Collections to Obsess Over from NYFW!
Another fashion week in New York has come and gone, and though I’m not important enough (yet) to attend, I was there in spirit per usual. Every year I make it a point to look at most, if not all, collections being debuted during the week so I can at least be somewhat aware of what’s expected to be trending. I don’t consider myself a huge trend follower, however, as a lover of all things fashion, I’m always interested in knowing what’s hot and what’s not.
So you guys won’t have to be scrolling for two days, I only included four of my favorite looks from each collection, and I will have the rest linked for your viewing convenience. All photos included were used from Vogue Runway, and the actual photographer is credited under each look.
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I’m not the person that is only interested in the collections of designers that I’m familiar with. I love discovering new brands and designers, and I usually end the week with a handful of new favorites. Mark Badgley and James Mischka, the designers behind Badgley Mischka, debuted a collection that was truly meant for Spring. I’m talking florals, bright pinks, yellows, blues, and reds … and not to mention, the type of garments that appear to be so light and airy that you just want to run through an empty field with them on. So when you ask me to define Spring fashion, the answer is for sure Badgley Mischka Spring 2020.
Every collection that ends up becoming one of my favorites isn’t love at first sight. Sally LaPointe is definitely one of those. I didn’t hate it, but it was something that was throwing me off. Loved the color scheme and the fact that all the looks created an overall unified collection, but the hats … let’s just say I wasn’t a fan in the slightest. As I repeatedly looked through the collection, I basically forced myself to look at the hats from a different point of view, and I had a change of heart. While I still would never cop one for myself, the hats do fit well within her theme … and I’ll admit, they’re actually a unique touch to the looks.
So what’s your verdict on the hats? Did you love them immediately? Did it take a few views for them to grow on you like me or did you flat out hate them? Check out her full collection here and let me know in the comments!
Ulla Johnson brings out my inner boho chic goddess that doesn’t make an appearance too often. Of course I love her garment construction, but what really gets me is her use of different prints. I’m big on prints, so the fact that she’s uses more than your typical floral, stripes, or animal prints is quite refreshing. It’s something that I’ve consistently noticed in her recent collections and I’m hoping she sticks to it. Check out all the looks here.
I think at this point in my life, I can honestly say Brandon Maxwell is probably my favorite designer. If not number one, he’s for sure top three. I discovered him during NYFW F/W 2017 and absolutely fell in love with the simplicity and femininity of his collection. From looking at what he’s put together since then, I’ve kind of figured that’s his signature style, but he just keeps on perfecting it. The amount of drool I had coming from my mouth while looking at his Spring 2020 collection definitely shows for it.
If you haven’t noticed, I tend to lean toward collections that fit my aesthetic. I definitely appreciate the art behind avant garde and couture fashion, but I would never wear those items. Even if I could afford it. It’s just not realistic to me. I like to say I like “wearable” garments, and Jeffrey Rüdes, the mind behind L’Agence, has a great way of taking those garments to the next level. It’s interesting, though, because his style is actually very simple, but he works it well in order to put together beautiful collections. Check it out on Vogue.
Something I’ve noticed with several collections this year are wide, square-buckled belts … and I am not mad about it. I’m loving the trend actually. Wes Gordon has it paired with maxi skirts, mini skirts, dresses, and pants of all different prints and colors. The prints that he uses are actually some of my favorite; ESPECIALLY the polka dots. I realized this when I viewed his Spring 2019 collection and that’s what really made me a fan. Check it all out here.
Pamella Roland is not your casual night out attire. She’s elegant, red carpet, “I have stacks in my bank account” attire. She had a great use of color, beginning with hot pink and going through blush, green, purple, blue, and breaking it up with a few black looks. I was quite surprised when I viewed the zebra print dress; most designers stick to leopard, cheetah, and snakeskin so it was nice to see a change. I feel like my younger self was screaming on the inside because my obsession with zebra print was super real. Just imagine - 15 year old Daysia with a zebra print comforter set, zebra print shower curtain and bathroom rugs, zebra print decorative tape around my cat’s litter box, and to top it off … zebra print seat covers in my car. Maybe I overdid it just a little?
Check out the zebra print dress (look 18) and the rest of Pamella Rolland’s Spring 2020 collection here.
I had never heard of Dion Lee up until NYFW rolled around. I was immediately interested in what he had in store, for one, because he has the same name as my future hubby. I was really rooting for him to bring some heat and I’m so glad he didn’t disappoint. Though, I wish his collection felt a little more Springy, I did like like the neutral color scheme. The waist harness attached to the boots is what I really loved about his looks. It was that piece that brought everything together and I honestly want one for myself. Check out the entire collection here.