Top Looks from New York Fashion Week 2017
The September edition of New York Fashion Week 2017 wrapped up at the end of last week and as expected it was another grand event featuring hot new fashion designs from some of the world’s best fashion designers, A-list celebrity guests, stunning models, and extravagant shows and after parties! Love happened for us with these 9 gorgeous looks from a few of our favorite design houses!
ALEXANDER WANG S/S 2018
Over the past few years New York Fashion Week and other fashion weeks around the world have morphed from industry trade shows only to media extravaganzas with high profile celebrities Instagraming away and epic afterparties. Alexander Wang is notorious for throwing spectacular afterparties during fashion week and this season he brought back #WANGFEST, an over-the-top afterparty you definitely wish you had been at! Wang alluded to the party’s wild nature in his show, featuring models like Kylie Jenner wearing headpieces referencing his afterparty.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA S/S 2018
Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia showed off their flair for evening wear in their second collection as co-creative directors of the Oscar de la Renta brand with beautiful gowns like this gorgeous sparkly design.
CALVIN KLEIN S/S 2018
TOM FORD S/S 2018
The power suit makes a comeback in Tom Ford’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection which was debuted at the Park Avenue Armory where each guest received a bottle of Ford’s new and widely scrutinized perfume Fucking Fabulous (we think it really is fucking fabulous too – check out our article on its release). The collection featured structured styles inspired by the design of his men’s suits paired with slouchy pants and mini skirts for a feminine flair. This mix of structure and looseness can be seen in the jacket shown here with its pronounced shoulders and oversized lapels paired with flowing pants.
MARC JACOBS S/S 2018
On board with the bright color theme seen throughout the runways of NYFW, Marc Jacobs presented an exotic collection featuring rich prints and colors. His tropical-inspired pieces included turbans like the one shown here on model Kair Gerber. The 16-year old daughter of Cindy Crawford made her first live fashion show appearance on Calvin Klein’s runway on the second day of NYFW, she was then part of several other huge shows and, as the face of Marc Jacobs Beauty, she had the honor of closing his show at the end of fashion week in this stunning yellow beaded gown.
THE ROW S/S 2018
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen’s luxury fashion design house The Row built a thriving business on soft and sweet designs and so for their Spring 2018 collection they decided to reinvest in that strategy. Their quite, soothing breakfast presentation at the Carlyle Hotel featured a collection of polished uptown looks which were all accessorized with hi-fi Keds.
RALPH LAUREN Fall 2017
We love this racy tuxedo inspired black dress by Ralph Lauren for his Fall 2017 collection, and we really love the story of where it was debuted during New York Fashion Week 2017!
For his evening show, Ralph Lauren chauffeured the show guests to his Bedford, NY estate, two hours outside the city, to experience his new collection among his exquisite private car collection. Comprised of nearly $400 million worth of rare Ferraris, McLarens and more, the collection also includes possibly one of the world’s most expensive cars a 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic worth an estimated $40 million!
“My cars have always been an inspiration to me. I see them as moving art. My women’s collection for Fall 2017 connects the elements of the speed, style and beauty of these handcrafted vehicles with the very modern, yet timeless spirit of the clothes” said Ralph Lauren.
The collection featured both men’s and women’s wear for the first time, which Lauren explained was to “heighten the experience” and “create the ultimate expression of style and luxury for the woman and man of today.”
After the show, guests enjoyed a sit down dinner before being driven back to the city. Now that is a show!
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG S/S 2018
Driven by the question, “How do you translate ’70s glamour and nostalgia for the past using innovative fabrics?”, Diane von Furstenberg’s designer Jonathan Saunders’ Spring/Summer 2018 styles eloquently channel ’70s vibes while still feeling fresh and current. This green silk v-neck dress with fringe that swirls from top to bottom was our favorite DVF look!
PRABAL GURUNG S/S 2018
Prabal Gurung used his runway show platform to promote change. He began the show with the Activist’s Prayer: “Grant me the strength to change the things I cannot accept,” a timely move given Fashion Week’s place amidst headlines about Hurricane Irma and other global catastrophes. This sexy red cut-out dress was a sure winner for us!
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