One of a Kind
by Melony Forcier
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The most exciting time for the fashion-minded kicked off last week with New York Fashion Week, showcasing looks from the most prominent names in fashion. While there was no shortage of great shows to review, a few collections stood out from others this season.
Tommy Hilfiger X Zendaya
Tommy Hilfiger and Zendaya presented their second joint collection at the infamous Apollo Theater in Harlem this season. The show itself was high energy with models dancing around a street modeled runway, complete with retro cars. Hilfiger and Zendaya’s collection paid homage to the African American community, showcasing models in a range of color, size and age. Notable people who walked the runway included Winnie Harlow, Precious Lee and a pregnant Ashley Graham. Just as incredible as the show were the looks themselves. ’70s inspired suits, long snakeskin skirts and polka dots are just a few of the show stopping themes throughout the collection. While the collab between Hilfiger and Zendaya can be surprising—considering Hilfiger's traditional looks—with Zendaya's cutting edge style, the show was the perfect balance between classic and individualistic.
Sarah Staudinger put together a runway show full of pops of colors, satin blazers and knits. Two stand-out looks from the collection included a sheer black top with butterflies and matching satin pants accessorized with a bucket bag; and a satin bow belt and a matching knit pants set with shades of blue wave patterns paired with the iconic Stuad Moon Bag. The brand, which is relatively new to the fashion world, is most popular with millennials, and many of the looks are ready to wear right off the runway. This makes for a good clue into the kind of trendsetting looks we are going to see in street style this spring.
The Zimmerman show truly encompassed what the brand is known for: elegance and grace. As the models walked down the runway, a large screen projecting black and white waves illuminated the background, giving the show a calming vibe. The looks included bold prints that looked like magazine covers Also, true to Zimmerman style, many of the looks included lacey detailing and beautiful whites, juxtaposed with these bold prints.
The traditional close to an exciting New York Fashion Week, Marc Jacobs presented a show that could simply be described as fun. The bright colors, a popular theme this fashion week, made for an electric atmosphere in the Park Avenue Armory. Another popular trend in the collection were giant hats, which could allude to a popular trend this upcoming Spring. The makeup throughout the show was also an interesting statement, including bright colors that complimented the already loud outfits and jewels surrounding the models eyes. It is nice to see a designer stay so true to their brand while still managing to break boundaries.