Thoughts

NYFW Spring ’19: My Favorites

As Fashion Month comes to a close, there’s a few collections from the Spring ’19 collections that I can’t get off of my mind.

1. Self-Portrait

Launched just five years ago, London brand Self-Portrait is consistently trendy. Inspired by the designer’s recent trip to Ibiza, the Spring 2019 collection included amazing prints and colors that seem inherently contradictory, but somehow work beautifully. The mixing of prints is something huge in high-street and couture right now; when done right, it creates a sense of true, down-to-earth fashion. These are pieces for the epitome of a “cool girl,” one who turns head walking down busy NYC streets while eliciting an effortless vibe.

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2. Jeremy Scott

Celebrity-loved designer Jeremy Scott always pushes the envelope, and this collection was no different. By engaging with current trends like neon, camo, and logo-mania, Scott created a polished yet fun collection. His aesthetic is very much in sync with the streetwear frenzy right now, making you feel like if it’s wacky enough, you can wear it to the bar or on another planet. It’s also worth noting—and applauding—Scott’s political statement at the end of this show, with a male model rocking a “tell your senator to vote no on Kavanaugh” shirt.

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3. Oscar de la Renta

One of the most iconic RTW brands, Oscar de la Renta’s show this year was star-studded and intriguing. The show was held on the rooftop terrace of Spring Studios, evoking a “just stepped out of a fabulous party and now on my way to a yacht club” vibe that was definitely reflected in the ensembles. Bold primary colors and embroidery mixed with classically elegant silhouettes, creating an exotic but familiar feeling of feminine style.

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4. Pamella Roland

One of my favorite things too see on RTW runways is the use of interesting textiles and materials, like you might see on an episode of Project Runway. Pamella Roland delivered this in her show, in a beautiful mix of elegant gowns, tailored pants and beautifully constructed bodices. The floral embroidery, sequins, and intricately sketched designs showed the true effort put into making these clothes. This was debatably my favorite show of this NYFW.

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5. Proenza Schouler

Always the epitome of style and class, Proenza this year kept true to the brand while infusing inspiration from their new, lower-priced White Label. The designers wanted the clothes to be more “real,” reflecting what women of 2018 want to be wearing. Using classic fabrics like leather and denim, this spring collection stayed true to a very American aesthetic. The focus here was clear to me: functional and simple, but make it fashion.

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Let me know your favorites in the comments!

XO,
Ally

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