New York Fashion Week — September 10, 2015

Fashion Week goes by so fast! With 188 different collections and about 20-60 looks per show, there is so much to digest in a mere ten-day period. If you’re in college, think of it this way; on the busiest days, like Friday and Saturday, it was logistically possible to attend twelve shows in a single day. That’s about the same time commitment as six class sessions. Of course Fashion Week is not like a day of classes in any other respect, and few things thrill me more than photos from the latest shows popping up online at every minute. It’s just a lot to process in real time. Even so, I intend to continue to break down the Spring 2016 flurry by the daily unit, to ensure that I cover a diverse spectrum of lines and do them justice.



NYFW Street Style

September 10 was a day of many things, especially prints. As anyone who is old enough knows, Miranda Priestly would not be impressed by florals for spring. That is precisely why I think she would admire this particular spring for its geometry, color blocking, and renegade abstract fervor. Below are my favorite prints from Thursday, large and small, floral and otherwise.

JSong RTW Spring 2016
JSong RTW Spring 2016

A playful yet elaborate line drawing of Manhattan brings a character and a narrative to this otherwise simple dress. I’m already imagining what neighborhood the model will go to first and what crazy events will transpire when she gets there.

Ohne Title RTW Spring 2016
Ohne Titel RTW Spring 2016

The bright orange contrast, broad line widths, intricacy of the line composition, and sweeping swaths of background white set this chevron print apart.

Gant RTW Spring 2016
Gant RTW Spring 2016

No spring is complete without its blossoms. These spare, stark flowers have the gracefulness of an ink drawing.

Kempner RTW Spring 2016
Kempner RTW Spring 2016

Monochromatic color blocking is bold but a little expected. When the stripes flip sideways and zigzag furiously into compression, the effect is dizzying and captivating.

Desigual RTW Spring 2016
Desigual RTW Spring 2016

My favorite print of all! Peacocks and other lively creatures dance across what would otherwise be a basic, dare I say preppy, stripe, creating a new narrative with the vibrance and ambiguity of an abstract painting. If ever you hear someone say fashion isn’t art the way painting or music is, show them this dress.

Erin Fetherston RTW Spring 2016
Erin Fetherston RTW Spring 2016

This crochet print is geometric, no doubt, but without the harsh angles associated with the word. With a calming pale backdrop and thin, unassuming stripes, it gives the impression of a very tranquil sea.

Tess Giberson RTW Spring 2016

Tess Giberson

The distinctions are so muted that at first glance one might not even call this a print. Yet when one looks closely the rounded, artfully layered shapes emerge, like wispy clouds drifting through a twilight sky.

Model on the catwalk
Model on the catwalk

Pyer Moss

This collection centered decisively on American police brutality, using the abrasiveness of neck bands and seat belt hardware to capture an unforgiving society where every individual has to fend for him- or herself and the very people we are told will help us can turn and end our lives with nothing more than a feeble excuse. This print may be small, but its many bright colors and clustering at the top of the coat give it power.

Yuna Yang RTW Spring 2016

Yuna Yang

Large pink satin flowers are girlishly exuberant, yet kept grounded by a black backdrop.

Ulla Johnson RTW Spring 2016

Ulla Johnson

Far more beguiling than a bald-faced polka dot, this conversational print of tiny hearts complements the yoke neck and ruffled skirt.

WWD Credits: 

Street style photos, Liz Devine. Runway photos, Courtesy Photo. 

4 thoughts on “New York Fashion Week — September 10, 2015

  1. There is certainly too much to digest. Although there’s something very irrestible about keeping up with fresh trends, new looks and who’s wearing them. I have my eyes on the Ohne Titel RTW Spring 2016
    white figure hugging dress with the bright orange detail. Absolutely goregous.
    Thank you for the share and inspiration 🙂

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  2. 💕your blog is so dope! I love your style and it’s always nice to hear someone’s opinion about things. You should check out my blog, its fashion, lifestyle and travel/adventures. I think you’d like it!

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