New York fashion week was turned on its heels this year with a major overhaul of new changes, from a revamped schedule to a list of major brands who ditched NY for Paris Fashion Week. While these brands — which include the likes of Proenza Schouler and Rodarte — were definitely missed, a new of designers, both old and new, brought a vibrant energy to NYFW that is sure to set the tone for years to come. This season will certainly mark the surge of a new era in fashion in years to come; from the inclusion of a much more diverse range of models to the unique formats of this year’s shows. But above all, the fashion on the runway stole the show, introducing a mixture of whimsically romantic and upscale sporty collections that will set a new tone for fashion lovers’ closets in seasons to come.
Take a look at our editor’s choices for the best collections of New York fashion week, in reverse chronological order.
5. Tory Burch
Tory Burch looked to interior designer David Hicks as her muse for the SS18 season. Robust with color and pattern, the line was bold yet seamlessly simple in its flowy and easy silhouettes. Hick’s signature graphic prints were matched with multicolored stripes to create vibrant getups that remained minimalist in nature. All in all, Hick’s influence took centerstage but the Tory Burch aesthetic still shines through.
4. Taoray Wang
Wang Tao executed a stunningly wearable yet runway-ready collection filled with airy fabrics, refined silhouettes and exquisitely feminine draping. Business wear essentials were elevated just enough to go beyond the work clock with cinched waist belts, fringe accents and frilled sleeves. The simplistic wearability of each piece exudes a feel that makes you think of items that your most chic girlfriend would wear. The monochromatic and neutral hues of the collection make it transitional for Summer to Fall with ease.
3. 3.1 Phillip Lim
Signals of simple and clean New York style blended with pinned up corporate layers and dramatically voluminous tops to create a line that had a little bit of everything — in the best way possible. The collection was a culmination of many of the major trends that debuted this season, all combined in a surprisingly cohesive presentation that just worked.
2. Oscar De La Renta
Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia are still new in their roles as Co-Create Directors of Oscar De La Renta. While the casual pieces that debuted this season are a far stretch from the classic aesthetic of the brand, the youthful energy is a refreshing remix that is sure to introduce a new audience to the brand. Splatters of pant, metallic accents, fur and even sequins were all detailed throughout simple, boxy pieces that were fun and flirty. Yet the evening dresses revived the feel of the classic Oscar De La Renta we’ve come to love, giving us a bit of everything fashion enthusiasts may have been hoping for in this collection.
1. Victoria Beckham
Beckham presented a minimalist collection that combined elements of delicacy, ultra femininity, and whimsical appeal. The line featured a great palette of classic Spring colors, including soft blue, pink, lavender as well as hints of vibrant hues. Plaid and stripes were also a signature of the collection, which added dimension and complexity to the simple lines of each piece. Tailored lines were paired with a boxy, utility feel to create a diverse line that can easily appeal to all types of women.