Jonathan Simkhai Spring/Summer 2017
Bodycon enthusiast Jonathan Simkhai aspired to take a more relaxed approach for Spring 2017, at least in terms of fit. Though many pieces were hyper-embroidered, silhouettes were flowy, ruffles were deconstructed, necklines plunged, and lace and silk separates in creams and whites dominated.
Dion Lee Spring/Summer 2017
“Tailored silhouettes are something I’ve always focused on within my collections,” said Dion Lee at the home of Nick Minchin, Australian Consul-General, where he was celebrating the launch of SUIT, a separate 10-piece tailored suiting collection created by Lee in partnership with Woolmark. You will find that collection, available this Fall, at Net-A-Porter. In his own namesake collection,
Christian Siriano Spring/Summer 2017
Christian Siriano presented one of the most inclusive runways this season, an approach that keeps his fans coming back.
Tibi Spring/Summer 2017
Amy Smilovic‘s off-the-shoulder tops at Tibi have been a gift that keeps on giving. Season after season they’ve become a staple for both the brand and the women that love them. This season, Smilovic debuted new silhouettes that are sure to brand icons: Tops with voluminous sleeves that came in bell shapes or blouson style or with
Hood by Air Spring/Summer 2017
Shayne Oliver, our offer to take you to lunch still stands. If we learned anything from your recent New Yorker treatment, it’s that the Hood By Air collective does things entirely on their own terms. Enter the seasonal sponsor, PornHub! To HBA’s credit, the Hustler and Wench shirts were witty interpretations of the theme, although
Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2016
See now, buy now. We know, you've already heard enough of the phrase to last a lifetime. But it is fun to head over to a designer's e-comm site to shop the collection moments after it's revealed. This is Rebecca Minkoff's second collection in the new retail/show model, and the designer perfectly understands her millennial clientele.
Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2017
In a world of Insta-gratification, where one technically speaking no longer needs to attend a show or visit a store to get a first glimpse at clothing, it’s the experience surrounding the clothes in retail and on the runway that now captures everyone’s attention, builds the brand story, and “sells” the image. Alexander Wang (like
Jill Stuart Spring/Summer 2017
“The girl is a dreamlike performer dancing in the dark, going from dress rehearsal to the stage,” said Jill Stuart on her Spring/Summer 2017 collection. “There’s a lot of layering of knitwear, chiffons, ombre’s and metallics. There’s color blocking, glass rainbow jewelry…it’s really a mix. The clothing is floaty, fluid and languid and it’s very ethereal.”
Nicole Miller Spring/Summer 2017
It’s all about the journey, n’est-ce pas? RISD grad Nicole Miller is classically trained as a fine artist, so it’s no wonder that in her world, a trip to a gallery could be the starting point of a new season. A recent exhibit on Panama informed her take on Spring ’17, and the collection was
Monse Spring/Summer 2017
There was a mile-long line to get into Artbeam in Chelsea, where Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim showed their third Monse collection. Naturally, the big news—the designers are heading to Oscar de la Renta—was responsible for some of the draw, but the clothes are equally magnetic. Shirtdressing is the big idea chez Monse, and for