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New York fashion week favorites of 2016

By AMANDA CLEMSON

NYFW has come to an end but that doesn’t mean the talk is over. This season will in fact have every fashion lover raving over this year’s 2016 fall collections. To be blunt, it was anything but dull. Of all the talented designers who participated, clearly, all of them served the viewers with something eccentric and new. One thing that all of these shows have in common, is that they brought a fresh feel to what the future of upcoming fashion weeks will bring.

I’ve come up with a list of my favorite shows from this year’s fall collections. Alessandro Michele for Gucci was a complete show stopper. No matter what your style is, Gucci offers up a mix of looks that any girl can find a mutual love for. His looks included mix-matched prints, sweater vests, unconventional sunglasses and hats, lace, ruffled details, all while throwing in his vintage inspired twist. Almost seemed like Alessandro got some of his inspiration for the collection from the 70s and 80s due to his wide shouldered trench coats and long haired models with wooly hair.

 

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The next show that really stood out to me and practically any one else who was keeping track at this year’s shows was Marc Jacobs. This was the last show to end fashion week and it left everyone speechless. It is so obvious that Marc wanted to do some risk taking and had a clear vision of what he wanted the show to come together as. The models walked down the runways in foot-high platforms, gothic styled makeup, a plethora of grey, black, and white shades, and crazy proportions. Over all this show was just entirely different from what anyone else has done in the past.

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My next favorite show was Oscar de la Renta. This show had to have some Latin influences stemming from the roots of the collection. What stood out most to me were the bright vibrant colors mixed with beautiful black laces, intricate beading, bold red lips, and ribbons. All of the models looked sophisticated and poised which played along with the collection very nicely, considering it was evening wear. My all-time favorite part of this show was towards the end when we all got to see the jaw dropping ball gowns. The reason I decided this was in one of my top favorites for 2016, was because seeing the designs brings you back to another time period. The gowns gave me an old Hollywood vibe which we don’t see much of anymore. I think we all know that Oscar de la Renta will always scream “timeless” but this year’s show just served as a friendly reminder that the designer’s charisma isn’t going anywhere.

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Jonathan Simkhai is known for his incredible geometric designs. This year’s show here in New York was his best yet. It seems as though any piece by Jonathan adds so much structure and art to every model walking down the runway. All of his looks had such elegant movement to them which makes it hard for your eyes to wander anywhere else but the hard work that went into every design. The looks ranged from monochrome shades of navy, whites, pinks, and greys. Although the colors were simple the silhouettes that fluctuated from bell-shaped sleeves, to peplum tops, were what made the collection a masterpiece. Jonathan also played with different laces in his dresses, as well as fur and embroidery to add a hint of playfulness to this collection.

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Stay on the look out for our London Fashion Week highlights! Until next time,

xx Amanda