With NYFW coming to an end, we wanted to give you the rundown on which collections are “swipe right” good… and which are “swipe left” pass!
We saw the 90’s reemerge with the IG supermodel. Super millennial oriented, it’s clear that the new luxury customer isn’t your mama anymore! Well, unless she’s into an underboob, Britney Spear’s denim on denim, or Nicki Minaj’s latex bodysuits.
Those were the moments when you start questioning the taste of humanity. And with the looks of it, Philipp didn’t seem to get the thin line between sexy and slutty. With kinky Cinderella t-shirts with an apple literally shoved in her mouth – thanks for ruining our childhood memory- , garter belts, & pub party chain dresses, we kind of got why people called him The Donald Trump of Fashion. Maybe Plein’s budget was all spent on the celebrity runway models, Nicki Minaj’s front row seat, and Dita Von Teese’s burlesque crystallized martini glass prop? Oh and btw, the round of applause at the end was for Teyana’s extra +++ catwalk attitude, not for you babe.
Alexander Wang knows how to not throw an afterparty! But Wang’s #NoAfterParty #WANGFEST didn’t include his usual envy-inducing runway- instead the designer opted to bring his streetstyle to the streets of NYC! And while we usually love that kind of rebellious teenage angst, Wang’s collection felt more like a prom queen posing like a badass just so the cool kids accept her! #PromQueenGoneBad #ParisHiltonWoreThatLookIn2000
Walking into the Calvin Klein venue, the hanged red axes definitely set the stage for the horror that would strut down the runway. Thankfully, Kaia Gerber’s NYFW runway debut overshadowed the “Dora The Explorer meets Jesse the Cowgirl” fashion he sent his star model down in. We’re not sure if Raf Simons’ “American dream turned nightmare” concept is supposed to be a metaphor for our expectations of Simons behind Calvin Klein… but the horror is real!
One of our favorite brands to emerge on the scene in the last decade, Delpozo took us back to our happy place! With chic headpieces and fluid feminine silhouettes, DesignerJosep Font took us back to pink clouds and poolside Belinis in California! Or maybe we’re still on vacation mode- because truth is we’d live in about every one of his creations! #CottonCandyDreams
Alice + Olivia
Ask any “Californian at heart” – or any Saudi girl you know, and we assure you they’ll all declare Alice + Olivia as their favorite show! No stranger to big crowds and iphone flashes, Stacey Bendet threw one hell of presentation- in form of storied Beverly Hill Hotel rooms. The Bohemian floral printed dresses, vibrant ruffled cuts, and banana-leaf print separates culminated our Summer’s must-have wardrobe! Ending that presentation with the most colorful outfit, ironically called “The World Needs More Sparkle”–a sequined rainbow colored bomber with a full tassel skirt; we’d like to say that Stacey Bendet gave us all that much needed sparkle that was missing this fashion week!
Watching the Marc Jacob’s show gave us a #ProudMama moment: is this Hijab-wear we see Marc?? With a catwalk full of turbans, whatever that thing on Gigi’s head was (Perhaps a millennial version of his iconic LV bunny ears!?), oversized cardigans and leather jackets, we’d love to believe that Jacob’s muse for this collection was the Khaleeji girl in London… Paris, LA, Marbella.. or any other cliché summer destination us Saudi girls are guilty of escaping too! #ImLovinIt #SummerWardrobe
Stay tuned for our LFW coverage next! And more DRAMA ahead ..