New York Fashion Week: September 7
We’ve tallied up the highlights from yesterday’s shows—from the boldly patterned catwalks of DKNY and Diane von Furstenberg to Opening Ceremony’s star-studded theatrical dramedy at the Met.
Celebrating New York City’s “color, culture and creativity,” DKNY underscored the Big Apple’s global-melting-pot status with vivid colors, graphic geometric patterns and kaleidoscopic prints—all atop voluminous silhouettes.
Taking a cue from France’s Côte d’Azur in the ’50s, Diane von Furstenberg sent forth a sultry stream of floral and gingham-print dresses of every length, while full, high-waisted skirts and daring bralettes recalled a coquettish Brigitte Bardot à la “And God Created Woman.”
The ’50s silver screen also held sway across Thakoon, with Thakoon Panichgul citing the 1959 Brazilian film “Black Orpheus” as his primary influence for a collection rife with palm motifs, Carnaval-inspired fringe and loose, languid silhouettes.
An offbeat satire about the backstage happenings at a fictitious, ’90s-era Fashion Week set the backdrop for Opening Ceremony. Of course, cotton-candy pink, oblong grommets, pop-art prints and an insanely cool lunch-bag handbag took center stage.
Palm trees must be on everyone’s mind at the moment, because Yigal Azrouël also carried the tropical motif through his city-meets-surf collection of relaxed yet refined streetwear.