NYFW: NYFW SHOW RECAPS

Rounding up this seasons fashion week show’s with one sentence recaps to make sure you guys stay in the know with all the hottest shows + happenings here at NYFW. Scroll down for more and keep checking back throughout the week!






DAY SIX

Marc Jacobs

Always a classic and this season was a fun and quirky take on signature pieces. Although I personally didn’t see many pieces that fit my personal style, his new collection is eccentric and bright and left me feeling super inspired to push myself when it comes to style and try new things, after all he’s probably the only person to make glitter for everyday wear acceptable.

Batsheva

Always a performance, this season was no different. Taking place in a NY Law School classroom, with lectures on Batsheva’s designs from three professors, showed signature gingham, pinafores, ruffles, and “house dresses”.

Dion Lee

Dion Lee has that fashion forward appeal that has the potential to keep him around for a while, from fashion harnesses and bustier-micro bags to light and airy tanks and dresses for layering and everyday wear.

Dennis Basso

It was only fitting to close out my fashion week at show that left me feeling so inspired. Dennis Basso SS’20 collection is full of ready-to-wear pieces that I want to wear now, and ten years from now. This season, he collaborated with artist, Ashley Longshore (basically the star of fashion week, he art was featured throughout Spring Studio’s- the hub of NYFW) who closed his show in a hand-painted black and white number. You can tell Basso was striving to create more inclusivity in his pieces, as the fashion world is seemingly lacking that, and I think it’s definitely a few steps up from seasons past.

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Libertine

If I hard one phrase to describe this collection it would attention grabbing. From mixed prints to reworked vintage, including hand-painted vintage Chanel and Hermès bags some of the models carried.

Mathew Adams Dolan

His new collection, themed a “new American folktale” was a true reflection of gen-z and millennials style in today’s society; tons of mini skirts and of course reinventions of his signature denim style.

Michael Kors

This season was an ode to Michael Kors classic American style. He was inspired by his recent trip to Ellis Island and learning more about his ancestors immigration to America and this collection was a tribute the 40’s, with a a reinvented, modern twist of course.

Theory

This was my first collection I really took the time to study and I am so impressed. You can definitely tell designer, Francesco Fucci really utilized his time and experience at The Row. Theory is known for wearable basics and this season was no exception. Inspired by roman architects and coliseums, this collection is full of comfy and stylish pieces for everyday wear while presenting new and fresh ways to style them.

Reese Cooper

21 year old, CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist, Reese Cooper made an impact in his debut season, far beyond just dressing the Jonas Brothers. Recently expanded from menswear to womenswear, Cooper’s casual american streetwear staples aren’t going anywhere soon.


DAY FIVE

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Noon By Noor

The designers took inspiration for the spring/summer collection from the Bahraini Pearl, in everything from the color scheme (accented with bright shades of orange) to the literal pearl fastenings and embroidery that completed the collection. The everyday looks were reflective of an effortlessly chic vacay wardrobe and I was especially a fan of the breezy, cotton suiting.

PHOTO CREDS: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com

Pamella Roland

Pamella Roland is one of my favorite designers to see, although this was my first time seeing them live at the show, and it definitely didn’t disappoint. I was impressed to see modern tweaks to her classic bedazzled and glitzy style, and was even more excited to see her embrace the animal print trend and introduce some zebra-print pieces to her new collection which spiced up the traditional florals and made it more exciting. Seated front row at her shows was four of the OG Real housewives of NY, who are the perfect embodiment of the type of girl that represents Pamella’s style.

PHOTO CREDs: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

Cristian Cowan

Cristian Cowan is not afraid of glitz and glam, but this season he tried to take inspiration from a more realistic source, his mothers family in Spain. He wasn’t without his traditional sparkle and shine though as the show presented a diverse array of options, from tie dye to glam. One of my favorite pieces was the show opener, a sparkly, sequin-lined bath wrap.

PHOTO CREDS: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

Cynthia Rowley

From the theme of Dr. Seuss, to the location, set on one of the dreamiest streets in Tribeca with an old-time covered overpass above it, the Cynthia Rowley show was a show I will certainly never forget. The collection had a retro-cool feel, complete with vintage inspired wetsuits, made out of recycled materials. One model strutted the runway carrying a Cynthia Rowley surfboard, and it was enough to make even a non-surfer want to grab a board and hit the waves. Besides Cynthia Rowley’s desicision to introduce more sustainable materials, theres just something about her designs that has a timeless “cool girl” factor and leaves you wanting to wear every, single, piece in more than the way it was originally intended.

Coach

This season Coach brought a fresh take to their classic styles, with pops of bright colors, reinventions of their signature leather pieces such as trench coats and mini bags.

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Studio 189

This seasons collection was full of life and featured bold colors, mixed prints, indigo dyes, embroideries, and patchwork. You could tell there was an influence from African American heritage and the designers used each piece in the collection to make a statement of their own and inspired onlookers that there may not be a “wrong way” to mix and match as long as you’re expressing yourself, from the bold mix-matched geometric prints paired together, to the bright yellow dyed suit mixed with daring polka dots.

PHOTO CREDS: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

Oscar De la Renta

This seasons collection was inspired by Oscar De La Renta’s native roots, with the collection resembling that off resort wear and giving off that tropical getaway mindset. There was an emphasis on texture and embroidery among the bright colored tulle and summery patchwork prints.


DAY FOUR

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3.1 Phillip Lim

Tailoring is going to be huge in the spring and Phillip Lim’s spring collection is a perfect example. His collection was boundary pushing and edgy, while sticking to his target clientele. He continued his efforts to be more sustainable after his resort collection by using materials made from upcycled cotton waste.

PHOTO CREDS: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

Sandy Liang

This edgy cool-kid brand had its debut at fashion week and her new collection features trends from bleach denim to cropped tops, to peter pan collars to tulle-ruffled skirts and detailing.

Photo: Salvatore Dragone / Gorunway.com

Barragan

This seasons collection, with the models smeary makeup and drawn on hickies, brought a youthful and “last nights club attire” feel to fashion week. The models wore revealing tops, bralettes, boxy blazers and crop top complete with glitz and glam and reinvented denim styles.

Photo: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com

Brandon Maxwell

Brandon Maxwell’s SS ‘20 collection is what my country club wardrobe goals are made of. The choice of materials (leather, denim) and fit is extremely fresh and modern. His emphasis on everyday wear this season came with the introduction of Brandon Maxwell menswear and I see this as a huge turning point for the brand, in the best way possible.


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Cong Tri

This collection started out as my monochrome color palette dream; bold blacks, lightweight linens, sheer tules in angelic shades of white and nude. I was surprised to see a bold blue dress enter the runway, followed by bold shades of barbie pink, yellow and lime green, mixed in with purples and more glitzy dresses in shades of black and white. The diversity in this collection was impressive and the silhouettes and color choices were full of life and kept the collection youthful.

Photos Courtesy of Hogan McLaughlin

Hogan McLaughlin

There was a huge emphasis on connection to the natural world while maintaining an edgy and sophisticated, “cool girl” vibe, created using fabrics like silk, georgette and leather. I was impressed to see the level of tailoring and leather detailing used throughout the collection to create fresh and unique styles and silhouettes.

Photo: Laurence Ellis / Courtesy of Jason Wu

Jason Wu

This seasons collections was catered much to a new era of customers, gen Zers and millennials, with reinvented 40’s and 50’s silhouettes, bold floral prints, new wrap dresses, safari jackets, and exquisite tailoring.

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Indonesian Diversity

Four dynamic Indonesian designer showed their collections which brought forth a range of diversity and an intricate attention to detail, such as embroidered lace, bead work, and crystals woven onto organic cotton, silk, leather, and satin, with traditional bold indonesian prints.

Photo: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com

Carolina Herrera

Set in a beautiful garden in Battery Park, the collection was very reflective of the idealistic setting it was taking place in, with gorgeous oversized floral prints in bright colors on an array of pieces from flowy shirt dresses to oversized maxi skirts. Unlike other designers, this collections tailoring was a bit looser; curvier jackets and full sleeves.

Photo: Courtesy of The Row / Vogue.com

The Row

It’s no secret that the Olsen twins and The Row brand are fans of minimalistic styles and silhouettes that make up an ideal timeless wardrobe. This seasons collection was no different complete with petal-light floral cutouts on materials like velvet and organza, perfect tailoring and cropped wide leg trousers.

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Chocheng

If I had to describe this collection in two words it would be retro-glam. If there was ever a time I felt like I belonged in a different era, it was watching this show, from the vintage colors, like faded pink and white, to the delicately tied bandanas. This collection took 40’s and 50’s housewife on vacation, mixed it with a modern flair and made it cool again, but still kept true and kept the collection modest yet chic.


DAY THREE

Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

Prabal Gurung

I love it when designers use their collections to make a statement and Prabal Gurung was among those that chose to use their platforms to make a political statement both on and off the runway. Read more about Prabal Gurung’s “Who gets to be American?” themed collection and other designers who chose to make a statement this season.

Fashion Palette Australia

Most of the shows are full of extravagant or unrealistic price points but this was one of my favorite shows because I felt like It was a runway for pieces I could (and most definitely would) own for spring and summer.

Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

Collina Strada

Another designer speaking out this season is Collina Strada who made a statement about the state of the earth and the role we play in saving it. If her fruit lined, outdoor runway wasn’t enough, She left reusable bags on each set with a book full of little changes we can all make to be a bit more sustainable.

Photo: Laurence Ellis / Courtesy of Jason Wu

Jason Wu

Wu brought a more youthful feel to this seasons collection with playful wrap dresses, effortlessly chic safari jackets, and precise tailoring along with bright pops of color and bold floral prints.

Photo: Ankur Maniar / Courtesy of Rosie Assoulin

Rosie Assoulin

This collection was absolutely everything I’ve ever imagined for a cool girl’s summer wardrobe. Known for statement tops, this season was no different with bold prints and delicate silhouettes, the collection also had several examples of pieces “built in styling”, aka one piece that seemed like it was more than one piece. A turquoise plaid maxi skirt came with bloomers underneath, for example, or a midi dress that appeared to have multiple pieces—a sheer camisole, a triangle bra, and a full skirt—fused together.

Photos Courtesy of Romeo Hunte

Romeo Hunte

Brooklyn based designer Romeo Hunte re-zdefined business attire with statement making denim pieces, deconstructed two piece sets, oversized vests, printed blazers and cropped jackets with headscarves..

Photo: Paolo Lanzi / Gorunway.com

Nicole Miller

Nicole Millers collection is mature and sophisticated this season; known for classically mixing prints, It’s boho with a touch of chic. So many pieces were versatile enough to be worn to the office, and then styled differently for a dinner or girls night out.

Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

TIBI

Tibi can always be counted on for the basics, and this season was reinventions of the best of the past, seriously good blazers, poplin tops with subtle balloon sleeves, pleated trousers, and fitted crew neck sweaters, cantaloupe-colored parachute cargos and platform ankle boots.

Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

Staud

Stauds spring summer collection had an emphasis on wearability, with carefully chosen silhouettes and solid colorways with inherent photographic appeal.

Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

Tory Burch

Inspired by Princess Diana, Tory Burch’s spring/summer was almost as perfect as the princess herself. The styling this season was impeccable and so inspiring, in fact it inspired me to strive for more “put-togetherness” even if it was just a striped tee and cargo pants for running errands. Well donee!


DAY TWO

Photo: Isidore Montag / Gorunway.com

ADAM LIPPES

Adam Lippes spring/summer collection was full of oversized, tent silhouettes, floor-sweeping pocket dresses with matching or coordinating bucket hats, sequins, cozy knits, and raw denim touches. This seasons pieces were very ready to wear and the so easy to style.

Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

Chromat

A collection I look forward to season after season is Chromat. Since my first fashion week, Chromat’s collections have been groundbreaking for diversity and inclusivity, including the notable models of all ages, sexes, and backgrounds that walk the runway’s in innovative designs that continue to inspire and push boundaries season after season. This season, on the tenth year anniversary of the label which celebrate womanhood and diversity, the collection was inspired by NASA and their underwater training facilities.

Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

Christian Siriano

Another designer that decided to partner with artist Ashley Longshore this season was Christian Siriano, who enlisted her to paint large canvases of some of his favorite muses, and touch them up on the runway alongside the models. This worked exceptionally well with his latest collection, based all around hue and fabrication with balloon sleeve’s, Seafoam green metallic blazers, iridescent jackets with a duo-chrome effect, and hot pink minidresses all featured this season.

Photo: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com

Christopher John Rogers

Brooklyn Based designer Christopher John Rogers made a statement this season with his 35 bold, and archly distinct, looks featuring sharp tailoring, vibrant colors, and dramatic silhouettes and embellishments, including swarovski crystal–adorned silk button-down shirts and emerald green slips

Photos via Chiara Boni La Petite Robe

Chiara Boni La Petite Robe

I am always blown away by Chiara Boni’s designs, but the country girl in me ESPECIALLY loved this season and her use of innovative animal patterns, ranging from leopard to giraffe to tiger stripes, to a beautiful, eye catching multicolor butterfly print. The collections features jaw dropping feminine silhouettes that are both versatile and sophisticated, including both belted waistbands and boxy silhouettes. This spring I will definitely be looking to take inspiration from the prints and flowy silhouettes of this season as well as play up her country vibe this fall!

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Damowang

Damowang’s design is reflective of a fusion of Chinese elements and contemporary ready to wear for the independent woman, and this seasons collection was no different. With subtle coloring and perfectly paired plaid, it was the perfect example of effortless everyday wear for spring.

Photo: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com

Kate Spade

Kate Spade always impresses design wise and this season was no different with her feminine silhouettes, fresh color scheme but I was thoroughly impressed (and pleasantly surprised) to see their collab this season with Dr. Scholl's Shoes( a personal fave of mine!) to make their own exclusive Original Sandals for the show!

Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnsons boho style was apparent again this season but with a fresh, more youthful twist (with a bit more skin aka shorter hems and necklines). She placed an emphasis on embracing cultural crafts, including emrbroidery and handmade pieces like bags and glass bead accents, as well as mixed fabrics like my favorite, the mixed denim-balloon sleeve jumpsuit,

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DAY ONE

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Affair

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Dirty Pineapple

This seasons Dirty Pineapple show had one of the best meanings behind it, based around the idea that our past relationships create various personas inside our personality, and our personas from past relationships are recycled through life and our different partners, Meaning, we tend to play different roles in every relationship, depending on the situation/our partners. These roles and experience (both good and bad) are reprocessed throughout life to create new versions of us. They called it”recycled love”.

Photo: Courtesy of Tomo Koizumi / Vogue.com

Tomo Koizumi

Tomo Koizumi is back and its larger than life creations this season is definitely much more extra than the first. It almost reminds me of the costumes in the i love it music video, but more extra and colorful.

Photo: Monica Feudi / Courtesy of Hellessy / Vogue.com

Hellessy

The Hellesy Spring/summer collection was made up of raised waistbands, billowing, extravagant sleeves, one shoulder cut outs, paired with unexpected bottoms like light-wash denim and hot pink velvet leggings. I Wasn't super impressed with the styling, but they did a great job of showing the versatility of the pieces in the collection.

Photo: Courtesy of Mara Hoffman / Vogue.com

Mara Hoffman

Following her other recent collections, the spring summer collection is sustainability driven. Giving off european vacay/ a trip to Mykanos vibes, the pieces were full of youthful and minimalistic detail like smocking, color-blocking, and structured silhouettes