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Marc Jacobs SS16

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It was as festive as a fourth of July parade! At the loss of his normal viewing space, Marc Jacobs took the opportunity to turn this into a one-of-a-kind spectacle. Red carpets were lined up outside the Ziegfeld theatre, bevies of fashion enthusiasts lining the velvet ropes waiting to capture the show before them. It was a show that only Jacobs himself could put on.

It was American the bold, the brash, and the glamourous. The influences were endless. Band jackets and sweaters were adorned with sequins, flashing by in electric red, blues, and golds. The slits were higher, high enough to render gold lame booty shorts a necessity. The film inspired setting allowed the prints to literally scream at you, with pop-art renderings of Janet Leigh in Psycho adorning coats, skirts, and everything in between. There was never a shortage of glamour extreme. Ruffles and feathers were everywhere, and the sequin embroidery was so intensely present, it would take us a year of examining garments to compile an adequate list of everything we saw. Out favorite look of the show, granted it was incredibly hard to narrow it down to one outfit, was a red gown, with thin straps that sat precariously on the edge of the models shoulders, cut low on the chest, with intricate embroidery so perfectly designed, it could make the thinest of hips look even thinner.

I wish that I could give this collection the full praise that it deserves, but alas I am one person. The intricacy, the originality, and the decadence was just too much for a single mind to comprehend. I can tell you one thing though. This one was for the books, one to study, one to celebrate. Check out images from the show after the jump!

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Calvin Klein Collection SS16

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Francisco Costa dug into the 90’s archive for this stunning collection. The brand is famous for it’s slip dresses, made famous by Kate Moss while she as in the prime of her heroin-chic party girl days. The slip dresses that were presented today were of a new design. The dresses drooped lower, playing with proportions, and we’re often deconstructed with straps flopping along the models shoulders. Knit tops seemed to disintegrate into the hem while sitting overtop of silky wide-legged pants that also were frayed at the bottom. In a surprising change of pace, we were also presented with a flower pattern, steering away from Costas normal abandonment of printed fabrics. The psychedelic flowers plastered dresses, coats, and even made there was onto handbags clutched in the models hands. My personal favorites were the slip dresses that closed out the show. Draped in thin silver chains, the dresses formless shape all of a sudden accented the models figure. A perfect way to accessorize and give a simple, but elegant dress, just a little bit of edge. Check out images of the show after the jump.

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Proenza Schouler SS16

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I always await a Proenza Schouler show anxiously. I mean, isn’t everyone? In my book, they’ve long established themselves as some of the most creative designers in New York, maybe even in the world, and boy this collection only cemented that fact even harder. Dresses and tops were pulled away from the shoulder, delicately tied with ribbons that slid down the back, only solidifying fashions current obsession with the shoulder. It was however the dresses that made this collection the hit that it was. There were dresses pieced together with different shapes and colors of polkadots, almost painted onto the fabric, and gorgeous pieces made out of white and red feathers in a grid pattern that swayed lightly back and forth. My personal favorites were black, white, and red concoctions that were cut away at the shoulder and hip and trimmed in ruffles. They were elegant but still erogenous enough to make you double-take just to make sure you didn’t miss anything. The accessories were nothing to snuff at either, spotting what looks to be a new bag for the house that may just have the potential to be a new it bag. Check out images from the show after the jump.

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Bibhu Mohapatra SS16

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Within a few looks, you could feel the 80s inspiration dripping from each piece of the collection. The shoulders were a little more structured, the hem lines a little longer, but were never a loss of classic American glamour. Art deco prints were plastered across dresses and boxy blouses, and were delicately beaded across ball gowns so gorgeous they are destined to make their way down a red carpet. No matter the influence, Bibhu Mohapatra is always chic, always glamorous, and this collection only made that feeling even stronger. Check out images from the show after the jump.

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Michael Kors Collection SS16

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It was more of a romantic show for Michael Kors spring summer collection. The opening look, worn by veteran model Sasha Pivovarova, was a black coat top heavy with flowers that seemed to bloom out of the material. Those flowers played an important part in the show, cascading down flowy skirts and covering a gorgeous bell sleeve knee length gown in a gorgeous shade of red that Kors himself described as nutmeg. Waists were nipped in tightly with thin leather belts, sometimes curling tightly under the models bust giving it an almost bondage feel to it. If Kors has his way for spring, the silhouettes will be looser, the tones will be earthier, but never with a loss of femininity. Check out images from the show after the jump.

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Rodarte SS16

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In an ode to runways of the past countless seasons, fluorescent tube lights hung from the ceiling, wrapped in long dried foliage and lose strands of colored knitwear. The glare of the lights was almost overwhelming. The clothes that came down the runway however spoke a different story. It was a light affair, a more innocent tale, despite the intricate dresses full of lace, knit, and a bevy of other materials the house has become known for. There were lamé synched ankle pants, blocked jackets that stopped gently at the waist, and to die for lamb fur jackets that were oversized just enough that they almost seemed to nod towards a long winter approaching (although if we had those jackets we wouldn’t complain too much). One of those things that seems to set Rodarte season after season is the versatility of the collection. The Mulleavy sisters always manage to make clothes that appeal to a range of women. The young women of fashions elite will clamor towards the sexy waist deep plunging necklines, while the gowns that floated out to close the show would be perfection on the red carpet of an A-list celebrity. However, no matter how you feel personally towards the collection, we can all agree that everyone will feel better with a pair of Rodarte’s metallic snakeskin boots on their feet come spring. Check out images from the show after the jump.

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