It’s that time of year again! Yes, Rosh Hashana is coming up, but this time I’m talking about the biggest fashion event of the fall in the city: New York Fashion Week.
As I watched models sashay down the runway, I noticed many modest designs of prominence. From Oscar de la Renta to Rosie Assoulin, here is a rundown of the fashion industry’s tzniut gravitation, and how it inspires haute couture.
Oscar de la Renta:
Its first collection since the departure of Peter Copping, Oscar de la Renta is anticipating a bright and embellished future with new creative designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia. Boho silhouettes and flowing embroidered evening options topped off a selection of refined designs. We were completely taken by the fine fabrics and the intricate floral appliqué.
Sachin & Babi:
Ballet served as the leading inspiration for Sachin & Babi’s Spring 2017 collection. Juxtaposing strength and grace, the designer presented his signature ruffles with a bohemian flair. Delicate lace dresses with subtle embroidery can be worn for countless special occasions.
Who knew that a beach-inspired collection could lend inspiration to high fashion eveningwear? Among the many casual-chic designs, a bright sequined dress at Rosie Assoulin stood out. Sequins, as you know, find themselves most at home in the ballroom, so this most definitely counts as a nod to mod haute couture.
You can always rely on Zac Posen for sophisticated done-up looks. He can make any color and any style show stopping. The colors were as enchanting as the designs: mints and greens and citrus greens and navy alongside all-black dresses and tops that shimmered and frisked with tassels. Cocktail dresses featured bold designs of poppies and petals, or were inscribed with delicate embroidery. This time he incorporated “anatomical seaming” to produce pieces that had an architectural edge. At the end of his show, Uma Thurman rose to give a standing ovation, and we would too!
Look out for more reviews from upcoming shows in NYC!