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New York Fashion Week Fall 2016- Days 7-9

With the Fall 2016 shows coming to a grand finale today in New York City, the catwalks over the past several days have officially revealed the must-have trends for the season to come.

Staying true to the bohemian chic spirit on the runways and her signature design aesthetic, designer Anna Sui showcased her new “Pop-sydelic” collection. The designs channelled the creations of artists like Richard Lindner, Tadanori Yokoo and Peter Blake, and combined this with the funky artwork from the gallery of 1960s London-based art dealer Robert “Groovy Bob” Fraser.

On the runway, this translated into rich velvet designs and warm shades of deep red, dark blue and plum. Models strut the catwalks in tie-dye printed styles, oversized faux fur jackets and playful patterned dresses.

At Marchesa, co-creative directors Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman were inspired by the elaborate paintings of Edwardian artist John Singer Sargent. This artistic flair came to life on the runway, in a collection which captured the flawlessly attired high society belles of the era. Floor-length embellished gowns, voluminous tulle hemlines and sheer illusion necklines made a statement on the catwalk. Intricate red and gold sparkling accents, bejewelled designs and off-the-shoulder necklines were all key points of the collection.

Meanwhile, designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne displayed an edgy, street smart collection at DKNY which was a complete contrast to the femininity featured at Marchesa. DKNY’s latest menswear inspired looks took their sartorial inspiration from the streets of New York City in the 1990s. This resulted in plenty of dark colours, slouchy trousers and long coats in shades of black and red. As well, bold cut-outs and deconstructed detail also made a splash.

At Boss, designer Jason Wu unveiled a line of surprisingly loose silhouettes, architectural designs and a colour palette of black and beige with pops of colour. From flowing coats in brilliant tangerine hues to ladylike pink sleeveless dresses, the collection offered a winning combination of ladylike pastel hues and classic neutral looks.

Naeem Khan captured the beauty of Art Deco in his Fall 2016 line, which showcased intricate beadwork and an array of glamorous sequined gowns and floor-length capes. Silver embellishment, sultry side cut-outs, sheer detail and brilliant ruby red tones also dominated the collection.

Designer Vera Wang was inspired by the work of Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti and the muted colour palette from the paintings of Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani. On the runways, this translated into a collection of lean, slim-fitting black gowns with cut-outs and vampy thigh-high necklines. Bulky black blazers, slim-fitting trousers and fluttering sheer frocks also made an appearance.

At Oscar de la Renta, designer Peter Copping took his cues from de la Renta’s famous 1973 collection which he showed at Versailles. On the catwalk, the colours leaned toward bright magenta, silver, pale pink and dark blue. The collection itself was a combination of modern designs and vintage inspiration, with materials like silk, taffeta and organza making an entrance. Meanwhile, punchy floral prints, sleek fur coats and girlish Peter Pan collars also brought a ladylike touch to the runway.

Anna Sui 


Key Looks: Pop art inspiration, rich velvet, warm tones of red and burgundy, bold prints



Key Looks: Edwardian drama, flowing gowns, tulle, striking embellishment


dkny nyfw

Key Looks: Nineties style, edgy street smart looks, red and black colour palette, oversized outerwear



Key Looks: Loose silhouettes, architectural detail, shades of tangerine and pink, ladylike coats

Naeem Khan


Key Looks: Art Deco aesthetic, rich embroidery and embellishment, floor-length gowns, sequins

Vera Wang 


Key Looks: Artistic flair, lean silhouettes, basic black, sheer styles and form-fitting trousers

Oscar de la Renta


Key Looks: Modern femininity, sweet floral prints, shades of pink and magenta, silky fabrics


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