I decided to something a little different in my coverage of the collections for Fashion Week month since doing the same old thing of writing a blog post review in the same old format felt boring and stale.
So this year I decided to do post-it sized illustrations of my favorite looks from the collections I loved!
If you missed anything from NYFW FW16, that was your fault! The Official NYFW site offered comprehensive info on schedules, designers, backstage and street style videos, events and more while their Instagram provided constant updates. They did the darn thing complete with mike drop!
Lots of familiar names on the schedule but several new additions. Let’s hope the fashion critics curb some of their withering reportage and snarkisms cause even at a show that is not the best, there is always some element that is good!
Actually, given the interesting weather lately, it will be interesting to see how the fashionable people survive the NYFW FW16 season. Will they throw common sense literally to the wind, daring to catch pneumonia or worse wearing questionable garments and cruel shoes? I think not, but we shall see…
I don’t know if it’s because there is a Supermoon Lunar Eclipse coming up or something is in alignment somewhere because these shows proved that these designers have ascended to a new level of fashion greatness!
Vivienne Tam’s collection showed that grey can be a fun color when mixed with graphic floral prints and embroideries.
Reem Acra’sstunningly beautiful creations will be a must on every major carpet event.
Libertine’s collection showed that quirky chic is uber-cool.
Jeremy Scott showed that the fashions of swinging sixties never ended; they just come in much better fabrications.
Today’s standout NYFW SS16 shows featured:
– Buddhist monks chanting at opening of Prabal Gurung’s serene collection of slinky separates in cools shades of white and orange with an outstanding metallic copper creation with plunging neckline;
– The most delightfully colorful color-block gowns I have seen ever at Georgine;
– Lovely variations of the shirt-dress and the chicest pants at Derek Lam along with a welcome sea of diversity on the runway; and
– New York’s finest, Public School, sending sophisticated layers in shades of white, navy and black down their Snarkitecture designed runway.