While it was expressed in different ways, designers from Jason Wu for BOSS Women to Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa all spoke of female strength and power in their collections. So what does this collective empowerment look like? At BOSS it was about loose, yet still structured silhouettes, but not without the decorative touch of say, an architectural ruffle or swirl of color on a knit day dress.
As the end came near for New York Fashion Week, lovely moments were still aplenty. Day six began at Tory Burch, who sent out a fall collection inspired by the café scene in the 1972 movie L’amour l’aprés-midi – and her childhood love of horseback riding. She wasn’t the only one with the 70′s on her mind.
For fall 2016, Rag & Bone designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville created a collection that touched on all their greatest hits. There were the English-tailored jackets, motocross and military inspired pieces, 90s tracksuit stripes and the perfect leather boots. Refreshed in a loose silhouette and mixed with bold checks and big, cozy knits, it was the best of everything we’ve come to know and love about the brand. A little meta? Sure. But who says that’s a bad thing when it looks this good?
SVP and Fashion Director Roopal Patel Catches Up with Marcus Wainwright and David Neville
Spurred by the idea of “life as a stage” Phillip Lim’s fall 2016 collection looked to wardrobe the modern woman. According to his show notes, that woman “adheres to her own set of rules, moving through moments that blur life, work and love.” So what’s she going to wear this fall? Clothes inspired by Japanese craft and kimonos, clothes cut from luscious velvets, light catching lamés and sweet ginko leaf appliqués.
Deep into New York Fashion Week’s Fall 2016 season, the trends are emerging and a season starts to take shape. By now you can count on your closet to be filled this fall with berry hues and olive greens, utility looks and statement coats galore, but that hardly means a cookie-cutter vision for the whole of New York’s designers.
Texture and Dimension Took the Lead at Lela Rose’s Fall 2016 Runway Show