New York Fashion Week Spring 2016: The Finale
Before we look forward to London Fashion Week, we take a look at New York Fashion Week’s finale.
In what can be described as an all-American ending, Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors took the final bow at New York Fashion Week. Both labels joined a new group of designers offering customers a chance to purchase selected items from the collection as it appears on the runway.
At Ralph Lauren, the collection featured a Old West inspired theme for Spring/Summer 2017. Filled with fringed leather jackets, luxe ponchos and slouchy maxi dresses, the designs were covered in bold, Aztec-style patterns. “I have always been inspired by the rugged beauty and romance of the American West,” the designer explained. “My September collection is imbued with that spirit, but reinterpreted in a modern glamorous way for the woman whose style is both personal and luxurious.”
Embracing the see-now-buy-now concept with open arms, Michael Kors who presented New York with a colorful lineup. While the collection was certainly feminine and flirty thanks to the ladylike patterned dresses, demure bikinis and flared midi skirts in summery florals, it was the oversized slogans that caught our attention. “Love” was one optimistic slogan seen on oversized sweatshirts, which give us a glimpse into the major trend for the season.
It wasn’t just the Americans feeling giddy – Canadian designer Jason Wu’s collection for Hugo Boss was equally festive, focusing on the simple, classic lines the house is known for but adding more than a dash of merriment thanks to a vibrant color palette of royal blues, corals and sea greens.
And now, onwards to London Fashion Week…