Joy, joy, joy at New York Fashion Week SS19
I saw a lot of bold colours, cartoon characters, prints, frills and ruffles and stickers. New York Fashion Week SS19 was just as fizzy as a popsicle.
New York Fashion Week SS19 was happier and colourful than ever. I saw block colours (fuchsia and orange) at Escada, Tibi, Brandon Maxwell, a lot of yellow (at Proenza Schouler, Oscar de la Renta or Carolina Herrera), cartoon characters or film references (Calvin Klein, Coach, Jeremy Scott) and knittings (Tony Burch, Plillip Lim). And a big happy famous crowd (plus 150 models) at Ralph Lauren, in Central Park, at the famous Bethesda Terrace to celebrate a 50th anniversary of the brand.
Raf Simons surprised the audience with his T-shirts cu Jaws and The Graduate references at Calvin Klein. “There were things on my mind I cannot speak about, because these days it’s very complicated,” Simons said in backstage.
A lot of stickers and weird drawings we saw at Libertine. From the bright prints of the clothes to the intricate nail art right down to the models’ sticker-clad legs, there was nothing left untouched by the brand’s playful vibe imprinted by its designer, Johnson Hartig.
Michael Kors moved the American jet set, for spring/summer 2019, in an island. “What does everyone dream of globally? They dream of turquoise water, of beautiful sand, of a blue sky, and optimism,” Kors told the audience.
At Coach, designer Stuart Vevers found inspiration in the reclusive communities of Santa Fe, touching upon that idea of upping and leaving it all but also on themes of cultism and voluntary isolation.
I just loved the details at Zimmermann. For Spring, the designer was inspired the late Seventies soap “Number 96” to create a collection as powerful as much as sexy.
Photography: Facebook pages of the brands