Another Fashion Month has come to a close. And though the format of show season has certainly become its own beast, I’m still very much inspired by the optimism of each new season. There’s something about the presentation of new collections that reinvigorates me. From the hair and makeup to the scene itself, the head-to-toe inspiration that encompasses a runway show or presentation gives me fresh eyes to observe my own wardrobe. And these observations aren’t just in preparation for the new season, but they’re also for the present moment. I’ve come to realize that all it takes is a fresh perspective to make a “meh” piece feel new again—and isn’t it the feeling of newness that fashion is really after anyway?
Let’s revisit the Fashion Month moments that have given me new reasons to make the most of this season’s final chilly days. First up? Here are three of my favorite collections from New York Fashion Week:
I’ve been a fan of Clover Canyon’s singular combination of slick textiles and graphic prints for some time now, but the more I looked at this fall collection, the harder I fell for it. The fabrication is exquisite and the color palette is moody in the dreamiest way. There’s an easy elegance to this collection that is only made richer by the infusion of faux fur, velvet, and wool. Not to mention that they hit it out of the park with casting—this color palette sings on the model’s deep complexion.
Heohwan Simulation is a label that I was unfamiliar with prior to this season, but to say that I’m glad I came across it would be a huge understatement. The use of jewel tones in this collection is impeccable and I love the tonality of the color combinations within each look. And if that weren’t enough, the proportions on these looks are phenomenal. The double-breasted cocoon coat in green wool? Sign me up. And I’ll have the high-waisted, wide-leg, teal trousers, too, please.
Though I’ve come to associate Theory with monochromatic, elevated workwear, I was pleasantly surprised by the brand’s fall offerings. This collection was another example of a strong color palette and it was met with equally strong silhouettes. I’m a relatively recent convert to the powers of the turtleneck and I’m particularly fond of it being paired with a suede moto jacket and culottes. And clearly, I’m a fan of a mustard trench.
**But why are the front rows at Fashion Week still so homogenous?**
Photos courtesy of Vogue Runway.