10 Looks from #NYFW You Need In Your Life Right Now
House of Harper shares her take on the strongest pieces to hit the runway in NYC.
New York Fashion Week is upon us! And in order to bring you everything from the runway looks to the hottest after parties, we're turning to Bravolebs and fashion insiders for their knowledge about the annual pilgrimage to the Big Apple.
I love this look from the Kate Spade presentation. It is very wearable and can easily translate from NYFW to everyday. The neutral colors and mixed prints make it stylish, but approachable.
Michelle Smith, designer of Milly, said this season is “about romance, about love, but done in a modern way,” I love this oversized off the shoulder top and stripe culottes! The balance of volume and the contrast of the black and white make this look easy yet sophisticated. True to this season’s collection, the top perfect mix of a little flirtation with the off the shoulder style while still being very minimal in nature.
Fellow Texan, Lela Rose, did not disappoint this season! Her feminine and uber chic collection was inspired by a spring garden. She even had 3,000 tulips hanging above the catwalk! No detail was spared on this collection with everything from floral appliques, shimmering metallics and plenty of color. My favorite look from the collection is this sheer shirt dress with floral appliques layered over a pair of high waisted boy shorts. I love how the contrasting black collar and piping detail add the finishing touch.
The legendary Diane von Furstenburg’s SS16 collection was inspired by a painting of the Roman Goddess of Fortune and Fate, Fortuna. The clothes were pretty, feminine and fantasy filled with details including golden butterflies fluttering across tulle, colorful fringe and metallic suede. My favorite look from the collection is this mixed print, long maxi dress. It’s perfect for summer soirees and tropical vacations! I love the unexpected animal print trim.
Marissa Webb’s effortless mix of tomboy and girly girl make her a personal favorite of mine. Bright lace dresses, fringe detail sandals, and military inspired vest all graced the runway, but my favorite was this tangerine lace dress. The sheer top layer kept the volume from feeling like to much fabric. And the cap sleeve and tiered skirt detail add the feminine touch she does so well. I personally love the fun, bright shade of orange on such a classic silhouette.
Tibi designer Amy Smilovic knows how to do laid back cool and this season was no exception. She has a way of effortlessly balancing relaxed refinement. My favorite look was this shimmery muted pink midi dress with a criss-cross back detail. The flirty sheer pleated skirt elevated the casual silhouette and the open back detail was an unexpected detail when the model turned.
This season’s Zimmerman show was titled “Master and Mischief." The strongest statement was to play on the colonial high ruffled necklines and Victorian bib collars, but they were mixed with sheer fabrics and lace up backs that added a sexy and youthful element to the traditionally conservative styles. My favorite look was this floral print dress with the corset waist detail, high neck and flouncy skirt.
Carolina Herrera’s collection debut at the Frick’s covered courtyard and the location made for the perfect backdrop for her signature classic, feminine silhouettes. This season was Herrera’s "rose period" where every style felt happy and optimistic. My favorite look of the show is this two piece, mix and match embroidered top paired with the full, asymmetrical skirt. I love the asymmetrical hemline where you can see the details of the fabric underneath the skirt!
Designer Angel Sanchez’s collection was not what you typically expect from the usually minimalist designer. This season was named “Tropical Couture” and it was fitting. The collection featured bright sherbet shades of green, orange, and pink balanced out with pallet cleansing basics in white and black. The playful volumous shapes and large applique details played up the more serious silhouettes. My favorite look from the collection is the one shoulder white polka dot dress paired with the bright citrus floral shoes.
Self Portrait, the two-year-old, brand with a cult following, presented their first collection at New York Fashion Week this season. Loved for it’s edgy refinement and mix of cool girl vibes with feminine lace and cut outs, this season appeared a little more edgy, but still very wearable. My favorite look of the collection is this full-length gown with a sheer overlay. I love the colors of blue and yellow peeking under the black overlay.