Tibi Spring Summer 2019

For Tibi’s Spring 2019 collection, the natural mix of an urban palette of browns, blacks and burgundys merge and intermingle with sun bleached colors from nature in hazy pinks, yellows and shades of green.  The relaxed draping and twists are balanced with sharp tailoring; precise detailing and technical applications to fabrications.  The new suiting comes with a drape that hugs the body and works with outsized shorts, designed to work effortlessly through the changing spring seasons from February through May.  Handbags in rich and subtle glove leather are pure utility yet expressed with a rich softness.  Transparency creates a feeling of lightness but juxtaposed with metal details and a fresh eye on a new dropped waist proportion whether in feather weight dresses, the sheer crispness of a trench coat, or the transparency of a shoe that seems to barely register on the foot.  All with ties, buttons and snaps that allow an individual to create an expression that is all her own.

Mansur Gavriel Fall Winter 2019

Designers Floriana Gavriel and Rachel Mansur presented their see-now-buy-now fall collection at Spring Studios, with round tables loaded over with delicacies from Ladurée. While Mansur’s fans may gravitate towards the powder-puff pink outerwear, there was a polished selection of navy and army green overcoats that are sure to keep girls warm this winter.

Brandon Maxwell Spring Summer 2019

Brandon Maxwell presented his Spring Summer 2019 collection “A Love Letter To Texas,” created in Marfa, it was a homage to his roots. Maxwell wrote in the show notes that his collection is “dedicated to Texas and my family for making me who I am. To my friends for always supporting me exactly where I am. To the women on my team for your fierce love, loyalty and dedication to taking me where I want to go. To our customers for making this dream my reality.”

Top models Joan Smalls, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Taylor Hill, Cindy Bruna and Grace Elizabeth walked the runway alongside pregnant Lily Aldridge at Manhattan’s Classic Car Club.

Longchamp Spring Summer 2019

To celebrate 70 years of the label, Longchamp organized their first show in New York. The Spring Summer 2019 lineup represents a 70’s spirit, Californian desert vibe, with references to Anita Pallenberg and Veruschka, with a palette of cobalt blue, chocolate brown and clay reds shown in a mix of layered dresses, tunics and vests. Fringes, an important element throughout the collection, decorated jackets made of sublime leather, were seen on the front of shirts worn over tops, on gladiator sandals and on boots.

The guests included Isabelle Huppert, Kate Moss and the new muse Kendall Jenner perfectly wearing the new collection being shown.

“This year it’s our 70th anniversary and in May we opened a boutique on 5th avenue, we also have Kendall Jenner as an ambassador. The American market is an important market for us but also in coming here I feel a certain freedom to show a new Longchamp, for us this first show is a new step for our company. This collection took inspiration from the 70s, with iconic women such as Veruschka or Anita Pallenberg, who marked their generation with a certain elegance and an eccentric twist. Leather is obviously important, it’s our know-how, it’s the work of the fashion house, our atelier, but we also have silk dresses, embroided fabrics, macrames etc… We are obviously known for our bags and our leather goods, but today we wanted to express Longchamp’s fashion style, with ready to wear clothing that brings a touch of femininity and sensuality.” -Creative Director Sophie Delafontaine.

Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2018 PFW

Louis Vuitton chose the spectacular setting of the Louvre Museum for its Fall-Winter 2018 runway show by Nicolas Ghesquière. Closing the Paris Fashion Week with a melange of versatile and youthful looks. The main focus of the collection was on the separates featuring huge array of skirts, slim line pants, statement tops and light dresses. It was well-balanced mixture of past, present and future. Classic silhouettes from centuries ago, like lace-up waist corsets or the flared coats.

The front row was seated by Emma Stone, Michelle Williams, Isabelle Huppert and Sienna Miller. See all the looks from Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2018 below.

Miu Miu Fall Winter 2018 PFW

Miuccia Prada presented Miu Miu’s Fall Winter 2018 collection – full of big coats, fuzzy sweaters, and acid-washed jeans. Actress Elle Fanning, who starred in the brand’s latest ad campaign, made her runway debut by opening and closing the show. She was joined by model pals Kaia Gerber, Georgia May Jagger, Adwoa Aboah and more. The models strode down the runway wearing ’80s-influenced silhouettes.

“What I feel like I’m doing that’s different from the past is thinking fashion is not just my own fantasy, but discussing it and making it available to other people,” Prada said after the show.  See all the runway looks below.

Chanel Fall Winter 2018 PFW

For Chanel’s Fall Winter 2018 show, Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into a forest, with moss-covered trees and fallen leaves, housed under a towering archway of clear glass and steel. Within this decor, the black-and-white palette is warmed up by an array of reds, russets, moss and pine green, brown and foliage prints.

The collection’s main focus was on coats and suits. Models paraded through piles of leaves in an astounding total of 80 fall-ready looks that varied from Chanel’s classic tweed to fur coats, black lace gowns and oversized scarves. Standing out against the dark and moody fall backdrop were the colorful lineup of fingerless gloves. See the full collection below.

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Stella McCartney Fall Winter 2018 PFW

Stella McCartney’s Fall Winter 2018 collection, presented at the Opéra Garnier in Paris, featured an edgy take on suits, with waistcoasts revealing a bare back, layered shorts over trousers cut from the same cloth, and linings worn as sleeves.

“The inside of things sometimes has a more sensual relationship with the wearer,” McCartney said of the looks, adding she had mixed pieces from men and women’s wardrobes.

“The linings have so much character to them, you never seen them and they’re always so incredible,” the designer, who partly trained with a Savile Row tailor, added.

Looks for next winter included knitwear, such as a chunky striped poncho with layers of different yarns, and dresses in stretchy velour etched with prints from 20th century British artist J.H. Lynch, known for his paintings of sultry women.

 Check out all the runway looks below.

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Valentino Fall Winter 2018 PFW

Valentino’s Fall Winter 2018 collection by Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli is all about romanticism as strength. Simplicity reveals grace. Flowers define silhouettes. Colors multiply in the symphony of a monochrome that is disrupted by multiple weavings. Hoods become an elegant accessory, sartorial intarsia as blooming flowers: a new way revealing the idea of strong and contemporary romanticism and its magic. One of the standouts is the red look characterized by a very special way of layering a masculine oversize jacket on a tone sur tone short dress and pants. Unexpected tones of different greens give a touch of lightness to coats. Volumes expand and the entire collection leaves its sign. Another breathtaking look is the multiflowers intarsia gown worn by model Kaia Gerber. The final look of the show is characterized by beautiful intarsia pansy flowers, standing for the free thinkers and for the strong power of romanticism. Discover the full collection below.