NYFW // Best Moments
If 2017 has taught us anything so far, it’s that there’s a first time for everything. Of course, fashion is no exception. I mean, did anyone predict Juicy Couture’s grand comeback? I haven’t seen “Juicy” on anyone’s butt since 2005. Kylie, Khloe & Kim are allegedly expecting babies & our girl Cardi B is killing it right now and hits the No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 With ‘Bodak Yellow.
My fortune teller didn’t predict either of those things and I feel scammed.
2017 is just wild.
In regards to fashion, there were several “firsts” during this year’s spring/summer fashion week, like the fact that every single NYFW show (116 in total) included at least one model of color. The runways saw some of the most diverse models of all shapes and sizes. Culture, ethnicity, gender and size were celebrated on catwalks alike. The season of “firsts” knocked it out of the park. Here are some of our favorite moments:
Among our top favorite shows was Desigual, with it’s first fashion show under the artistic direction of Jean-Paul Goude. We found it to be stunning with bright colours, tropical patterns and jungle- inspired outfits.
Multicultural influences merged into this playful, young collection, which was unveiled with a dance performance. A theme symbolising diversity, there were references to Africa, Chinese influences, Indian symbols, as well as Western staples. Knitwear took center stage in the collection, which
featured a range of sweaters with lace-up details and hardware, as well as striped dresses and skirts.
What I personally loved the most about this show is that they actually used dancers of different ethnicities, heights and body types which made the show one of my personal highlights.
Check out the full show here.
Lang is beloved for his minimalism, for making luxury items out of everyday staples, for a unisex approach to dressing, and for his fetish-y streak. In this show we saw asymmetric bras, peekaboo harnesses, and rearless pants. Guys and girls both carried patent bags that when unzipped, turned into hugely oversized bras.
We actually loved this bold show aimed at a new generation of Helmut Lang followers.
Jason Wu presented his more casual collection called Grey Jason Wu which aims to dress women with chic, real design sensibility options, featuring quality materials and a timeless attitude.
There was lots of pleated and patchwork prints sprinkled with large rhinestones. The sheer gowns, pleated from the hips down, didn’t flatter, either. In comparison, his tailored blazers had a straightforward, effortless appeal. We also liked the simplicity of his trim peplum sweaters and slinky jersey skirts.
Victoria Beckham stuck to her signature streamlined silhouettes and minimalist look for Spring 2018, but she also added plenty of surprising details into the collection too. Ruffled collars, sugary pastels, a bit of sparkle, and lots of great color.
“I feel this collection shows the many powers of femininity,” said Beckham backstage. “How delicacy can be strong.”
There’s no denying the effect that Belgian designer Raf Simons has had on the brand since joining as Chief Creative Officer just over a year ago. What was once minimalist and cold is now colorful and bold. For this collection, Calvin Klein contrasted the American Dream with American horror by
invoking the magic of the movies.