As fashionistas move from New York to Paris for the next installment of Fall/Winter 2015/2016, Baroque Access takes a look back at the highlights of Fashion Week in New York
Celebrities, stars and the fashion savvy braved freezing temperatures this past week to see the best of New York Fashion Week – and it was well worth it. Models strutted their stuff, revealing coveted coats, bejeweled and embroidered garments, beautiful bags and plenty of exciting new trends as the cream of the fashion world took center stage on the catwalks at Lincoln Center.
It’s the last time Lincoln Center will host this world-famous annual event, which made it even more special. And there were certainly memorable moments…
Both baby North West and Harper Beckham certainly tested Anna Wintour’s patience this past week, begging the question – should babies be permitted to sit on the Front Row? The two little ones certainly made their presence felt, enchanting the paparazzi and the public if not those sitting next to them.
And then there were the shows themselves… Kendall Jenner stole the limelight at the Diane Von Furstenberg show. The reality star was the first model to walk the runway wearing a magnificent white dress.
Keeping it in the family, Kylie Jenner took the spotlight alongside Kanye West when the rapper revealed his Adidas Originals sneaker collection on the opening night of Fashion Week. And then there was the other fashion family, the Beckhams, who turned out in full force to watch as Victoria Beckham revealed her latest treasures. Touted as the star’s coolest collection to date, Beckham’s new range is less minimalistic and sexier than before.
Vogue Magazine waxed lyrical about a lot this past week, but a firm favorite with the mag and many other fashionistas were two new handbags revealed by Mansur Gavriel, a top-handled lady bag and a leather cross-body incarnation in a brand new shade – peony.
Of course, for many at New York Fashion Week, the highlight was definitely Peter Copping’s debut collection for the house of Oscar de la Renta. The late designer’s devoted clients and friends were ready to criticize if need be – but there was no need. The brand’s new Creative Director paid tribute to de la Renta in a collection that managed to keep a delicate balance between the master’s signature elements and Copping’s own romantic. Everybody heaved a collective sigh of relief as the exquisite garments were revealed. The show was, in every sense of the word, a fitting tribute to de la Renta, and a promise of exquisite haute couture to come.
De la Renta gowns will certainly be seen on many red carpets in the future, and Oscar de la Renta’s memory will be evident in many of them. Copping has interpreted the master’s genius and injected a touch of his own magic as well. He has managed what many thought impossible… the perfect balance, a collection true to the brand with a new touch of magic.