link.png Riding the storm: New York Fashion Week AW16← Back

Despite intemperate weather and the ongoing debate about the role of fashion week, New York’s designers remained unfazed this past week and went about as usual, presenting their collections for Autumn-Winter 16. Following a week’s worth of shows, we’ve picked out the highlights.  
 

Image source - Narciso Rodriguez
 
Narciso Rodriguez
For Autumn-Winter 16, Narciso Rodriguez presented a minimalist collection, in which bias cuts were accentuated with diagonal paneling. Although black and white formed the backbone of the collection, colour appeared in the form of shimmery golds, silvers and rusty reds. 
 


Video - Delpozo
 
Delpozo
Madrid label presented a light, colourful collection for Autumn-Winter 16 consisting of sculptural shapes, with a strong focus on shoulders and sleeves. Patterns were echoed with embellishments aplenty, which ornamented sleeves, hems and bags. 
 
The Row
Despite their status of celebrity designers, over the past few seasons twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have decidedly won over the fashion industry with their collections. The Autumn-Winter 16 show was a laid back affair in which coats took centre-stage: outerwear was oversized, stripped back and in a simple colour palette.
 

 
Video - Proenza Schouler via Vogue

Proenza Schouler
Although simple, Proenza Schouler’s Autumn-Winter 16 collection was all about detail. A silhouette that subtly focused on the waist was enhanced with lacing, straps and tight bag chains as the designers explored the idea of restriction and containment. 
 


​Video - Monse
 
Monse
As a new brand to look out for on the fashion scene, Autumn-Winter 16 marked the second season for Monse. Designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia opted for a sophisticated yet casual vibe with off-the-shoulder tops, artfully spliced sleeves or unbuttonned flaps in a deconstruction of a woman’s workwear wardrobe consisting of shirts and pinstripes.

 

​Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs’ show was all about drama this season – bouffant dresses were paired with ultra-high platform boots, delicate lace with PVC in a modern take on Victorian dress.