By Léana Esch ISEM Paris
As Paris Fashion Week has been over, I wanted to narrow down and detail my favorite shows from New York Fshion week first. New York and Paris Fashion Weeks are the two FW I prefer, so I will analyse these two and post the looks I have eyed on. Hope you will enjoy my picks.
Carolina Herrera. This brand having been a favorite of mine for many years, each season I know that I will not be disappointed. Even if it was Wes Gordon's first collection on his own, we could definitely see the essence of the brand. Obviously, I particularly loved the evening wear and all the occasional outfits of the show even though I also enjoyed a bunch of more casual looks made of shirting. This collection was fuelled with prints and a lot of mix and match which I was very pleased with. Moreover, many outfits were made of overlays and a mix of textures, that's why I appreciated this spring collection much.
Gabriela Hearst. This brand is one of my favorite options when it comes to tailoring. The suits and ensembles are just to die for, as they always come in original yet very tasteful colors. The stunning cherry number you can see above is my favorite look of Hearst's collection as, for me, both the shape and the color are fantastic. The baby pink option also packed a punch as it is wonderfully nipped in. You could find quite a lot of vivid shades throughout the collection, like a blue rain coat for instance. As I adore everything that is structured, Gabriela Hearst surely is a must for me this season !
Lela Rose. Lela Rose's presentation took place at Grand Banks and it could not be a more appropriate setting to distill the entire collection. I loved all the striped pieces of the collection which tend to be quite casual after all and not that much evening-oriented. A lot of the collection's items are made of lace flowers and gingham, which I could not but like. Even if they are not pictured above, I also really liked the yellow gown presented in the collection, as much as the checked brown and white suit. Last, but not least, all the long dresses, like the two white above are always true to the brand's DNA.
Oscar de la Renta. Even though Oscar de la Renta's actual look is quite different from what it used to be because of the the new artistic directors, I still appreciated the outfits. I found several emerald green looks extremely pretty and a bunch of gowns quite gorgeous, the long yellow one above being my favorite of them all. On the other hand, I am less fond of the Indian and Moroccan inspired pieces as well as the checkered print. But, on the whole, the collection was a highlight of New York Fashion Week.
Zimmermann. This season's collection was a little bit more provocative and less girly than the previous ones but it was still a collection that caught my eye. I really loved all the embroidered pieces and the mix of gold and yellow details. Nevertheless, what I endorsed the most were all the cashmere-printed pieces such as the semi-transparent blouse above which is such a showstopper. Another look I enjoyed was a scalloped jumpsuit representing a real summer staple. To sum it up, both the shapes and colors made me appreciate that new collection.
Brandon Maxwell. Brandon Maxwell is always one of the shows I am looking forward to during NYFW. This season, it was no exception. Indeed, I loved the crisp and shiny textures he used in many of the designs and different pieces. For me, the sharply cut red and fuchsia look on the right above is my favorite of the entire SS19 FW so far. I admire the mix of colors : we now have the proof that fuchsia and red definitely create a wonderful combo. But all the collection was very colorful and this is why I liked it. It went from yellow to khaki to mint and was a pleasure to look at. Moreover, a wide range of outfits were belted and it is always something I am into.