Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs closed this season's New York Fashion Week with different kinds of drama
Who: The show's invitation was a Playbill pamphlet featuring its designer on the cover, painted by iconic theatre poster artist James McMullan.
Where: Instead of the usual Spring Studios, the show was held at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre in Lincoln Centre.
What: A Royal Philharmonic Orchestra band performed pieces such as Respect and Swan Lake while models walked down the runway, on top of hits from Michael Jackson, Jay-Z and wait for it—Julie Andrews.
The Low-down: The collection featuring an eclectic mash of style was an ode to the uptown New York women. Binx Walton opened the show in a floral dress, juxtaposed with tartan coats and scarves and finished off with a pop of leopard print. There were also menswear-inspired looks in Fair Isle knits, classic trench coats, glam faux fur jackets and sporty varsity pieces. While the show may have seemed a little disjointed from the wide range of styles, Michael Kors managed to pull the looks together through a playful finish. Aside from that, the brand collaborated with British fashion artist David Downton for its first team-up ever, and his painting of women portraits can be seen on the hourglass dress worn by a makeup-free Bella Hadid.
Buro Loves: The plethora of prints from argyle, tartan and camouflage to jacquard and florals.
Who: There were fur protesters demonstrating outside the show venue, but it was nothing compared to the drama radiated from his AW18 looks.
Where: Located at the Park Avenue Armory, Marc Jacobs kept his show-set minimal for the third season in a row.
The Low-down: Inspired by '80s haute couture, the collection was filled with dramatic silhouettes, complete with large top hats that gave an OTT finish. Models strutted down the runway in colourful coats accompanied with matching cashmere scarves, paired with baggy leather trousers and silk shirts. Pattern-play was also a mainstay in the collection; polka-dots, stripes, plaids and graphic geometric prints were incorporated into the looks, including more form-fitting ensembles that gave us a break from the oversized ensembles. Our favourite look of the show? Its abstract-print finale dress, complete with head-turning shoulder details and a complementing dye job.
Buro Loves: The larger-than-life details, from the power shoulders, XXL leather belts to large pussybows, all in a vibrant colour palette.