Best of New York Fashion Week

From the first four days

I absolutely loved six of the 19 collections from the opening four days of New York Fashion Week, making the first half of this week quite impressive.

On my next post, I will pick my favorites from the closing days of NYFW 2015. For the best of this week, I have picked my six favorites below:

Most: inspired: Prabal Gurung's is the most inspired, creative, and unexpected collection.

Most unique: Thakoon with his flowing dresses and surprising mix of colors.

Minimalist  Jason Wu offers some of the most beautiful subdued shades of khaki and grey, understated dresses, and most elegant silhouettes of the entire season up to this point.

The streamlined master Derek Lam's large buttons are refreshing & long trench wraps will set trends.

Casual luxe: Victoria Beckham offers luxurious everyday wear that is every girl’s dream.

Beautiful luxe: Altuzarra's very feminine, extremely sultry dresses are inimitable.

The rest of the collections, although not as complete as the above six, had some impressive pieces nonetheless. Wes Gordon easily established himself as the king of daily wear while Suno offered some refreshing, girly townie pieces.

 

 

I liked DKNY's sporty yet feminine dresses and DVF's colorful wrap dress and I especially loved the royal blue polka dot jumpsuit.

 

Cushnie et Ochs walked the fine line of modern elegance and boring, but kept on the positive side of things. Overall, the line has some beautiful colors and dresses.

Edun and Nonoo would be forgettable if it weren't for two beautiful coats in each specific collection, i.e. Edun's bluish grey leather coat with black accents and Nonoo's long charcoal navy coat.

Alexander Wang's entirely black collection had an excessive grunge look for my taste. On the whole, it is a bit monotonous yet, when taken separately, several of the collection's individual pieces were beautiful.

Public School with its young, alternative feel had several cute pieces which I have selected below, but none that were too impressive or new.  Lacoste's collection with its inherent preppy spirit dis have some cute pieces as well but it also lacked coherence.

Creatures of the Wind is not especially memorable but there is something attractive about its contemporary looks. Ohne Titel presented a daring mix of colors, designs and fabrics. While the collection in its entirety was excessive and chaotic and a bit overwhelming, I do love the first three of their looks that I have selected below.

Tome also very few good pieces and none too irresistible. Overall, it was a pretty bland collection.

 

For more looks and details from NYFW 2015, visit VOGUE magazine.