From New York Fashion Week, a fun and energetic vibe appears to be coming. Prepare for pops of color, lots of print, and interesting pieces that will make one’s wardrobe exciting again.
Flying to New York via Philippine Airlines, I must say I love its MNL-NYC route. The two-hour stopover in Vancouver enabled me to stretch my legs.
I caught the Michael Kors show for Fall-Winter. Staged at the Vivien Beaumont Theater at the Lincoln Center, the show was energetic. I especially loved the soundtrack; Julie Andrews’ “My Favorite Things” was played. I had to restrain myself from singing along.
Kors’ collection was reportedly his “love letter to New York.” There were lots of floral prints, plaid jackets and polka dots. Pieces were meant to take the wearer from one busy destination to another.
“I’m inspired by everything about the city—the electricity, the speed, the diversity, the individuality, and of course the art and food and fashion,” Kors noted.
“So much of New York is iconic, from the architecture to the theater to the faces, and anyone who’s ever been here has their own New York story.”
The energy was heightened by the models. Binx Walton first walked down the runway, and soon Ashley Graham was spotted, too, in a printed skirt, green top and fuzzy pink coat.
Bella Hadid walked down the steps in a white dress printed with faces, killer red heels and a sensible bag. Made me think that we should all look like this going down the subway.
As for the guests, Zendaya was the center of attention. Her red lip and red top combo caught everyone’s eye. Spotted, too, were onscreen favorites Blake Lively and Emily Blunt.
At the Tory Burch show, the usual white and plain runway was replaced by a field of pink carnations on luscious green grass. It was an amazing setting.
To complete the experience, the Chamber Orchestra of New York played the “Spring” part of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.”
Despite it being a collection meant for Autumn-Winter, color abounded. Staple long coats and jackets completed the printed ensemble.
One could take one’s pick: printed dresses, ruffled pieces, and also some solid color made for fun with contrast color stitching.
The collection was said to take off from style icon Lee Radziwill. Tory Burch also noted how, even if the collection was very feminine, it was not sugary sweet. Nor was it a complete rip-off of Radziwill’s eye for fashion.
“It’s not meant to be referential at all on her style, because how do you perfect a style icon?” said Burch, Radziwill’s friend. “But she is just such an inspiration. It’s more about her character and strength and resilience.”
The collection transitioned well from day to night. It was versatile without losing the unique look, as seen in the shearling coats that went well with everything, and the small sling bags for the pragmatic but stylish woman.
Everyone seemed to appreciate Burch’s collection. And the audience, too. I saw Julianne Moore, Zoey Deutch and Maggie Q in the front row.