NYFW this year blew my mind! There were so many amazing collections. After poring over every single show, I have chosen my four favorite designers and the looks I love for SS 15.
First of all, I am dying over everything in Nicholas K’s line. He was the first to show on Thursday and it was a hard act to follow. His designs evoke Khaleesi from Game of Thrones (my favorite). He did lush silks with interesting texture and draped them to perfection. I loved the head wraps, belts and chic cat-eye makeup on the models. I visualize this collection in a beautiful desert setting in Morocco.
Wes Gordon’s collection evoked simple crisp, classic neutrals with beautiful body skimming silhouettes. The designs were minimalistic a la Calvin Klein, but the interesting fabrications added an exotic twist. He was inspired by “the woman of the 1990’s” and paired icy blues, soft pinks and nudes with a strong black backbone to evoke the minimalism of the 90’s. I absolutely love the silver dress above that looks like medieval chain mail armour. I am trying to figure out the fabrication!
One of my favorite up and comers, Swedish brand Rodebjer, was one of the most interesting collections I viewed. It mixed loose silhouettes that flowed away from the body with menswear details and ethnic prints. I love the pops of sheer and shiny silks to add opulence while the graphic printed knits added warmth and dimension. The neutral palette of grey, navy, cream, black and light pink was versatile and transcends season. I cannot wait to see more from Rodebjer.
Finally, one of my favorites Jenny Packham. I am a sucker for her brand of Old Hollywood glamour. I also have a soft spot for her because my amazing wedding dress was designed by her. The fashion show was set to a mashup of the ultimate blonde, Marilyn Monroe’s voice and songs and ended with a cover of Madonna’s “Material World”. The collection matched the soundtrack with body hugging yet tasteful 1950’s shapes in soft pink, bright turquoise and black with her signature tasteful but not gaudy embellishments. Jenny just won the “Best Bristish Bridal Designer” at the Bridal awards today too, congrats Jenny!
(photos from Vogue UK)