New York Fashion Week 2016

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With a mix of SS 2017 and fall 2016 presentations, NYFW comes to a close.  Some key directions forspring/summer 2017 have emerged and some fresh new looks for fall were offered.

Quite literally there is not a seam or a stitch out of place in the Michael Kors spring/ summer 2017 collection. Reflecting refined and impeccable tailoring, the clothes gave a sense of a woman who’s in control. Clean lines and sharp tailoring make for smart looking clothes.

Season after season, Thom Browne. proves himself to be one of the most creative and innovative designers and his spring RTW for 2017 was a spectacle to behold. A nifty bit of sleight of hand in tailoring, Browne showed himself a master magician in creating optical illusion garments. A good example was a sheath dress that looked like a three piece suit, neck tie and all.  Then there was the intarsia cardigan sewn atop a skirt and blouse, but again, all one piece.   Abracadabra and with one touch, Browne made magic happen!Since practically forever, Christopher Bailey has shown in a purpose-built tent in Hyde Park that’s always decorated to match the theme, and usually has a see-through roof so the weather can play a part in the show. To mark the start of the traditional house’s Showandshop era, they also changed the location. And namely to Makers House, located near Oxford Street. The show transformed into a social media experience. Nonetheless, this “see now, buy now” collection – which can also be seen on the October covers of many magazines – isn’t just typical Christopher Bailey for Burberry, but also magnificent. Starting with key pieces like officers’ coats, all the way to pyjama jackets  and relaxed sweater looks combined with stand-up collar blouses underneath.Mary Katrantzou sent her models down the runway to Guns N’ Roses’ Paradise City for the finale! Beyond that, her journey into her Greek roots with antique prints and glittering embroidery in kaleidoscopic patterns was wonderful to see.

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