|The finale at the Oscar de la Renta show via Vogue Runway|
Let's talk about New York Fashion Week!
3.1 Phillip Lim
Phillip Lim, how does your garden grow? To celebrate 10 years of his namesake line, Lim presented a collection that was inspired by the earth, by dirt, by how things grow. Models maneuvered around giant mounds of compost dirt in earth-toned ensembles like high-fashion gardeners. Paper bag waists, forest greens, and floral motifs dominated the show. It was the perfect celebration of the Phillip Lim style, both modern and romantic, pretty and tough. I love the idea of growth and nature as a starting point for an anniversary show; if not a bit literal of an analogy of the brand's growth over the past decade, it is clever.
Coach has been in the process of revitalizing their brand image, and the next logical step after relaunching their ready-to-wear section was holding its first-ever fashion show. Based on the number of Instagrams from influential bloggers and fashion people at the show, it was a success! For Spring 2016, head designer Stuart Vevers conjured up clothes for a modern-day Laura Ingalls Wilder with a dream to start an 80s-style all-girl rock band. Leather jackets met calico print, Western suedes were paired with neon and leopard, and so on. It's very much on-trend with the Wild West trend of NYFW thus far, and I know the fashion crowd is going to eat these clothes up.