First up we have New York! There were so many collections over the course of ten days that we decided to split the NY recap into two parts – Part One is shows from 9/6 – 9/10 and Part Two will be shows from 9/11 – 9/15. Let’s do this thing.
SAS: Rebecca Minkoff only gave 7 looks and this was by far my favorite. I am here for all the flowy dresses and also am kind of obsessed with the purse.
KJS: I’m pretty sure I have something relatively similar to this in my closet, but less fancy. I am a huge fan of off-the-shoulder everything, and the embroidery on this adds just the right amount of femininity.
KJS: This skirt/top combo is everything I could want for a GNO. I hate the shoes (I’d throw on some strappy heels with an ankle strap in a neon teal or bright red), but I’ll forgive them for that.
SAS: THE. PATTERNS. I love floral, love the color and love the ruffles around the color that give it a kind of modern Henry IV feel. I was also a huge fan of the effortless natural hair and makeup look they did for this entire collection.
KJS: I love love love the top of this. If I’m not wearing off-the-shoulder, I’m wearing high-collar, and I am SO happy that these two trends are still trending for Spring 2017.
SAS: I wasn’t a fan of this collection as a whole but this one dress I died for. The texture and the sleeves are gorgeous.
SAS: I literally could not pick one favorite from Rachel Zoe. Even just choosing these four felt like I was choosing between children. I just want to live in this collection. The dresses, the colors, the LOCATION, it is all gorgeous.
KJS: The soft color and flow of this dress is something from a dream. Also, this location? Can I go here? Is it a magical fairyland?
SAS: I don’t have much to say about this other than I feel like reaching through this computer and stealing the jacket right off this model. I NEED it.
KJS: This is a work of art. The bright colors combined with the transparency of this dress is just perfection. Honestly, how do you even sew something so delicate? Also, HUGE FAN of the dewy makeup.
SAS: Oh my GOD this collection. The fabric looks like it is the softest thing you would ever wear and I am here for the jewel tones. This collection manages to make both long and short dresses look fabulous and wearable. Also I think these models are literally walking on clouds? Or feathers?
SAS: Oh my LAWD the layers on these gowns. The detailing in the bodice alone made me swoon but then you add on the lace layering and I am DONE. So much movement, so much texture, so much beautiful.
KJS: So many layers, so much lace, so many frills! Also, those boots are so amazing. I want to wear them every day. I’m a sucker for some pointed-toe heels.
SAS: One of my favorite color palettes is blue and red. Both of these dresses are super Spanish inspired and I love it for the summer time. Also I am SUPER into the extra arm straps of Look 3.
KJS: I’m mostly posting this because of the look on the left. This crocheted top is perfect for spring, and I’m loving this trend of layering dresses over wide-legged pants. I could probably never pull it off, but I love it anyway.
KJS: Jason Wu, killin’ it with these bright florals. I know florals for spring seems cliche (Miranda Priestly said so), but these neon hues and strappy heels make it okay.
SAS: Oh man Look 5 is the Zenon Girl of the 21st Century dress of my DREAMS. Also a huge fan of the floral dresses that look like the flowers are literally hanging off of them.
KJS: I absolutely love this top. I don’t know how to describe this fabric situation that Self-Portrait is known for, but I think it’s brilliant. It can be feminine or edgy, or the perfect mixture of both depending on how you dress it up.
KJS: The preppy side of me is up and alive and totally here for this. I told you, dresses over wide-legged trousers are totally going to be a thing this spring. I have a better chance of pulling this one off, I think. Polka dots and things that come in at the waist are my life.
KJS: BELL SLEEVES YAS! I’m all about the structure of this outfit in Look 25. Seriously, that top needs to get in my closet ASAP. Also, let’s take a second and talk about how cool it was that there were so many stunning plus-size models working this runway.
SAS: There are a thousand reasons to love Christian Siriano (his designs, his morals, his heart) but today we are strictly focusing on the fashion. The bright teal and oranges in this collection are striking and work so beautifully together, I am a huge fan. Also the movement in these gowns is insane. One last s/o to Christian for not only the skin color diversity but also the model size diversity. YAS CHRISTIAN.
KJS: YAS CHRISTIAN!
SAS: I wasn’t a huge fan of this collection on the whole but this one dress in particular really struck me. I love the lace hem and the floral fabric that is only visible on the underside of the waist cape. (Is waist cape a thing? I’m making it one if it’s not.)
KJS: This reminds me of last year’s spring NYFW trend of dresses that had like, extra mock-sleeves that tie around your waist creating this same kind of waist-cape situation. I dig it.
That wraps up Part One of NYFW! See you back here a little later with Part Two.