New York Fashion Week SS17: Highlights of Day 7
"Plein air" and power trenches
Once again, Josep Font blew us away with his mastery of structural silhouettes and contemporary textures for Delpozo. His ode to luminosity and "plein air" paintings brought forth a collection that was fantastical but surprisingly more wearable than past seasons. Font experimented with voluminous, diaphanous skirts that flared from the hips, along with geometric sleeves inspired by the shape of a calla lily—all in a spring colour scheme of orange, lilac, green, pale yellow and Delpozo's signature "Sorolla blue". Accessories packed a punch to suit the extraordinary ethereal theme, including enormous sequin earrings and transclucent midi heels—all in all a lineup that gave new meaning to beauty in the whimsical.
Michael Kors teetered on a fine line between provocative and risqué, adding panache to a collection of strong shoulders, pantsuits, and ruffled floral dresses. Created with the ever-in-control, strong-minded lady in mind (think Katharine Hepburn), his spring outing will appeal to the woman whose daily uniform include trench dresses and tailored suits, but also accommodating her secret love for vivid blooms and snazzy hues.
Primary colours with a sporty aesthetic made up Boss Spring 2017, where Jason Wu decided that it was high time to step out of the label's signature aesthetic and imbue his own idea of what a Boss girl would (and should) wear. Dresses came in various forms, from tank with cutouts to pleated slip dresses, all in bold hues of cobalt blue, green and crimson. Blazers were deconstructed for a casual vibe, while pants echoed that sentiment in a slouchy, almost fluid silhouette.