Above Vivienne Tam’s fallâ€“winter 2015â€“16 collection paid respect not only to Tam’s Chinese culture but the occidental interpretation of it in chinoiserie. (Courtesy Vivienne Tam; photographed by Dan Lecca.)
Day five of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York was the biggest day of the week, as we showcase videos from the fallâ€“winter 2015â€“16 collections below from Parkchoonmoo, Carolina Herrera, La Petite Robe, Angel Sanchez, Dennis Basso, Pamella Roland, Reem Acra, Prabal Gurung, Vivienne Tam, Libertine, Badgley Mischka, J. Crew, Lela Rose, Naeem Khan, Michael Costello, and Skingraft. Taoray Wang, Oudifu and Georgine appear on our pages for the first time.
Carolina Herrera showed an aquatic-themed collection with wool and organza, with blues and greys. Chiara Boni’s La Petite Robe got us into the Italian mood with classic songs played as the audience arrived, and through the show itself, with ‘VolarÃ©’ and ‘â€™O Sole Mio’, displaying a creative use of stretch jersey and sheer fabrics. Reem Acra went romantic with embellishments, layers and lace, with blacks, reds and golds; Vivienne Tam also used lace to good effect with her collection, along with rich, floral patterns evoking chinoiserie and Victorian costume.
Taoray Wang, helming a label that first appeared for the springâ€“summer 2015 catwalks, was a pleasant surprise, with her sense of drama and volume: statement coats, big collars, turtle necks, dotted prints and angular shapes made us sit up and notice, and we believe she’s a label to watch out for. This was a classic winter collection that we believe will hit the mark well when autumn hits the US. Georgine used plenty of metallic, shimmering fabrics as it took us back to the second half of the 1970s.
A more comprehensive report led by Paris editor Lola Cristall will appear in an upcoming issue of Lucire.
La Petite Robe