Park offered a very polished collection consisting of minimalist activewear-inspired pieces. The soft fabrics flowed effortlessly, giving a relaxed and mysterious aura to the otherwise simple staples. It was a beautiful success.
Playful digital pixelated floral arrangements dominated the silhouettes at Herrera’s show. A showstopper was a shattered image gown which demonstrated exceptional imagination and high-tech play.
Japanese influence emerged in Lela Rose’s pieces. Kimono-like silhouettes, water-flower prints and grounded traditional hues. The black-and-white organza polka dot skirt stood out, as well as the myriad of skirt silhouettes, creating a myriad of different looks.
Simple staples with electric splashes of color. A cool kid’s athletic uniform.
Yves Klein served as inspiration for Adeam’s spring line. Silhouettes were kept simple, with attention being drawn to details such as panels pulled through loops to create movement. The standout remained the opening look, a Neoprene ensemble with an aptly inspired print.
Pop Art sportswear, with bold prints gracing mesh separates, and sheer numbers with brilliant designs were part of a fantastic, athletic inspired line-up.
A nod to ’70s road-trips and pure western Americana, complete with suede patchwork. A tame and relaxed feel radiated through the loosely fitted clothing.
3.1 Phillip Lim
A chic and uncomplicated lineup of boudoir-inspired pieces. Lim chose to stick to pale, pretty hues that emanate an intimate and cozy feel. Silk tubes were used throughout to create a 3D contour.
’60s vibes and free spirit ruled Tommy Hilfiger’s presentation, clear inspiration being British rock bands and the glamorous side of rock’n’roll. He stated he wanted to “really show young women how to dress for a [music] festival.” Star pattern chiffon dresses reminisced of something Kate Moss would have in her closet.
Donna Karan looked to street art at its height in the 70’s and 80’s as inspiration this season. Citing she wanted to “paint the town urban chic”, she delivered a lineup of bold brushstrokes on retro-inspired silhouettes. The hats, while fun, didn’t add much to the already solid looks.
For spring, Basso looked to freshen up his collection in order to appeal to the younger clientele. He looked to bring glamour to the younger crowd by drawing on the luxurious jet-setting crowd of the Pan-Am days. Soft hues and whites with over-the-top furs comprised a solid portion of the looks.
The collection emphasized the importance of season-less essentials in its presentation. The staples of the wardrobe were elevated by Getty’s obsession over the luxury of material and fabric. The result: elevated, high end staples that are deemed to be coveted by the most simple of dressers.
Mesh insets, bare-shoulder tops and dresses, and cool surfer vibes dominated this athletically inspired collection. Bold colors popped against black without being so electric as to ruin the chilled-out vibe.
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Beautiful, precise pieces infused with clever color blocking stood out in this collection. A solid and cohesive presentation with structure and playful undertones.
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Playful clothes meant to be enjoyed on lunch dates comprised this season’s collection. Sculpted mesh suits and bright dresses with blocky cut-outs appeal to the younger crowd.
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After a shaky start, the lineup exploded with a plethora of colors drawing on …… The silhouettes were manageable and flattering this season (after last season’s disappointment). A beautiful standout was a vinyl trench, aptly decorated with a drawn on bow belt, over a sheer, full skirt and complemented by a whimsical wavy-brimmed hat.
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A stunning collection in earthy and bronze hues drew inspiration from rawness of weaves. Calm and graceful lines as well as long silhouettes created tranquility and simplicity. The lack of over-complicated detail lent a hand to the peace the clothing inspired.
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Zero + Maria Cornejo
Maria Cornejo wanted to achieve a look that was “light and naive” and “feminine without being too girly” with this collection. The looks weren’t as much naive as they were refreshing and chic. A number of looks played with the athletic inspiration.
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A reserved and classically inspired collection harking back to the 60’s and its obsession with cocktail parties. The dresses were focused on flattering female figure in classic cuts and soft shades.
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Posen delivered a very wearable and easy-going line-up this season, focusing on pieces that the general public would be prone to wearing. This direction did not detract from his ability to deliver pieces that are expertly tailored and imaginative. The palette included only three colors: red, black and white.
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Rigid and structured silhouettes provide fluidity with soft flowing, asymmetric hemlines. The inspiration from ceramic artist Betty Woodman provided the chic palette of soft shades alongside bright jewel tones.
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The collection had a few standout looks, like the soft nude gown, cinched and flowing as well as the pale blue stunner with silver embroidery. Unfortunately, the rest of the looks seemed to be in a bit of a disarray, some bordering on the verge of obscenity with the amount of skin showing. The lack of cohesion is ultimately the downfall, and the usual Acra charm is lost this season.
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Fun, playful pun-inspired looks and a kaleidoscope of colors ruled the runway at Libertine. The duo-chrome brushstroke tights popped against the bright frocks.
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Rag & Bone
A utilitarian line-up focused on neutral and basic colors, with just a hint of mono-chromatic prints. The looks were simple, but not lacking in refinement and attention to quality.
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Alice + Olivia
Stacey Bendet’s collection was aptly overflowing with abundance, a nod to the inspiration she drew from Versailles. Although at first glance it may seem like a Mad Hatter party, with a jarring array of looks, they are all wonderfully wearable and perfectly feminine- a task Alice+Olivia excels at.
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