New York Fashion Week’s autumn/winter ready-to-wear shows never fail to receive ecstatic applause with every spectacle throughout the masses of impressive designer talent showcasing their latest masterpieces.
As yet another season comes to a close, we’ve picked a few of our favourite collections that graced, strutted or stomped their way down the catwalk. This season amongst a sea of captivating innovation we’ve witnessed minimalist tailoring standing next to flourishes of floral lace, and quiet elegance contrasting with dashes of powerful neon.
Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy explored their imaginings of Californian from which they originate and when they spent their youth exploring san Francisco. The result was a fantastical display of surprisingly romantic yet vampirical combinations of lace, leather, dark lips and floral head dresses, tearing away from Californian beaches and San Francisco hippie vibes.
Reminiscent of folk-rock filled 50s, Jeremy Scott infused his collection with throwbacks to childhood playfulness, western cowgirl fervor and iconic pop culture. The vibrant and spontaneous theme resulted in splashes of neon animal print, illustrations evocative of cheesy TV and bold beauty looks.
Inspired by sci-fi illustrator Syd Mead and his iconic surrealist imaginings, the Opening Ceremony collection fused together space fiction with futurism. The collection captivated visions of comic con with elements of 70s rock music.
Using The Great Depression as reference to his collection, Thom Brown exports us back to 1930s New York, with grey tailored suits, fur lined blazer jackets layered over midi skirts, deconstructed head pieces and a misty, eerie ambiance on the runway to match ethereal eye make up.
As this was his first collection since returning as an independent designer, Alexander Wang explored his iconic experimental personality through style reminiscent of urban youth-culture. Mono prints, beanies, mesh detail, metal accessories and marijuana patterned garments decorated the show.
Rag & Bone
Taking inspiration from rocker and motorbike culture through their use of heavy high-shine leather, Rag & Bone show cased oversized jackets, shearling details and splashes of sports-luxe fluorescence. Accents of denim and pearl necklaces added a unique twist to the collection.