Highlights from New York Fashion Week AW16

New York Fashion Week wrapped up on Thursday and as always the city of skyscrapers delivered plenty of excitement and memorable moments. Shearling, bomber jackets and details like lace-up were some of the most seen trends on the catwalks. Alexander Wang presented a racy and subversive collection with several club references. The color palette was predominantly monochromatic with splashes of pink, green and orange. The skirt suits and the coat dresses were the standout pieces. The look that featured a marijuana leaf-print coat and a leather mini skirt was also a winner. There were also cute mohair slip tops and alluring mini dresses in leather and lace. Sloganeering much in vogue right now was present in several pieces. Namely, the words “girls”, “strict” and “tender” emblazoned on sweaters, beanies and sheer tights. Accessories,   included leather boots with rivets, lace-up boots with silver cap-toes and thick-soled sneakers and leather chokers and dangling earring which accentuated the nonconformist mood of the collection. Streetwise and relentlessly youthful clothes. Altuzarra showed a dynamic and chic collection with a gipsy feel. The designer played around with mixing and patchwork which resulted in a mash-up of prints, patterns and fabrics. His sartorial tailoring featured artful details: loose-fitting trousers embellished with velvet; chunky knits with leather stitching and fringed finishes.  The outerwear was particularly strong and varied and comprised shearling coats, printed duffels and a striped fur coat. The handkerchief-hem silk dresses worn over thin ribbed knits were really beautiful. The evening gowns that closed the show with delicate sequins were stunning and made for the red carpet. Refined and desirable clothes for the woman who likes to dress up. Proenza Schouler presented a modern and artful collection focused on control and release. The designer duo was influenced by American art of the 60s and 70s, in particular by the work of Frank Stella. The silhouettes were slouchy and streamlined. The range consisted of long tailored jackets, wide pants, dresses made of horizontal bands of fabric. The clingy ribbed knitted dresses with crisscrossing straps around the waist as well as the look that featured a long tailored jacket with lace-up on the front were strong contenders. Lace-up was prominent and gave character to the ensembles. Outerwear featured leather jackets and coats with shearling collars and multi-colored rabbit fur coats. Most of the looks were accessorized with silver cap-toe boots and gave it an edge.  Very contemporary clothes with a subtle sultriness. Diane von Furstenberg showcased a disco-inspired collection with a 70s flair. The designer signature wrap dress   was present as well as a plethora of prints. The slip dress featured on Gigi Hadid was given a twist with a thigh high split and lace inserts.  The looks were accessorized with chokers, scarves, furry stoles and footwear like:  suede boots and ankle-strap heels. Karlie Kloss closed the show in a gold sequin long wrap dress. Clothes with glitz and glam that celebrate femininity. Michael Kors showed a charming and flirty collection that oozed relaxed glamour. There were several Kors staples like the cable knits, fur muffs and collars and the glitzy pieces. Models walked down the runway in high-slit miniskirts, car-wash skirts and garments with Peter Pan collars. Ostrich feathers appeared on jeans, dresses tops and skirts and added a movement feel. Effortless and stylish clothes with a wise choice of fabrics and color. Tommy Hilfiger presented a very preppy and nautical-themed collection in the most amazing set: a ship, T.H. Atlantic.  The sailing references were abundant: stripes, anchors, sailboat prints, pinwheels and knotted rope. Navy blue was the dominant color. The range comprised leather Breton tops, wide trousers, pajama-style suits and silk tea dresses. Outerwear included capes with brooches, trench coats, a velvet bomber jacket and a navy peacoat. Footwear like metallic loafers and frill socks gave the collection a vintage charm.  Celebrities were out in force for this edition of New York Fashion Week. To face the low temperatures the fashion crowd bundled up mostly in coats.

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