We all yearn for a chance to attend NYFW, but if you’re like me, its likely that the only chance you have to see collection after collection is through your computer screen. I personally like to use Style.com or Vogue to keep with all the hectic shows. I’ve been viewing what I can and its getting me very excited for Spring Summer 2015. Although I wasn’t front row and center at these events, I’d still like to share with you my Top Five Favorite Shows from New York Fashion Week.
5. Diane von Furstenberg
DVF is one of New York’s most celebrated designers. Shes known for color, print, and the signature wrap dress. Honestly, I don’t usually choose Diane to be in my top shows. Her pieces are elegant, flowy, and very colorful. Personally I’m a very tailored and constructed dresser, but I must say, Diane’s SS 2015 collection will have me lining up at the door. There was a very fresh green print that I hope she’ll do in a blouse for buyers. There were very cute and young bra style tops that allowed for mid drift on top of a high waited skirt. The gowns were to die for and looked incredibly comfy. Another reason to love the show? Naomi Campbell’s legendary walk.
I’ve been following Joseph Altuzarra’s career for quite some time now and it seems like he is finally coming into his niche audience. The Altuzarra woman is classy and timeless, but shes not afraid to be sexy and try new things. This idea was echoed at the Altuzarra show through high slit dress and bare chest blouses. We saw classic suits alongside trendy metallic pants and a laser cut leather vest (which I need in my closet asap!) He is developing a signature wrap style skit that could give DVF a run for her money.
3. Alexander Wang
Wang always seems to be in my top five shows and his most recent collection just confirmed why. He seemed to really go back to his roots with a street style vibe. The first look was a long black blazer with a bar code style band that accented the waist. Super cool double paneled sweat pants were paired alongside sheer blouses for some sex appeal. I was extremely impressed with his athletic inspired body-con dresses. There were also some very simple gowns that will reach mass appeal. I loved this collection so much I hope Wang has saved some genius up for Paris fashion week over at Balenciaga!
2. Maison Martin Margiela
This collection was more than I could have asked for. Bright whites and metallic silvers flooded the runway with come crazy chic pieces. I first need to address the shoes. Lovely flat platforms were based for each outfit. It was very reminiscent of early French Japanese designers. While the footware was heavy and clunky, the pieces were light and easy. There was volume but tops, pants, and dresses were not heavy with weight. There was something very out of this world in this show. All I have to say is, this must be what heaven looks like.
1. Proenza Schouler
My favorite show of the season from NYFW was from Proenza Schouler. It was sporty, cool, and just what I need in my closet for next spring. I admired the small use of color because when it was there, it was bold. There were some dark greens, very dramatic oranges, and dark blues. Beautiful snake print patterns were applied to collars, shoes, and used as accent details. There were also lots of cool long jackets that reminded me of the 70s and loose fringe hung from dresses and skirts. I think what I liked most about this collection was its wearability. I’m not one to complain about wearability, but I can really see myself in these silhouettes for SS 2015!