New York Fashion Week has come and gone and, in case you weren't keeping up with all the action, I wanted to give a quick review of some of the shows that I think are real standouts.
Saint Laurent's Los Angeles show had a unisex 60s-70s glam rock vibe with that was inspired by Creative Director Hedi Slimane's love of music. Trends to note: skinny scarves, midi skirts, bell sleeves, turtlenecks, heavy sequined embroidery, and gold metallic boots.
First of all, the beams of rainbow candles at Rosie Assoulin alone have me hooked. Add in her signature volume, asymmetry, and other, as the designer puts it, "vignettes of things I like," and you've got a collection that seems remarkably current. Trends to note: a one-sleeved cable knit sweater, head-to-toe monochrome, tiered ruffles, velvet chokers, pajama suiting, and glitter eye shadow.
Delpozo creative director, Josep Font, is a master of dramatic architecture and bold color mixing and his 2016 showing is a mix of futurism and romanticism that sets my heart aflutter. Trends to note: belted coccoon jackets, pleated crepe pants, jewel tones mixed with pastels, embellished opera gloves, and pointed-toe platforms.
Tommy Hilfiger knows how to host a theme party, and this season's nautical spectacle was said to be the grandest of theatrics, complete with an actual ship, the T.H. Atlantic. The effect was a little Olive Oyl, a little Sgt. Pepper, and whole lot of quirky maximalism. Trends to note: military details, varsity jackets, 40s-era dresses, ruffled socks, and nautical conversation prints.
Not to disrespect any personal opinions here, but whether or not you "like" the Fall 2016 Marc Jacobs collection is kind of irrelevant. The real matter of importance is that it was a show. In mostly black and featuring Lady Gaga as a surprise model, the show referenced a lot of Jacobs' greatest hits in a new and exciting way. Trends to note: black and white everything, doily peter pan collars, platform boots, graphic sweatshirts, and black lipstick.
A few more worth checking out:
The macabre romance at Rodarte.
Plaid meets sex appeal at Victoria Beckham.
The pieces you will obsess over at Rachel Zoe.
Ladylike edge at Prabal Gurung.
The liquid gold finale pieces at Ralph Lauren.
Tracksuits and other things that should be on your radar at Rag & Bone.
A finger in the air to "standard definitions of beauty and taste" at Alexander Wang.
And the always innovative styling at J. Crew.
Stay tuned this week for ways to incorporate some of the biggest fall trends into your wardrobe now. And London Fashion Week is happening as you're reading this, so I'll have another wrap-up coming your way at the end of the week.