The second and final week of New York Fashion Week ended a few days ago, so I gathered some images from my favorite collections of week two to share with you all. London fashion week is happening as we speak and I’m planning on doing some coverage of those collections as well. Enjoy!
Bibhu Mohapatra is a designer I had heard of before, but somehow the name always flew under my radar… until this season. I’m absolutely head over heels for everything in this collection from the fur to the graphic patterns to the cornrowed hair and dark lips. This sort of look is perfect for a New York spring- still very full coverage and bundled up, but with light textures and seasonally appropriate colors.
If I’m being completely honest, it’s the shoes that sold me when it came to the Marc by Marc Jacobs runway show. I’ve been a fan of chelsea boots since last year and just when I thought I was getting sick of them, Marc Jacobs did a chunky chelsea rainboot in yellow, pink, white, and black that made me fall in love all over again. The shiny textures in this collection are perfect paired with the simple, edgy tees and slim pants.
I’m really glad that Margiela toned it down this season. Normally they’re known for doing simple garments with outlandish shapes that lean toward the more avant-garde side of fashion, but it was refreshing to see these totally wearable pieces walk down the runway this past week. I’m a huge fan of patchwork denim and have been on the hunt for the perfect pair since this summer. I also love the lace slip dress (bottom left) and would pair that piece with a cropped jacket of some sort for a night out.
Let’s just be pretty this spring, ok? It’s easy to get lost in the whole “I wear all black and drink strong coffee and don’t care about anything because it’s too cold to dress pretty” mindset every February and March. But what we can glean from Oscar de la Renta’s spring presentation is that it’s perfectly okay to be feminine and wear lace and pastel and gingham. The trends will always be changing, but we can count on de la Renta to remain the same. These pretty frocks were a breath of fresh air amidst the harsh black ensembles that most other designers were doing this season.
Luckily, I was able to catch the Proenza Schouler show on livestream. They’ve been one of my favorite designers for years and I fell in love with all the clothes they did this season. Even though the colors are dark and the line is almost reminiscent of fall, something about this runway show just screamed spring to me. Proenza Schouler, keep doing what you’re doing, because you’re doing it darn well.
I saved the best for last of course. I was also able to watch Alexander Wang live on their website and I’m pretty sure I held my breath the whole time the looks were walking down the runway because everything was just SO INCREDIBLE. In the short 12 minutes it took for 40+ looks to be presented at his show, Alexander Wang convinced me that black trousers are a must, I should really invest in a statement jacket, and that slicked back hair is chicer than ever. I could probably write a 10 page paper (been there, done that) on all the reasons I love Alexander Wang but I’ll spare you…. for now.
Next up: London Fashion Week! Let me know your thoughts on NYFW by leaving a comment.