ttF NYFW Runway Recap
Last season, Jill Stuart tried playing with an edgier aesthetic but for spring she stuck with what she knows best: timeless and sophisticated fashion. Black and white prints were an understated take on the floral trend. Shorts had a moderate hem and black cigarette pants would have made Audrey Hepburn proud. Mad Men influences were evident in full skirts and pencil suits. Nudes continued to be on trend and luxe texture and embellishment provided a real treat to the eye. A bright red lip was the only accessory needed.
Trends: Nudes, Mad Men, Texture, Sheer, Ladylike, Peter Pan Collars, Nude Booties, Black and White Prints, Dressy Shorts
The designer dedicated her show, “The New Silk Road,” to the people of the silk road, who experienced devastating floods this past summer in China and Pakistan. And apparently to Tam, this meant boho. Patchwork, crochet, macramae and mosaics were 100% hippie. A few coin details and pops of pink, both pale and bright, brought in ethnic influences while, chenogasm coats nodded to Tam’s heritage. The models remained comfortable in flats and slouchy hobos. Aside from the beachy long hair, it made you wonder what front row reality stars Kendra Wilkinson and Denise Richards would take from the collection, which seemed better suited to Nicole Richie types.
Trends: Crochet, Boho, Flats, Ethnic, Pink, Blues, Wrap Styles, Statement Necklaces
Charlotte Ronson clearly has nostalgia for the 90s. There’s no other way to explain the series of grunge looks that came down the runway. Facial piercings, beanies, florals, plaid shirts tied around the waist, thick socks with sandals and long hooded layers brought us back to a time when Kurt Cobain was king and Lisa Loeb was telling everyone to “Stay,” the latter of which Sam Ronson spun as the models took their final walk. In a way, the grunge was quite chic. But it’s hard to imagine the looks in their entirety being on worn on anyone aside from Charlotte’s cool friends sitting front row.
Trends: Grunge, 90s, Denim, Plaid, Florals, Crochet, Lingerie, Army Green, Maxi Skirts, Hoods
Z Spoke Zac Posen
While most designers have been flirting with neutrals for spring, Zac Posen brought the color. Fruit motifs were all over from pineapple printed tanks to lemon brooches. Models playfully bounced down the runway in retro glitter shades and black ribbon bows tied to their high ponytails. Shoes were high, even too high for one model, who almost completely fell as she neared the end of the runway. But she made up for it with the same sass that was included in the joyous collection.
Trends: Brights, Ruffles, Glitter, Fruit, Color, Cutouts, Plaid
Unlike other collections, QVC’s line was made for the everyday woman, who can pick up her phone and order the reasonably priced fur vests, fedoras and animal prints seen on the runway. Accessories like jeweled platforms and fringe bags were easy trends to wear. But the real eye candy were the celebs: Carmen Electra, Jessica Szohr, Kourtney Kardashian, Adrienne Bailon, Kelly Rutherford, Katrina Bowden and QVC designer Rachel Zoe, to name a few.
Trends: Fur, Fedoras, Animal Prints, Fringe