Best of the Runway NYFW FW15: Day 4

Etxeberria

A steady stream of shades of gray menswear trickled through the Etxeberria show. The standard suit received a number of treatments, including zippered jackets and spliced fabrics. It was all streamlined tailoring with a twist.

Parkchoonmoo

Black and white gradients pulsed through the pieces, looking roughly like a snowy night through a dashboard night-view. The outerwear moved effortlessly as dark burgundy tones from the pieces underneath peeked through. Silhouettes remained relaxed and elongated, with the textures and fabric combinations articulating the message. The progression into a cream and gray color palette added an extra hint of softness and opulence.

RanFan

Tres chic lineup of burnt orange opened the show, with outerwear taking the spotlight. A leather coat came embroidered with reflective multicolor daisies that kept the mood sweet in pastels. An open white coat received a feather trim, but only on one side for a fun twist. Another coat billowed over a sweet white dress, looking ethereal and almost too light for a chilly fall day. Luckily, the wool coats trimmed with sparkling buttons and abbreviated sleeves looked cozy enough for the windiest weather. Colors slowly shifted into pinks, corals and reds, a red translucent dress peeking out underneath an elongated pink and black knit sweater sweetly.

Vivienne Hu

Clean, structured lines in a subdued color palette reminisced of origami in shape and movement. Architectural details like winged out shoulders and darts in a white turtleneck created the illusion of intricately folded pieces. Hu added an element of fun with shiny python print in bronze and blue interspersed between the army green, deep teal, navy, camel and purple tones. In the midst of all the clean lines, few pink and blue fur trim numbers seemed a bit out of place, but the quilted dresses picked the mood back up and cemented the collection to clever refinement.