As I shared on my Instagram account (@elena_sendona) I felt as I almost sitting on a rock watching the magical, well-coordinated, and elevated Lacoste show by Creative Director Felipe Oliveira Baptista. As a journalist from Canadian TV sitting next to me thrillingly shared “everybody is here” and by “everybody” he meant all the A-list fashion editors and bloggers and a global puzzle of fashion insiders. True, but this happens every season at Lacoste! It’s been established as one of the “big” shows in the NYFW calendar. This time they served us an aviation-inspired, “back to the future” vision referencing Rene Lacoste’s involvement in aviation as well as Baptista’s heritage as son of a pilot. The result was ultra-sophisticated, wearable and eclectic, embracing also the brand’s codes. I’m already excited to wear the aviator uniforms that work as stylish jumpsuit, or hang on the side the pilot’s gloves. Paneling and contrast was instrumental but there were also quiet cozy monochromes in the form of day-to-evening knits accessorized with wedge boots. The rocky set – the was soil and rocks spread into the carpeted floor – along with some metallics further enhanced the space age aspect of the show. It was as if sports girls are landing Mars or a totally new planet! Loved it!
One floor up, Kuho got us from the rocky planet to one full of blooms. It was a minimalist approach with bright colors and geometric silhouettes creating a chic urban silhouette. Ribbed hems and waistbands, boxy pants and outerwear, and sleek monochromes talked about effortlessness. My favorite piece was the off-white coat with an accented ribbed waistband adding a sporty touch to a wardrobe staple.
Son Jung Wan emphasized her connection to the art of fur-making with voluminous pieces of outerwear, bright hues, and mixed media techniques. There were also eveningwear elements with metallic accents, waist-cinching silhouettes and wonderful flared pants. It was modern and regal!
Maison the Faux FW17 at Pier59 was a commentary on trashy vs classy, disposability vs sustainability, and distorted realities. In tune with the general mood during this NYFW, fashion makes a political and social statement. And besides that, one couldn’t help but notice the bold colors, well-made corset-like details, deconstructed silhouettes, and sportswear elements that created pieces for club kids, hipsters and people daring in style.
Georgine was a cross between this hip attitude and femininity of old times. Fur paneling, sequins, and ‘fluid’ velvet had a retro feel. Pinstripes and biker jackets alluded to menswear yet they were mixed with lady chic pieces. It was all about a girl turning into a woman but also remaining fresh, edgy and playful. Styling had also a dark rock & roll vibe.