Favorite collections from NYFW are...
Over the last month I've been consumed by New York Fashion Week from all the hype to the actual shows. I managed to keep up with the whole fashion week experience by streaming shows, watching Snapchat stories and of course good ol' Instagram. I've become acquainted with brands I wasn't too familiar with like: Baja East. I was able to reacquaint with brands I love like Karen Walker. I'm always excited to see the direction and aesthetics of designers and how they translate them into each garment. This season I watched over twenty shows and looked at nearly eighty. Some shows I stopped watching at after the first few looks and others I obsessed over. To me clothes are all the same, I mean how many ways can one make a dress or jeans. It's really all about how you express it and how cohesive it is to the designers vision. Some of my favorite collections were very simple and some a bit more dramatic. So of course I put together a list of my top five faves. This was not easy at all. I've literally been working on this post for a week and half because I couldn't choose the collections' I loved the most. But,I finally narrowed it down. Check it out below!
Creatures of Comfort| NYFW Fall 16'| Creative Director: Jade Lai
First up is Creatures of Comfort which debuted the first day of NYFW. The show opened with a rusted blush pink velvet suit paired with a soft banana yellow turtleneck and I was IMMEDIATELY mesmerize. The color combination was just so romantic. As I watched each look I fell in love with the theme and how feminine the silhouettes were. Despite the femininity, each piece had a touch of masculine chic. I would wear almost everything from this collection. The long striped tunic looks like it could be styled about fifty different ways...genius!
J. Crew| NYFW Fall 16'| Creative Director: Jenna Lyons
Jenna Lyons has such a major impact over at J.Crew over the years and this season was proof that her vision and aesthetic sticks. Each look had rich texture and funky mix match prints that oddly felt approraite to wear to the office (depending on where you work of course lol). J. Crew's Ready To Wear collections always offer the riskier side of the brand taking a break from its classic all American direction. My favorite look is the first picture to the left -- it has about four layers and camo green slacks. Wouldn't change a thing about it!
6397| NYFW Fall 16'| Creative Director: Stella Ishii
So I've come across 6397 over the years and always admired their simplicity. I love fashion because of the fantasy of it, but what about everyday life? Are you really going to wear a metaillac Givenchy blouse to your 9-5? THIS is were brands like 6397 come in. The direction is always chic comfortability which I LIVE for. Anyone that know's me know's I'm a SK8-Hi "daaaaamn, Daniel" girl till the day I die so these looks are ones that inspire my every day wear.
Paul Smith| LFW Fall 16'| Creative Director: Simon Homes
I know the focus of this is NYFW but I also peeped over to London fashion week--happening right now--which lead me to this Paul Smith collection which is without having to say my ABSOLUTE favorite for the season. The use of texture and shapes was what caught my eye first. The tapered slacks and close fitting knits--I LOVE. Most of all I enjoyed the play on prints and how they could easily translate or be styled with one of the suit and pant looks. All looks that any girl on a budget could easily re-create.
Rosie Assoulin| NYFW Fall 16'| Creative Director: Rosie Assoulin
And last but NEVER least is one of my favorite designers (not just during fashion week) Ms. Rosie Assouiln. Her play on exaggerated sleeves and palazzo pants speak to me, and I'm serious...they literally speak to me. I may have looked at this collection about a hundred times wondering how I could afford each and every piece. I've always been a lover of the palazzo pant but she takes it to another level. Her aesthetic speaks to the girls in my generation who are fashion conscious but would rather not stick to monochromatic nude looks and predictable matching skirt and blouse sets (no shade...well maybe a little). I'm dying to find a pair of green slacks like the ones in the first look..*takes out a loan to purchase a pair* lol!