Fashion Week started over a month ago in New York, so I am most definitely late in making this post, but it is not one to be missed. As someone who avidly likes to collect images on Pinterest, particularly those of fashion detail and cut, it is almost compulsory that I share some of these with you. That is after all, my greatest joy in blogging – sharing.
My #NYFW highlights will be divided – this is part 1.
In hindsight, this is quite an unusual choice for me but for the same reason that it’s being written about. One of the most inspirational aspects of following a Fashion designer is seeing the journey they embark on, season to season and how they grow/develop. By definition, I am not a minimalist but it may be the type of woman I want to become for sure. ❤️
Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa’s new idea of minimalism is utter genius. Making the most of the least. Turning a new leaf for minimalism, he utilised contrast stitching as inherent in traditional tailoring and brought it to the surface: a new type of deconstruction that was so elegant. The latter part of the collection was more focused on decoration which is always a surprise for a minimalist. The only question is how. The highlight was slices of agate used strikingly upon various parts of the body. Appropriate when you consider a minimalist’s love.
My last season favourite. My favourite regardless of season. Proenza for me, is the perfect balance between playfulness, wearability and craftsmanship. In particular, they play with hard/soft textures very well, with impeccable cuts that Downtown New York would snatch up at any minute. I hand-on-my-heart love every single look and that’s saying something.
This season, they were patching things up: lacing, stitching, layering whilst letting this all unravel too, creative wonderful textures. A play of tension gets my approval.
Who knew lacing could have so many variations, eh?
You have huge, established design houses like Dior, Balenciaga, Balmain, Chanel – you name it. And then you have Delpozo who has other plans. If there is one thing for certain, Josep Font is one of the most influential designers of today’s chaotic 21st century. Innovation and craftsmanship at its best that I had to check twice that this wasn’t couture (although, technically it is). Every season, he will convince you what his idea of beauty is. Perhaps a bit out-of-the-ordinary but every inch elegant. This is Art.
Being a former architecture student, a play on silhouette and details is a large part of what Josep Font does. Speaking of details, these runway photos don’t do justice for his work (there were no detail shots on Vogue for some reason) but his Instagram will do.
Note: All images courtesy of Indigital.tv via Style, Vogue and BoF