New York Fashion Week – Feb. 9 to Feb. 16 – was the first city to allow high fashion designers to present their Fall/Winter 2017 collections. Designers combined elegant and edgy in both their daywear and evening wear. Featured designers include Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig’s Marchesa gowns, gorgeous Carolina Herrera and classic Oscar de la Renta.
Stacey Bendet’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection for Alice & Olivia was inspired by Salman Rushdie’s novel “The Enchantress of Florence.” “One of the themes running through the book is that a lost princess is creating her own destiny in a man’s world,” said Bendet. The contemporary designer is known for empowering women as she employs hundreds of women and has three daughters of her own. In the collection she combined fairytale-like feminine style with modern trends, specifically floral prints & darker hues.
Badgley Mischka featured much sparkle in its Fall/Winter 2017 collection this NYFW. The American fashion label designed by Mark Badgley and James Mischka presented elegant, sophisticated evening wear: covetable gowns with metallic accents and various silhouettes lined with glitter.
The angelic Carolina Herrera gown can be worn to a Fall wedding or ball. The upper gold metallic long sleeve top captures one’s attention and would compliment a golden glitter eye shadow. The top is contrasted by the subtle nude floor length skirt.
The Christian Siriano gown can be worn to a Winter wedding or Holiday party. The sparkling skirt with a slit at the thigh features black & dark golden metallic stripes. The subtle black top contrasts the glittering bottom while keeping you cool with it’s strapless detail (if the heat is on too high). The side pony emphasizes the edginess of the style and the matching sparkly heels channel the model’s inner party girl.
Delpozo’s Creative Director Josep Font presented symmetrical designs for daywear in the label’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection this NYFW. The runway featured inventive shirting, peplum tops and trousers of deep blue, amber, burgundy and green hues. He attracted the season’s color palette from the works of Hungarian painter Jøzsef Rippl-Rønai – a member of a group of Post-Impressionist artists of the 1890s – and his silhouettes from Max Bill – a Swiss architect and sculptor.
Erin Fetherston applied the Parisian style she adopted while studying fashion design at Parson’s School of Design in Paris to her Fall/Winter 2017 collection. The burgundy floor-length gown is flowing yet symmetrical – aka chic.
Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig for Marchesa were inspired by Imperial China for this NYFW’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection. “We mixed in new color stories that we haven’t done before. And we had a lot of fun,” said Craig. The runway presentation featured elaborate couture gowns with cap-sleeves, black Chantilly lace, floral embroidery and embellished sequin detail.
Oscar de la Renta’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection was presented at NYFW sharing the runway with Monse. The Monse models walked first, then Oscar de la Renta’s and both designers featured colorful metallic sequins in their collections. The previous founders of Monse – Laura Kim & Fernando Garcia – made their runway debut as Oscar de la Renta’s new co-creative directors.
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“Prettiest Dresses of New York Fashion Week Fall 2017” by Logan Sowa, AOL.com
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