The second day had an overwhelming wave of shows! I had a fairly hard time deciding which looks deemed to be picked out from each show–for the most part. Some collections seemed to be so tame that deciding my favorites was more tasking. With others, I couldn’t take my eyes off of half the collection.
Since I took notes on all designers, I’m including those for each show to capture the general feel of the clothes. In the process of note-taking, I’ve noted down some more trends that emerged:
- Large, tied up belts, knotted into large single ‘bows’.
- Small patterns. Patterns in general!
- High contrast
- 70’s vibes- loose and relaxed fits
Pop-art rules with graphic prints in high-contract colors.
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Late 60’s and early 70’s chic that looks modern, not outdated.
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High contrast patterns with focus on fusing inverse small patterns.
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Clean cut pieces, with muted colors and plenty of grays.
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Big floppy hats and a cool ’70s vibe were standouts.
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Luxurious fabrics and tailored pieces, without being constricting.
Cushnie et Ochs
Geometric shapes juxtapose against relaxed, silky fabrics.
Romantic and ethereal collection with sheer layers and plenty of lace.
A.A. Antonio Azzuolo
Masculine pieces with a modern feel.
Solid collection with lace being a big player in key pieces.
Pure and western Americana, though a bit juvenile.
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VPL by Victoria Bartlett
Sporty and contemporary color-blocked pieces that make women look like superheroes. Speaking of superheroes, the models are amazingly strong and fit!
The collection radiates with easy 70’s vibes. Loose knits and ponchos dominate.
Simple and somewhat reminiscent of 90’s grunge without all the excess.
Clean, simple edges and silhouettes. Standouts include swimwear pieces with sheer coverups. Luxurious feel and extremely wearable.
The show contains several different feels. It contains fun, girly and young pieces interspersed with modern and minimalist pieces as well as everything in between for the more tame crowd.
Menswear inspired geometric pieces as well as flowy spaghetti strap dresses cinched at the waist not but a giant bow, but by a barbell!
Simple (if somewhat boring) pieces reminiscent of girl next door. All pieces extremely wearable and fit for an everyday casual look.
Clean designs and feminine draped pieces featured bold colorful designs fit for a Grecian seaside escape.
True to its super-girly nature, focus was on fun shaped bags (think big hearts, flower pots and frogs!) and adorable Stepford-wifeish silhouettes complete with flower patterns and garden inspired colors.
Pop-art flower print adorned pieces harkening back to late 60’s and early 70’s California beach crowd.
Bold and heavy pieces for spring doesn’t seem optimal, but this collection impressively blends structure and flow. The looks portray confidence and strength, the perfect complements to city nights.
Sporty and young pieces adorned with pearls for a classic touch. Very casual and playful feel.
The collection flows from day to night flawlessly, starting with over-sized layers in pastel pinks to long dark layers for the evening hours.
Beautiful light shades of long flowing fabrics and wide pant legs were interspersed between colorful silky mini-dresses fit for summer nights.
Sporty color-blocked pieces graced the collection alongside maxi dresses in pop-art colors.
Carmen Marc Valvo
Evening wear was the highlight. Dress silhouettes remained largely the same, but that’s irrelevant when they’re so wonderfully flattering to the female figure. Sheer cutouts in tasteful places dominated the silhouettes.
An earthy and organic collection that at times feels a bit sterile rather than nurturing. The cable-knit sweater dress was a knock-out, so were the pointellized pieces that started off the show. The burlap-sack like outfit left a bit more to be desired.
The tropical print we’ve been seeing so much on the runways this season strutted down once more, this time broken up by large geometric lines and pieced together fabric. The tropical theme carried the collection through to the beautifully embroidered sheer top that closed off the show.
Loose and relaxed pieces were adorned by prints inspired by German artist Edwin Michel. Collection radiates a cool and highly-intelligent vibe.
Pop-art inspired pieces, complete with patterns of a face in opposing colors. Collection pieces themselves are very simple and modern, with the pops of color doing all the work.
Bold colors and pop-art references kept the collection fun, while the long flowing evening gowns lent it luxe sensuality.
Gallagher described her collection as somewhat phantasmal and “barely there”. The results is an army of beautiful fleshy tones and gentle grays. The standout was a sheer, latex-like top and skirt number with a sheen of gray and a black trim.