NYFW: Alexander Wang, Altuzarra & Lacoste

Highlights from New York Fashion Week  Alexander Wang’s 10th anniversary show and drones taking over Rebecca Minkoff runway presentation.

Rebecca Minkoff
Drawing inspiration from Marianne Faithful’s ‘brash and youthful spirit,’ Rebecca Minkoff sent out a cool and rebellious spring collection. Including strut trench coats, sugar shorts, and bohemian pants. There were also ‘charging phone wristlets’ and a ‘universal phone crossbody bags’ signalling the relevance of future of technology in fashion as Minkoff observes, “there is a parallel between her and my customer now who embraces the future.”
Trends: Studding and fringe.
Altuzarra
“My goal was to make daywear exciting and finding new way of dressing woman for everyday,” said Altuzarra. The ‘Basque’ was really the starting point for a lot of my thinking about this collection. A lot of the fabrication as well. The lines that were really wrinkled got me started thinking about very natural materials that would be sort of raw and that sort of came from looking at a lot of Basque culture and uniforms. There were also sort of elements of colours that comes from Spain and Basque country. So there were some very specific things and some of it really stemmed from the mood that came from looking at Basque culture. It was sort of a journey.
Trend: Belts, cutouts and wrinkled dress.

Alexander Wang
American favourite, Wang celebrated his 10th anniversary with a spring collection that reflected the real way he and his friends dress everyday. The everyday jeans, track pants, sweatshirts and army jackets were given an enhanced treatment and elevated to a more stylish look.
Trend: Stripes, fringe and army green.

Jill Stuart
Very retro and chic, it’s hard not to get those feels after viewing Jill Stuart’s spring 2016 collection. It’s no secret that the New York based designer loves the Seventies (who doesn’t!)- the flares, the colours, the ease of fabrics. And it is such a relief that Stuart reinterpreted the evergreen decade with a sexy and youthful twist. “This girl is magnetic, dancey, she’s the girl you want to sit next to at a party,” the designer noted.
Trends: Floral prints, bandeau tops, flared trousers, satin and laces.

Lacoste
With abstract flap prints and Lacoste brought out the Summer Olympics vibe on the spring 2016 runway. For those unaware Lacoste will outfit the French Olympic team
Trends: Abstract prints

Herve Leger
Max Azria continued with Herve Leger’s signature bandage dresses and like all critics have pointed out there wasn’t much newness in the collection except for embellishments and a few tweaks, while the rest stayed pretty much the same as previous seasons. The few tweaks include – handwoven macrame knotting, studded woven pleather and textured jacquards which worked in favour of Azria for spring 2016. Giving the silhouettes a richer dimension this season.
Trends: Bandage dresses

Monique Lhuillier
She is best known for her bridal line, but the 43-year-old designer on day three of New York Fashion Week showcased one of her best evening collection for spring. “to feel really modern and bright” Sophisticated but youthful, the shapes and structures synced with the burst of bright colors of pink, emerald, orange, blue and magenta. One in particular – splatter print – was very much alike Oscar De La Renta’s spring 2015 collection.
Trends: Silk and satins, floral, tulle, organza pleated skirt and guipure lace.