“There were no big ideas”, Phillip Lim said of his collection backstage. “It was just that need to find something fresh and new for myself.” However, he did mention several distinctive references—gypsy flamenco, Ethiopian rugby jerseys and ’90s minimalist silhouettes—which were seamlessly woven into pieces with classic elements; think bold, asymmetrical ruffles on a neutral palette, casual separates with rugby stripes, as well as tanks and skirts with flowy, gathered hems. We observe more than a few pieces that will certainly make solid, timeless additions to our wardrobe.
Denim at Oscar de la Renta? You better believe it. In Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia’s bid to make the brand as relevant to the younger, laidback luxury client as it is the Hollywood red carpet star, the show opened with casual button-downs and all-denim ensembles with paint splatter prints, then transitioned into more sophisticated silhouettes which bore vibrant hues, before ending on a glamorous note with elegant silk dresses and romantic, extravagant tulle gowns. The designers also paid homage to Mr. de la Renta by imprinting his signature, literally, in a few creations.
This season marked the first time New York City’s Museum of Modern Art played show venue to a fashion presentation, and the honour is none other than Carolina Herrera‘s. “This collection is all about colour,” said the designer, and she did not pull back on the punches. While colours were aplenty, sweet and youthful, the silhouettes and motifs remained very much classic with big shoulders, puffed sleeves, modest shapes. On a side (beauty) note, I rather liked how the fully lined eyes the models wore juxtaposed the sugary notion of the collection.
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