#WednesdayWishlist: Favourite looks from New York Fashion Week SS17
Jasmine Leong, Senior Fashion Writer: Look 1, Tibi
I'm a sucker for anything masculine, so when I saw the men-inspired pieces making their appearances on the NYFW runways, I was over the moon. One look that particularly caught my eye (and stole my heart) was this matching pantsuit from Tibi. From the pinstripe print to the oversized silhouette that's topped off with a pair of sandals? Effortlessly cool at its best. Amy Smilovic knows her way to my heart.
Loh Wei Yeen, Fashion & Beauty Writer: Look 34, Proenza Schouler
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are killing it this season. This particular Proenza Schouler piece looks like it's woven with interesting beading that gives it a lovely texture and dimension. But how amazing is that vivid red and blue against the black and white knitted piece underneath? Playing with cutouts and peepholes seem to be their favourite thing to do this season, and this look is likely what I envision a modern, tribal-inspired warrior woman to wear (if she's actually into high-fashion, that is).
Rachel Au, Lifestyle Writer: Look 16, Self-Portrait
It wasn't too long ago when I selected Self-Portrait for #WednesdayWishlist (AW16 picks and for a summer soirée, to be specific) and once again, I'd pick Han Chong's designs in a heartbeat. His collection continues to be fresh and flirty, yet something different for the new season. Despite his signature guipure lace that is often linked to feminity, the SS17 collection sees it contrasting with masculine touches of pinstripe men's shirts, utility jackets, button-finished trousers and a few army green shades. As I'm currently obsessed with light blue pinstripe shirts (as most people are these days) - and if I can only pick one item - this whole ensemble would be my top pick.
Tan Su Fen, Writer: Look 23, Dion Lee
Dion Lee's SS17 presentation opened with tailored looks with a minimalist utility aesthetic to them; the latter quality peeked through time and time again as the show went on, but the clothes shifted towards long and languid silhouettes coupled with relaxed vibes. And when I saw this look, I thought: This is it. The loose, flowing shape oozes comfort while the spliced design at the bottom added movement. But my favourite part of the look has to be the trompe l'oiel pleated effect created by the vertically placed satin strips—seemingly simple, innovative and absolutely beautiful.
Alyssa Lee, Editorial Assistant: Look 5, Jason Wu
This season saw a departure from the updated feminine classics that Jason Wu and his eponymous label has built its fame upon. The new Wu girl is one who dances to the upbeat melody of youthful reverie. Many have nominated the whimsical blooms for best look but I have to make a case for the brilliantly iridescent azure number that stole my heart. Impeccable tailoring transforms a stiff and rigid material into a dress which accentuates at all the right places. Beams of light roll off every cleverly seamed contour to create a reflective sheath that boasts an almost moulded quality—the modern day armour, perhaps. The disjointed bottom panels that juxtapose a plane with a side of pleats end things with a well-designed interruption to curb a potentially gaudy overdose of shine. Now, where do I order this dress and the edgy attitude that comes with it?