Musée's NYFW update
First part of New York fashion week passed fast and almost with no surprises. Futurism and minimalism on catwalk, art-deco and avant-garde on the Lincoln Center square, androgens and aliens on backstages. Special tag on instagram #mbfw tells hundreds stories of "how we're tired of fashion week" and "how many invitations I got today", but professionals firstly sure look at collections: and there are not really any surprises. Everything is quite predictable. Black&white plus red - talking about colors; geometry and brutality in a cut. Next fall and winter we'll cover necks with scarves and fur collars, keep wearing oversized coats and mixing sport jackets with classic skirts and pointed-toe shoes.
The only show everyone was talking about and waiting for was Alexander Wang. And again, the reason was not a collection itself, but pretty much location of the show's venue: it was in Brooklyn. To see new collection of Balenciaga's creative director fashion people had to get out Manhattan: "Brooklyn Navy Yard? Across the East River? Should I wear sneakers? (oh yeah, those ones from the latest Chanel couture show).
In favorites of fashion audience is also Helmut Lang and Prabal Gurung, Rag&Bone and Phillip Lim. Popular in masses DKNY, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger, BCBG by Max Azria and others showed "commercial succesful" collections, but even they supported the main idea of next fall-winter season: forget about feminine, pay attention to interesting cut and mixed styles.
Text and images by Alena Adamson