Well, that was fast. New York Fashion Week has come and gone and after going to all the shows and presentations, showing you our notes, putting together report cards, assessing the trends, and stalking the celebrities, we’ve taken whatever amount of sanity and brain power we have left to take a look back at all the spring clothes and pick our favorite collections.
So without further ado, click through for the New York collections we think stood out this season and feel free to tell us about any injustices we’ve committed in the comments.
We were a little weirded out when Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen won a freaking CFDA Womenswear Design award, but they probably deserved it. This collection of elegant separates showed their strength as designers and that they have a solid point of view.
Richard Chai’s sporty, cool aesthetic really shined this season–both literally and figuratively. He makes us want to throw on one of his light-as-a-feather, floral-accented dresses, grab a tennis racket and just walk around downtown New York as passersby do double-takes at our effortless perfection.
In an industry where playing it safe can be really tempting–especially for a brand like Proenza that’s already on top–the boys took some risks that resulted in one of this week’s most memorable collections by far.
We always like Narciso Rodriguez ok, but it’s been a while since we were really over the moon about one of his collections. This season was a good one–his sleek, sexy minimalism was perfected.
We’re obsessed with Marc’s sexy, modern take on ’60s mod. And, as always, his sense of humor.
Everything from the tiny stripes to the editors cape-inspired overcoats to the printed pants to the gilded and fringy dresses, were on the mark for us. How does he do it season after season?
We are seriously swooning over Francisco Costa’s latest offerings, which were at once sexy, sophisticated and strong. The beautiful ways in which he played with necklines and textures kept the all black and white collection from being even remotely stale.
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