By RENEE MINUS WHITE
Fashion & Beauty Editor
For Fall/Winter ’19, New York Fashion Week featured the best designers and strong collections from top labels like Coach, Anna Sui, Helmut Lang, Telfar, Gypsy Scout, LaQuann Smith, Tomo Koizumi and Sies Marjan. Looking back on the runway reels, these designers were noteworthy. Their fashion concepts offered plenty of dressing tips for your wardrobe.
At Coach, designer Stuart Vevers provided a dream-like balance of organza, chiffon and other delicate fabrics. These materials were combined with leathers and nifty knits for a signature Coach collection. The looks were layered and paired with edgy bomber jackets and vests. Simple tops were teamed with structured skirts and chic boots. Helmut Lang returned to their tailored basics in color palettes of gray, black, red and white hues. The looks were classic, showing everyday pieces and wearing them in a contemporary way.
Hitting the nightlife, Gypsy Sport showed a diverse cast of models. Designer Rio Uribe made a statement in styles and shapes. “I always wanted to prove that truly every body can wear lingerie,” said the designer. His collection showed lingerie-inspired pieces that are made from re-purposed Adidas tracksuits. These garments were enhanced with lace and satin materials. Proenza Schouler just returned to New York Fashion Week from showing in Paris. There were oversized silhouettes including intricate knits. Deconstructed pieces were mixed and matched for classic styles.
LaQuann Smith dresses lots of celebrities like Cardi B and Kylie Jenner. In this collection, mini-dresses and edgy body suits ruled. Graphics like leopard, tartan and others patterns spiced up the runway.
Anna Sui’s fall ’19 collection opted for “Poptimism.” Her bold, bright colors were displayed on models accessorized in bright wigs and tights. Known for her layered looks, Sui put on an exciting show. Telfar debuted his fall/winter show at Irving Plaza in Union Square, NYC. Celebrating Black Future Month (February 2019), his collection was called “Country.” The line incorporated theater, music performances and fashion in their presentations of the apparel. Colors used included brown, tan and navy. There was a range of textures and materials. Tomo Koizumi kicked off their show with a bang at Marc Jacob’s Madison Avenue Store. Top models strutted down the runway in huge, colorful gowns. This Japanese designer show was one of the most talked about shows in town.
Ses Marjan’s brand designer Sander Lak showed a lovely line. “This show is about love and falling in love,” stated the designer. It was a beautiful collection of tailored pieces in modern silhouettes. Maryam Nassir Zdeh’s shapes were timeless. With a background in textiles, the fabrications in her collection made the looks special. She worked with dark gray, green and brown tones
Eckhaus Latta’s fall/winter 2019 collection focused on tailoring. This season, the design duo experimented with new silhouettes, materials, shapes and spaces. They worked with vibrant pastel hues from pink to yellow. The looks were a balance of masculine and feminine influences.