Thursday, February 16, 2017

New York Fashion Week Favorites: Fall 2017


Sies Marjan — The colors on this show were amazing. Varied and subtle yet totally saturated and vibrant, from sea foam and mint to khaki and peach to shocking pink, dusty rose and coffee brown. The silhouettes too had this beguiling mix of ease and shapelessness that was
at the same time beautifully draped and perfectly fitted with details, making the whole effect that elusive combination of not-trying-too-hard cool. The bloom is staying on the Sies Marjan rose, in all shades of pink (and green). 

Rosie Assoulin — I know it’s all about the beautiful dresses in this collection, but I can’t help feeling like I would just like to be standing next to a speaker at a show wearing these boots. 

Rachel Comey — I rarely meet a mechanic's jumpsuit I don’t like. Maybe I need leather gloves that look like rubber gloves to go with mine? I'm into the fact that Comey chose to show her collection in LA this time around. 


Calvin Klein — Raf Simons’ debut collection for the iconic American sportswear brand was hotly anticipated. While I like a lot of the modern, futuristic looks we have Simons' unique vision to thank for, I personally appreciated the denim on denim, and the specific cut of his pants’ jib — straight and low slung on the hips.

Proenza Schouler — Millennial pink’s not going anywhere (even if Proenza is; they're decamping to show in Paris after this last collection in New York), so why not wear this dress and show off your arm cuffs while you’re at it. 

Mara Hoffman — I'm surprised and impressed by the minimal, monochrome direction Hoffman has taken after seasons of eye-bending prints. Also impressed that Tamika D. Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Bob Bland, three co-organizers of the Women’s March, spoke at the beginning of her show, and that she is committed to moving the production of her line in a sustainable direction.  



Coach 1941 — Someone tell Stuart Vevers to just stage his runway show in Joshua Tree next time. I know a place people will be able to stay. 

6397 — This line speaks to the denim junkie in me, but this look is all about the oversized military parachute coat and sneakers I wore in high school — pretty much my ideal commute uniform. 

Tibi — Another show with great colors (the set reminded me of a Luis Barragan structure), but also with a new concept for tucking your hair into your cut-out funnel neck. I'm in.

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