The F/W 16 collection for Naeem Khan was full of Khaneurisms, but certainly took a new elevated, extremely elegant direction. What was so important in this change — great use of color and prints. I also think use of mixed media played an important role.
I really enjoyed seeing a collection full of some great, classic eveningwear and cocktail attire, but no show would be complete without some stunning showstoppers as well. This collection was certainly not lacking in shimmer & shine! I wouldn’t be surprised if with future red carpets of 2016 or even early 2017 that we could see some of these looks!
The Georgine F/W 16 collection was an eclectic mix, blended uptown allure meets nerd chic. Fur coats, statement eyewear and more made significant appearances in this collection. Ultrafeminine dresses were worked in rich devore velvets. Designer Georgine Ratelband did a superb job here.
I thought this collection was very dynamic; it had a lot to offer. There was this striking balance between soft and hard. There was a fun, flirty, girly element, then a chic, fashionista vibe, but finally, a hard-core, darker, high fashion vision. There were definitely some standout looks here!
Credits — Production, Press, & Casting – MAO PR; Makeup — Gordon Espinet with MAC; Hair — Design by Moroccanoil Global Ambassador Antonio Corral Calero; Music — Laurent Vacher; Fur — Jonevon Furs; Shoes — Palter DeLiso & Lori Silverman; Nails — Patricia Yankee for Patricia Nail Lacquers; Jewelry — Spallanzani; Sunglasses — Moscot
For the first time since the inception of her renowned career, Adrienne Landau will introduce a unisex accessories line as well as creating both a men’s and women’s ready to wear line to go with her signature fur collection. The F/W 16 collection is also a departure from the expected with Landau citing inspiration from the diverse New York City urban culture and how she sees people wearing her luxury collection in real life.
Adrienne Landau started her career in the arts as a painter in New York City. For her namesake fur collection, she is known for her glamorous ease, use of color, and the juxtaposition of materials.
The Adrienne Landau collection is carried in the world’s most exclusive boutiques and department stores, and continuously worn by celebrities and featured in the top fashion publications. Known for versatile pieces that seamlessly transition from day to evening, Adrienne Landau has become the go-to designer for the world’s most fashionable and influential women such as Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Palermo, Lady Gaga, Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner, Madonna and more.
The Fall/Winter 2016 collection for Xuly Bet was not only momentous artistically, but historically, as it was the first all-black fashion show in all of NYFW history. Inspired by designer Lamine Badian Kouyaté’s West African roots, each piece was a new, mosaic-like mixing of culture and fashion.
It was clear within the first few ensembles that the fearless and effortless clash of pattern and fabric we saw with Lamine’s previous collections resurfaced as a key feature of this recent collection. Highly unique, each outfit had a strong voice emblazoned with neon, punctuated by striking high heels.
Every ensemble was tied together with statement tights. The tights were made of a disco-pant shiny material and ranged from a glittery emerald with black swirls and a bright pink zebra print to metallic silver.
The striking hue of each outfit was the central theme throughout the collection. The collection offered variety, ranging from extravagant carmine fur vests paired with rich gold jumpsuits, to casual oversized sports jersey jackets.