There’s a reason Joseph Altuzarra has won himself so many awards and accolades. The designer has a knack for creating sexy, womanly clothes that are at once forward-thinking and wearable, and this season was no different. There were the clingy, thigh-high slit skirts and beautiful statement outerwear he does so well, along with paisleys, micro-florals, and fringe accents. Floaty dresses were layered over knits, or on their own for a modern update on black-tie dressing. From the first look to the last, his fall season proved he still knows how to keep us coming back for more.
Paisleys and Fringe at Altuzarra Fall 2016
Expect a Palette of Berry Hues This Season
A Gorgeous, Statement Making Coat on the Runway
Evening Loosens Up With Less Structure and Sheer Fabrics
Designer Joseph Altuzarra Backstage With Fashion Director Roopal Patel and Chief Merchant Tracy Margolies
It was a banner day for New York’s contemporary designers and the points of view this season were as diverse as the city itself. There was SUNO’s high-necked, midi-happy “twisted traditional” collection, Rebecca Minkoff’s gypset reverie, and Herve Leger’s deconstructed take on their signature bandage pieces.
Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall 2016 Collection, Created For the Girl Who Globe-Trots
While it wasn’t mentioned, Nicky and Simone Zimmermann’s fall 2016 collection had a touch of disco going for it, like the shimmery bronze dress below. What was mentioned was a turn towards looser shapes and Indian inspired prints and colors. Put all of that together, and you had a runway show that was playful and optimistic in a way only Zimmermann can do.
The Fall Collection Focused on Light, Color, and and Optimistic Spirit
The show notes for Yigal Azrouël’s Fall 2016 collection gave insight to where the designer’s mind was this season, which was exploring “the duality of light and darkness, innocence and impurity.” If that all seems a bit philosophical, just take a look at the clothes: Deep, moody colors were the backdrop for sweet, tiny florals. Thick chunky knits were paired with light-as-air chiffons and silk satin pieces. There were plenty of statement making pieces, like a berry-colored damask top with cut-out shoulders and matching pants, but just as many wardrobe workhorses, like a buttery suede trench or a silk shirtdress. All of it seem to prove his point that opposites can coexists, if not look downright great.
Yigal Azrouël’s Collection Was a Study in Opposites
Jason Wu is a designer known for creating clothes of lady-like elegance – his dresses have found their way into the closet of our First Lady, after all. This fall, his refined style is still intact, but the vision broader and a bit more free-wheeling. His collection was a mix of punchy florals, mini and midi hemlines and oversized coats in lipstick red or a large scale check. A few of the looks were topped off with detachable collars, a fun and wearable touch that’s sure to be on a lot of shopping lists this fall.
A Front Row View of Jason Wu’s Fall 2016 Runway Show