The Best Looks from Days 3, 4, and 5
Mara Hoffman - This season Hoffman really takes us on a caravan journey through safari animal prints via jumpsuit and dresses, bold African inspired geometric shapes and patterning that when mixed with a neutral undertone, its gold! The long coats, the fun silhouettes, the milkmaid braids, and the turtleneck covered necks is so fall appropriate. This collection was retro in nature and once again shows fun fashionable aways to get away with prints.
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|Images via Daniele Oberrauch / Imaxtree|
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Moncler Grenoble - I love the amount of energy and creativity that Moncler goes through in order to present an unforgettable collection, with it falling on Valentine's Day, they delivered cozy fashion forward outerwear with moving hydraulic stages and a huge heart! Loved the plaid bubble ski apres looks, the looming fur additions in hats and hand stoles, and the cable knit inspired jacket that the duo wore in picture number two below. And of course the jewel tone fur, another trend alert to watch! Fur is in and couples are in too! lol
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Altuzarra - This collection felt like vintage Tom Ford and Gucci with its raised turtlenecks, high slit skirts, usage of fur, embroidered sequin final looks, and plunging v-neck dresses like in that white lace number. It was like Altuzarra was telling Kering look how I could have designed Gucci with elements of the past. I do like the tartan plaid, argyle cable sweater, and overall sexy looks. The high slits do have elements of Altuzarra from his first collections so that is definitely not lost. But I wish he could find a groove and run with it. And once again beading on those knee high boots is another trend watch alert.
|Images by Alessandro Lucioni via TheCut|
|Images by Daniele Oberrauch / Imaxtree|
Prabal Gurung - Loved what PG did this season, the textures, the slight 90s feeling with the spaghetti strap and slip dress like numbers. And he achieved alot without his signature pattern play but did do some Fare Isles ski apres inspired looks that had the right sleek styling that makes you want to wear it off the runway. And with those looks, your neck is covered even though your legs partially aren't.
|Images by Alessandro Lucioni|
3.1 Phillip Lim - Hands down one of the best shows of fashion week in my opinion. He built upon the trends and downtown chic he does best to deliver a solid collection that featured grown up looks, layered sweater and leather vest looks with slim pants that could rival menswear. It had a sort of ambiguousness to it and met at the intersection of that ultimate cool girl who is in her own urban jungle and there is tons of day to night transition wear in this. The red lip and fresh face definitely secured this thought for me. A little bit 90s with a touch of 70s in terms of fabrics/patterning used.
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Karen Walker - Fully blown 70s with a touch of factory girl meets morton's salt girl mod. The burnt orange loose pants with orange felt pocketed coat was adorable, the proportions is a little boxy. The various prints and details like pockets, the circular zip fobs, the sherpa lining in places, and the colorful eye makeup!
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The Row - Kept it neat and tight with their aesthetic for modern luxury. I do like the proportions of the long coat but in different fits and color. Like the buttery looking leather opener to the navy blue sleekness. Then the two outfits that had obi belt and asian(Japanese) inspired Kimono elements of the criss-cross top and lengthly top and flare bottoms. And of course the shiny sateen suit that reminded me of the 90s shiny club suits but with a modern take. Do not forget the accessories, is that a new bag shape I see?
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Public School - One of my favorite MADE fw designers, its like each season they build upon the last, even though it may seem boring, it does get better over time. The incessant layering and sporty chic with a tinge of urban wear is always a goodie from this duo. The plaid herringbone grey long coat is awesome with that all grey hoodie. The menswear is solid in this show, nothing tight but everything in a lucid loose flow and transitions very well from outfit to outfit, you can see anyone wearing a separate from this collection.
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