' most versatile collections so far.

Even though technically a German brand, Hugo Boss has been completely Americanized since the appointment of young designer Jason Wu at the helm of the house. Working his magic for a second season in a row, Mr. Wu ironically proved that he is a better fit at Boss than at his own brand by sending out an exquisitely designed
and well-rounded collection whose pieces will yet again fly off the boutique shelves around the world.

The show presented us everything the modern woman needs. Dresses were mostly sleeveless and clinged at the waist thus making the A-line skirts even more flirty; the jackets were sexed-up and featured a deep, but classy cut; snow white and ice blue shirts were crisp and had elongated short sleeves; some black dresses got a fun addition of techno-tulle fabric at the hem and the evening dresses that closed were embroidered with tiny silver pailettes that created the effect of lamé fabric.
Proenza Schouler S/S '15; image source:
The third remarkable show of the day was Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez's for Proenza Schouler. However, not all was good there. The collection started off quite strong with an achromatic shirt-skirt combo that was classic Proenza, then quickly moved to Nicolas Ghesquière territory (parkas paired with straight-leg pants seem to be huge right now, though, so who can blame them) and got completely lost somewhere in the middle thanks to the patent leather and snakeskin overload, not to mention those horrid two tone Halloween-y pants.

The boys redeemed themselves towards the end after sending out hand-knitted polo T-shirts in blue, burgundy and gray paired with net skirts and got immense love for the five closing fringed looks, but someone needs to teach them editing as the best way to improve performance.

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