Fashion Week has officially kicked off and ended in the great city of New York, which annually attracts celebrities and fashion’s elite like moths to a flame, while fashion photographers turn the concrete jungle into a giant runway of its own. The wild, the wacky, the demure, the dainty, and the pure genius are all fair game when describing these designers and their collections. So as another season comes and goes, we look to the fashion gods to once again tell us what’s in and what’s out, or at the very least provide amusement to us as we sit at home in our sweatpants. Here are five collections you need to check out.
If there’s anything to learn from Wang, it’s that comfort has never been more in style. In an industry that usually revolves around the “no pain, no gain” mentality, Wang shows his following that all you need to be on trend this season is your boyfriend’s closet, slinky sleepwear, and some revamped athletic staples. Now that’s something we can get behind.
Zimmerman’s dreamy, pastel collection looks as though it was made using fairy dust and pink clouds. The Ready-to-Wear line, fit for a princess, makes feminine ruffles and lace equally sultry and demure. But perhaps the Australian brand’s biggest accomplishment is in it’s intricate and unique pieces that aren’t bizarre, but instead allow the woman to wear the outfit, rather than the other way around.
Monse’s reconstructed menswear is anything but for the boys. Professional boardroom pinstripes harmonize with sensual sequins and evening gowns, while bold “look at me” colors stole the show. The whole collection seemed to embody every form of the modern woman, perhaps alluding to the fact that she can do it all.
At first glance, Jacobs’ muse for his vibrant and eccentric vision appears to be a well-loved and well-used Barbie doll. And while MJ’s taste may be too flashy for some, it has to be acknowledged that his precision and attention to detail are certainly not child’s play. Grungy dreadlocks made towering platforms, frilly babydoll dresses, and school girl knee socks more punk than prissy. Daringly short hemlines complemented the IDGAF attitude, while kaleidoscopic patterns brought us back to the good ol’ days of playing dress up. Play on, he says, play on.
Joseph Altuzarra wants you to wear his clothes and wants everyone to know it. His head-turning collection is as rich and diverse as his multicultural upbringing. From vivid reds, blues, and pinks, to luxurious leathers and embroidery, Altuzarra puts his money where his mouth his, so you can make sure it’s worth yours.