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The Best of New York Fashion Week Spring RTW 2016.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2016.

This season I decided to start my fashion week reviews by city starting with of course New York, I have seen all of the shows and selected my favorite looks based on wearability, quality and visible, interesting trends for upcoming fashion season.

Altuzarra's designer described his collection as “Very serene, about the beauty of materials which are close to nature, like linen, cotton and burlap; things which are not fussy, and meant to look wrinkled.” 

I love this collection because it's strong, rich with great quality fabrics, the looks are combined to be suited as office wear and evening wear, very elegant and easy to take care of. My favorite looks are the first two brown leather coat and top worn with navy linen pants pictured above.

Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2016.

 Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2016.

Anna Sui Spring/Summer 2016.

My romantic self loves Anna Sui, Carolina Herrera, DVF, Oscar de la Renta team and Rodarte who produced romantic, feminine and soft collections with 3D lace, floral print, pleats and sheer and airy gauzy materials. 

Carolina Herrera used high tech material to create up-town, gentle and feminine shapes, the keyword was pleats. Not the old school ones but those crated visually with strips of fabric connected with sheer mesh material. I adore gentle rose pallet colors which dominated this collection but didn't make it to girly or inappropriate for office wear, even more so the color pallet softened the cuts and shapes combining them into perfectly feminine and powerful ready to wear line.

I love how DVF floral and floaty dresses and pant-vest two piece assembles were constrained with dark brown leather belt.

Oscar de la Renta stayed true to late designer's original and recognizable romantic and rich in texture and shapes signature. My favorite two looks were two power red dresses, one on the left is a half embroidered cocktail dress with A-line bottom and another one is more fitted, knitted and appears sheer but lined in nude midi sleeveless pencil dress.

Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2016.

DVF Spring/Summer 2016.

Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2016.

Rodarte sisters poetic 70's inspired, glam-rock but very feminine collection was one of my favorites! I love to wear and touch velvet in Fall and the sisters showed us some gorgeous velvet mini dresses with tie up cleavage and g touches of lace, Victoriana sleeve fringing and beautiful metallic lined embroidery.

Rodarte Spring/Summer 2016.

After pink flamingo's this Summer seems like fashion's next favorite bird will be a swan! Marc Jacobs show was love letter to the movies, very pop-art inspired, colorful and rich in details. My favorite colorful and detail rich pieces were this double breasted military jacket with swan's in love and the gorgeous lace dress with gold embroidery with swans in love -again. What can I say I am a hopeless romantic when it comes to fashion! :)

Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2016.

Givenchy show irresistibly reminded me on the late Alexander Mcqueen shows rich in it's artsy, shocking and out of this world craftsmanship meant to be locked in the box and daily admired not worn. Tisci made his show into a   meditation on the losses of 9/11on which he creatively collaborate with performing artist Marina Abramovic. On top of gorgeously detailed, silk and gold embroidered coats, dresses and more the most media attention was given to the face decoration n studded golden jewelry, tulle frills, and lace.

Givenchy Spring/Summer 2016.

Givenchy Spring/Summer 2016.

As Donna Karen resigned as head designer,  Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne took over designing for the brand and used brands signature 90s power suite as a building block for their debut collection. 

Unapologetic power women from New York City who walks the walk and talks the talk is still there, it's in the brand's DNA. Big shoulders and casual, young and stylish takes on signature power suit took the front stage and updated the brand's appeal for a fresh tribe of 21ct power women.

DKNY Spring/Summer 2016.

J. Crew and Ralph Lauren showed what I call 'Greenwich Connecticut look', J.Crew catering to younger audience and lower price point while RL traditionally to crowed looking for high quality luxurious pieces. This is the look I sometimes go for for my casual and work wear classic dressing.

J.Crew is endlessly fun, young and chic but has gone high up in pricing while Ralph Lauren as always justifies the price point with quality, durability and fabric/making quality which is eternal, never goes out of style.

Ralph Lauren's signature Americana looks are very wearable as separates but also styled as on the runway with more dramatic head to toe leather suite looks or double breasted multicolor midi raincoat.

J.Crew Spring/Summer 2016.

J.Crew Spring/Summer 2016.

Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2016.

Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2016.

Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2016.

Victoria Beckham showed simple, fresh, wearable and carefree collection inspired by her life in London, Miami and New York. Long has gone Victoria from high platform heels and short cocktail dresses, her new collection of mostly midi dresses shows little skin, breads with sophistication and luxury.

Victoria Beckham Spring/Summer 2016.

Alexander Wang celebrated the first decade of his brand after leaving Balenciaga and launching a successful capsule collaboration with fast fashion brand H&M. As always Wang' s collection listened and followed the street, more accurately, the streets of New York, there was no special concept behind the collection as designer himself admitted, it was young, urban and modern featuring military and deconstructed denim pieces, with a tad of more dramatic fringe on oversized military jackets.

Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2016.

Did you see any of the shows? Which one was your favorite?


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