NYFW SS20 was full of exciting color palettes, bold uses of fabric, and contemporary takes on retro styles. Every presentation and runway show left a strong impression on me. Below, are some of my highlights from the week.
First up, Carlos Campos showcased his SS20 collection at Spring Studios. He used pieces of his own personal memories from the 1990s as inspiration for his bespoke design. The collection mixes contemporary tailoring, retro chic style, and vibrant color palettes. These looks left a big impression on me: a navy merino wool tailored suit with magenta cutouts paired with a white silk merino blend turtleneck; a tan cotton twill shirt with magenta contour piping paired with matching pants; a cyan merino wool tailored suit with a white silk merino blend turtleneck; and a magenta tailored suit paired with a navy silk merino blend shirt.
Next, I attended Swiss Touch Presents: Mode Suisse at New York Fashion Week in Soho. Designers included Forbidden Denimeries, Julia Heuer, Vanessa Schindler, Julia Zigerli, and YVY. Swiss Touch Presents is an event series that promotes Swiss innovation and creative ideas. Highlights included a mixed floral print dress with accordion pleats, a grey denim sleeveless shirt dress paired with a white hip bag, a grey denim and white splattered mermaid skirt, a ruched white dress with black polka dots, and a black and grey print sweater over a white long-sleeve shirt paired with matching pants.
I also attended the presentation for All Things Mochi. All of the brand’s pieces are embroidered by local artisans to create contemporary styles. There was a vibrant color scheme theme inspired by the Philippines. My favorite looks include a white floral off the shoulder dress with a multi-colored straw belt, a white and blue floral ruffle crop top paired with matching pants, a white ruffle detailed mini-dress with multicolor flowers and dots, and a white blouse with floral detailing paired with matching pants and a green straw belt.
Lastly, I watched the Revival Swimwear runway show at Metropolitan West. The brand showcased a mix of one-piece suits and bikinis. It has brought back classic swimwear styles from the 1960s through the 1990s with a modern interpretation. Highlights included a black bikini with rose gold colored grommet detail, an orange one piece suit with a lace-up front. a black one piece suit with gold ring belted detail, and a green bikini with rose gold colored grommet detail.
NYFW SS20 sure brought an eclectic mix of ideas and styles! Stay tuned for more coverage!