NYFW | Autumn Winter 17 | Day 2
| Pamella Roland |
Pamella Roland's collection is inspired by contemporary art this season, more specifically with works by Mark Rothko. She delivered plenty of sexy bejeweled gowns and showed plenty of skin by playing with transparency, but in brushstroke patterns, adding depth and texture to each piece. She also showed some bold outerwear pieces from a striped mink coat to cashmere cape with a fox fur collar.
| Sachin & Babi |
Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia explored the intersection of British and Indian culture under the British Raj era of 1858 to 1947. The label's cocktail and evening gowns took an opulent turn this season, a golden taffeta coat dress nipped at the waist and splashed with metallic thread work to the architectural silk mikado gowns that followed, some decorated with Swarovski crystal bugs. A few dresses featuring English rose prints and embroidery captured a more delicate sense of romance and femininity.
| Jason Wu |
Jason Wu was feeling a tinge bit sentimental for fall. To mark the 10th anniversary of his collection, he brought his runway back to a place that means something to him. The goal wasn't to shock or razzle-dazzle, but to WOW with grace and glamour. Split 50-50 between daywear and cocktail.
"I started with much more cocktail and now the majority of my business is actually daywear. It's been an exploration of how to bring the more dressed-up sensibility into the way people dress today."
| Calvin Klein |
It's rare for one of the most anticipated shows of the season to happen so early. Raf Simons did not sacrificing on visual impact, commissioning artist Sterling Ruby to imagine America in an art installation. Along the way, Simons made a political statement, beginning and ending the show with David Bowie's "This Is Not America" on his soundtrack.
"American youth, I keep thinking of all the beauty here; you have to focus on that now. And I think American youth is the future for this country. It's about gathering. It's intelligent, honest, powerful, beautiful. It sounds almost simplicstic, maybe." - Raf Simons.
| Jeremy Scott |
Jesus, Elvis and Michael Jackson were all referenced in Jeremy Scott's fall collection. Scott seated Kylie Jenner and Sofia Richie in his front row, which caused commotion at the front-of-house leaving editors stranded and seatless. It was a reflection of a world that is being led by make-believe characters and false prophets idolised by all too many in fashion.