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NYFW: September 7th & 8th

New York Fashion Week started officially yesterday, with a few collections and showcases that took place on the seventh. NYFW kicks off (one of the) the most wonderful time(s) of the year: fashion month. Don't get me wrong, I love the fall collections that show in February and March (or, if you're Tom Ford, two nights ago), but there's something about the extra hustle and bustle of New York City at this time of year. At least, I imagine that's how it is. I haven't quite made it to the city for fashion week yet, but I'm crossing my fingers for next year. These are some of my favorite moments from the first two days of NYFW for the Spring/Summer 2017 collections, as told through nonsensical run-on sentences.

Brock Collection was all pinstripes, peplums and layered ruffles with ruched bodices and black piped bustiers. There was a lot of white rust shades, jewel-tones sewn in gorgeous silk with  purposeful wrinkles for more texture, all on fresh-faced models.

Looks 3, 8, 19, 23 from Brock Collection

Rosetta Getty utilized loose silhouettes with dramatic cold shoulders, cropped pants well above ankle skimmers, midi length skirts and dresses with scallops and pleats. Similar to Brock Collection, Rosetta Getty's collection utilized the burnt orange and rusty shades, the classic combination of navy and red in sophisticated pin stripes, and rich ruby reds all sewn in simple cuts.

Looks 2, 5, 12, 16, 18, 20 from Rosetta Getty

Tomas Maier, in true spring fashion, utilized graphic, geometric florals in relaxed fit sets. There was an underlying hint of sporty, mixed in with babydoll style dresses, tailored shirt dresses made in thick, opaque linen, and oversized separates with bottoms that dragged along the ground.

Looks 3, 6, 10, 22 from Tomas Maier

Hervé Léger by Max Azria took the typical spring route with gorgeous pastel hues, playing off the girlish fun with ruffles on ruffles and ruching sewn in every direction. The SS 17 was where edge met delicacy, adding in deep navy and black shades, intricate studding to create deconstructed and destroyed elegance.

Looks 4, 11, 26, 28 from Hervé Léger

Whit created the perfect poolside collection for summer vacations and spring break excursions. Each look, donned in linen with loose-fitting and swingy styles, were paired with the perfect pair of espadrilles for maximum summer fun.

Looks 4, 10, 22 from Whit

Camilla and Marc combined the edginess of leather and soft, dainty floral prints, all combined with the perfect denim additions for a modern upgrade to the typical florals for spring.

Looks 6, 7, 12, 18 from Camilla and Marc

Rachel Zoe brought it again with bright punchy colors in bold prints. There were gauzy peasant style blouses and hems adorned with pom-poms, a popular summer trend from this past spring and summer.

Looks 6, 8, 11, 13 from Rachel Zoe

Haus Alkire had an underlying simplistic theme for an incredibly cohesive collection. The SS 17 collection included simple and modern patterns, simple cuts, all in neutral colors with exciting pops flamingos and toucans.

Looks 2, 10, 15, 19 from Haus Alkire

Orla Kiely had the ultimate spring show with mass amounts of floral and eyelet lace. There was a mixture of 70s prints and collared blouses, 60s mod style shift dresses with modern twists, peter pan collars, and a-line flowing shirt dresses.

Looks 5, 8, 18 from Orla Kiely

There's something so unglamorous about Creatures of the Wind that is so intriguing. NYFW generally garners more ready-to-wear street style, leaning more towards the casual, deconstructed side than the luxurious and borderline couture pieces shown at the second half of fashion month in Paris and Milan. The SS 17 collection reminded me of street style from a small town, with block stripes and colors that seemed oddly reminiscent of the 70s. With embroidered denims and bright orange fabrics to full gingham suits, deconstructed skirts and makeshift lace bandanas, Creatures of the Wind curated a casual, interesting spring collection.

Looks 4, 18, 28 from Creatures of the Wind

Ulla Johnson took the usual spring line up of pastels, bright whites, faded thick navy stripes, and frilly ruffles, using accessories and tailoring details to set aside the collection. Collars were adorned with bolo neckties. There were less voluminous frocks and more streamlined pieces nipped at the waist for the perfect figure-grazing garments.

Looks 3, 8, 17 from Ulla Johnson

Adam Selman's SS 17 collection was where the 70s met the 90s on one u-shaped runway. Garments ranged from streamlined body-skimming mini dresses to full-on voluminous skirts with enough body to stand out on their own. There were tight bodices and full skirts, breezy separates and texture on texture on texture. Rosy pinks, punchy magenta and orange combinations transitioned to deep hues of blue and navy utilitarians separates that added some edge to the collection. Overall, Selman's SS 17 collection continued to give off its usual cool girl vibes.

Looks 2, 10, 14, 29 from Adam Selman


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