Hello to all of you fabulous Fashsetters out there! And we are here again, one of our FAVORITE times of the year – September FASHION MONTH! The talented designers are at it again showcasing their spring 2015 ready-to-wear lines. New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 has just finished and London Fashion Week 2015 has just begun. However, let us take a look back at some of the highlights of some of the designer’s New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 collections and check out some of the top trends that were showcased on the runways this season.
- Marc Jacobs’ 2015 line was inspired by Brownies uniforms and army fatigues worn by counterculture figures in the 60s. Models wore simple shirtdresses in khaki and officers’ uniforms with an added 90s-style oversized slouch. Oversized 3D polka dots reoccurred on everything from backpacks to buttons on pockets and the collection’s color contrast of slubby browns and creams against the pink backdrop was an Instagram-friendly touch!
- Calvin Klein’s line was all about one thing: knits! However, formfitting, not constricting. Sweater dressing was one of the key messages of New York Fashion Week, and knits make particular sense at the Calvin Klein label. Subtle geometric embroideries and graphic color-blocking, like navy and cream and navy and black, were seen too. Part of the collection’s inspiration was said to come from Andy Warhol’s Mao Zedong portraits.
- Anna Sui showed a fruitful late 60’s flowering inspired collection featuring pieces that incorporated many themes: arts nouveau, deco, hippie, glam and star-crossed lovers. “Cosmic Rock Star” was one of Sui’s own personal label favorites and her runway show sparkled, like an immaculate extravaganza in a celestial land!
- Oscar de la Renta, a timeless classic! This season’s collection hit all of Oscar’s signature marks: femininity, unfailingly polished silhouettes, and pieces lush with color. Less conventional for de la Renta perhaps though was the line’s youthful spirit. Models’ wore fringed brogues with lace tees, shorts, and gingham coat, and there was no shortage of midriff-baring looks, best among them an A-line top and full three-quarter-length skirt in white and black broidery anglaise.
- Badgley Mischka celebrated and showcased their 25th anniversary collection through a modern yet subtly retro lens. Their theme was “Marie Antoinette on the moon,” if you will. Pieces seen were things like loose, bustle-worthy ruffles detailing jacquard jackets and embroidered gowns in feather light organza and gazar. Perhaps no woman wants to be caught wearing the same dress as another…so Badgley Mischka made sure to incorporate that each gown had a different shape, color, or embellishment from the next. The designers also didn’t ignore what goes on before a red carpet or a black-tie event – but their tweed suits, shot through with metallic thread, were every bit as glamorous as their evening counterparts, as was a gathered ice blue silk dress cinched with a wide belt, which was fabulous!
- Donna Karen’s line screamed: “Time to show your colors and paint the town with urban chic” – The designer was looking at art this season, street art in particular. There were shades of Jean-Michel Basquiat in the scribbled doodle print of a structured bra top and high-waisted pants, and was echoed with a certain influential Paris collection. In the age of Instagram, everything is up for grabs, available for our repurposing. But in any case, this was one of Karan’s most vital collections in a while: vibrant, uncomplicated, desirable. But really, it was the prints and embroideries, in shades of black, ivory, red, and indigo that were the stars at this show!
- Escada knows their fans love their colorful pantsuits and embroidered gowns so it’s important to keep them happy. This season their runway show was overflowing with cropped raspberry taroni silk trousers, metallic leopard-print organza split-neck dresses, tropical floral prints on black pencil skirts and tailored blazers, and black knit dresses covered in enameled dots made to look like candy buttons, paired with matching cardigan jackets. In addition however, Escada showcased “fashion floriculture”, a theme with flowers in all forms, from exotic to romantic. What worked were the slightly more abstract ideas, such as the yellow petals individually beaded on matching cropped shells and pencil skirts and the burnout organza dress in white or lavender. It was done in royal purple which is a classic Escada shade—which proved modernity and history are not mutually exclusive!
There were many other wonderful designers and collections showcased throughout the week, and while looking at all of them, we are happy to report the top trends seen within New York Fashion Week Spring 2015. They are:
1) Pretty Polo Shirts
2) Oversized Parka Jackets
3) Witling Waist Lines
4) Gingham! Gingham! Gingham!
5) The ‘Loose Look’ Trend
6) Dressed-Up Skirts
7) Seductive Suede
That’s a wrap for now Fashsetters! Stay tuned for our next blog post with the top highlights and trends from London Fashion Week Spring 2015.
As always, stay fashionable, stay fabulous!