Happy Saturday friends! Today’s Saturday takeover is all about New York Fashion Week. I was dying to go this year but we had a wedding and couldn’t swing it. However I will be there next year… mark my words! Until then, Cymone has a wonderful recap for you..Enjoy!
Hello! I’m Cymone who blogs about all things fashion, food, & lifestyle over at The Block is Haute.
A few of you may have seen a lot of buzz around the internet about New York Fashion Week. In the fashion world, it’s a big deal and will set the tone for the next season, 6 months out. Here is some helpful information to see what it’s all about plus a review of some of the designer’s shows that walked the runway!
- It’s a fashion girl’s dream to attend (I’ll get there one day!) & the most exciting time of the year.
- Fashion week is really more like fashion month – all the fashion weeks around the world are back to back. (London, Milan, Paris are the major weeks to follow through October 8th)
- Fashion week is always a season ahead – this September we saw the Spring 2016 collections.
- Buyers from the top department stores are attending the shows and make appointments to start their selection process.
- Some of the best parties between celebs, models, and designers happen during this time. Stay tuned to insta!
- Fashion notables & blogger favorites from all over the world come out during fashion month, so bring your very best.
Here’s my take on some shows from New York Fashion Week. Tell me your thoughts – collections you loved or could do without.
Sexy. Chic. New York fierce woman. Great colors and beautiful details. Altuzzara really knows how to dress women. The skirts are sexy and the pant suits flow so beautifully. This is the new power dressing.
Iconic NYC brand DKNY got a reboot with new designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School fame. The inspiration for the collection was the DKNY early 90s pinstriped power suit. All of the looks were various riffs on the power suit. I really like the movement of the deconstructed suit. This is a fresh spin for the DKNY woman. These two have admitted that they have more to learn about the brand. Once they add in the basics that DKNY has built a brand on, they will be headed in the right direction.
Tory Burch has presented a beautiful travel-ready wardrobe for her Spring 2016 collection. The colors, silhouettes, and fabrics are all perfect for a beautiful beach island getaway. I like that there is a range in this collection, from shorts, to mini skirts, maxi dresses, and that much-needed swim suit for sunny vacation travel. This collection is fun and free, great for women of all ages.
Great color pops. Beautiful contrast with orange, black and white. Luxe and easy fabrics. Victoria Beckham focused on a limited color palette as she usually does with great pops of color. The orange is fresh for summer and is a great contrast with the black and white. She experiments with prints in a limited way but it really creates a nice interesting element to the eye.
Rag & Bone.
I’m loving this Rag & Bone take for spring. This collection is a British brand’s take on Brooklyn and I love the results. This contemporary brand always does a good job of presenting cool girl fabrics and cuts. The edgy sportswear vibe excites me. I like the pops of orange and yellow balanced with the black and white. Not in love with the shoe choices but I can’t wait until this collection hits stores.
Oscar de la Renta.
Peter Copping’s latest outing for the Oscar de la Renta fashion house did not disappoint. The inspiration was a deep red carnation that Oscar used to wear in his suits. I love the reference to the designer’s history and the execution by Peter. The various textures (lace, taffeta, gazar) are beautifully mixed in this collection. The skirts are lady-like and chic but not too old for even the modern 20 year-olds. The colors are so beautiful, I would wear most everything from this collection.
And now fashion month is almost over! Check me out over at The Block is Haute to see my reviews of Paris Fashion Week!
And thank you to Samantha for letting me be a small part of her wonderful blog!