Coach Spring Summer 2019

Stuart Vevers presented the Spring Summer 2019 of Coach, a free-spirited collection, at an enormous warehouse space on the West Side Highway. Romance meets utility. Past meets future. The collection irreverently remixes the craft and spirit of Americana through the eyes of the new New Romantic.

“Dreamers traversing an unraveling prairie landscape in the wake of their revolution, trailing scavenged and salvaged American heirlooms,” explained a post-event release.

Inspired by the hues of the desert landscape, Vevers offered a light and soft take on the season — a dramatic juxtaposition to the dark side that defined the fall collection. “This is a counterpoint to fall,” he said. “There are faded colors, nostalgic prairie prints — it’s very heirloom-y.”

 

PROENZA SCHOULER SPRING 2019

Designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough presented Proenza Schouler’s the denim-heavy Spring 2019 collection at New York Fashion Week.

“This season, McCollough and Hernandez say they are focusing on designing clothes that allow them to “speak to more people,” using what they call “humble fabrics,” including washed cottons, but also something more unexpected. “We’re by no means insinuating that we’re going down market in any way,” McCollough clarified. “It’s just kind of a new approach; we’re attacking a new part of our customer’s life.” BOF

3.1 Phillip Lim SPRING 2019

Phillip Lim‘s Spring Summer 2019 collection is inspired by the Berber people with a touch of the sixties to give a retro-futuristic vibe.

The collection features fringed dresses and tops, made from Berber fabrics give way to metallic mesh with curved crop tops which are detached from the rest of the outfit. The cuts gives us a glimpse of the body. ‘Cherry’ prints and orange flowers are worn by some models giving a certain exotic air.  The silver coat, futuristic sun-glasses, flat sandals are perfect for escaping.

“In these times you know, you have to stay positive and you have to like look for the humanity and the love in everything, and this collection was the continuation of a nomadic theme, and it was bits of Berber textiles mixed with like a very naive pops retro future 60s. And I think people were asking me like ‘oh how did those come together?’ I’m like you know, in our journey we’re always looking for things that reference back to naivety and moments of joy and I think those genres, one’s really based in humanity and like soul of the earth and the other one’s like pop and naive and you know just fun and joyous. The bras, like those are kind of a reference from the 60s, the 60s like all Courrèges, and like even the colours and stuff like that, maybe like silvers and stuff like that so, they created like these new iconic graphic lines. Textures are from like Berbered textiles, so it’s really for warmth and like nomadic travels you know, and then we kind of recreated them, in homage to and cut them in kind of just really fly away skirts and dresses and trying to make it just have a sense of freedom.”

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.

SELF-PORTRAIT SPRING SUMMER 2019

Feminine urban ease was at the core of Han Chong’s spring effort. While she maintained her signature romantic touch, the designer injected a more edgy vibe into her flattering clothes.

Micro- and macro-floral patterns as well as a variety of geometric motifs with a Sixties’ vibe were combined on fluid maxi dresses, their silhouettes peppered with plissé panels, draping and ruffles.

Delicate lace inserts embellished mini frocks with soft bows at the collars, while the roomy, ample caftans were infused with a breezy resort vibe. Exuding a certain retro vibe, macramé lace dresses punctuated by embroidered daisies looked girly and sweet.

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RALPH LAUREN FALL WINTER 2018/19

For Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show, the brand returned to the same location as his 40th in 2008, this time round at the famous Bethesda Terrace in Central Park. The show attendees included celebrities like Kanye West, Anna Wintour, Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Jessica Chastain, Robert Di Niro, designer icons Tommy Hilfiger and Diane Von Furstenberg, to name a few.

“MY 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION IS INSPIRED BY THE TIMELESS HEROINE WHO THRIVES ON ORIGINALITY, CREATING HER OWN PERSONAL STYLE THROUGH AN ECLECTIC COMBINATION OF INFLUENCES, FROM A ROMANTIC KIND OF VINTAGE TO A BOLD, MODERN SOPHISTICATION. IN CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS, I CELEBRATE A WOMAN’S FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, HER STRENGTH AND INDIVIDUALITY.” Ralph Lauren

The western influences dominated the first half of the show, while the All-American cool was seen in the high-low mix of sequinned skirts and heavily embellished everyday wear paired with a cable-knit jumper for women and tailored tweed jackets worn with dungarees for men. The Polo brand was well represented, as was Ralph Lauren sport, ski and scholar chic.

The patchwork was one of the central motifs of the season. One of the standout looks was worn by model Gigi Hadid, a handmade patchwork gown of 132 separate patches united by zigzag stitching and embroidery. Requiring the skilled work of three master artisans, the gown showcases a patchworked American Flag—a symbol synonymous with RL style since the debut of the American Flag Sweater on his Fall 1989 runway, as well as Mr. Lauren’s personal commitment to the restoration of the Star-Spangled Banner at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History beginning in 1998.

But this show – which featured more than 150 models – wasn’t so much about the clothes as the Ralph Lauren concept. The second part summed it up best when models arrived with children, showing that Ralph Lauren is a brand that has mass market, cross-generational appeal.

“To design without fashion in mind, to design something that is legendary and timeless, is what I aspire to.” Ralph Lauren

 

 

 

Tom Ford Spring Summer 2019

Tom Ford kicked off New York fashion week Spring/Summer 2019 season by sending down the runway models Kaia Gerber, Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls in Tom Ford’s signature seductive glamour, in a dusky lilac, faded pink and smoky shades of black.

“I feel that fashion has somehow lost its way, and it’s easy for all of us to be swept up by trends that have lost touch with what women and men actually want to wear,” Tom Ford said. “So I didn’t want to make clothes that were ironic or clever, but simply clothes that were beautiful.”

The front row was seated by Tom Hanks with wife Rita Wilson, rap star Cardi B, Vogue high priestess Anna Wintour and Golding, the hero of “Crazy Rich Asians” and ideal personification of the Tom Ford man. Check out the full lineup below.