Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is back again with bang as streams of models parade the runway with gorgeous new styles showcasing the designers’ awesome Spring/Summer 2015 collection. This week has been a myriad of new colors, cuts and style developments by designers that take fashion creativity to another level.
From so many wonderful collections, there are a few we just can’t get over and have on our closet covet list.
6. Diane Von Furstenberg
Despite the lack of wrap dresses that are synonymous with DVF, there were a lot of monochrome numbers and bra tops paired with tea skirts, as well as flowey dresses, inspired by ‘celebration of a militant woman, waving a flag of happiness and joy’ according to Diane.
Her designs were upbeat and brought life on the runway with bright hues of fuchsia, greens and yellows paired with monochrome prints. What we love about Diane Von Furstenberg is her runway collections are always so wearable and like a second skin once you slip on her signature dresses.
Shop Diane Von Furstenberg here.
5. Herve Leger by Max Azria
With women designers feeling pretty macho this season, designer Lubov Azria was inspired by onna-bugeisha, which are women warriors of the samurai. Her collection depicted the battles a woman goes through in her life until she reaches her true femininity. Therefore the first few looks were kimono styled bandage dresses with abstract prints and earthly shades, and moved on to body hugging dresses with softer neutral tones like creams and blacks, ending the show with a burst of gold, yellow and red embellished pieces.
Shop Herve Leger here.
4. ZAC Zac Posen
We simply love the cuts Zac Posen created for his ZAC label that he describes as ‘dressed up street style’. True to its inspiration, the label had wearable items with a touch of luxury and poised structure to build a sexy silhouette. Many of his pieces had side draping and circled cuts in skirts, capes and cascading tops, with block hues used such as blue, orange and yellow. Textured fabrics with sharp cuts were used for his other pieces such as suits and blouses. We definitely can’t wait for this one to hit the stores.
3. Reem Acra
Shop Reem Acra DressesReem Acra’s resplendent use of textiles swept us away. Inspired by the draping and detail mastered by mid-century couturiers, the collection was soft with flurry of breathable and delicate textiles of chiffon, satin and tulle. The first pieces were A-line dresses with horizontal cutouts, with the collection slowly transitioning into gorgeous knee length pencil dresses that we loved in rich colors of metallic, maroon, glazed nudes and browns. The last pieces were gowns with delicate lace embroidery and embellishments that gave a romantic edge to the provocative look.
2. Oscar De La Renta
True to his reputation, Oscar De La Renta never fails to impress. His pieces were embalmed with femininity through use of lush colors and defined tailoring for evening wear. There were some pieces that could also work for day wear with the right accessories. His collection comprised of box print monochrome pieces, signature floral prints and detailed cutwork, with perfectly tailored collarless jackets, pencil skirts and crop tops. The last few pieces included high low gowns in bright summery block colors of green and shades of pinks; perfectly Spring-ed up looks!
Shop Oscar De La Renta here.
1. Naeem Khan
Vivid Colors? Check. Flawless Cuts? Check. Dazzling Crystal? Check. Naeem Khan has our vote for the Spring/ Summer Collection 2015 with each piece so meticulously embellished and stitched to perfection. We love his use of whites, reds and everything in between that brought out the aura of the outfits with the right fabric used. Starting with embellished sweatshirts and jumpsuits, we move on to multicolored beaded floral tops and A-line dresses, and then to more formal evening wear with hues of lilacs, blues and whites in flows of satin and embroidery. As the trend goes with all the designers this season, there were quite a few monochrome pieces with some deep reds and jewel toned gowns that stood out on the runway.
With a roundup of beautiful vivid colors in the NYFW, there were some designers we were really looking forward to but that failed to impress us such as Victoria Beckham. Known to use pop block colors on her statement outfits, Beckham went for beige and monochromes this season with minimalist designs and nothing out of the ordinary designs. Another disappointment was Vera Wang who is known for her unassuming yet quite graceful designs preferred using a lot of black with peplum style cuts, something we have been seeing since the past few seasons already. Let’s hope these two great designers bring on some great shows for Fall/Winter.