Cause Vintage is always a trend, here you have some of our favorite looks from New York Fashion Show 2015:
While so many designers seem to be leaning on the 70’s disco era for inspiration this year, leave it to Rachel Zoe to stick to her other tried and true favorite decade, the swinging 60’s.
To everyone’s delights, Copping brought back the long-standing elegance and color of the label, but added fringe, stripes and shorter hemlines. “I brought in more short dresses, and new fabrications – a modern, light duchess satin, for instance, where before it would have been taffeta,” Copping said after the show. “I wanted to be respectful to Oscar’s legacy, and at the same time fashion moves quickly, so you have to state your intentions straight away.”
As per usual, Dennis Basso turned it out for another incredible runway show for his Fall 2015 collection, retaining his reign as the king of luxe with no apologies. This time around he utilized some serious 70’s flare as he (like many designers this season) drew inspiration from a time of excess glamour and discotheques creating unforgettable statement making ensembles with a bit of a vampy edge.
Diane von Furstenburg’s Fall 2015 collection was rightly named “Seduction” as she celebrated a woman “who by day commands her world and by night she inspires fantasy”. And while the clothes were certainly more provocative than we’re used to seeing from the icon, the balance supplied by structured and sleek daywear separates combined with low-cut necklines and open back gowns seduced all of us in the audience.
Naomi Campbell had Zac Posen‘s audience in awe as she closed his fall 2015 show in a ruby glittered taffeta ballgown at the Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. His latest collection was much more fluid and playful than his signature slinky cut dresses, although those did make an appearance – the stand out being an emerald green sequined number beautifully worn by Devon Windsor.
It was all about a modern day Marie Antoinette at Reem Acra’s Fall 2015 presentation. From bejewelled high collars to billowing sleeve leather jackets, and fur adorned shoulder pads, the designer brought back an era famous for its subversive glamour. However it was modernized as the hemlines were lifted, and three-tiered, translucent bauble skirts floated across the runway, as young aristocrats marched forward.
The sports uniform went high-fashion with leather, velvet, satin and fur takes on the varsity jacket and rah-rah skirt and team stripes embellishing hems and collars. In ensembles detailed with lace ups, patches, team numbers, and block lettering, and paired with lace up boxing boots, everyone from Jourdan Dunn to Gig Hadid was proudly on Team Tommy for the brand’s 30th birthday showing, celebrating the Hilfiger history and embracement of American sportwear.
Being backstage at Carolina Herrera, before the lights went on and the hair and makeup complete, as the collection still hung ever so delicately on their hangers it was clear we were in for a treat (47 of them to be exact) all full of exquisite textile manipulation displaying a slightly new direction for the iconic designer. Continuing her journey with natural elements, CH approached Fall 2015 by exploring various interpretations of water through both the literal and figurative sense.
She’s the queen of sleek, so it was little wonder much of her collection was fitted, butVictoria Beckham ventured in a new take on clean this season. With a subtle military theme – two large black buttons on coats and dresses – she delivered a gathering of garments with a barely-there feel. The mannish, charcoal grey, sleeveless high neck, perfectly executed, draped just so on the model’s torso, the beige v-neck dress, offering structure and organic vibes.
If there’s one word that sums up Altuzarra collections, it’s statement. It couldn’t have been truer this season, with the stark monochromes and unapologetic bright white knee high boots. The designer pulled out all the stops, encompassing everything from fox fur collars, luxe and opulent, to sensual, sheer blouses, toned down only by their high necks. Similarly, the lesser-frequent additions peppered throughout, like the tight-fitting baby blue cable knit jumper, was muted with a polo neck. No material or pattern went unturned in the search for a perfectly cohesive Autumn collection.
Hand-knitted cashmeres from his native Nepal, embossed velveteen, embroidered tweeds and snow leopard printed calf hair were just some of the luxurious materials interwoven into Prabal Gurung’s Fall 2015 collection. “My love for the mountains took me to the heights of the Adirondacks where Mother Nature’s meditative, majestic beauty, serene color palette, and exquisite textures served as the central point of inspiration for the season,” wrote Gurung referring to his designs.
Following the release of their minimalistic Pre-Fall 2015 collection, Noon by Noor’s Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear took a futuristic turn. The Bahrain-based designer duo, Shaikha Noor Al Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Al Khalifa, combined their seasoned clean lines and feminine aesthetic with a technology-reminiscent, modernistic edge. Boxy metallic jackets, leather trapeze coats and lamé skirts dominated the runway, juxtaposed by subtle floral patterns and structural embellishments.
Misha Nonoo told a futuristic story of minimalism, structure, and updated classics for FW15, working to her strong suits of contemporary design and immaculate tailoring. “You have to start with yourself,” said Nonoo of the collection. For Nonoo that meant reworking the white blouse and using suiting as a starting point to exaggerate shapes, play with details, and explore textile choices. Finding inspiration in artist Tracey Emin’s latest show at London’s White Cube gallery, ‘The Last Great Adventure Is You,’ seen in black abstract squiggles that patterned gray wool dresses.
After five seasons of presentations, this was Jonathan Simkhai’s first runway – and it was timely on more levels than one. The journey there enthused the young designer, as he engaged in experimentation with asymmetrical separates, lace delicacy, and all the fearlessness that comes with exploring ideas outside of his favorite mesh motif.