The fall in fashion and generally in life is a time for new beginnings; the kids go back to school, the weather changes, our wardrobes change, causing the way we think and act to change as well. For me this fall represents a great beginning as I got engaged over Labor Day Weekend, closing the chapter on my single hood and ushering in a new era of love, marriage, and growth. I have to say I am absolutely overjoyed about the possibilities and all the firsts that come with marriage, from planning the wedding to buying my first home, and eventually having my first kid. It's an exciting time, and this month in fashion is even more so eventful because of the Spring 2016 shows happening in New York City kicking off the start of fashion month in the industry.
Easy Like Sunday Morning…
|Altuzarra Spring 2016|
The Spring 2016 shows in NYC so far are all about individuality and rather than designers trying to showcase perfectly styled looks they are presenting mixed and matched looks consisting of key items.
|Alexander Wang Spring 2016|
Alexander Wang led the pack in this initiative by showing a 10th Anniversary collection that was intentionally unintentional. The designer described the collection as having “no concept” yet the denim mixed with leather jackets, the overalls, fishnet shirts, and netted bomber jackets are all pieces that stand on their own. At retail and on social media I suspect that fashionistas will have a lot of fun with styling this collection.
BCBG, similar to Alexander Wang, showed looks that are for the woman that marches to the beat of her own drum. The styling of this collection was all about the layers, soft fabrics both woven and knit layered in a way that would be fit for a festival in the desert or hot summer day in the southwest. My favorites were the ponchos and embroidered vests and jackets as these pieces really served as an anchor for each of the looks.
|DVF Spring 2016|
Diane Von Furstenberg showed a beautiful collection of chiffons, mixed prints, mixed fabrics, and bright patterns all in the strong yet feminine attitude the designer is known for. Every piece considered he woman's body and how a dress or look would need to fit for a woman to feel confident and secure in her outfit. I love that DVF is always conscious of how the woman will feel in the clothes, not just how they will look on the outside.
Other great collections were Erin Fetherston, effortless and feminine; Herve Leger, fun and flirty yet still sexy; Jason Wu, dynamic and sophisticated but not stiff; Mara Hoffman, clouds, prairie, sun, light hearted…Loose, free, and casual was the overall feel of the collections and is a continued shift away from the body con, high heeled looks of the late 2000’s and early 2010’s.
Let me know in the comments what have been your favorite collections from New York Fashion Week Spring 2016?!