Best of New York fashion week 2016
60’s pop, wild prints, sports chic and flowing florals are just a few of many stand out themes emerging from New York Fashion Week Spring 2016. With so many shows to watch and so little time on our hands I thought I would highlight some of my favourites. From ‘ready-to-wear’ to more ‘out-there’, the trends which rocked the many runways of New York City definitely did not disappoint.
Many of us may wish we had time to keep up with the latest trends coming off the runway, or even attend these divine shows and parties ( I know I definitely would KILL to – almost!) however in reality our life get’s in the way and fashion is left off our priorities for the day. This doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in a little inspiration and seek out bits and pieces which we can incorporate in our everyday looks.
See my highlights below and let the inspiration take over!
1. Designers David-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne who are known for their minimalist yet sharp clothing for their brand Public School stayed true to their vision by showcasing relaxed and chic ensembles. Models strutted the runway in draped pants and loose fitting dresses, while male models were presented in pajama-inspired street chic attire. The runway was kept to neutral shades with a range of nudes, black and white shades. This trend is not too hard to follow, just look for relaxed, full length pieces which will make you appear taller. Pick out neutral shades for a classic touch and keep accessories to a minimal.
Source: Public School
2. Emerging from the other end of the colour wheel was the very dramatic, florescent and bold show from Jeremy Scott. The designer took the audience right back to the 60’s with his pop inspired show and even gained inspiration from 60’s household items such as tile prints and disc curtains to showcase his creative spark. Other head turning numbers included big polka dots, caricatures and comic book inspired pop-art that filled the Jeremy Scott runway. If you are feeling brave, start off with one statement piece and keep the rest of your outfit simple. To find bold styles like these, check out TopShop, Opening Ceremony, American Apparel or Moschino (Jeremy is the Creative Director for this well-known fashion label!).
3. For those who prefer classic, timeless pieces – Diane von Furstenberg’s show did not disappoint. “Fortuna,” the Roman Goddess of luck and freedom, inspired her head turning collection. In turn, this created a flawless compilation that projects a feeling of femininity and empowerment. This is probably one of Fashion Weeks’ more wearable collections, sending out Sunday BBQ #goal vibes to our wardrobe. To recreate this style look for light materials, Greek-inspired patterns and feminine colour palettes.
4. Calvin Klein embraced nostalgia with his back to basics collection that radiated a 90’s Kate Moss vibe. The show provided plenty of nude tones, flowing coats and relaxed full length and mid-length dresses. White canvas platforms were the shoe of choice for the designer with models strutting their stuff in comfortable footwear; and let’s be honest that’s much more realistic for us back home!
5. Another great stand out was Tommy Hilfiger who took the crowd straight to the Caribbean with his island inspired show. The models wore crochet bikinis with a bright combination of colours that take you straight to the beach, sipping margaritas and watching the sunset. Besides adorable swim wear, the Spring/Summer 2016 collection featured some ridiculously cute play suits, flowing pants and summer night jackets that instantly give any outfit a relaxed, Caribbean vibe. Recreate this style with plenty of bright accessories, crochet or lace details and comfortable sandals…then grab a margarita and enjoy the sunshine!