It’s that time of year again, and New York’s fashion crowd are taking in Spring 2018 runway collections. Tom Ford and Calvin Klein were the hottest tickets so far this week, and both lived up to the buzz. Gigi Hadid dazzled in an all-pink ensemble at Tom Ford, while dresses fashioned from pom-poms and the Sterling Ruby set caught the attention of show-goers at the Calvin Klein show. Many of New York’s favorite small labels, like Brock collection and Ulla Johnson, offered up sweet florals and prairie-inspired looks. Also, that
basket bag trend is alive and well. There is as much action on the runway as there is off —here, a look at the very best looks straight from the catwalk.
Raf Simons continued his delve into all things Americana in this collection, including, new to this season, Andy Warhol and film references, favorite pieces were ones that referenced quintessential American high School – the cheerleader. A series of fringe-y finale dresses featured the plastic strips found in pom poms, and it is safe to say those looks will be street style bait next season.
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There was an assortment or charming floral dresses to love in this collection, presented on the rooftop of hotel-of-the-moment The Beekman. However, a printed blouse with JNCO-esque raver jeans was a fresh, boyish take on florals.
There are ardent fans of this burgeoning label that will be happy to see that spring’s offering includes many more of their cherished feminine dresses. This season offered sweet floral printed dresses with sexy little touches, like rouching, corset-like detailing, and lace.
Ulla Johnson seems very in-tune to who her girl is, and exactly what she wants to wear – this spring, she kicked it up a notch and offered perfect floaty dresses and separates – and basket bags, which are sure to please.
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Tom Ford kicked off fashion week with a star-studded extravaganza both on and off the runway. Among the highlights: Gigi Hadid in a baby pink dress that is sure to hit the red carpet any day now.
Jason Wu showed a lovely, lady-like collection that played on the designer’s strengths—florals, asymmetrical designers, and a bold color palette. But among the strongest looks were the ones that pushed the brand’s aesthetic forward, with knitwear and chic separates.
At Tory Burch, prints were the leading force of the spring collection, which oversized florals making for a standout design.
School spirit was the name of the game at Monse—and who wouldn’t be filled with pep in a logo sweater and swingy fringe skirt?
Brandon Maxwell’s collection was filled with joy and supermodels, evident in this cool, yet formal denim and trailing jacket combination, worn by Jourdan Dunn.
The spring collection was filled with a lot of sporty references, but a favorite look was a sleeveless cutaway trench coat, with camel skirt and a fun pop of color.
Everyone kept commenting upon the bucket hats at Lippes’ presentation, held for the first time at his showroom in NoMad, not at his charming home on Washington Square Park. While not too many floral prints made the line-up this season, this long jacket was a favorite.
Lam’s shows are a civilized affair that are all about the clothes, not the circus that oft surrounds fashion shows. For spring, he presented beautiful, wearable, covetable clothes. This ochre suede jacket with tortoise hardware is an absolute must-have.
For spring, Jason Wu’s lower price sister collection felt more relevant than ever before. It was nice to see easy separates that were also special enough to encourage a young shopper to try out the new collection. This statement sleeve tie blouse is exactly what a girl wants to wear in summer, and the leather shorts are a great transitional piece – though we could see a lot of Wu’s friends (the girls he is designing for) might want to rock this one with a great pair of high-waist jeans, too.
Isn’t fashion week nice when designers send down the runway exactly what you were hoping for? That’s what happened at Saturday’s Jason Wu show, when he sent out a selection of his signature flow dresses – this floral printed one was a favorite.
The duo behind Simon Miller make great denim. For spring, they’re challenging the notion that a Canadian Tuxedo isn’t sexy, with this fitted bustier and jacket and straight leg jean, tailored to a T.
Who doesn’t want to spend their summer weekends on faraway islands and beautiful beaches? Zimmermann has the wardrobe for you – pretty floral prints, some covered-up enough for summer weddings and others revealing enough for a hot and steamy night out.
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Following last season’s political messaging, Prabal Gurung embraced springtime in all of its joy, including bright hues and floral prints.
Sies Marjan’s Sander Lak added yellow to his ever-growing color story, making it a must-have hue for the season to come.
Victoria Beckham’s spring collection was as lovely as ever, featuring light dresses and a pastel color palate.
Cowan has quite a few celebrity fans, and we’re sure it won’t be long until one of them is snapped wearing the shirt that model of the moment Duckie Thot wore down the runway. It is a cheeky play on the tourist favorite “I (heart) NY” tees, and super Instagrammable.
Rihanna’s riot (as in, total fun) of a runway show revved up with moto-inspired pieces, including this leather number worn by Joan Smalls.
Of the more youthful looks in this collection, this sheer feminine blouse and color-blocked skirt was a favorite – although we guess that the young fans of Carolina Herrera might style the ruffle blouse with a great pair of high-waisted jeans.
Pink has been popping up everywhere this fashion week, on the runway, all over the streets. Leave it to the duo behind Oscar de la Renta to make an tulle evening dress using the best shade of pink – fuschia.
As for many of us, Princess Diana was top of mind this summer, especially the late royal’s wardrobe from the ‘80s, which influences this charming spring collection. A favorite was an off-the-shoulder blush colored floral dress.
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen presented favorites from The Row – the perfect coat, the perfect tank, as well as a beautiful line-up of evening pieces, including this lilac breezy gown.
Rag & Bone seems very in tune with the color of the season (hot pink) and the model of the moment (elegant Maye Musk) proving that Rag & Bone, and bright hues, are for women of every age.
This collection, designed by Shayne Oliver, may appeal more to followers of Hood by Air than to followers of Helmut Lang, the man himself, who departed his namesake label in 2005. This bra and tailored pant combo isn’t too far off from what a minimalist may want – all you would need is a matching azure blazer, and you’ll be ready for a night out.
Kors invited his guests on a journey to a far flung island, where it was perfectly chic to pair a sequin dress with flip flops.
Teyana Taylor may have been the buzziest aspect of the Phillipp Plein show, but this no-pants-needed leather jacket is a look that could go right from the runway to one of Plein’s notorious after-parties.
Tanya Taylor is about to give birth to her first child, and the floaty, no-fuss ease of many of her spring dresses are perfect for both chic new moms and young girls headed out to a spring cocktail party.
Jonathan Saunders often looks to the ’70s for his collections for Diane Von Furstenberg, and this classic trench, updated in a new fabric with ombre fur, feels modern.
Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin designed colorful and upbeat pieces for their spring collection. This look, with its appealing mix of primary stripes, in the perfect dress for summer.
Congratulations to Gigi Hadid for managing to walk down the runway all the while missing one shoe. This sequin dress is exactly what Anna Sui fans would love to wear for a fun night out.
Alexander Wang certainly hyped up his spring show by presenting it not once, not twice, but three full times. For the last go-around Anna Ewers closed the show in this slip dress, updated for 2017, which will certainly be the downtown girls go-to for nights out on the town.
Marc Jacobs closed out New York Fashion Week with a silent, music-less show filled with happy oversized floral prints, drawstring pants, shower shoes,
turbans galore, and this hot pink embellished dress.
The Public School designers re-vistited their love for sporty and utility elements this season, and this updated bomber will be on their fans wish list for spring.
How can one not have fun at a fashion show where the set is a city street covered in silver glitter? There were lots of shine elements throughout this youthful collection, which included a selection of slip dresses with lace and jeweled embellishments.
Zadig & Voltaire’s spring collection was true to the brand’s rocker DNA, including downtown girls wearing camo and sequins, sometimes at the same time. But a favorite look was a more bohemian dress, early in the collection, which made us wish summer was not over already.