Our Favorite Shows: A NYFW Recap
While Paris kicks off the last week of fashion month, we look back to fashion week in our own city. NYU.FASHION had a blast this past NYFW. read on to see our favorite looks and for our takes on our favorite shows.
Dan Liu, a major Canadian-Chinese fashion designer, celebrated the strength of women in his Fall/Winter 2018 Collection. With contrasting patterns in vibrant pink and red and black detailing on dresses and jackets, Dan Liu embraced the power rather than the daintiness of femininity. Although a major trend for this upcoming season is menswear for women, he kept to the traditional cuts of womenswear in business casual dresses and dress coats. Styled with bright crimson lips, black headscarves and large black sunglasses, Dan Liu emphasized the confidence and vibrancy of women.
Leanne Marshall, winner of season five of Project Runway and well known for her floaty and whimsical gowns wowed audience members with her collection at New York Fashion Week. With an unexpected color palette of charcoal, midnight navy, dusty rose, metallic bronze, citron and cyan, she showcased an incredible command over silhouettes — sending both stylish separates and jaw-dropping gowns down the runway. The display brought a new edge to her refined style with scalloped edge details and cutouts. Leanne Marshall certainly showed that there is a place for sustainability in fashion, with every piece being made with leftover, hand-dyed bridal materials or organically-sourced cottons. She also embraced inclusivity and body-positivity, celebrating models of all shapes and sizes and showing that it is possible to dress every body beautifully.
Fashion Hong Kong: Harrison Wong and Anveglosa
Fashion Hong Kong showcased established and emerging designers alike. Of these designers, the Harrison Wong and Anveglosa shows were especially impressionable.
Harrison Wong is a relatively more established menswear fashion label, having won multiple awards and its pieces worn by several Asian celebrities. On the runway, Wong displayed his signature outfits that experiment with unconventional color schemes and patterns that fit seamlessly together.
Anveglosa, an emerging fashion label that specializes in women leather outfits, surprised the audience with elegant leather coats in shimmering velvet, with subtle patterns and layering that provided a visual feast. Accessories like the leather belt, the Parisian hat and the matching colored stockings added to the cohesive aesthetic of the collection. The white coats with bonnet-like headwear and avant-garde design ended the show on an artistic and futuristic note.
As fashion month comes to an end and our chills from the breathtaking designs fade, we return our focus to midterms but wait eagerly for what NYFW is to bring this September.
Written by: Elizabeth Brill, Gabrielle Roehr and Yimin Huang