Just as we’re all settling into idea of fall, New York Fashion Week is warming us back up again with collections replete with skin baring silhouettes, lace and macramé textures, and soft, subdued color palettes. Suddenly, we’re desperately holding onto those last few days of summer . . .
Rosie Assoulin: Relaxed volume, subtle theatrics, youthful sophistication, serious fun . . . Rosie Assoulin breaks the rules with contradictions, which makes her clothing so damn appealing and captivating. This season, there were low slung, boxer-exposing trousers, trapeze blouses, swimwear playfully layered over sweaters and button up shirts. So good.
Derek Lam: The 60s and 70s are familiar to Derek Lam – he’s remastered them quite well in previous collections. But this season, with Nina Sinome as his inspiration, there was a more relaxed and almost boho feel to the silhouettes. Elongated bell sleeves, sleek leather trench coats, and intarsia knit dresses surely put a spell on us.
Jonathan Simkhai: Inspired by city skyscrapers, scaffolding and subway grates, Jonathan Simhkai worked to develop a textured macramé fabric and intricate embroidered lace that mimicked the grids, lines and patterns of the urban jungle. There was country-inspired daywear too, with cotton voile separates. But let’s be honest, you can take the girl out of the city but you can’t take the city out of the girl . . .
Ryan Roche: Cashmere knits in monochromatic ballet slipper shades? Soft, ethereal perfection. That’s all.
Thakoon: Tie dyed indigo jumpsuits, chambray robe coats, cut out body suits, and scoop-hemmed micro-shorts . . . what’s not to love about the laid back, summer vibe of the Thakoon girl?
Tome: Ruffles have been spotted throughout fashion week, however, nobody has yet to make them feel quite as fresh and modern as Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin. The design duo put a feminine and sensual twist on their signature shirting – with ruffles falling off the shoulder, tying into a knot and draping off the shoulder. Any of these blouses are sure to be our “it” item come spring.
Self Portrait: We’ve been fans of Han Chong’s Self Portrait ever since he launched his first collection in 2013. His signature guipure lace dresses have quickly become a cult favorite – it’s no surprise, they’re affordable considering the intricate details and lovely construction. We love the newer, more casual silhouettes that includes longer length dresses and separates.
(images via Vogue.com)