Like the clothes, the locations for the shows were mixed variety. Oscar de la Renta and Phillip Lim held their shows on rooftops while Ralph Lauren took over Central Park. Before we turn our attention to the runways of London, Milan and Paris… lets have a look of best looks from NYFW.

 

 

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs started his Spring 2019 runway procession an hour and a half after go-time, but for those who waited it out, the riches were plenty. Sometimes Guido Palau’s hair matched the cotton candy colored confections—clothes with feathers, frills, tulle and bows that built upon last season’s ’80 volume, mixed with a vibe that was decidedly Jackie- O.-circa-Camelot on a light hallucinogenic. The results were artful, playful, surprising—the reason we’re still willing to wait it out for Marc and the magic only he can bring to the City of Dreams. -Kerry Pieri

 

Oscar de la Renta

A quick message from creative directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia on Oscar de la Renta’s Instagram stories dubbed their Spring 2019 collection as “nomadic,” “gypsy,” and “a sexier take on evening.” Bags included birdcages and bold floral motifs. This is what happens when the uptown, Oscar de la Renta girl takes a vacation–or a dozen. In her travels, she seems to have taken a piece of everywhere she’s journeyed to along with her to comprise the ultimate warm weather wardrobe–with formal options in tow. From Grecian draping to sari-esque wrap skirts, flamenco fringe and flares, and easy evening looks that would suit a night in Marrakech as much as they would a black tie affair in Rome, this is Kim and Garcia’s take on the modern globetrotter.– Carrie Goldberg

 

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren celebrated five decades in the fashion biz with Oprah, Kanye, Kendall, a host of hot British actors, a dazzling party, and a collection that hit all of the brand’s signatures. There were sweaters for ski weekends, velvet slip dresses, lace gowns, varsity knits, camel coats and patchwork—more often than not all worn together. It’s a fashion lexicon so embedded in our psyches that sometimes it can be difficult to remember it all started with Ralph. It’s a major moment for American fashion and a designer who helped shape it. —Kerry Pieri

 

Zimmermann

In Zimmermann’s world, nothing comes without a flirtatious, sweet sex appeal. For spring, sultry riffs on suiting, voluminous sleeves, and ruffle-decked micro minis remain tenants of the brand, but Zimmermann has replaced some of her standard garden party styles with looks fit for a more rebellious,’70s-inspired cool girl. That said, the girl who buys dresses by the dozen from this label to outfit her every wedding, cocktail party, and beach vacation wasn’t forgotten–but this season, her dresses are more likely to come in neutral and earth tones rather than the feminine pastels of seasons past.—Carrie Goldberg

 

Tom Ford

Kicking off New York Fashion Week, Tom Ford’s Spring 2019 collection was filled with a mashup of retro glamour and elevated basics. From croc-embossed ’80s power suits to ’70s head scarves and lace handkerchief hems taking us back to the early 2000s, Ford put his own updated twist on an array of throwback trends.—Lauren Alexis Fisher

 

Brandon Maxwell

With a nod to his Texas roots, Brandon Maxwell embraced southern charm to the fullest for Spring 2019. After receiving cowboy boots as invitations, attendees sat in the back of pickup trucks to watch the spring collection hit the runway. With full belle skirts, popped collars and suede knee-high boots—as well as the chicest pair of overalls you’ve ever seen—Maxwell’s collection fused his signature glamour with southern style staples for an unexpectedly cool mashup. The takeaway? Fall’s current cowboy boot trend is here to stay. —Lauren Alexis Fisher

 

Coach 1941

Spring 2019 for creative director Stuart Vevers was all about festival dressing–on his terms. Whether you’re packing for Coachella, Burning Man, a trip to Austin or Marfa, or in Vevers case, Sante Fe, this is the wardrobe you should be packing to hang with the cool kids. Feminine and frilly dresses aside, Vevers included cheeky touches like upside-down prints of Disney characters on hoodies and graphic tees and included leather and bomber toppers for added badassery. Keep an eye out for the season’s leather goods as well–they are, after all, the specialty of this house.– Carrie Goldberg

 

Sies Marjan

Sies Marjan mastered the art of mixing bold and bright colors, but with Spring 2019, creative director Sander Lak proved the brand can go well beyond those show-stopping hues. Models of all ages (including the designer’s mother) walked the runway in a range of reimagined suiting separates and knits that held their own. Playfulness came in the form of several PVC pieces like skirts and jackets that brought some fun to the collection, too. Of course, the major Sies Marjan color we’ve all come to love still managed to make some splashes on the runway as well.—Lauren Alexis Fisher

 

Sally LaPointe

Inspired by a sci-fi comic that focuses on a dystopian take on the American West, East of West, LaPointe aimed to deconstruct American classics for Spring 2019– and keep in mind some of her biggest fans, Gigi and Kendall, in the process. Known for her cool-girl separates and textural plays, Spring 2019 for LaPointe is all about denim, trenches, the working girl pencil skirt, oxford shirting, and more–either turned on their ears or with a futuristic edge. Per her past seasons and an au courant way of dressing, this season showcased completely monochromatic looks that we expect to see fashion’s favorite it-girls sporting on the street.– Carrie Goldberg

 

Gabriela Hearst

Gabriela Hearst is a master of closet essentials, but in elevated ways. Think of her pieces as riffs on high-end basics we didn’t know we absolutely could not live without, until now. This season, her signature color palette of neutrals, indigos, and soft pinks was capped off with embellishments, artful pleating, and tailoring we want to wear for everything from the office to black tie. As if that weren’t enough to want/need/die for, we’re going to need her mini bags in our closets come spring as well–or ASAP.– Carrie Goldberg

 

Tibi

As for the 38 looks actually shown on women, many of them were built on gender-neutral codes: suiting, shirting, denim. Smilovic took her bow in one of the show’s simpler looks: a sleek, ankle-length shirtdress in a techy, silky fabric, the kind of piece that’s so easy you forget you’re wearing it. Afterward, she said she’d wanted to capture the feeling of lightness we experience on vacation, when the only thing on our to-do list is relaxing in the comfy, breezy pieces we associate with ultimate bliss. Why can’t we feel that way every day? A few skirts had sarong-style ties (a more direct nod to island life) and the blazers—cut boxy or nipped with a corset in the past—had scarf-like panels floating gently at the back.

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