New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Review
It's that time of year again! Fashion month is the time that we get to experience this creative world of fashion in all of its glory. With four different weeks of trend-setting collections, it is important to evaluate each show's stand-out pieces and concepts that will soon enter our own wardrobes. Elsewhere Magazine covers each week in this review series, giving our insights on our favorite collections and beauty looks that were featured on the runway.
Carolina Herrera is an iconic designer in the industry. Known for starched white shirts and sophisticated femininity, I am not usually drawn to her collections. Spring/Summer 2017 was a little different. Denim was a major factor in her collection (now you know why I fell in love with it), and the prints that she utilized weren't overtly feminine. Even classically womanly silhouettes were given an edged up treatment with black fabric and studs. Carolina Herrera knocked it out of the park for me this year.
Rodarte is a label created by two women who have a penchant for the out of the ordinary (see: Rodarte Fall/Winter 2014's Star Wars theme). Spring/Summer 2017 was no different. With thick furs, and volumized sleeves, these pieces were unlike any other that hit the runway in New York. The pieces that I was most drawn to were the blouses that they layered under A-line dresses, and the slouchy black pants featured in the top right photo. Sign me up.
I would not have expected Jonathan Simkhai to be on this list. However, his collection blew me away. Sticking with a mostly white color palette (which seemed to be a trend this week), he gave a bohemian flair to glamorous gowns. Beyond basic flat white - as most bohemian looks tend to be - he chose fabrics with a bit of a sheen to them, which intrigued me to no end. I will definitely be looking back to Jonathan Simkhai's collection as I shop for next summer's dresses and separates.
Favorite Beauty Looks
Anna Sui's beauty looks are always on point. The designer loves to create collections that are always a bit beyond wearable, even a tad costumey, but that's what makes her runway a fun one to watch. This beauty look with a modernized beehive (mussed and fussed to have a rock 'n' roll vibe) and warm toned shadow is both trendy and outside of the box.
The key aspect for me here is the hairstyle. Hair that looks appropriately messy has always been my jam, but the models of Alexander Wang took it to the perfect level. Some models were given bleached-out locks, but I am more drawn to this beachy, sunkissed shade. This is definitely not a look that you can run your hands through, but why would you want to when it's already perfectly mussed?
Prabal Gurung's beauty look was a personal favorite this season. Smudgy black eyeliner and unbrushed brows have a certain romanticism to them. I love the messy hair, subtly waved with careless precision. I love the bare, but glossy lips and the barely there blush. This beauty look is definitely one that I could see myself recreating for everyday, or amping up with a berry lip for a night out.