Here’s my 2nd recap on NYFW SS18. Get ready to see a lot of unique detailing, hip themes, and individual expression!
831Minhle showed its SS18 collection at Pier 59 Studios. It featured lace, ruffles, a bright floral print, and alluring silhouettes. I love how graceful, detailed, and creative the looks are. The collection is all about conveying individual spirit, feminine prowess, and an undeniable passion for stylish pieces.
My favorite looks included a white lace mini dress with bell sleeves, a partially sheer black and white embroidered white leg romper, a nude lace and silk wide leg romper with a ruffled top, and a nude sequin lace dress with a plunging neckline and ruffled detailing. The styles are contemporary yet timeless, evoking comfort and confidence. Brilliant!
Liu Bolin, a Chinese performance artist and photographer, presented his first NYFW collection at Spring Studios. His collection is quite innovative in that he hand-painted each look. The looks are inspired by the 12 politically-themed photographs he took in the US. The collection is a fascinating mix of art, photography, and fashion detailing in a completely unexpected way. Stand out looks included a green mixed print sleeveless dress, a cereal-themed oversized cape, a multilayered black gown, and a one-sleeved sheer and green mixed print blouse with mixed print pants. What an innovative collection!
Katie Gallagher presented her SS18 collection at a space in the West Village. It’s inspired by the rain season and focuses on the moods and energies that come with the rain. The collection features black and baby blue palettes with tulle, mink, silk, sheer, and pearl elements.
Highlighted looks include a sheer black hooded cape over a black bra and black tights, a baby blue bodysuit draped with a mink sash and paired with baby blue tights, and a black long-sleeve top with sheer sleeves paired with black pants and baby blue tights. The looks are fluid, dark, and enchanting. What an interesting take on the rain!
New York School of Design
New York School of Design presented SS18 collections at the Calligaris SoHo. The presentation featured 8 emerging designers from the school’s graduating class and recent graduates. It was a mix of women’s evening wear and men’s street wear. I loved all of the gowns, mini dresses, and elegant separates. The men’s looks were casual, hip, and innovative.
M65, designed by Anthony Hendricksen, presented its SS18 collection at Tumblr’s headquarters. It evokes a hip vibe inspired by the late 80s and the early 90s club era. The collection uses leather, fur, and denim to create comfortable, stylish, and standout looks. Some of my favorite looks included a leather halter top draped with a mink coat and paired with jeans, a green coat with mink sleeves paired with jeans, and a long denim coat over a white M65 logo t-shirt and denim shorts. I love how Hendricksen is bringing back the 80s and 90s style with a modern twist!