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Best of NYFW SS19

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Long overdue, but better late then never. I'm currently curled up on the sofa with a cup of hot chocolate scrolling through all the amazing designers SS19 collections from New York Fashion Week. I could talk about the gorgeous collections from the usual suspects; Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Fendi, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, etc., but I always love to pick out my favorite collections from lesser known brands. 

This year there were so many amazing designers showcasing their work, but I narrowed down my selection to four. I'd love to know what brands you were your favorites. 

 

Maryam Nassir Zadeh

Zadeh referred to the vibe of the SS19 collection as “acid Mediterranean,” or the juxtaposition of something organic with the surreal. “I love women who are really artful—it’s a theme in my work,” Zadeh said. “I like when girls dress in a spontaneous way, throwing something on with a beautiful lip color. That’s what inspires me—that effortless collage.”

 

Photos by: Luca Tombolini / Indigital.tv

 

Eckhaus Latta

For the past few seasons, Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta have had their fashion shows at a venue out in Bushwick. This season they relocated even further out in Bushwick to an industrial building. The afternoon’s show was soundtracked by children banging on pots and shaking tambourines. Jeans were dip-dyed and tie-dyed and trimmed with fringe; color-blocked knits in pastels; fluttery plaid dresses and polos were in an earth-toned floral jacquard. 

 

Photos by: Luca Tombolini / Indigital.tv

 

Self Portrait

Texture is often the main draw at Han Chong’s Self Portrait shows, from his signature lace cocktail dresses to the multimedia coats, pleated silk gowns, and ruffled poplin blouses. Statement dressing is his thing, but for this collection Chong put most of his energy into bold, distinctive graphics. The splashy palette was inspired by his recent trip to Ibiza and the sharp, geometric florals felt plucked from the late ’60s or ’70s.

 

Photos by: Luca Tombolini / Indigital.tv

Claudia Li

“I feel like I’ve hidden myself in this perfect little world where everything is static, and actually, personality-wise, that’s not really me,” Li said before presenting her Spring 2019 collection. Debuting at NYFW this year, Claudia Li introduced new and existing fans (including actress Awkwafina, who sat front row) to the real Li, the designer sent out a collection brimming with personal touchstones from her childhood memories of New Zealand. 

 Photos by: Luca Tombolini / Indigital.tv

xx
Kate
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