New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015

As of September 8th, arguably the biggest fashion event in America began in New York City: the Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. From street-style to looks straight off the runway, New York is bustling with both fashion statements and icons as over 200 designers debut their spring collections. Themes of sporty-chic shorts to graphic sweaters have delighted all, as there has yet to be a disappointing moment for these designers, and for the entranced audience. Despite all of the elegance of Fashion Week, I have chosen two designers who truly stunned everyone, their perfection and their grace setting the bar for the upcoming shows in the days to come. 3.1_Phillip_Lim_Fall-Winter_2010_019

Coach

After bringing in new designer Stuart Vevers in an attempt to save the Coach brand, it has been made clear that Vevers can do his job. The spring collection featured fun and ingenuitive pieces derived from cult cinema features such as Blue Velvet in order to bring something new to the brand. The line showcased graphic sweaters and tops, designed by Gary Baseman, a popular cartoon artist, sheer floral dresses and leopard print everything. Vevers revitalized the Coach brand with a posh-contemporary vibe that remained charming and thrift shop-esque at the same time, sending Coach spinning into a different direction, but delighting viewers and critics all the while.

3.1 Phillip Lim

In order to create this season’s collection, Phillip Lim used his bedroom as an inspiration, saying, “[The bedroom] is where you feel intimate, warm, protected and exposed all at the same time.” Lim used soft palettes of neutral hues, gentil orange and mild florals on crop tanks and board shorts and dramatic colors of green and black on cutout dresses that had a distinctly Asian feel to them, all while introducing rich textures to bring the clothes back to the bedroom theme. Lim used strong belts and silk tubes to create structured pieces, but managed to do so without creating any over-complicated outfits. To sum it up in the words of Women’s Wear Daily, “This was one very chic pajama party.” —Natalie Bachman, Staff Writer

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