While the rest of the country is preoccupied with Valentine’s Day, fashion insiders globally are in a tizzy over New York Fashion Week.  For the past week, designers & their teams across the country have been frantically managing last minute fittings, retouching already seemingly perfect pieces, and attempting to calm pre-show jitters – all of which culminate to about a 12 minute fashion show on average, before the dust settles once again.

Although more and more designers continue to opt for more interactive presentations over runway productions, the F/W 2018 season did not disappoint.  Keep reading for our favorite looks & trends below.

 

DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS

When we consider the GOATs of fashion (no, not Chanel) we often think of Ellie Saab, Zuhair Murad, and Sabyasachi.  The tremendous detailed handwork of these designers makes their pieces truly beautiful.  In fact for many of these designers, the textiles inspire the designs rather than the reverse.

OSCAR DE LA RENTA

LBH, Oscar does not disappoint.  While we had our reservations about the label’s ability to remain effortlessly feminine & classic after Oscar’s death in 2014, co-creative directors Laura Kim & Fernando Garcia continue to deliver.  This season, the pair really focused on harnessing the label’s femininity for a more youthful generation – millennials.

Photo: Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.tv

BIBHU MOHAPATRA

Originally born in Odisha, Mohapatra moved stateside when he attended FIT.  After receiving his masters, he worked for J. Mendel, before establishing his eponymous label in 2008.  His striking often science-inspired designs have been worn by many celebrities including former first lady Michelle Obama.  This season, Mohapatra looked to the relationship between Miss Havisham and Estella from Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.  This wasn’t our favorite Bibhu collection, but this number was too gorgeous to be forgotten.

Photo: Marcus Tondo / Indigital.tv

J. MENDEL

Giles Mendel, creative director behind french couture label J. Mendel, has fashion in his blood.  Originally furriers (yes that is a word 🤔) for Russian aristocrats, J. Mendel has been in fashion since the late 1800’s.  Although the label continues to sell furs, it has since transformed into the delicate precision pleating gowns that are so synonymous to its name.  This season Giles Mendel was inspired by fashion innovators, street style and his classic muses (like Katherine Hepburn). We are obsessed with how wearable this collection is!

And our absolute favorite from the collection, this LBD 😍.

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