My Thoughts on New York Fashion Week
In case you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know, New York Fashion Week concludes today! If you haven’t been regularly checking up on each day’s shows, you’ve sure missed out on some amazing fashion! Your loss. But never fear, here’s a quick rundown on the highs and lows of the spring collections.
Obviously, Marc Jacobs is one of the super highlights of Fashion Week every season! And this season was no different. His Geisha-like models strutted the runway in layered, multi-textured Marc Jacobs originals. No one mixes prints and textures the way he does. It was another brilliant show by a brilliant designer. Proenza Schouler’s skate punk inspired collection was also pretty brilliant! The neon prints, short dresses and tie-dye elements totally rocked! It’s certainly what all the cool kids will be wearing next spring, that’s for sure.
Other highlights came from the likes of Derek Lam, Tuleh, Luca Luca and Costello Tagliapietra. And, OMG, Zac Posen! Let me just say, Zac Posen’s spring collection is one of the most amazing I’ve seen in a long time. Moody lighting set the stage for all the eighties-inspired drama of his clothes. There were cutout skirts and dresses, feathered sleeves, mouth and hand-shaped broaches and just about every color in the rainbow. But, somehow it all worked flawlessly together. The final dress, a pale pink number with a rainbow of sequin flowers was miraculous!
Have I gushed enough? Perhaps. But I’ll balance it out by telling you how much I loathed Victoria Beckham’s collection of Victoria Beckham-lookalike clothes. I guess she was her own inspiration. Go figure. And her small collection of dresses and other nonsense turned out stiff and unoriginal. Just like the designer. If there is another collection in her future, she should definitely look outside herself for inspiration.
And that’s a wrap on the spring collections at New York Fashion Week.