NYFW SS17 Recap#1: Erin Fetherston, Collina Strada, Rubin Singer

Hey guys!

NYFW ended last week, it was a blast! A lot of designers are taking more risks again instead of playing it safe: making political statements, all natural make up, and art instillations are a few of the risks brands took this season.  This is the first of three recaps,  woot woot!

Erin Fetherston Spring 2017 Collection

"This collection is not just 'Spring 17', or my ten-year anniversary collection, but more like Chapter One of what I hope will be a very long novel, " says fashion designer Erin Fetherston of her long awaited designer revival.

Model’s sporting an all-natural look, paid an ode to the feeling of seeing the NYC lights shine on a summer day.  The dresses had a similar shimmer, while white and blush tones followed by pops of neon and denim.  To add to her signature dress look, Featherston added tailored pantsuits to the collection.  

COLLINA STRADA Spring 2017 Collection

While catwalk diversity has been in the spotlight especially with the controversy embedded in the Yeezy Season 4 casting call.  Collina Strada designer Hillary Taymour took matters into her own hands this season, with a presentation that called attention to diversity by casting all black models.

"I was tired of just seeing that token black girl," Hillary told attendees at the presentation. "It's our duty to acknowledge this at a time when Americans are taking to the streets to remind us that Black Lives Matter. We need to amplify those voices and use our collective influence to push for change." She added.  Wow, glad someone called it out “token black girl” I personally dealt with that.   

Ruffles were a common theme in the presentation seen in a denim jumpsuit, floor-grazing pants and sweeping hems.  Wearable and directional at the same time. 

Rubin Singer Spring 2017 Collection

Rubin Singer became a household name when Beyoncé wore his designs at the Superbowl in 2013.  I actually remember working next door to the their design office in the garment district, the team would stay way past regular hours to get designs executed.

The Spring 2017 presentation took the route of an art installation. No runway, no models! It hit me why the presentation was 4 hours long!  The all-day installation allowed a larger attendance in media and buyers.  Not to mention, it cuts the costs of models and all their issues (ubers to the next show, make up, meals, etc). The collection entitled, “Into the Deep”  took on an outer galactic solar system motif, with dreamscape music in the background. Gowns were displayed on risers! “‘Into the deep’ is an exploration of new proportions, new materials and a voyage to a new world,” says Singer. 

Have you guys been following the shows online? I believe London is happening right now :)