A preview of what the trends of summer will be next year have begun as New York Fashion Week kicked off last week. Patterns, frills and refined silhouettes were combined with bright colours for fun and flirty collections.
Here are our pic of the top 10 shows from New York Spring Summer 2017 to get us inspired.
If Alexander Wang has a say we’re going back to the 80s with acid wash denim, bold rose prints and lingerie inspired dresses. Midriffs were on show for another season and the wrapped waists work well whether you were comfortable with your stomach on show or to give your waist definition over a top or dress.
Miami meets the French riviera at Christian Siriano. Bright blues and oranges made this collection both vibrant and fun and the cuts and silhouettes gave a grown up ladylike look that is polished and sophisticated. Channel your inner movie star for summer parties and evenings next year.
It was East Coast meets West Coast at Tory Burch’s show. Bright and fun patterns, preppy knits and jackets and boho lines gave a perfect choice for a summer on or by the water whether it is California, the Hamptons or the Med!
Oscar de la Renta
The last show by the studio team at Oscar de la Renta before Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia take over provided an eclectic collection of peasant dresses and hems, metallic 70s disco dress, sophisticated gowns and fun and flirty cocktail dresses There was no doubt they were beautifully styled but maybe lacked a cohesiveness.
Bias cut silks and satin accentuated the feminine form at Prabal Gurung. There was also a feel of the roaring 20s with dropped waists and accordion pleating. He also presented statement pieces that reflected the political landscape in the States at the moment.
Beautiful floral prints modernised with python print and bold stripes provided a pretty and upbeat collection, which was just Joseph Altuzarra aim. “The election is hard,” he said before the show. “I wanted something that felt happy, joyous, flirty, and fun.”
Feminine frills, dainty floral applique and flirty off shoulder summer frocks represented 31 strong and talented women that had inspired the designer this season. From Florence Welsh and Jennifer Lawrence to Brigitte Bardot and Frida Kahlo there was a look for every woman.
While it was a nostalgic collection for Carolina Herrera, the monochrome colours tied it together. The evening gowns were reinterpretations of classics while her use of gingham updated the fun 50s look. “I used to wear a gingham blouse all the time,” she said. “I wore one at my first show. So I thought I’d update it for now.”
Frothy chiffon, floaty fringing and iridescent fabrics featured in a collection that you can easily imagine on the A list for award season – which they often are. Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig said that they were inspired by the sky at sunrise and sunset as seen by the soft shades and emerging blossoms.
Victoria Beckham continues to prove her mettle as a admired designer and this relaxed collection shows how she has matured into the role. Minimalist lines, bralets and crushed velvet all stamped a uniqueness to this very wearable collection.