fashion we love: nyfw edition

February 2016

Unexpected spring colors by Zoe Jordan, Marimekko and Isabel Marant.

Fashion week’s infuriating cycle of teasing us with trends a full season early means that Fall and Winter 2016 styles are debuting this week. Today we preview Fall 2016 looks being featured during NYFW, while looking back at our favorite trends from spring (which walked down the runway last fall, naturally).

We were enthralled with the dizzying array of color walking down the Spring 2016 runways. British designer Zoe Jordan wowed us with a holographic pastel suit that evoked a glittering opal. Pastels are a perennial spring trend we’ve tired of in the past, but this new version has us excited to wear them again. At Marimekko’s presentation, candy-pink platforms were paired with a super-saturated, tangerine-orange dress. We’re obsessed with these rich, juicy colors for spring and love the unexpected pairing of the colorful dress with pastel shoes. Not every designer chose to show pastels– Isabel Marant cemented her status as the queen of cool by showing rich metallics for spring. We don’t often gravitate for gold in the warmer months, but her chic biker pants looked so effortless that we are tempted to try the look.


Texture abounds in looks by Marc Jacobs, Giambattista Valli and Luisa Beccaria.

There was a lot of texture and pattern mixing coming down the runways, expressed most beautifully in Marc Jacobs’ crimson fish scale skirt, paired with a baby blue blouse. The combination of the graphic, embellished texture of the skirt and the smooth top is so fresh and current. Giambattista Valli also mixed patterns and textures in many of his looks. We love orange shades for spring, and the way he mixed black, white, orange and seafoam green was unlike anything we’ve seen before. The Luisa Beccaria collection was almost exclusively sheer, floral confections. One of our favorites was a romantic, floaty dress with appliqué flowers. The detail of the floral embroidery is gorgeous, and an instant mood booster. We will be incorporating as much embroidered, embellished fashion as we can this spring.


Some extremely memorable jackets by Valentino, Fendi, Burberry and Fendi.

The common trend we’re seeing during this week’s Fall NYFW shows and last year’s spring presentations is the statement jacket. It’s key to have a transitional jacket in the spring and fall, but your choice doesn’t have to be utilitarian and boring! Bold patterns and luxurious textures make this year’s jackets more of a wardrobe piece to build around rather than a neutral necessity. We love the tie-dyed Fendi jacket from this week’s Pre-Fall showing, robe silhouette and all. Another standout is Valentino’s embellished leather jacket, paired with embroidered over-the-knee boots. We’ll be on the lookout for a spring jacket this edgy and fun.


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