So many shows. So little time. Check out what the new season has in store from Joseph Alutzarra, Jason Wu, Alexander Wang and more.
NYFW Days 1-3 Roundup
It’s 2:13am and I am still combing through runway photos. My eyelids keep bouncing back and forth between wanting to retreat to bed and remaining wide awake. Right now, the latter is winning. So here goes…
Let’s begin with Joseph Altuzarra, who I’d like to present with the challenge of not including a side slit skirt in his next collection. It has become his signature. I’m intrigued by the thought of how many future collections will contain this detail, which is not to say the collection is bad. It’s not. It’s good. It’s wearable and it’s pretty but it’s repetitive.
Repetition seems to be a trend this season, at least so far. Jason Wu presented his usual sophisticated dresses produced in delicate fabrics. Cute. But we’ve seen it before. (And we’ve seen some of it on the Valentino Spring 2013 runway but… you didn’t hear that from me.)
Alexander Wang celebrated his 10 year brand anniversary by reinventing some of the looks from his earlier days. Somewhere in there the 90s was written all over it with an invisible marker. We see you 1997. I love Alexander Wang and the garments were impeccably tailored but the collection was underwhelming to say the least. The shoes, however, were quite interesting, and in a good way.
On another runway, Mara Hoffman really gave us a taste of spring with beautiful prints, vibrant colors and feminine silhouettes. The duo at Tome, Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin, just keep getting better but repetition reared it’s head again at Cushnie et Ochs. Another sexy collection with cut outs and… yeah.. cut outs.
Still, the shows had a lot to offer. Check out a few of my favorites from each collection plus looks from BCBG, Dion Lee (who killed it), Tibi, Christian Siriano, Ohne Titel and Tia Cibani below: