The New York Fashion week is behind us and everyone already moved to London for round two of the Spring ’16 season. It’s time to pause and point out the shows that have made an impact so far.
Here is my selection go the top 10 collections of New York.
1. Marc Jacobs
Only Marc Jacobs could pull off a show on the scale of his “One Night Only” event at the Ziegfeld Theatre. Because only Marc Jacobs has the audacity and imagination to create a collection that could rival the epic setting.
2. Oscar de la Renta
Peter Copping’s second outing chez Oscar was a revelation, respectful of the late designer’s legacy but with a confident personal flair that will ensure that these Latin-tinged cocktail numbers and gowns are at the top of celebrity stylists’ wish lists. Us regular girls will dream, too.
4. Alexander Wang
5. Proenza Schouler
Haute craft came together with a cool spirit at Proenza Schouler, where Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough imbued their special dresses with a Latin flair. The ruffles, cutouts, and fil coupe dots on a trio of midi dresses had the front row swooning.
7. Calvin Klein Collection
Slip dresses were the week’s breakout trend, but nobody can lay more claim to the look than Francisco Costa. The Calvin Klein Collection designer riffed on his predecessor’s ’90s legacy for a collection that married lingerie details with deconstructed tailoring.
8. Hood By Air
Shayne Oliver and his HBA collective’s deconstructed school uniforms cut through Spring’s wispy slip dresses, boho florals, and soft romance like a knife. But the really revolutionary thing about this label is its inclusive, come-one-come-all model casting.
9. Michael Kors Collection
How do you take your Michael Kors? Utilitarian, tailored, and slightly butch? Or colorful, with lacy frills, and ultra-femme? The designer worked both stories for Spring to a winning effect.
Stuart Vevers’s first big runway show for this all-American handbag company was utterly convincing. And he didn’t just nail the saddle bags and cowboy booties. Girls everywhere will be angling for his patchworked micro-floral minidresses.