It’s fashion season.
Giving the fashion months its official kick-off, New York Fashion Week began on February 9th and ended in the 16th with celebrities rushing to London for the British fashion week that happened in the following week. NYFW had an a-list of runway shows ranging from the traditional Oscar de La Renta to the futuristic Alexander Wang.
Marc Jacobs put a surprisingly simplistic runway performance for his standards. There was no music, the show took place in the sidewalk of Park Avenue with a wooden catwalk and metal folding chairs. For the first time Marc made a written statement about his collection instead of giving press interviews, he said his collection was inspired by a documentary called Hip-Hop Evolution and defined this collection as an acknowledgement and gesture of respect for the polish and consideration applied to fashion from a generation that will forever be the foundation of youth culture street style. It is impossible not to compare this Fall 2017 collection with last year´s Spring 2016 controversial collection, where Marc Jacobs was accused of cultural appropriation when his models, mostly white, wore colorful dreadlocks.
Alexander Wang is notoriously famous for his after-parties during NYFW, this time however, there was no after party. An abandoned building in the Harlem was tuned into a club for a fashion show that substituted the after-party not leaving out anything. There were kegs and music loud enough to make the walls tremble. Matching the club like atmosphere, Alexander´s collection was all black, saved for some grey plat in coats and skirts. Silver pins and jewelry stood out against the different textured fabrics. Alexander Wang is redefining the cool girl outfit with this collection.
Oscar de La Renta
Oscar de La Renta´s show was a mirage for customers earning for the classy and feminine. Colorful tailored suits and oversized coats decorated with sequins gave a fresh look to the traditional Oscar de La Renta style. There was a minor technical malfunction when a curtain failed to open, preventing part of the audience to see the first runway looks. The highlights were without question the stunning structured embroiled ball gowns.