A quintet of the biggest moments from the penultimate day of New York Fashion Week.
By Christopher Prince
1. The Straight & Narrow
Proenza Schouler proved the potential for the poker straight braid this season. Referencing Latin culture, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez recruited the talents of stylist Anthony Turner to devise their Frida Kahlo-inspired slicked single plait.
2. Return of the Supers
A trio of supermodels made an appearance on the runway of Michael Kors S/S 2016 yesterday. The show opened with Russian beauty Sasha Pivovarova in a floral applique coat, closely followed by Erin O’Connor, before Erin Wasson sauntered out in a tangerine blouse and safari skirt.
3. Walking on Air
Pieced from hundreds of thousands of filigree organza ruffles, Marchesa‘s showstopping finale gown, in fairytale ombre candyfloss shades, featured one of the longest skirt trains seen at New York this week.
4. Bespoke Commodities
Much can be said about the craftsmanship of Josep Font’s utterly charming work at Delpozo, but this season also included some stellar accessories in Font’s typical demi-couture aesthetic. Espadrilles made yet another appearance this week, but here they were scattered in sequins and enamel spikes.
5. Power Suiting
This season Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osbourne of Public School took the reigns at DKNY. They referenced Donna Karan’s iconic Ninties power suit silhouette in homage to the designer, with an added Public School edge of course.