As NYFW comes to a close and LFW starts up I wanted to share some of my favorite looks from this year's runway.
Out with gold and in with the bronze. Bronze is definitely the metal color of the Spring 2016 season.
Sophie Theallet has quickly become one of my new favorite designers. Her Spring 2016 Collection, was a "dream of Africa," as Theallet put it. Full of textures, and beautiful bronze this collection quickly became a must-have.
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This year there were a few creative director changes within design houses.
This was Alexander Wang's first show after leaving Balenciaga and was his chance to turn his focus to his own brand. The runway show at NYFW was straight out of a rock show, full of celebrities and performances Wang did not disappoint. When asked about his concept for the show he commented "no concept" which summed up his Spring 2016 Collection of straight-off-the-streets clothes, full of deconstructed denim, army surplus separates and satin bomber jackets.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Even without Oscar, the Spring 2016 Collection from Oscar de la Renta picked up on the subtleties of Oscar himself and incorporated them into the collection. This is a perfect testament that Peter Copping, Oscar's successor, is the one for the job. Like Oscar, Peter has a phenomenal eye for color and social tone. Using a deep cinnamon-dark kind of red carnation color was reminiscent of the kind Oscar used to wear daily.
From classic interpretations to modern & edgy uses lace was another prevailing element this year at NYFW.
The Spring 2016 Collection from Jason Wu was a return to tailoring and minimalism. The detailing and intricacies of his lace work looked like it could almost be a print than a patchwork of five different kinds of beautiful lace.
The light and complex series of layered lace from the Rodarte Spring 2016 Collection was very Victorian-inspired. Most of the looks were a collage of layered lace, velvet and embroidery completed with black lacey tights.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Along with his phenomenal eye for color, Peter Copping for Oscar de la Renta has an amazing eye for details. The use of lace within the Spring 2016 Collection is beautiful and adds a personal flair to the collection while maintaining femininity.
In a palette of primarily orange and black, Francesca Liberatore's Spring 2016 Collection was full of lace and tulle in an array of patterns.
Tadashi Shoji's Spring 2016 Collection is full of floral appliqués, sheer and intricate laces.