Hi friends, we’re (Kaitlin and Sarah) back with another fashion week recap. The next few weeks are the Autumn/Winter Ready to Wear 2017 collections and we will once again be bringing you our favorite collections and looks. We start again in New York and are breaking up the New York shows into two parts, 2/6 – 2/12 and 2/13 – 2/17. SO MANY JEWEL TONES, here we go.
SAS: I really loved Looks 5 and 6 because of the color contrasts. The leopard print jacket gives me serious Shania vibes and the studded blazer with the bow blouse is a perfect mix of soft and badass.
KJS: Look 14 is so Blair Waldorf meets the roaring 20’s, and I am 100% here for that combo. The vampy makeup paired with the unruly hair and shapeless dress is the perfect look for a fall day.
SAS: Monique Lhuillier chose not to do a runway show this collection which made me sad but nevertheless she BROUGHT it. Lots of moody dark colors this season (very fall appropriate) but still keeping it flowy and soft with the textures. Look 22 is my absolute FAVORITE, both gowns are fierce af.
KJS: Monique Lhuillier is always one of my favorite collections to see. I am so obsessed with the polka dot tights being paired with velvets and feathers. It’s so dramatic and just want I want for when the weather gets dramatic too.
SAS: Look 5 was my favorite look from Rowley’s collection. I love winter whites and the black detailing on the sleeve matched with the flare pants somehow worked for me.
KJS: Honestly, these bell-bottom sparkly pants are everything. I’m so happy flare pants are back you guys. SO HAPPY.
SAS: I hadn’t heard of Audra before this season but I LOVED the top two looks. 16 reminds me of something I would wear on the daily during autumn and the sleeves in 18 literally made me gasp when I saw it. That draping is gorgeous.
KJS: I hadn’t heard of Audra before this season either, but I am now a huge fan. This natural hair and makeup paired with the deep jewel tones and playful textures in the fabrics is such a beautiful combination. I would wear any one of these looks to work.
SAS: I’m not a huge fan of the cuts in these looks but I really really loved the colors. I don’t usually go for mustard yellow but with the brown themed looks it totally works.
KJS: I am obsessed with looks 9, 12, and 24. I know Sarah doesn’t like the cut of those looks, but I, on the other hand, absolutely love them. Also, look 24’s colors and textures are a nice way to lighten up an otherwise rich collection. So beautiful and crisp.
SAS: Erin Fetherston always makes gorgeous gowns. The deep colors of this AW17 collection are the perfect combo of moody, broody and chic. I thought I would hate the little scarf in the opening look but I actually kind of love it? It works with the low V cut and no one can tell me otherwise.
KJS: Is that a velvet jumpsuit with a deep V neckline? Why, yes, yes it is. And it is perfection.
SAS: Jacquard print is IN and all over this collection. I am personally a huge fan of it because it reminds me French Queens (cough Reign cough) and powerful ladies. Both pantsuits are speaking to me on spiritual levels and the cape in Look 25 could probably stop hearts.
SAS: COLOR. BLOCKING. And pink boots. That is all.
SAS: The coziest color choices combined with sweater paws and a furry knee length cardigan makes for the perfect winter outfit. I am on board.
SAS: Kate Spade is one of the most reliable fashion brands in that you always know you will get clean lines, on trend and cooperative accessories. Kate Spade is one of the more wearable lines so far this season (10/10 would wear the leopard dress) and I appreciate they styled both looks with tights because if we’re honest, no one is wearing a dress without tights in the fall.
KJS: I would wear any one of the looks from Kate Spade New York out in the real world. So wearable, so unique, so fun and classy at the same time. My favorite polka dot tights make an appearance again, and the mixtures of patterns, lace, and high necklines is everything you need to keep your fall looking fresh.
SAS: Color choices. Draping. That’s all.
SAS: I LOVED this collection. Jewel tones without sacrificing spring and summer leaning flowiness and structure. I usually don’t go for crop tops but I am insanely obsessed with the night sky themed one in Look 4.
KJS: The jewel tones, the beading, the flowing fabrics… Enough said, really.
SAS: The fabric used in both of these looks are beautiful. The skirt in 37 is so structured but still somehow manages to float? Some kind of crazy magic. I also LOVED the incorporation of headbands. All the hair accessories.
KJS: Look 37 is so classic but with a twist with that headband. I love the giant bow on that skirt. Ugh. GIVE ME ALL THE DRAMA.
SAS: Completely here for the color combos in this season’s Tanya Taylor. Again, that mustard yellow is somehow making it’s way onto my nice list.
KJS: Jewel tones and mustard comin’ in hot. I love how Look 9 is layered. That salmon sweater layered under the delicate jewel-toned dress is such a great pop of color.
SAS: Rachel Antonoff is one of the coolest girls around. I had to look through this collection a few times just because I kept getting distracted with how cool the pink bubble wrap was as a styling tool. Fringe, grunge, mustard yellow and embroidered ovaries on a turtleneck. GET ON BOARD.
KJS: I’m not usually a big fan of the grunge look, but Rachel Antonoff knows how to win me over by throwing in some pink silks and feminine blouses. Also, plaid overalls? Damn, you guys. I have never wanted to wear plaid overalls so badly.
SAS: Christian continues to lead the pack on forward thinking at fashion week. His runway show was once again filled with every color, size and shape of woman and I can’t even lie, I got a little emotional seeing so many types of women represented. That aside, the collection itself is beautiful. My favorite has to be the gown in 47, warrior chic. Also the makeup look for all of the models is hands down my favorite so far.
KJS: Christian Siriano can do NO wrong in my eyes. Looks 39 and 51 are my favorites of them all. 51, obviously, because you can’t go wrong with a bright pink floor length skirt with a slit up the thigh and a t-shirt that reminds people of what’s important in the world.
SAS: I love the makeup for this collection but what really got me was the bell sleeves in 17. I am such a sucker for a bell sleeve.
KJS: Same, Sarah, same. That makeup and the bell sleeves.
SAS: If I could live in a Jenny Packham gown I would. The burnt orange color that opened the collection made my jaw drop (in a good way) but the blue gown in 16 made me finally say, “there’s the Jenny Packham I know and love.” Once again, flawless.
KJS: Plaid and mustard again, you guys. I love it. How Jenny Packham manages to make plaid fabric look so effortlessly delicate, I have no idea. But let me tell you, I appreciate it. I’m a huge fan of transparent fabrics, and her whole collection did not disappoint there.
SAS: DVF also opted out of a runway show but I actually think that was a good thing because these pieces show so well in a styled photoshoot. Jewel tones for DAYS.
KJS: Navy and black is an excellent color combo, and if anyone ever tries to tell you it’s not, send them my way. Or to Rachel Zoe. Because she may or may not know more than me. But I think this dress proves it.
KJS: I didn’t think I would like this collection as much as I did. The layers, the mixture of textures and colors, and those pointed-toe heels are everything I could want out of a fall collection.
KJS: Part of what drew me to this collection was the location it was shot at. Is it a greenhouse? A garden? An old home? I don’t even care, it’s muted colors work perfectly with the natural colors in the clothes. Love the high colors and draping in all of the looks. Also, that fur coat in look 16? Oh my gosh, it looks warm as hell and I love it.
KJS: Look, I’m pretty indifferent about the Kardashian Clan, and I was mostly indifferent about this collection, but something about look 15 caught my eye and I keep finding myself wanting to replicate it. Giant knit sweater over a satin slip dress? How very 90s.
KJS: OH THIS BLOUSE. HEART EYES EMOJI. The softness of it is so beautiful.
KJS: I’m such a sucker for J. Crew. While I wasn’t a huge fan of all of the camouflage that was in the collection, I was a big fan of their classic pops of bright colors and mixed textures. This chunk sweater tucked slightly into a structured skirt is perfect for autumn office wear. And those satin heels? Love.
KJS: And, for the finale, I present to you this STUNNING GOWN in Look 4. This is the most Vogue, most Old Hollywood thing I have ever seen. You might think I’m being hyperbolic, and you might be right. But honestly, how absolutely gorgeous is this? The colors, the cut, the layers… It’s breathtaking.
SAS: Okay we HAD to give Look 4 it’s own photo because it may be one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. The satin draping on top with the tulle bottom is SO STUNNING and dramatic and everything that is good about fashion. I also have to mention how gorgeous Looks 1 and 9 are, that feathering has got me feeling some type of way.
See you back here in a few days for the second half of NYFW!