Missed all the action from New York Fashion Week? Well don’t you worry, we’ve picked out some of the best shows from the week that you’ll feel like you were actually there!
New York Fashion week never fails to produce endless style inspiration, whether in the form of the cool street style stars being snapped on the pavements, or the freshest clothes coming down the ready-to-wear catwalks. But it’s not just the fashion itself that makes NYFW such a spectacle. Designers go all out to impress their front rows with their amazing and often jaw-dropping fashion show sets upon which they showcase their designs. We have the run-down of our favorite presentations and shows from A/W fashion week 2016 in the Big Apple.
Designer Mathieu Marino showcased his glamourous gowns against a dusky beach sunset – complete with tortoises trudging around in the sand! The setting contrast beautifully with the deep jewel tones of his clothes although we aren’t sure how practical high heels are in sand!
Ethical shoe brand Brother Veilles had barely dressed models wear their knee-high boots and furry moccasins, set against a tangle of branches and orange flowers. Their focus is sustainability and the brand partner up with farmers and producers in South Africa, Kenya and Morocco to produce their ethical footwear. We love how their set tied in nicely with the brand values.
Creatures of the Wind
The A/W 16 Creatures of the Wind show was full of sumptuous fabrics – think faux fur and brocade silks in deep browns, golds and blues with splashes of yellow. It felt only right that their understated glamor should be set against the grandeur of the Masonic Hall in NYC. The models walked their very own red carpet.
Thom Browne is a stall-wart of the New York fashion calendar and his A/W 16 show didn’t disappoint. The audience were transported to a winter wonderland while models showed wacky tailored creations that were reminiscent of the early 20th century. The catwalks saw hybrid suiting, weird and wonderful tie head-pieces, and grey woollen midi skirts a plenty (paired with thick socks naturally). The whole show was like a mix between New York in the 1920s and Alice in Wonderland.
Tommy Hilfiger is one of the most recognisable designers to come out the USA, so it makes sense that his show is something of a spectacle. Never one to disappoint, Mr Hilfiger turned his catwalk space into a wooden deck of a ship! The audience were treated to models enjoying an evening promenade up and down the boards, decked (sorry!) out in cruise-worthy tea dresses, lacquered macs, and sailor-inspired blouses.
Opening Ceremony are always up for pushing boundaries and their futuristic take on A/W 16 was no different. Their industrial show space was transformed into a space-age vision with a smattering of retro 70s references. The clothes too were a resplendent mix of bright retro colours and slick metallic materials that created for a futuristic disco vibe. Forget red carpet, Opening Ceremony has us hankering for orange!
Fashionistas invited to the Coach catwalk were transported back to high-school to the basketball court for a show full of sporting references. The wooden catwalk was complete with genuine basketball court markings, while models wore varsity jackets slouched over lady-like mini dresses. The A-listers were even made to sit on wooden benches to watch the show for a really genuine experience.