FASHION WEEK: BEST OF NEW YORK FASHION WEEK S/S ’15
As NYFW slows to a stop, we grow reminiscent of the collections that haunt our dreams still. From the runways at Lincoln Center to the lofts in Midtown, we have scoured for our favorite looks that will surely be donned by our team and many others in the coming spring.
Although culottes and palazzo pants have been the talk of the town, the Mulleavys are bringing back stovepipe pants in a big way. Opening with muted skinny pants and ruffled collars, the collection transitions from boyish wrinkle silk blouses into outer worldly embellished gowns creating a splash that is heightened by the lagoonish stage. Diving into artistic waters, the duo has stitched layer after layer of dainty fabrics: like white mesh, gem-encrusted fishnet patches, and spider-web chiffon that will make your skin crawl. The ethereal line plummets the spectator into deep sea wreckages that have been dressed up by Ariel herself. Our favorite look is deep royal violet sequined sleeve that is wrapped by seaweed green sheer draping lined with cerulean veins.
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The Olsen twins are famed for their illustrious minimalistic approach to all things from design to words; they’ve described this line simply as “raw silks.” Set in a Soho warehouse, natural light illuminates the poignancy of how artfully draped each asymmetrical cut or cropped hemline is. Thick waist sashes and billowy sleeves are complemented with peplum and mock neck rises. Although the color scheme is quiet (mainly burnt sienna, navy, black, and white), the construction is not: working thoroughly with how organza envelopes the body, the twins’ designs are criss-crossed across the torso, knotted along the back, and fell into slits along the ankles. Our favorite look is the all-white angelic thick hemmed dress that cloaks a subtle ivory puff-sleeve button-up.
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The former Oscar de la Renta designer relaunches his namesake brand, after two years, inviting guests to a relaxed viewing that was set in an apartment overlooking Washington Square Park. The cozy milieu houses his Moroccan-inspired incredibly feminine line that flaunts crinkle chiffon, pleated silk, and bright leather. Inserting the intricacies of North African rugs, Lippes uses tassels to decorate the outer shell of a navy oversized blazer and to weave a longline coat that is not only stylish but modestly eye-catching. The drop-crotch pants invoke casual attire, but the fabric creates a demureness: as seen on the powder-white pant suit look. Our favorite look is the pleated silk tank dress that drapes shyly over the feet and creates a trailing behind it – the muted blush color is sweet and the pleats add a sultriness.
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This season, Milly integrates sheer fabrics with sports wear making her collection look almost aquatic. The drifting movements of the wide leg cuts and fitted criss-cross high neck tops create an ebb and flow. The serene mood of the initial monotone black and white becomes more complex as it moves into a neon pink mixed with periwinkle blue – the result looks electric and evocative of the bio-luminosity of the deep sea. Her main inspirations are Baldessari and Dan Graham, which is where the architectural cuts and bright bursts of color amongst B&W come from. Our favorite look is the mod window-pane-like black organza ensemble with mesh slits and villous mid-calf track pants.
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