New York city’s electric energy was particularly visible on the catwalks of a more recent generation of manufacturers such as Collina Strada which are shaking things up in a city not known for daring fashion.
In Area, designers Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk revealed a magnificent all-white trouser suit with an oversized jacket draped in fine chains and yet another with sequinned shoulders, and a stand-away gold cage-cloak on a white mini dress. In addition to Pyer Moss, whose oversize silk tailoring was the ultimate in easy, edgy dressing, fresh New York design is making waves at last.
A cultural crossover involving hip-hop and country,”Saloon Gal” style is ideal for summer holidays. Jason Wu’s unfinished seams and scrunched up roses over bosoms summed up the look, and a black lacy bloomer set and white, nightie-style dresses in Self Portrait.
In Khaite there was an entire section of chic, closely fitted frocks with cozy sleeves and fairly off-the-shoulder necklines, and a utter button-through variant of this appearance, also. Elsewhere we saw a bit of cowboy pliers in LaQuan Smith, where girls wore Women’s jeans and sequins in the label now under the close tutelage of Carine Roitfeld.
Long dresses and evening fabrics turned up in delightful daywear at Staud, Prabal Gurung and Carolina Herrera. Millennials have embraced long gowns for all hours of the night and day, casual or party or work.
In New York, during the summer months it is not strange to observe the trend equivalent of Little Bo Peep or any of the March sisters heading outside for a day in the office (more on which below). Saving items for”best” is silly, is that their mantra. It’s worth investigating as a clothes notion from time to time.
Vivid primary-coloured satin was a hot favourite anywhere, but particularly at Pyer Moss, Ralph Lauren, Staud and Sies Marjan, in which dresses in lace lace proved really gorgeous and also a long-sleeved satin frock with a fitted kind in a darker shade of navy had been immediately shoppable.
Jay Bell, the executive vice-president at Barneys, was also impressed, stating,”The Sies Marjan feeling of energising colour [and] skill in complex draping demonstrated a keen sensibility. Appearing deceptively straightforward, the gowns were especially powerful.”