New York Fashion Week took a more practical approach this time to showcase couture. Right from slinky gowns to the humble pantsuits, the ramps saw everything but in a more wearable version via easy colour palettes and inspired details. Below find the collections we loved the most.
 

J. Crew

J. Crew

He went back to his roots to reinvent the basics. He brought alive garments that made women feel more comfortable- shirts, roomy pants and dresses that exhibited preppy print-on-print combinations like gingham and plaid, accentuated with a hint of glittering sequins. While allowing shadows of indulgent, the combinations were still easy on the eye with blue-on-blue paired with white to balance out the looks.

 

DKNY

DKNY

Donna Karan chose to focus on the early 90’s era. Launching with formal wear and giving it a casual twist to make the staple more wearable. Another interesting facet of his show was models walking the ramp in fiery red lips taking the collection to a whole new level of bold.

 

McQ Alexander McQueen

McQ Alexander McQueen

Kitschy and hard, this fashion week saw a lot of graphic and textural elements like polka dots, silver metallic leather and chain accents all tied together on modern day pantsuits, gothic dresses and long skirts. Although the colour palette was black and white with hints of silver and red, it was quite a bold interpretation with ample layering and rose lace that redefined contemporary line.

 

Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung

He started his show by sending 30 monks clad in traditional red and yellow robes, hands clasped in prayer, chanting for the victims of the Nepal earthquake. Thus, naturally his collection had its roots in his motherland. On a minimal path for Spring, his was a skin baring, body skimming collection, showcasing off-shoulder dresses and gowns with orange and yellow Holi powder hues in the form of paints to create artistic detailing.

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Carnation prints in various sizes on dresses, skirts and blouses made his collection unique. Deep and rich hues like dark cinnamon made his collection stand apart as an unexpected one for the summer months.

All images are sourced from vogue.com