FASHION WEEK RUNDOWN: FIVE GREAT LOOKS STRAIGHT FROM THE RUNWAY
By: Rimmaa Doubinskaia
|It was a cold and cloudy February in New York City, but the stars were out in spades during the Fall 2015 edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Everyone from Beyoncé to Kim K., from big screen icons to fashion world giants found front row seats for runway shows presented by the usual suspects—Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, and plenty more—as well as some daring up-and-comers. Here are some of the best looks you can anticipate seeing on store shelves come autumn:|
Never drab, always boisterous, Desigual kept things upbeat in the theater at Lincoln Center, pushing the color-scheme envelope with unlikely fall styling’s that really popped. Inspired by abstract paintings, photographs of Africa and flowers for the new Desigual designs, models sported big, curly hairstyles to go with the free-spirited looks.
Many of Donna Karan’s models were seen in professional, tapered trousers, testing the definition of femininity in fashion. Various shades of blue, including an eye-popping cobalt overcoat, were mixed into the clothing selections, while, as predicted, turtlenecks appeared, marking that this collection was as much about function as fashion.
The Salon at Lincoln Center housed Mara Hoffman’s fall offerings on Valentine’s Day. Inspired by Europe’s costume-clad “wild men” and Star Wars protagonist Luke Skywalker, braided models in the Princess Leia tradition wore desert chic geometric, tribal patterned prints in the form of oversized outerwear and flowing skirts.
To see the entire runway show, visit Mara Hoffman’s official website here
The bohemian look was perhaps most prominently presented by Anna Sui. Elements of gypsy dresses and Viking vibes underneath mussed, hippie hairstyles gave the selections an organic, yet precise timbre. There were plenty of floral prints as well as funky furs.
To see the show’s highlights, visit YouTube here.
Last but not least, something for the guys. Sergio Davila unveiled his upcoming collection at The Pavilion in Lincoln Center. Leather jackets, blazers and overcoats—many with prevailing fur collars—dominated his sporty menswear set, as he stuck to more traditional, darker fall colors, though a rusty dyeing technique popped up in several places as well. Davila also seamlessly toyed with matching trousers in complimentary colors.
To see the entire runway show, visit YouTube here.
For more information and photos, visit the event’s official website here.
By: Rimmaa Doubinskaia