Ah New York fashion week, its that time of year again, the time of year when I find modern fashion increasingly disappointing...sadly. Each season it seems I find fewer and fewer things I like coming down designer's runways, albeit I am not exactly their intended clientele. I tend to preper fall fashion week to spring too, so that wasn't helping either. Still, I found a few looks that struck my fancy, so I thought I'd show them here like I usually do for those who don't want to wade through the many shows to find a bit of inspiration.
Oscar de la Renta may be gone, but his design line continues. Peter Coping does a great job sticking with the intentions of the house. These were my favorite three looks, all in black and red. The embellished red sweater is just beautiful, I'd like one in every color. Possibly DIY? The center black suit was decidedly vintage looking and I love the idea of a more formal black suit with beaded accents. The gown would be prettier in my eyes without the odd lace bib neckline, but as a strapless dress would be quite pretty.
I am not normally a big Marc Jaycobs fan, but in his americana-tastic show there were a few vintage inspired standouts. He obviously was drawing on the 30's and 40's for much of the collection which was a nice surprise. The striped dress looks like something from an early 30's magic show/circus and the fabric is really fun. The circle print chiffon gown too looks very 30's, lovely dropped waist. My favorite look was the red blouse with the navy high waisted pants, the most literal 40's look in the show.
Naeem Khan brought some femininity to the season with some truly fun and colorful dresses. I really liked the multicolored embroidery and more classic silhouettes. The neckline of the yellow gown looks sort of Egyptian and that dress would look so extra gorgeous on someone with a super dark skintone. The silver sequin jumpsuit (yes I noticed those were pants) would be better as a dress, but the pattern of embroidery is super gorgeous and very deco meets nouveau. The lavender gown is rather 18th century and caught my eye too.
Marchesa sent out more reliably feminine and beautifully constructed evening wear as usual. I particularity liked these three gowns, and the way they cut most of the sleeves this season with the sort of cape like back. The gold gown with the pastel flowers reminds me a bit of one of the gowns from episode II of Star Wars in a good way, I like this designer version better! (nerd)
That was it for New York though! Hopefully London, Milan, and Paris have more vintage-inspired collections. After the 70's mania of last year I hope we roll back a few more decades for this upcoming season! Did anyone else spot something they liked from New York Fashion Week?