Best shows from NYFW FW18: Creatures of Comfort, Jeremy Scott and Tom Ford
New York Fashion Week: Day 1
CREATURES OF COMFORT: LIBRARIANS LET LOOSE
The collection: Would silk shirts and flounces make you want to read? This season, Creatures of Comfort designer Jade Lai drew inspiration from the young librarians. Mismatched tweeds (looks 23 and 25), bright color blocking (looks 32 and 35), and pointed collars (looks 5, 13 and 18) came together in a collection that was as whimsical as it was stylish. The beloved polka dots reigned supreme, with pieces in classic white-and-black prints (looks 14 and 36) and as large dots on a background of the same color (looks 1, 15 and 38). Along with prim selects and some layered looks, the collection also included a few sexier outfits — most notably, a shimmering silver tank top tucked into a pair of wide-leg white trousers (look 29).
Upon closer inspection: The socks-with-heels look (looks 6 and 12) isn't going anywhere. Here, it added to the bookish repertoire.
Try this now: A big scarf paired with a lighter dress (look 14) provides the perfect winter-to-spring transition.
JEREMY SCOTT: THE FUTURE IS NOW
The collection: What happens when sci-fi movies meet the disco ball and old-school arcades? For Jeremy Scott, the answer lays in neons, psychedelic prints and faux fur patchwork. Knowing what we know about Scott's love of all things kitsch, it's safe to say no piece on the runway resembled any of the others. As a result, we saw looks as varied (and as cool!) as baby pink dresses with black snowsuit strap decors (looks 3 and 5), bright knee-high moon boots (looks 20 and 32), plastic skirts (look 42) and translucent orange track suits (looks 25 and 27).
Something you might have missed: Scott's cropped jackets came with boustier-style fastenings (looks 1 and 22) in this collection.
Special note: Models on the runway wore angular wigs, in various shade of pinks, lilacs and oranges, taking the concept of "over the top" literally, and to new heights.
TOM FORD: FRIENDS OF THE FOREST
The collection: Sparkles! Spots! Fur! Those were the structural elements of Tom Ford's women's show, which brought us back to the party scene of 1980s L.A.. Each of the looks was fashionably outrageous — we saw everything from a shimmering floral and cheetah print dress (look 36) to a snakeskin pattern suit (look 12) and a black Peter Pan dress with a silver collar (look 30). Is the collar making a comeback? Only time will tell. The collection also featured fishnets (looks 1, 3 and 4), blinding tights (looks 17, 19 and 20) and oversized coats (looks 11 and 14) for a runway that was as fabulous as the famous faces in the audience.
The soundtrack: 1980s classics such as "I'm So Excited" and "Jump (For My Love)" set the show's tone.
Front row: Hailey Baldwin, Cynthia Nixon and Zayn Malik took in the throwback.
All coverage from New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2018.