New York’s Fashion Week ended with one of the strongest days of this eight-day week. The final day included offerings from iconic designers Ralph Lauren, Isaac Mizrahi, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger among others. The week ended on many high notes, demonstrating that New York’s fashion designers really are some of the best in the world.
Showing great American design like nobody else, Ralph Lauren reinterpreted traditional denim silhouettes in indigo silks accented with pretty, pretty florals. Phi designer Andreas Melbostad’ s preoccupation with lingerie and vintage undergarments manifested itself in a really racy, body conscious way with long, lean dresses and fabulously thin pants. Choosing to relax a little, Stephen Burrows offered up dresses that would still be welcomed at an office, but would work best on a seaside holiday, many in his signature knits. Marking his return to the Bryant Park tents, Isaac Mizrahi’s collection was theatrical, but contained tailored pieces and chic little dresses that were designed to be more than just everyday offerings.
Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa offered a study in mismatched textures and shapes in subtle base hues that showed off the body in a serene fashion. Naeem Khan’s usual evening wear for society dames has been va-va-va-voomed with bold colors and a younger, more decadent feel for one of his strongest collections. Tommy Hilfiger’s spring collection was meant to be a Southern California beach romp – albeit a very dressy one – with relaxed pink, navy and khaki pieces, all with that all-American styling. Body conscious and curvi-linear, Threeasfour designers Gabi, Adi and Ange’s collection was created with inspiration and music from Yoko Ono.