New York. The lyrics Concrete jungle where dreams are made of , were the only description available that summarized NYFW in 7 words. The dreams are of course the clothing that paraded on catwalks (and those Oscar de la Renta hats). New York based designers created collections that are worthy of being dreamy- not in the sense of a dream being something unreal, but dreams of the kind that are beautiful and are just what you need. The collections were anything but unreal. The clothes were wearable and had a purpose but were far from blunt; they carried some of that je ne sais quoi.
While some of the highlights included Victoria Beckham's magnificent take on menswear inspired pieces, Altuzarra's oversized fur mittens and tailoring appearing almost on every catwalk, the highlight of the highlight was Oscar de la Renta. The reason? Two words: John Galliano and Oscar de la Renta. The master of couture and notorious John Galliano put his touch on the collection of another masterful couturist. Magic.
My personal highlights was Alexandre Herchcovitch's collection of ready-to-wear couture-like masterpieces and Oscar de la Renta (Have I mentioned Oscar enough times yet?) and every oversized coat that walked across a catwalk.
If you're taking notes for the future 6 months from now, maybe "red" "tailored" "over-the-knee boots" and "oversized" should be included.
BCBG Max Azria
Calvin Klein Collection
Oscar de la Renta
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