Tanya Taylor Fall/Winter 2017
The kimono has seen plenty of interpretations on the runways, yet Tanya Taylor’s approach this season was fresh, loose, and modern. For her Fall ’17 collection, presented at Pearl River Mart (a stone’s throw from her studio), Taylor didn’t look as much to the garment’s traditional silhouette, but tapped into the color palette and patterns that decorated Meisen robes of the early 1920s.
Jason Wu Fall/Winter 2017
Wu-hoo! It’s not easy staying on top, but Jason Wu has managed to do just that ever since his debut a decade ago. Wu is just 34 years old and his eponymous label just turned 10. The designer’s fateful decision to transition from dressing dolls to designing the real deal proved fruitful. This season, Wu
ADEAM Fall/Winter 2017
Gothic Lolita! Hanako Maeda is at her best when infusing elements of Japanese culture into contemporary silhouettes. For Fall ’17, she interpreted Harajuku through a ’90s lens. Platform Mary Janes, ring chokers, and dramatically proportioned sleeves are nothing especially new, but Maeda’s twists and tweaks ensure that novelty is always achieved. Dark romance came courtesy of
Adam Selman Fall/Winter 2017
Adam Selman’s inspo trio? Mariel and Margaux Hemingway at Studio 54, a reverential tome titled American Denim, and classic spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Moving on: The general vibe was cool-girl party attire for savvy twentysomethings who rarely venture above Houston. The highlights were rose-embroidered denim jumpsuits, sexy knee-high stockings paired
La Perla Fall/Winter 2017: Kendall! Naomi! Joan! Sasha! Jourdan! Lindsey!
La Perla debuted its first ready-to-wear collection in New York last night where Gwyneth Paltrow held court front row and a whirlwind of A-list models showed up to show off the new collection. Naomi Campbell opened the show in royal blue silk negligee meets cocktail dress with a matching wool coat trimmed in black lace on top.
Milly Fall/Winter 2017
The mood was dark at Milly this season. The palette? Predominately black, grey, and white. The clothing? An exaggerated statement on female power-dressing in the form of boxy oversized business blazers, deconstructed button-down shirts, and a lot of black leather. When we caught up with Milly’s Michelle Smith during pre-fall, she revealed that she had been
Ulla Johnson Fall/Winter 2017
Thanks for the brief break from the ’90s, chérie. In her first runway show, Ulla Johnson looked to the disco decade for a little escapism from these tumultuous times. The most obvious reference was a deep-V metallic number that is destined for dinner at Bea. But Johnson remains known and loved for her knits, and
NYFWM: Willy Chavarria Fall/Winter 2017
“As soon as I could pick up a pencil, I was sketching and drawing clothes,” Willy Chavarria told us. “I was always fascinated by how my parents dressed in the late ’60s. My father is Mexican-American and there was this cool Chicano style movement in California—very skinny jeans, Converse, sweatshirts with the sleeves cut off, and
NYFWM: Matthew Adams Dolan
Matthew Adams Dolan presented his Fall/Winter ’17 collection at New York Fashion Week: Men’s yesterday on a bed—yes, literally! Models took turns laying in the bed in his newest designs, which, as always, drew upon American style and craft and featured denim, one of his signature materials. “This season I’m doing something more personal, and I’m looking into
NYFWM: Bode Fall/Winter 2017
This morning, Emily Adams Bode of Bode staged her New York Fashion Week: Men’s presentation at Skylight Clarkson Square, which was reminiscent of a special place: home. Models were performing routine, domestic-like activities at a slowed-down pace—one was folding blankets on a bed, another was using a vintage telephone, and one was reading a book. That’s just a taste of the action!