The Best Looks From New York Fashion Week Spring 2017
From see-now, buy-now shows to traditional runways and all that’s in-between, see the standout looks from New York’s best collections.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have joined rank with designers holding their runway imagery until the collection is available at retail—which means that this is the first glance at Spring 2017 for anyone not seated at the show that took place at the brand’s 71st Street townhouse this past September.
Which means they missed a collection of mostly black and white looks—save for some khaki pieces—paired with simple white trainers in the spirit of Keds.
That inherent The Row ease is present in each look—whether in white poplin separates or a strapless black dress that can only be described as a forever piece.
Here, Jacobs stirred up a pot of his favorite motifs: cheeky sweaters, unforgivingly high shoes, kooky styling and wearable ready-to-wear mixed in with over-the-top looks and exaggerated silhouettes.
Bombers shrunk, and so did printed, patterned and sequined dresses. Meanwhile, sweaters got long, jeans-like pants got skintight. Animal prints, camo, rugby stripes, girly intarsia knits and over-the-knee socks were worn by girls who looked like characters in in a Jacobs dream—where Marie Antoinette, club rats, ’80s cartoons and emojis frolic.
Clothes to stop traffic in—that’s what Ralph Lauren had in mind when he shut down the entire block in front of his Madison Ave flagship near 72nd Street to show his second Fall 2017 collection. It was available to purchase right after the show in the store. Where February’s fall referenced English country fare, this fall brought things back to America and that favorite of favored Lauren motifs…the cowboy.
This cowboy though, was no poke. She was a mix of business and glamour, quite literally, with men’s suiting striped pants detailed with swirly embroidery or western shirts tucked into sequined skirts. Buffalo plaids, fringed suede jackets, Mexican blanket-style toppers—Lauren rounded up the best of western.
But even if the customer is not into cowgirls, she will appreciate the tailored pieces —which were out in full force. After 49 years in the business, the man knows how to cut a jacket, trouser and shirt to perfection, and there were many version in pinstripes, winter white and black here, including a few wide-leg pairs with a blanket motif.