Posted on October 18 2016
80 Top Looks From New York Fashion Week SS17 By Tamu McPherson
So happy to bring you my 80 Top Looks from New York Fashion Week SS17. With the current warm front taking place in many cities in the US and here in Europe, I thought that you would enjoy rinsing your eye over some of Spring 17’s top collections. These 80 looks are pieces that I would personally enjoy seeing in my closet and they include many that I thought you would love as well. Have a look and leave me tons and tons of comments below about your favorite collection, if you’re a “see now, buy know” kind of shopper and anything else about this post that comes to mind.
As always, Tanya Taylor’s collection is fun, colorful, easy, with all of the right pieces: floral prints that Tanya painted herself styled with stripes, off-the-shoulder smocked tops, a great denim offering including embellished styles, caftans paired with wide leg pants, sleek leather pieces by the way of a smocked black top and red skirt from the same story and plenty of perfect long flowy frocks and super cute cocktail dresses.
For swimwear brand Chromat, Spring/Summer 2017 represents what you will be wearing next Summer if you aren’t able to buy it now, or what you will be inspired to try now considering that seasons are a thing of the past. What’s also instantly attractive about this line is that designer Becca McCharen-Tran always casts women of all ethnicities and sizes. I got a real sense of how great WOMEN would look in the pieces. I also love the versatility of this collection and the fact that, even though it is swimwear focused, any of the pieces could mesh seamlessly in ones closet – especially if you embrace the athleisure movement. The runway show was just a positive dose of kick-ass attitude!
Thakoon joins the “See Now, Buy Now” revolution with his Fall/Winter 2016 collection (shown during the S/S17 collections), offering his loyal girls his usual bevy of superb layering pieces and wardrobe essentials which include: check and plaid heroes, an ample variety of cool outerwear options, cozy chunky knits (the standout is a mono-sleeve roll neck style), fun and flirty ruffle skirts and midi dresses that transition perfectly from day to night.
Amanda Phelan offers a strong number of standout stories for her SS17 collection. Weaving multiple themes into a nice little edit, she plays with corset and bustier inspired styles with their evergreen eyelet lacing; stretchy knit co-ords with ribbons woven and looped throughout, or constructed of bandage style elements, or fashioned with art-deco-ish motifs. She also included a paragraph on suiting with one particularly commanding slay-worthy black suit, and she closed out with a surprise ending by way of two maxi-fringe paillettes dresses.
For his SS17 collection Creative Director Felipe Oliveira Baptista envisions a tennis match on the roof top patio of iconic Villa Malaparte in Capri where Brigitte Bardot was filmed wrapped sensually in terrycloth robes and towels while lounging and sunbathing in John-luc Godard’s “Contempt.” This collection was created for super cool sun worshipers who zigzag between the seaside and city streets and flood your Instagram feed with endless images of summer beaches, sun kissed skin and enviable leisurewear.
The first look is a chic white pant suit layered over a delicate lace top. I feel like I don’t need to go on because I am already sold on this collection. What comes after, a simple elegant palette of white and flesh tones appointed to pieces inspired by ballet and dance essentials that make for a wardrobe of lovely dresses, perfect separates and Roches’ luxurious knits. A stand out look is a dressing-robe style dress with puffed sleeves which has me daydreaming of lounging apres dinner with friends in a gorgeous Spring garden. And the last look, a lace two piece trouser look that basically took my breath away with its chicness.
I just love what Amy Smilovic does at her brand TIBI: easy, chic, modern clothes for women who are taking over the world dressed in effortless power suits, hero tops (I want them all, poet, painter, bustier, you name it), layered trousers (in love), mono-shoulder cut out dresses, and Tibi’s signature leather goodies.
Send out a look with an oversized pilgrim belt and my pupils immediately transform into hearts. Honestly, its probably because I missed that Celine moment season’s ago. Then ribbon-streamer your way into pleats and watch me dance like the emoji woman in red. That’s how Dion Lee grabbed my attention, that and the sequins looks toward the end of the collection.
Jonathan Simkhai took his collection on an expedition into the Deep Blue Sea. The palette can be described as spume white to the inkiest blue and all the sea’s goodness in between. He definitely merits a starfish prize for the way he expertly mixes white tones, an exercise that showcased the different nuances of sea shells. There were so many gorgeous dresses for you ladies next season. Be prepared to be your most perfect, alluring mermaid self – the hems of some dresses looked like delicately gathered shells, and there are sea creature motifs encrusted on the bodices of many a dress and camisole. Trust me, every one will follow you out to sea. Look for me among the ripples because If I had my choice, I’d be wearing these four looks here.
For Spring Summer 2017 Victoria Beckham lavishes us with a collection overflowing with gorgeous crushed velvet tank dresses and drawstring or elastic waistband skirts. I couldn’t have thought of a better idea myself (wink). The color offering is so gorgeous: lavender, minty fresh, tangerine, classic mint and navy. Other highlights are looks centered around the season’s often present bra top, accessorized with built in newspaper boy bags which added to the collections over-all sporty vibe, a commanding slouchy trouser look and as always Victoria’s winning knits.
Adam Lippes, another favorite brand of mine, always serves a gorgeous line of modern femininity. I am always impressed by his silhouettes and by how he mixes lady like touches with minimal or sporty showings – like a sporty oversized rain jacket layered over a gauzy top, sporty culottes and glamorous feather sandals, or a fancy hero top paired with a minimal cargo-style mini. Plus, his tailoring is everything to write about, case in point these maxi super plaid pants.
Band of Outsiders
Your Freshman Wardrobe – Band of Outsiders Scott Sternberg is no longer designing the brand and has been replaced by trio Niklaus Hodel, Matthias Weber, and Florian Feder. While the new creative team maintains the preppy/sporty tune at BOO, they have blown up the original proportions to reflect the current street style inspired mood championed by brands like Off-White and Vetements. The runway show was co-ed and featured a touch of fluidity by way of lace elements for both boys and girls, but mostly she borrowed from him.
Joseph Altuzarra maintains his key style elements while moving the brands story forward with some fun iconic summer essentials. Present were his sleek silhouette, suiting separates, his perfect pencil skirt with that razor sharp thigh baring split, last summer’s gingham and some exotic skins by way of python. This season feels different thanks to printed and embellished fruit (the cherry, the season’s star, strawberries, pineapples and lemons), summer’s bright stripes, and flowers. One splurge that you should really consider this summer is a sky blue python blazer with lemons painted all over. Now go make some lemonade with that darling.
Too good to be true. Held my breath while trying to edit this New York Fashion Week SS17 collection down to four looks. Calculating, in every sense of the word, how I can afford the eight and counting looks that I personally love. So let’s start with the mustard color top and skirt co-ord, then the long coat with ribbon closure and cigarette trouser look, and since Little House on the Prairie will always be a favorite, the maxi red floral dress that’s perfect for all sorts of summer parties, and last but not least, the mix-n-matchy tropical print coordinating look. These four looks could be all you really need for next summer.
3.1 Phillip Lim
At this point in my New York Fashion Week SS17 wrap-up I HAVE to say, if you’re not wearing a bra-as-a-top next season, then you’re not wearing anything. If you’re like my friend Viviana Volpicella and don’t even own one, you might have to swallow your aversion to this lingerie MVP. Now, for next Spring/Summer 3.1 Phillip Lim is about combining the musical energy and flavor of honky-tonk with the stylistic flair of the Victorian era. Flowers found in paintings, rouging and ruffles, the season’s other big trend, picked from the oft-sited era. While western style inspired staples add notes to Lim’s line up of denim players, silky dresses, power separates, leather stars, parachute parkas and ever present bras.
Chiiiiiic. Prabal Gurung was out to slay with his New York Fashion Week SS17 collection. Every look will keep giving come next summer and beyond. Well edited, there seems to be something for each and everyone of us. From the knits and skirt and cropped trouser combos, to the perfect white shirt dress, the formal cocktail dress, the red carpet winners and finally to the tuxedo styles at the end, BRAVO PRABAL, you slay!
The perfect wardrobe for hydrangea and Château Pradeaux Bandol Rosé tinged summer daze on the Vineyard, out in Sagaponack, poolside in Palm Beach, or among the pines in Capalbio, Tuscany. The looks are good for many an occasion. The sweater, pussy bow blouse, cardigan and sneaker combo are perfect for a straight from work to the sea plane dash. The caftan will serve well at an impossibly chic Saturday brunch w/ promise of a dip in the pool around 4pm. The white eyelet ruffle dress is totally Slim Aarons Palm Beach worthy. And those swoon worthy button away trousers that I can’t decide between the red or the blue (so both), will be on full repeat rotation all season.
This collection is simply for the Cool in You alla Baby Face. Starting with those major lace up trousers, to that bad-ass embellished parka, Sally Lappointe’s girl will be unapologetically strutting her beaded fringes come next Spring.
And ode to Elvis and his iconic music and personal style. Iterations of his western and rock-and-roll style transformed into a slew of incredible jackets, one cooler than the other. These jackets were often layered over transparent floral dresses which seem to reference the adored singers innate sensuality and maybe his popularity among teenage girls in his heyday because of their delicateness and naïveté. From head to toe, the showing was revved up cool, and the creepers that were shown in ample variation were on fire.
At Boss, Jason Wu delivers a collection of minimal, sporty chic essentials for the girl Bosses whizzing around town from work engagements, to fitness appointments and cultural dates. The leisure suit loosens up into slouchy separates, overalls are elevated to a chic jumpsuit, and dresses are adorned with strategic cutouts or bloom with abstract floral prints.
Photos courtesy of vogue.com