With a mix of SS 2017 and fall 2016 presentations, NYFW comes to a close. Some key directions for spring/summer 2017 have emerged and some fresh new looks for fall were offered. Just how will the “See now, Buy now” format play out? Will the emerging trends support a retail renaissance for spring? And what’s to come as Fashion Week marches on to London, Milan and Paris? Here is our final wrap-up from NY….stay tuned as we move on to London.
Adrienne Landau proves that a little bit of fur can go a long way with a collection of fur-trimmed looks for SS 2017 that was big on glamour and fun. Bright colors and fresh silhouettes gave this collection a youthful, modern feel. Knitted fur, ostrich and marabou feathers and light-as-air fox had that ethereal quality perfect for spring. We’re happy to see her Kimono…a signature for Adrienne Landau that we’ve always loved.
It was a little bit of Ziggy Stardust with some street-style cred at the Marc Jacobs spring 2017 RTW show. Circus, vaudeville and carnival-inspired baby doll dresses, ruffle hemmed mini-skirts, puffy sleeves, and lots and lots of sequins, feathers, metallic, velvets, satins and animal prints made for a joyous presentation of fashion on parade. There were some statement-making jacket options, all of which we loved! A cropped suede patchwork jacket with lavender fox sleeves left our tongue wagging. How about a silver biker jacket with dove grey fox accents for your bad a$$ self? He also created a sequined walking coat in tutti-fruity colors with a rich midnight blue mink collar that was the bomb!
Elie Tahari does not shy away from putting the finest finishing touches on his collections and his spring 2017 RTW was a continuation of that commitment. Tahari was inspired by the clothes and the mood of St. Tropez in the Sixties and Seventies. Peasant dresses and bohemian dusters were soft, flowing, and feminine. Pretty lace embellishments, tiny paillette beading and laser cuts-outs reflected the handiwork that defines luxury.
If the design team Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig for Marchesa made snowsuits out of the spectacular iridescent fabrics used in the 2017 spring RTW they probably would have looked just as awesome as the dresses that actually came forth on the runway. Marchesa has become a go-to red carpet staple and with good reason. Their gowns are feminine, elegant and richly detailed. This season was no disappointment with beautiful embroideries, delicate lace, organza and tulle. Layers of pretty ruffles and exquisite draping were on the menu too. These gowns make an entrance. This season the pretty-as-a-princess looks were augmented with some sexy shimmery looks with high slits and plenty of exposed back sand shoulders. Fit for a queen, princess, movie star, or CEO Homemaker, these dresses announce that you’ve arrived.