It’s September already, and what does that mean? It’s Fashion Week time y’all! As always, we’re going to start reviewing our favorite brands and looks from New York Fashion week first. Let’s scroll down and find out who made it into our top 5 favorites!
What made this show amazing was because it was a carbon-neutral show (the models’ hair were done without using electricity and people were refrained from using single-use plastic), it was basically about Hearst and her mission of putting sustainability first. The clothes were amazing too and we thought the first look was a standout! Look at the macrame leather panels on that deconstructed trench coat that definitely needed months to make. Not to mention the geode-buckle belt and geode plates that were stitched onto the crochet bib on the dresses. They looked so good.
3.1 PHILLIP LIM
We always have a soft spot for Phillip Lim, because his works are consistently great. In this spring/summer show, he designed for modern women who want to look cool at work and chic after. Our favorite pieces from this collection were the long vest with a detachable collar around the shoulders, the yellow ruffled dress, and fun statements like the leather bandanas that were asymmetrically draped over one shoulder on a knit sweater. Oh, also we love the footwear!
Jonathan Simkhai gave us a parade of pretty pastels and very delicate fabrics that can give us a feeling of confidence, ease, and leisure. His design lives true to his brand’s aesthetic that always plays with the tension of feminine silhouettes and sensuality. You can see shades of coral, blue, and lime green combined with linear lines, contoured silhouettes, and romantic detailing like lace inserts. It was so dreamy, beautiful, and perfect to wear in the summer.
Clean shapes with high impact craftmanship always define all the designs from Sally LaPointe collections. This spring/summer collection includes chic separates and sartorial silhouettes in great solid colors. She always offers what we call modern minimal luxe and polished designs with textural embellishment, think: A full yellow fur right on the edge of a knit sweater or jackets that feature cutout detailing on the shoulders, cinched waists, and the sexy mesh-draped tops. You can see now why she’s known for her cool, easy, and luxurious pieces, because she can masterfully mix luxurious fabrications and creating a collection that is modern and minimal.
Australian label Dion Lee continued their US domination. This spring/summer collection was a mix of effortless summer dressing with darker undertones. The clean detailing gave the whole collection a vibe of modern luxury. It all came in balance. Women wore fitting clothes, but with an added thread of toughness and edge to offset those soft silhouettes. Sculptured leather bra tops were paired with baggy utilitarian cargo pants, which was so stylish. We also love the boots, sandals, and even all the gigantic bags. The color palette used in this collection just made them even more beautiful and eye-catchy.
We’re not stopping here guys. Please keep your eyes peeled for upcoming reviews from London, Paris, and Milan. So stay tuned!