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February 23, 2016

All You Need To Know About New York Fashion Week Fall 2016

Text by Tanisha Choudhury

We’ve rounded up everything from the best shows and fashion trends to beauty looks and front row action

Top 5 Shows

1. Rosie Assoulin

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An Instagram favourite, Rosie Assoulin’s collection which gave modern and innovative updates to day-wear basics was perfect for all the queens of quirk out there. From caped jumpsuits to billowing sleeves, cold-shoulder blouses to sweeping asymmetrical hemlines these clothes and their silhouettes were created to help you make an entrance. The attention to detail – lots of tie-up strings and lopsided bows and dresses with flounces – shows a certain joyousness and originality which we are only too happy to witness.

2. Proenza Schouler

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Proenza Schoulers collections, full of superb craftsmanship are often like works of art and this one was no different. Not as ‘pretty’ as their previous collection, this one was about ‘control and release’ according to designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez and they achieved this through silhouettes that were narrow on top and a-line below the knees. Other features of the collection were deconstruction – visible in the ribbed knit dresses that had visible seams and lace and leather stitching – and clean tailoring – seen in the billowy trousers worn with fitted coats and jackets.

3. Marc Jacobs

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The almost all-black collection was all about intense textures, manic layering, proportion play and theatrical showmanship. The noir-ish makeup and towering platform boots only added to the goth-punk aesthetic of the collection.

4. Rodarte

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Sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy celebrated the tenth anniversary of their label with an extraordinarily dreamy collection faithful to their aesthetic. This collection has a gothic-princess vibe with floral head-gear worn with dark lips. Their usual manic level of embellishment was there too, in the form of lace, ruffles, fur, and patchwork leather, sometimes all together. One of their best collections, it communicated Rodarte’s strength perfectly – fantasy and romance with a touch of macabre.

5. Alexander Wang

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After leaving Balenciaga, Alexander Wang was determined to re-create his particular brand of cool – this season that meant loud slogan branding on the thighs of models apart from sweatshirts, marijuana leaf motifs appearing on skirts and fuzzy furs and tweed skirt suits with punk chain detailing among other things. Fans of his rebellious urban edginess will be happy.

Top 5 Looks

Top 5 Trends

1. Shine on

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It’s time to get your shine on, without looking like a disco ball. This season, the metallics became lame-like, less glittery and more liquid and glassy. They also became more easy to wear and pared down like at Baja East and Monse. Refined day-wear or evening version were seen at Tory Burch and Tommy Hilfiger.

2. Deconstruction

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Cuts-outs, slashes and overlapping layers and visible seams all featured as a part of this trend. Suits especially looked as if they had been torn apart and then roughly reconstructed like the ones at Thom Browne and Eckhaus Latta. Victoria Beckham, Sies Marjan and Rosie Assoulin showed more refined versions of the trend, while Public School and Hood by air had edgier versions.

3. Statement fur

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Colourful or in browns, luxurious statement-making furs were ubiquitous on the runways and are sure to become a fall staple. Faux or real – furs showed up as coats, jackets and on sleeves.

4. Turtlenecks

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Turtlenecks are back! With dresses, suits, jackets and jumpsuits – wear them over or wear them under. Full and half neck varieties in multiple colours were styling staples this season and we have to say, they are a refreshing way of wearing party dresses.

5. Chains, links and ties 

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Visible seams, leather stitching, big metal eye-lets, straps and chains and loosely tied clothes were used by multiple designers. From laced tie-ups at Proenza Schouler and Rosie Assoulin to punk versions at Alexander Wang, from corsets at Tome to chain links at Michael Kors, there’s something for everyone.

Top 5 Beauty Trends

1. Gothic glamour

From noir lips and slicked back silver hair at Fenty x Puma to a more feminine version with dark lips and floral head pieces at Rodarte to a goth-punk aesthetic at Marc Jacobs, gothic glamour was the most buzzed about beauty trend this fashion week.

2. Glitter contour

This season glitter was used in new and old ways, from the usual glitter eye shadow and eye-liner to a more futuristic glitter contour like at Opening Ceremony.

3. Curly hair, don’t care

From brushed out soft curls to natural frizzy ones, curly hair was everywhere. Soft and romantic or wildly original, pick your style.

4. Graphic eyes

Graphic black liner and black-out eyebrows were ubiquitous on the runways. A bright shade of periwinkle blue too made appearances and reminded us of our school days. Hood by air had graphic brows, Alice + Olivia did winged eye-liner, Adam Selman had a glossy version and Bibhu Mohapatra and Anna K added touches of colour.

5. Post workout hair

Lazy girls rejoice! Messy effortless knots and textured hair from tousled to static were seen everywhere from Derek Lam and Tory Burch to Jonathan Simkhai and Rosie Assoulin. Post-workout hair is a thing now!

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