BEST OF NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
AUTUMN / WINTER 2017
Same procedure as every season. Yes, Fashion month is on the move again and it’s pretty hard not to notice. In almost every newspaper you'll find at least one tiny review, a picture on what is happening in the big four Fashion Week capitals.
As always, New York makes the start. In my eyes, that's probably the best, New York has always been the metropole of the minimalistic, power dressing and workwear. After that, it gets slowly more crazy, more colourful and more romantic in London and Milan until the last stop is reached: as always the highlight: Paris. And the Big Apple proved itself again this season. More suits, more office-wear, bigger statements. Yes Statements. They are big and shouty.
And not even an unbelievable blizzard kept the fashion world away from the catwalks!
Of course there are plenty more Fashion Shows than the ones featured here, but I picked a few of my favorites, a few of the big ones and a few being some kind of special this time.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Since the loss of one of the biggest designers in fashion history, the house De La Renta had quite a trip. But finally, with the new designer duo Laura Kim and Fernando Gracia, it seems to be back on track. Velvet, powersuits, wonderful silhouettes, were updated with a youthful vibe and screaming colours.
One of the big firsts moments of the statement tee this season. Being an immigrant himself, Prabal Gurung felt like he needed to make a statement about the current political mood in the US and sent out his models in tee-shirts declaring „I am an immigrant“, „Revolution has no borders“ and others.
Also he presented some of the most beautiful sheer glitter dresses.
One of my all time favorites of Fashion Week. Each season Moncler hosts another magical and stunning catwalk expierence, unseen before. This year they threw a magical winter wonderland ball, which looked right out of the Harry Potter winterball.
Also I there were some skiing outfit - I could go green with envy!
Altuzurra always delights us with the most magical gowns, coats and prints, but this time it was just exquisite. Their collection was more than stunning, the embroidery on a next level and don’t even ask me about the velvet.
After the "funky future like grunge vibe" we saw last season at Marc Jacobs, he now invited us to follow him back to the 90’s. Tracksuits, bling bling, hats and big coats were presented on the streets of New York.
CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION
Probably one of the most exciting shows this season, because it’s the first glimpse of what the former Dior Designer Raf Simons created for Calvin Klein. There were suits, colourful coats covered with an extra layer of vinyl, and so much more. Big applause for this successful restart to Raf!