As New York Fashion Week came to a close, Philosophy, Red Valentino and Rachel Roy sought to place their mark on an already remarkable fall season.
I personally felt that this collection was a bit lacklustre. Maybe it was just the colours that i didn’t really identify with. Or the patterns that seemed too 90’s. Well, that notion was dismissed soon enough when the graphic bright prints and outwear was presented. I love the dainty and lady like white coat and the bright peplum top. I also love the sheer paneled dresses. It’s a wearable collection with that punch of colour and print.
Red Valentino’s collection was almost like a fairytale. Granted, it was inspired by the tale Hansel and Gretel. But for me, the model and the look just creeped me out a bit, I can’t really place on finger on it as to why. But keeping that aside, the clothes are admittedly gorgeous. You have christmasy and soft winter colours which I love. The plaid coats with a fur collar look adorable as too the sweaters with cute prints. It’s very wearable and very different as well. The velvet suits look very smart and trendy.
Rachel Roy’s collection had a focus on sculptures. It was a very architectural collection, but not in the sense you would usually presume. Instead of structure, you had ease and comfort as the focal point of silhouettes. But the colours and patterns used is what made it architectural. The Christopher Ross belts with the mini statues, the tapestry like prints, the muted colours and prints. I liked thematically, it’s a wonderful collection. I very much like the beige pants with the pattern on the sides. The foil and velvet top in black and gold looks stunning. The cut out pattern technique is also very interesting. The bright purple dress is gorgeous but I wish it had more shape to it.