NYFW Highlights: DAY 2

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After a long break, Chromantics team makes a major comeback just in time for one of the most important seasons of the year. As you may have guessed, it's that time of the year again. The one when we all try to catch up with every single show (and sometimes fail miserably). But -as always- somewhere along the way we'll manage once again to bring to you our POV from all our favorite shows, trends and after parties from the first day of NYFW 'till the very last one of Paris Fashion. (DAY 1

Starting of with Jason Wu, who this season presented a unique aesthetic of S/S colours, played with floral, leather, straight lines and not a single “typical” spring shade. Black, grey, white and see through pieces brought back the brand’s glamour  to its origins. Wes Gordon gave us a collection full of whites mixed with pops of colour (orange, yellow, print, off-whites/grey). The inspiration behind the collection was Winona Ryder who seemed to be was all over as the silhouettes became girlier and the palette less moody and imposing—this was a Spring collection, after all—. Nonetheless, the grunge inflection remained firmly in place. 

Sally LaPointe took the brand to a new direction with this collection. Inspired by the idea of introverts and extroverts, the result on the runway was a glossy pony robe coat with pleated vinyl, chunky and sleeveless sweater paired with a sequin skirt, giving the aesthetic of a chic party look. Moving on to Nicola Miller who drew  her inspiration from the streets of the city; Street art with brick walls full of graffitis, sheath dresses and sequin maxi gowns contradicted one with another on the runway.

The Rosie Assoulin show took place into a Barbie looking set up, in a drained public pool, where overalls for day and dramatic gowns for night appearances were presented, as well as, bathing suits for implausible poolside glamour. Like Barbies, the fanbase of the designer, including us, would like to play dress up with the clothes and the vibrant spring summer colours. At the Cushnie et Ochs show things got simple but effective. The feminine lines were overflowing as a mixture of form-fitting and flow-y attires stepped on the runway. The variation of fabrics and textures along with the pastel palette and the fewer darker & denim looking pieces made up for an incredible collection. To us it was the epitome of "beachwear meets cocktail hour" as the hip hop references paired with the swimsuit cuts created the most minimal chic pieces.

 The Zimmerman collection had a hint of  a 1800s inspiration which was highlighted by  the high collars and the lace sleeves, the  ivories and the organza dresses. The clothes held the element of the chameleon between formal and the day to day wearable.The Givenchy show was the last one of the day. Designer Riccardo Tisci,  transformed the show into a memorial of the losses of 11/09. The message the performances wanted to give is to stop and enjoy; feel all the moments you have. Concerning the style of the clothes the collection included an almost calligraphic effect between black and white with ivory slip dresses, lace, feathers and tailored black pants.

Onto the presentations now, with the Polo Ralph Lauren one keeping the American style (and dream alive). The classic American brand, throwing celebrities into the game, first greeted its audience with denim pieces as a touch of Western flavor with a fringe alert followed. Last but not least a third group of bright shades with dominant spring/summer colours and floral prints awaited. Lastly, the Kate Spade New York presentation was an explotion of flowers, with more than 30.000 of them covering the entire space. The presence of flowers was evident in the clothes as well. with one way or another reminding us the spring spirit. Stripes made their appearance for a summer Riviera vibe. (Photos courtesy of Kate Spade New York. 

And now let's talk about the parties and the front row...

Jessica Hart and Laure Santo Domingo at Cushinie et Ochs show 
Gemma Ward at Zimmermann fashion show

Amanda Seyfried at Givenchy front row
Julia Roberts at Givenchy fashion show

Brooklyn Beckham and Frankie Rayder at Givenchy after party
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian at Givenchy show

Irina Syak and Doutzen Kroes at Givenchy show
Candice Lake at Zimmermann fashion show
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Sources: Zimbio, WWB, Vogue

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