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NYFW - Highlights

Cristina Soriano

It’s that time of year where I sit glued to my computer waiting for updates from Vogue on the latest Spring/Summer collections – its New York Fashion Week!

This year was a new beginning for me. Long gone are the days spent working with the designers to cast models and style the new collection, and no more are the hours spent backstage prepping models for the runway. It certainly is bittersweet to view works of wearable art from a screen rather than front row backstage!

My Top 3 Spring/Summer 2016 Collections at NYFW include:

I absolutely love Rosie Assoulin – she’s one of my most favorite new designers, and this season, although less volume and exaggeration as past, did not disappoint. She traded elegant yet oversized gowns for casualwear, in what Vogue called “workingman meets vacationing lady”, —all of which I could envision myself wearing without a doubt.

Here are my favorites:

Close to my heart, the designers defied all standards and expectations – this was their best collection I have seen! Jack and Lazaro’s focal point seemed to be Spanish influence, with the mix of black, white and red, presumably from a recent trip to Cuba. I loved the ruffles, exposed shoulders and pompoms, all of which were feminine yet utilitarian at the same time. The craft-obsessed designers, who prioritize texture and materials, were able to blend both functionality and craft in the best way possible. Bravo!

I tried not to include all 41 looks, but here are my favorites (It was hard to choose!):

Peter Copping’s first collection was absolutely stunning – he paid tribute to the late designer in the most elegant way possible. Also inspired by Spain (de la Renta’s heritage), the collection’s pallet consisted of black, white and red. The first few looks paid tribute to de la Renta’s favorite flower, the carnation, which he constantly wore on his lapel. Certainly no longer a ‘filler flower’ it was once coined!

Here are the highlights:

My top three collections certainly aren’t dissimilar in style and influence, - perhaps I’m also deeply moved by the time I spent in the Basque Country this summer?!

For those of you who aren’t glued to Vogue this week, here are my other fave’s from the rest of NYFW for you to enjoy!

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