It took eight full days for New York Fashion Week to sweep us into spring submission, now the only thing we want to pull out of our closets are the shoes and fabrics of tomorrow – or was it of yesterday? The ‘90s were a big influence on the collections. So what cropped up over and over (aside from crop tops)?
Gleaming lamé made an appearance or three. At Proenza Schouler, pleated skirts revealed the shiny silver and gold materials interspersed between black, white, and the palest cream.
Joseph Altuzarra cut liquid skirts and dresses out of lamé as well, and slits up-to-there allowed the fabric to flow as it pleased.
One of the Thakoon dresses had lamé thread and flower appliques strewn over the whole number.
Lamé wasn’t the only thing shining on the runways; other sparkling threads made appearances as well: at Richard Chai, light-catching navy paillettes had a similar effect. Wes Gordon did it with a silver skirt that looked like blown up and loosely woven chainmail.
Suno embroidered its African collection with gold thread.
It’s probably because we all just want to look cool that designers are re-upping the bomber jacket. The jackets appear in collections from Jonathan Simkhai, Richard Chai, Victoria Beckham and Peter Som… the list goes on.
Ginghams, plaids, and checks of all colors and sizes graced the runways, too, harkening again to the good old ‘90s. In watercolors, blown up just shy of recognition, and as delicate graph paper pattern, Tess Giberson, Derek Lam, Richard Chai, Suno, and Araks all took part.