feat. image Rachel Comey SS16
The Big Apple’s fashion week has been going on for a few days now and we’re about half way through the perhaps longest and most designer packed fashion week. There’s been so many exciting presentations that I thought I’d do a two-part round-up of it! Some of the highlights for me so far has been the luxe pajama/lingerie party (complete with bleached eyebrows) at Givenchy, the uber-cool boys at Alexander Wang and Adam Lippes beautiful and simplistic lookbook.
I’ve previously written about diversity in the casting of models, or the lack thereof, and so far my general feeling is that the designers have stepped it up a notch this time around (I might do some form of research on this later if my coursework allows it; stats over chats!). Different forms of representation is so important and I’m happy it’s being focused on more. One thing that felt like a minor set back, one that in some ways diminished my appreciation for the actual garments, was the casting at Jill Stuart. I’m always excited to see her work but this time around I was met with some models that were on the thin side. Of course, fashion models are slim but there is a tipping point in which alarm bells starts going off and they were chiming in my head from the very first look. Most of the girls looked to be in good health and I hate to body police other women, but it was quite unfortunate, and I’d love to hear some opinions on this! Have a look at the (otherwise beautiful) collection here.
Aside from this it’s been a strong week so far, check out my favourite looks below.