New York Fashion Week: February 16
Highlights from yesterday’s shows, including Alice + Olivia’s luxurious take on ‘70s chic, an ode to grunge and proportion play from 3.1 Phillip Lim, a soft focus on rag & bone‘s urban tomboy, a menswear mash-up at Veronica Beard and Donna Karan New York exploring the heights of the nighttime Manhattan skyline.
Alice + Olivia
Fashion Office Bottom Line: Richly layered and drawing on a multitude of folkloric influences, Stacey Bendet’s latest offering for Alice + Olivia stays true to her signature feminine aesthetic. A definite nod to the prevailing ’70s silhouettes and mood of the season is sure to inspire a legion of new fans.
3.1 Phillip Lim
Fashion Office Bottom Line: Phillip Lim shows a gorgeous grunge-inspired collection. Layered volumes of buffalo plaid, deconstructed denim and sleek urban leather pieces are grounded by statement coats that make for sophisticated and effortless cool-girl style.
rag & bone
Fashion Office Bottom Line: David Neville and Marcus Wainwright offered a new take on their signature urban-tomboy aesthetic by adding lace-trimmed slips, slip dresses and slinky tops layered over or peeking through utilitarian pieces. The softness of the satin and the outerwear in vivid colors were played against soft tailoring. The range of coats (from a quilted leather puffer to anoraks) was inspiring and presented perfect options to keep everyone warm come New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016.
Fashion Office Bottom Line: Layering has never looked so easy. Menswear fabrics such as plaids and pinstripes are tailored and streamlined. Fur touches add an elevated note to the outerwear that will surely be bestsellers come fall!
Donna Karan New York
Fashion Office Bottom Line: Donna Karan returns to her roots with this collection of polished and sharply edited urban glamour, featuring another of the emerging key trends of the new season: head-to-toe dressing in layered textures of black. Great-looking outerwear, often styled with a belt and chunky shearling, completes this streamlined message.
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