NYFW Fall/Winter 2017 Roundup

By Lisa Porter

New York Fashion Week once again has been the platform for revealing some enticing collections and pieces that are perfect for strutting in this city that never sleeps.  With busy patterns, powerful independence and feminine, sexy silhouettes, this season’s fall and winter 2017/2018 collections  can make anyone anxious for the season to approach.

Between the lace, flowers, satin, silk, bright colors, glitz and sparkles, there is no shortage of amazing designs that showcase why these designers are at the top of their game and why they are number one picks for fashionista celebrities around the world.

ADAM SELMAN   

This collection is right in tune with the day of love, St. Valentine’s Day. The main theme revolves around red roses which appear on many forms of denim before moving onto sheer dresses, long flowing coats and hat wear.

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The accentuated material and form fitting suits made every model look powerfully sexy. This is the perfect explanation as to why Adam Selman is Rihanna’s go- to guy for her trendy, high- fashion daring pieces we see her in at various events.

 

Michael Costello    

This collection grabbed everyone’s attention from the very first piece which is a see through white number with raised shoulders and puffy sleeves.Lace and transparent silhouettes are one main theme followed by gold and silver sparkly ensembles, some complemented by embellished shoulders and long capes.

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The collection includes fringed and fitted light pieces as well a black lace and sequin designs. For the reveal, 80s glam styling paired perfectly with the ensembles.

What Costello is perhaps best known for is his  amazing gown execution. Costello calls this collection the “enviable vixen” and the independent, fierce and sexy designs make it clear why this description is so perfect.

Oscar de la Renta   

This ready to wear collection was full of the awe-inspiring dresses created so brilliantly..Everything, from the black form- fitting pantsuits that started the collection to the big colorful coats, and the remarkable dresses, are exquisite.

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It was as if viewers had been dropped in the middle of a fairy tale with the sparkles and sequins that were added to certain dresses and make the silhouettes all the dreamier.   The  tight ponytail and pink eyeshadow that was consistent with each model brought a casual/chic vibe that showcased the models at their best. The contrast of the different colors made it feel like every season was on display.

Marchesa

This collection is very elegant and beautiful from the beginning with beautiful satin dresses that are quite form- fitted and designed with colored tassels as well as intricate embroidery complementing specific areas of the dresses.

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Flowers make an appearance once again in a big way stitched in multiple colors that decorate the upper portions, sides and bottoms of various pieces while other designs have sparkly beaded flowers splashed over them.

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The use of lace is shown in the next theme of the collection. Marchesa’s   use of color, satin, and floral make his dresses the highlight. Their tiered and ruffled shiny sequins make all imagine what red carpets we can rock in the near future while donning them.

With flawless designs and perfect execution of the shows, New York Fashion Week once again has delivered us a masterpiece of art that begs the question:  Can it get any better?

Anything is possible when it comes to fashion, and daring to be different is the name of this high fashion game that we can’t wait to see more of in the upcoming weeks.

Stay tuned for coverage of London Fashion Week, and don’t forget to make the world your very own runway!

 

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