New York Fashion Week SS18: Highlights of Day 8
Michael Kors brought new meaning to summer nonchalance this morning, delivering swathes of languid silhouettes in a pastel palette that would appeal to the glam girl looking for options to update her wardrobe for next year's island getaway. Tie dye and palm tree prints were emblazoned over breezy sarongs, kimonos and pajamas—all paired with menswear separates such as trenchcoats, crisp white shirts, and even smart blazers. But Kors didn't stray far from codes of his house (specifically, the colour)—the second half of the collection would beguile New Yorkers who prefer understated elegance without having to veer beyond their usual aesthetics. Chic separates of black, white and sand dominated with a smidgen of deep blue—tailored for the perfect workplace-to-weekend transition replete with croc flip flops for a touch of luxe.
Delpozo's charmingly surreal collection makes us want to rethink summerwear for springtime soirées and languorous sessions by the pool. Creative director Josep Font incorporated his signature over-the-top sculptural silhouettes and voluminous sleeves throughout the lineup—all inspired by Slovakian photographer Maria Svarbova's Swimming Pools series. The muted pastels of the collection were congruous to the retro colour tones of the photographs, with delicate dresses in sand, ivory and white sporting cascading ruffles and flounces. The collection evolved in a rather serendipitious manner, adopting paisley prints, feathery elements, and metallic floral embroidery. One unforgettable detail is the sizable hair accessories in the form of raffia bows—an intriguing contrast to the frothy tulle dresses.
Marc Jacobs decided to let the clothes speak for itself this season, quite literally. The show was a silent one to boot, with only the sounds of models' shoes against the wooden floors that reverberated throughout the show space. Exaggeration was the memo of the evening, from the proportions to the colour palette—“It’s our twisted reinterpretation of what we see in the street… somewhere,” says Jacobs. There was no shortage of froufrou, be it sequins, silk turbans, oversized fanny packs, or even eye-catching prints in loud hues. What's interesting was the sheer variation of clothing options for all occasions—we're talking sports parkas, evening gowns, plastic raincoats, and thigh-grazing cardigans. For the finale, models walked to the aria from Alfredo Catalani’s opera La Wally—closing New York Fashion Week SS18 with finesse.