If you’re under the impression that Fashion Week is strictly for the technicalities, wait just one hot second because there’s a lot more to it. While drapes of the fabrics and cat eyes of the models make all the difference, Fashion Week means much more than just the latest fashion trends. With the New York Fashion Week shows underway, there is so much that it encompasses which brings the event together, whether they be on the ramp or off it.
- Highlight #10 - More than fifty shades of grey at Carolina Herrera
- Highlight #9 - Jewel tones shine bright at Alice + Olivia
- Highlight #8 - Family time for Victoria Beckham
- Highlight #7 - Classic touches by Oscar de la Renta
- Highlight #6 - Diane Von Furstenberg’s dance party
- Highlight #5 - All aboard the T.H. Atlantic!
- Highlight #4 - Rihanna debuts at Fenty x Puma
- Highlight #3 - The Row defines minimalism
- Highlight #2 - Yeezy makes a statement
- Highlight #1 - Jeremy Scott does kitschy
Highlight #10 - More than fifty shades of grey at Carolina Herrera
While the Pantone institute predicted the colour sharkstone (a mid-tone grey) to be all the rage this fall, Carolina Herrera seconded that. Her collection showcased innumerable shades of grey being worn in versatile ways over plaid and in velvet.
Highlight #9 - Jewel tones shine bright at Alice + Olivia
Fall doesn’t mean a damn thing to the Alicia + Olivia because they’ve got a spark and they’re going strong with it. The eclectic offering of jewel tones was present in the entire collection with a sprinkling of bold prints and motifs.
Highlight #8 - Family time for Victoria Beckham
In keeping with the Beckham tradition, the entire family was present in front row for Victoria’s show. Showing their support were the devilishly handsome David, adorable little Harper and the boy gang comprising Romeo, Cruz and Brooklyn.
Highlight #7 - Classic touches by Oscar de la Renta
When it comes to modern femininity, Oscar de la Renta can do no wrong. Making it one of the best New York Fashion Week shows that was, the inspirational design house put out a slew of feminine touches and breathtaking ball gowns with a robust colour palette of crimsons and merlots.
Highlight #6 - Diane Von Furstenberg’s dance party
It came as no surprise that one of the world’s most powerful fashion icons, Diane Von Furstenberg could get the world’s most popular models to don their dancing shoes. From Kendall Jenner to Jourdan Dunn, the girls raised the roof with a dance party with Queen Diane joining in.
Highlight #5 - All aboard the T.H. Atlantic!
Furthering the nautical prep that Hilfiger is so famous for, the New York Fashion Week designer brought it home with cruise ship called the T.H. Atlantic parked on the runway. Headlined by golden girl Gigi Hadid, the enjoyed its share of nautical stripes, sailor cut trousers and frills.
Highlight #4 - Rihanna debuts at Fenty x Puma
Superstar and bad girl, Rihanna took to the ramp as she debuted as the creative director of the brand. While we’re no newbies to celebrity collections, Riri clearly knew what she was doing. Her collection was the ultimate definition of athleisure that she described as the Addams family going to the gym.
Highlight #3 - The Row defines minimalism
Known for their minimalist approach to fashion, this appearance by the Olsen twins was no different. The designing duo stuck to their crafted draped creations in luxurious fabrics.
Highlight #2 - Yeezy makes a statement
If there’s one individual who knows how to make a statement, it’s Yeezus. It isn’t news that Kanye’s Yeezy show wasn’t centred around the clothing. Madison Square Garden was packed to the rafters with an audience who witnessed stoic models all over the stadium as the rapper’s new album ‘The Life Of Pablo’ played for the first time at the show.
Highlight #1 - Jeremy Scott does kitschy
True to his form, Jeremy Scott brought kitsch to the runway in the best way he knew how. While he has previously centred his collections over McDonald’s fries and spray cans, this time he chose to make a statement with the popular cartoon characters Ren & Stimpy and space prints over a bed of whimsical colours.
Written by Dayle Pereira on Feb 22, 2016