Hundreds of New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter presentations had the front rowers dazzled (with lots of jaw-dropping) from their seats, but there were just a few that resonated in our souls and pockets. Fingers Crossed impressed with belted overcoats, copious amounts of Breton stripes and leather-lined jogging suits. Sleek simplicity also played a large part in John Elliot’s collection —focusing on multi-faceted layers and high quality basics, the brand featured tonal sweatpants, nylon contrast fabrics and outstandingly bold coats. Monochromatic ensembles that could otherwise be repetitive, were geniusly paired and continuously praised.
Meanwhile, Robert Geller remained contemporary, giving a nod to past collection influences. Suits were tailored, coats were oversized in ecru or black and parkas consisted of engulfing collars. Though Geller experimented with patterns more than he typically does, he stayed true to his minimalist aesthetic by combining bolder pieces with blacks, browns and grays.
Luxury knew no boundaries in Concept Korea’s (Resurrection) show. Pieces were opulent in layered, bountiful furs, patterned coat linings and streamlined knitwear. Influenced by the “New Post Punk” concept, the lines were impenitent in its fabric combinations. The most sought after items consisted of a cobalt, alpaca trench coat, jacquard blazers and a gold stadium jacket.
Putting the New York in New York Fashion Week, SIKI IM presented his collection on mannequins rather than runway models. Artistic and innovative, IM also played with collarless outwear and pop art accessories. Boundlessly strong in concept and endlessly inventive in design, these collections pushed limits while remaining true to their brand aesthetic. And the fashion world lived happily ever after.