In honour of Valentine’s Day, the report from New York Fashion Week’s Day 3 would be about the designers, collections and looks that stole my heart…
Tibi’s Elegant Utility
When I started looking through Amy Smilovic’s collection I couldn’t help getting all giddy… The collection was so cohesive, it consistently carried the same aesthetic and oozed comfort and ease.
Strong emphasis on key trend of the season – utility, the luxe combat inspired pieces in army greens,navy, potter’s clay and white were pared-down to showcase the garments individually and highlight the clean design.
A few notable trends and details: utilitarian belts and oversized pockets, what looks like corduroy pant suit, sequins, lurex knits, pin stripe, shearling, crushed velvet and silk slip dresses.
My top picks were the military overcoat in navy with polished brass buttons, the gorgeous peach ensemble, the roomy butter soft cognac leather trousers and most certainly the oversized sweater layered with delicate shin-grazing chantilly lace…
Monique Lhuillier’s More is More
Monique Lhuillier showcased a range of eccentric looks, but what appealed to my sense of style wasn’t her gowns, it was the styling of her separates: mix of bold colours and prints, textures, fabrics, volumes, and most certainly the range of shoes plus socks combos.
The top looks included the opening number of lace embroidered blush gown and fur-collar overcoat in rust, brocade pant and lace shirt in green hues, the floral green partially quilted oversized coat in combination with navy sandals with maroon embellished sock, another coat ensemble – the knit sleeves pink long coat over teal embellished collar shirt and green floral pants, and the dusty cedar pant and embroidered shirt duo with a fur coat.
An honourable mention goes to second to last look from Suno’s runway show, Self-Portrait’s oversized floral lace bomber jacket, Polo Ralph Lauren styles and entire Moncler Grenoble collection- the colours, the prints, the fur… if you are planning the ski vacation, this is the bomb of a collection.
by Olga Permyakova