Marc Jacobs masterfully highlighted his eclectic approach to Spring/Summer dressing with a new collection fit for anyone willing to be daring for the season. With plenty of colour painted onto the collection, the pieces were basically a celebration of life, equality, individuality and optimism, and included influences from Karl Lagerfeld, Doris Day, Lee Radziwill and Anita Pallenberg.
Australian designer Dion Lee took minimalism to the next step with a new collection that was adorned with unisex silhouettes. Complete with harmonious contrasts, a strong play on tailoring and achingly cool toughness (think leather harnesses and garters), the collection was an experiment on feminine silhouettes including oversized crisp white shirts, short suits, fluid pants and sweaters.
Michael Kors Collection
Perhaps one of his strongest collections yet, Michael Kors upped his love for America as he showcased a Spring/Summer 2020 collection that was a nostalgic tribute to the country. Speaking of the new range, the designer said: “The collection explores the balance of pragmatism and charm and power and romance that is at the core of American fashion. It is a celebration of the diversity of American style and beauty.”
Proenza Schouler delivered a collection that looked like it could’ve come straight from the ’80s. Power dressing at its best, the wearable collection was crafted with the working woman in mind. Designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez balanced form-sitting silhouettes with slouchy, yet geometrically-interesting pieces together in the form of trouser suits, draped skirts and trench coats.
Oscar De La Renta
Designer duo Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia took us on a tropical journey for Spring/Summer 2020 as they paid tribute to the maison’s late founder and his native hometown of Dominican Republic. Almost similar to resort wear (albeit very glamorous), the collection was dominated by flowing caftans, plenty of floral prints, strapless dresses and lamé pleated gowns — both in a bright colour palette and available in neutral tones, too.
Noon by Noor
Noon by Noor, the brainchild of Bahraini cousins Shaikha Noor Rashid Al Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Mohamed Al Khalifa, is a firm contender on the New York Fashion Week calendar, and they just showcased a brand new collection for Spring/Summer 2020. The collection came in full force with monochrome silhouettes, intricate detailing (such as delicate sheer and pearl fabrications), as well as relaxed silhouettes.
Shying away from the usual dark palette and androgynous silhouettes, Stuart Vevers presented a co-ed collection for Coach 1941 and it was very colour-heavy. A tribute to New York City, the collection consisted of less rock’n’roll and more relaxed athleisure wear with pink trench-inspired dresses, sweatshirts printed with pop illustrations of Richard Bernstein, and plenty of metallics, too.
One of the most talked-about shows of the season was undoubtedly Gabriela Hearst’s as she presented her first carbon-neutral fashion show. Always known for her sustainability efforts, Gabriela Hearst’s new collection itself had plenty to talk about as it featured a refreshing colour palette of slouchy silhouettes, feminine aesthetics, high-waisted detailing and intricate finishings.
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