September is the most exciting month of the year for fashion. Whether you are one of the lucky ones invited to a runway show, or check online obsessively to keep up (like me,) it is an exciting time of year. Of course the end of summer is always bittersweet but I am welcoming the cooler temperatures with open arms, excited to wear big, cozy sweaters and relax more. My mum brought up "the bible" to me, the September Vogue and it was bigger than ever. I can't wait to sit down with it and dog ear all my favourite looks.
Below are my favourite looks from NYFW. Fashion weeks are hard to keep up with, but I thought it would be fun to pick my favourite collections from each fashion week for you to read up on. The five collections I chose are in my opinion some of the most wearable collections to be shown at NYFW and I could definitely see myself wearing some of the trends that will emerge for Spring 2018. I already can't wait to see how the high street retailers interpret these shows, since sadly I can't afford any of the designers below. What were your favourite shows from NYFW?
Jenni Kayne's collection was definitely the most wearable collection of my favourite collections this past New York Fashion Week. She often chooses a place as her muse and for her Spring/Summer 2018 collection it was the desert.
Summer could be felt everywhere on Delpozo's runway. The designer, created each piece with blissful summer days in mind. This could be seen with the pastel palette that was seen in each piece of the collection. You could imagine yourself transported to an aquamarine pool with cotton candy skies overhead.
There were an array of khaki pieces, mixed with different prints. Each piece was simple yet unique, paired with a strong accessory staple that really pulled the look together. This year she introduced a canvas espadrille sneaker, a style that is sure to catch on.
A Spanish label showing in New York City, brings a unique design style to the otherwise American labels. I couldn't help but love this collection because of the headpieces shown with each outfit, reminiscent of all the straw bags that were so popular this past summer with designers, bloggers and It girls alike.
The Australian designer went back to her roots for her Spring 2018 collection, the Gold Coast. This collection was a memory of the light and romanticism of the Gold Coast. Looking back to the 60's and 70's for further inspiration, Zimmerman designed
Anna Sui's Spring 2018 runway show was a nostalgic nod to the summer of love. This reference was seen on numerous runways this season, borrowing trends from the past. However, Anna Sui always adds a modern twist to her historical references.
Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia chose to show their Spring 2018 collection for Oscar de La Renta at the Sotheby's galleries in New York, which was fitting for the style of pieces that came down the runway. Inspired by Pop Art, seen with paint splatter across shirts.
boho and hippie styled pieces with a modern and more sexy twist to them. The floral pieces, which were my favourite were balanced out with simpler white and striped pieces to give a well rounded effect to the collection.
Her collection was both whimsical and fun, but also practical. This is important for the state of fashion, as designers need to not only show but sell their pieces too. This collection had very wearable pieces that you can expect to be seeing next summer on It girls alike.
As well there were archival letters written by Mr. de La Renta himself, which were used as motifs on some of the pieces. The two new designers may still be finding their footing designing for the late designer, however, it felt modern with some new life breathed into it.