This was my first year attending Vivienne Hu and I was beyond impressed with this particular designer. Prior to the show, I visited her flagship store in Soho and was styled from head-to-to in her fabulous designs. There were so many incredible pieces to choose from but I opted for a sleek pair of black pants (the Guerrier) and a chic blazer that made me feel elegant yet a bit edgy. Her collection is the perfect combination of downtown New York style combined with European elegance.
Vivienne Hu’s collection included outstanding looks that ranged from cropped leather jackets paired with two-tone leggings, slouchy leather pants and sleeveless fur vests to military dresses and puffy coats with incredible fur hoods. Vivienne Hu does an excellent job of combining fabrics in order to create a unique yet cohesive collection. This is just the start of Vivienne Hu’s fashion career; she is truly a talented young designer.
LanYu is an extremely talented young designer who presented a beautiful and cohesive collection. Her latest collection showcased soft and feminine outwear, varying from pale shades of pink to deep greens and gold. The collection is anything but basic, ranging from velvet lounge coats to lace bomber jackets and ruffled trousers. My personal favorites were the oversized coats as well as LanYu’s trademark fitted dresses. The models looked beautiful yet eccentric with rainbow colored eyebrows and sleek hair that was tied back with pastel-colored ribbons. LanYu never disappoints and I look forward to seeing her future collections.
Francesca Liberatore is a force to be reckoned with! Her Fall/Winter 2017 collection brought bold details to the runway, dedicating the collection to the prowess of today’s modern woman as well societal effect. When asked in an interview about her inspiration behind the collection, she mentioned that Franklin Roosevelt was a key figure in the design process. She wanted to convey the feeling of empowerment and success that was seen in the 32nd President of the United States.
As the lights dimmed and the show began, the opening look was a stunning long white coat styled over a black velvet jumpsuit, accessorized with bold red jewelry, a fringe belt and knee-high boots. The coat looked chic and elegant from the front but quickly transformed into a powerful statement as soon as the model turned the corner and you could clearly read the phrase “Save Freedom of Speech” printed along the back left side.
This look truly made an impression and set the tone for the rest of her collection…ambitious feminine power! Francesca also presented elegant lace dresses, long coats trimmed with fur and powerful stripes. Although the color scheme was mostly made from pastels, the entire collection was a powerful statement that was luxurious and eye-catching. I look forward to attending her next show in the fall!
Did you attend New York Fashion Week F/W 2017? What was your favorite look?