The designer has done complete justice to the “Riviera” theme of his show in terms of colors and cuts in the collection. Predominated by Navy Blue, Orange and White, stripes and occasional color blocking, the garments were mostly free-flowing and clinched at the waist. The pieces like navy tailored pants, seaworthy cable sweaters, and bright blouses inspire casual wear for the upcoming Spring/ Summer 16.
Diane Von Furstenberg
Her collection at the New York Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 16 showcased a vibrant lineup of jumpsuits, dresses and separates inspired by Fortuna – the Greco-Roman goddess of fortune. The Grecian influences were evident in the bold prints and flowing silhouettes. Free flowing hair and brightly colored eye makeup complimented the looks. This collection inspires us to go for some print overload and boho-chic looks in the Summer of 2016.
The show was about “Earthy elegance” according to the designer. Romantic softness fused with relaxed tailoring, the collection saw slippery necklines, sheer fabrics, feminine ruffles, lace and rustic floral embroideries. Styles like knee-length hemlines, clinching at the waist and flowing fabrics can definitely be incorporated in our spring/summer wardrobes.
Sophisticated, chic garments that included beautifully tailored pieces, shirts, knitwear and skirts graced the ramp at Vera Wang’s New York Fashion Week show. The collection sported A-line skirts and frocks, symmetrical cuts and plunging as well as high necklines, all completed in neutral shades like black, white and beige with an occasional outburst of orange. The looks were understated yet powerful. It perfectly defines the contemporary urban women, something that most of us could relate to.
Models paraded down the runway largely in slinky, silky frocks and waifish dresses sporting metallic sneakers. The garments were all loosely fitted and typically hanging from the shoulders in neutral shades of white, beige and black. Occasional variation included floral in shades of blue and purple. This easy to wear, no fuss collection is expected to be a hit off the ramp too.
The De La Renta dresses, inspired by distinct Spanish flavors were a delight to watch at the New York Fashion Week ramp. Fabrics like Satin, lace, organza, tulle, taffeta, silk faille added drama to the garments and the color scarlet made a statement among blacks, whites, and pastels. There were a variety of dresses, and floral inspiration in terms of motifs and so, next year, we shall see some more floral and reds in wardrobes if Oscar’s collection was anything to go by.
The theme was “Glamour” as told by the designer whose latest collection at the New Fashion Week featured majorly textured garments with variations of embellishment on the neckline and hemlines complimented the theme. The palette was a refreshing change with teal tones supported by corals, black and whites. Easy to wear wide-crisscrossed leather sandals in flat and mid-heel variants completed the looks and also brought catwalk closer to everyday wear. The silhouettes were either clean cuts with no fuss or with ruffles and flow. The detailing accents and color ideas can definitely be a cue for the upcoming season.
Altazurra showcased a collection of linen and burlap with wrinkled and textured fabrics that inspire easy dressing. The garments featured crinkle pleated shirts, close-cut pencil skirts, drop shoulder dresses, relaxed jumpsuits, in burnt orange, creams, teal, and grays. Also, mother-of-pearl buttons scattered on coats and tops like sequins made for an interesting addition. The looks were practical and quick to wear, suggesting ideas for formal dressing.
Thakoon showed a mash-up of simple, breezy, Bohemian looks. The collection conveyed an eclectic feel, the kind you would indulge in when vacationing on a breezy island. The range showcased was mostly lounge wear with lovely wispy floral dresses, boxy white jackets, and free-flowing robes all curated in an “Urbane” design. The color palette included blues ranging from pastels to navy, white, black with deep reds and oranges for floral. Layering, long slits and crisp silhouettes are the key takeaways that could make way into our wardrobe come summers.
Carolina’s collection at the New York Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 16 was seductive and sexy. The models sashayed down the ramp wearing black, white and shades of rose – from blush to fuchsia. The designer seemed to be exploring elements of delicacy, sensuality and transparency, combined to construct beautiful garments in silk, sheer and organza fabrics. The detailing included bare shoulders and high hems with flower and feather embellishments and silver beading. The demure, girly looks and pretty pinks are perfect for those fun, breezy summers afternoons.