Living in Los Angeles, Victoria Beckham presented her secondary’s line Victoria by Victoria Beckham Spring-Summer collection. She was inspired by the Golden State and its breezy style. Victoria’s shapes are body skimming, a bit looser with playful touch, I’d say more girlish collection, than her first line. I like Becham’s comment about her looks: she makes clothing, that she want to wear. You will find here overblown floral prints, sleeveless shifts, structured knee-length dresses and Walter Steiger platform shoes. Overall, Victoria offered perfect, relaxed and casual collection for tanned California chicks.
Patrik Ervell showcased his Spring-Summer collection of women’s and men’s clothing during New York Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. New season comes with "a California mindset." It’s about adventure, outdoors meet industrial designs. Collection seems to be a mix of American utility wear and minimalistic Scandinavian design. Indeed, here you will find boyish silhouettes, Peter Pan collars, military style bombers backpacks, nylon bombers and parkas, unstructured suiting, white cotton T-shirts, tropical orange wool suits, cotton baseball caps and chunky sandals with bright acrylic straps.
Aloha with Palm Style. Mara Hoffman showcased energy, pure and clean silhouettes in her latest Spring-Summer womenswear collection. The main theme of Mara’s collection was Hawaiian, just take a look at these Hoffman’s girls, it felt like they were out of an island dream, wearing loose maxis, bright colors and swimwear.
Models appeared in canvas safari jackets, languid Polynesian-print cutout dresses, ukulele bands with a palm headpiece, bright, color-blocked chiffon maxi gowns, quilt-print caftans, khaki utility jackets, silky printed blazer, pink-and-coral column dresses, on-trend board shorts, hot and chic bikinis, leather jackets, booties Her clothes are always flirty and everytime you see her looks, you start dreaming of a holiday.
Rugged&Refined Aesthetic. Todd Snyder took his inspiration from the movie The English Patient (like these slick military green suits) in his latest spring-summer themed “Saharan Prep” collection of menswear ready to wear designs. Models appeared in army/navy surplus jackets, earth toned sport coats, double-breasted coats, washed cargo shorts, cotton cable sweaters, ivory tonal ties, Southwick jackets, desert sunset orange washed cotton parkas, selvage denim and linen knitwear, lug sole boots. Overall, it was all about American sportswear and military influenced looks, so I’d rather call this collection as American preppiness or as Snyder said: «Classic American style mixed with the military».
Creative directors Brian Wolk and Claud Morais of Ruffian were inspired by Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Manhattan boroughs of New York City in their spring-summer collection. It was really interesting to see these kind types of street neighbor styles from hipster creative to high-end fashion and couture styles.
Sporty&Spice. For Charlotte Ronson new spring-summer season was inspired by water theme. Charlotte knows how to mix feminine uptown proper looks and spunky downtown edge. Models sported nautical high-waisted sailor shorts, sheer tees, short shorts, leather track pants,tight, skirt suits, track jackets, leather bralettes (sports bras), high-wedges, sporty funky bags, color-blocked minidresses, sporty and ease feminine looks. Love these soft feminine hues: light greens, yellow, ocean's blues, painterly print of the ocean.
Galaxy Glam. Nicole Miller presented her latest spring-summer collection during New York Fashion Week. New season is inspired by rave, sci-fi and 1980′s inspired prints. Models sported leggings in digital acid sprints, little black dresses, biker jackets, chiffon tunics, skinny pants, sheer flowing tops, galaxy printed pieces and other digital prints. New Nicole Miller collection is about a tropical slant for the city girl.
Graffiti Style. Fashion designer Daisuke Obana behind N. Hollywood revealed his latest Spring-Summer collection of menswear designs, which was presented at New York Fashion Week. Japanese label offers street style inspired pieces. Here are shown urban art motifs: face scarves, denim, hoodies, military jackets, plaid button-downs, graphic tees, beanies, caps and more.
Japanese Sports. Jen Kao’ new Spring-Summer collection is inspired by the concept of structured haikus. As for me Jen’s collection was filled with high-tech sportswear fabrics, asymmetrical hemlines and origami-like folds, which gave a sporty futuristic look. It was full of geometric cuts, mini-prints and bold colors. Models donned patent-bonded jersey dresses, camouflage denim utility jackets, boxy dresses with chevron prints, block-print T-shirts, jeans, judo jackets accessozied with rubberized mesh that glows in the dark and baseball caps.
Grunge Camo. Designer Bumsuk Choi behind General Idea presented its Spring-Summer menswear collection titled “The Last Lumberjack” at NYFW. It’s all about camouflage influence: lots of prints, neon colors and youthful vibes. You will see here 1990’s grunge style and tough mixed media looks. Male models appeared in digital-camo varsity jackets, signature colorblocking garments, stylish headwear, striped and untucked button-ups.