One down and three to go!
New York Fashion Week unofficially closed its doors to the fashion world yesterday (there are a few shows left) with a great big musical bang. From Michael Kor’s Wednesday morning runway party to Marc Jacob’s supermodel revival, we’ve got the full scoop for you right here.
Michael, Barry and Patti
We’re still not sure if this was a fabulous idea or not, but Michael Kors pulled out all the stops this NYFW with a bedazzling finale which included a performance by Barry Manilow and final bow by the iconic model Patti Hansen. The question remains, was it necessary? His Fall ’19 was pretty amazing, so the question remains did the entertainment water it down, or spike it up?
If the name Michael Kors reminds you of an older more classical woman than you will be pleasantly surprised by the youthful, relaxed, mix and match looks that came down the runway. If Michael was Madison Avenue to you before, then Brooklyn is what you’ll find this time round.
Marc Jacobs and Christy
Supermodels of the past have become a common sighting on recent runways.. Names that come to mind are Cindy, Naomi and even Christie Brinkley. Not so for Christy Turlington, it’s been 20 years since she last walked the runway… The supermodel finally succumbed to the Marc’s charm, and closed his show yesterday. Christy famously walked for Marc in 1992, when he was at Perry Ellis.
As for the show itself, there are some themes that have been at the core of Marc’s work for the past few seasons. Oversized structure continued to dominate this season, in addition to textures. This season featured feathers and ruffles primarily. What did feel different however was the attitude.. It was gentler, something that we sometimes become with age…
Marc, Katie and Tomo
Marc Jacobs had another appearance this NYFW, this time in coordination with stylist Katie Grand. The duo helped Tomo Koizumi; a Japanese designer Grand found on IG, to hold a show in the basement of Jacob’s Madison Avenue Pop Up Shop. For hours the floaty tulle concoctions dreamed up by the Japanese designer where all the fashion community could rave about.
No fashion show is complete without the support of great hair and makeup, and two of NY’s greats, Pat McGrath and Guido Palau were up for the task.
Oscar de la Renta on Vacay
Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia (also behind the label Monse) took us on a journey that was born in Dubai. A trip they took to the city in October to meet with clients. Although the backdrop to the show was a Cordoba mosque, not a modern Arabian one, the influence was clear. From Persian carpet-inspired evening wear, to terra-cotta and grey color combinations reminiscent of the desert and concrete Emirati facade, they did pass on the beautiful blue of the Arabia Gulf though…
Tom Ford Just Better
We were literally blown away but Ford’s Fall ’19 collection. The usual elegance and sophistication in tact, the collection was deconstructed in attitude. The usually stiff long sleeves were ruched up. The razor sharp center pleat of his trousers rumpled when rolled up. The color combinations were rich and enticing. We for one, can’t wait to see them on real people, and we’re sure there will be plenty.
As for the evening wear, as is typically the case, we scour the runways in search of Oscar-appropriate attire, well there was plenty of it at Tom Ford!
Kate and Kerry
Sometimes the news isn’t on the runway. New mum Kate Hudson joined Kerry Washington on the FROW of the Michael Kors show. Kerry Washington rocked a disco-style afro, perfectly suited to the Barry Manilow finale. As for Kate Hudson, she still has those glorious pregnancy hormones, that allowed her to glow like a, you guessed it, disco ball 😉