NYFW: Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren and Hilary Clinton close NYFW
In a season that has seen designers seemingly inspired by the wardrobe of Former Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, (see Oscar de la Renta, Adam Lippes and Adam Selman campaigning for the pink pants suit in their A/W'17 collections), the woman herself did not disappoint. At the unveiling of the Oscar de la Renta postal stamp collection yesterday, Clinton donned her favourite pink, though this time in a decidedly more punchy, powerful shade, swapping her signature suit look for a cashmere wool coat over slim black trousers.
Being that power pink has been something of a fixture on runways of late, it would seem that designers are very much still saying, #ImWithHer.
As one designer who helped hone Clinton's status as a Pantsuit Style Icon, Ralph Lauren staged a see-now-buy-now runway show in his Madison Avenue flagship store.
Lining the walls of the boutique were approximately 100,00 fresh orchards replete with automated, fluttering butterflies, setting the scene for a collection for the modern, classic American wardrobe in camel, taupe and burnt citrus hues finished with burnished bronze jewellery that culminated in a finale of liquid silk, jewel-toned gowns.
Saving the best for last, Marc Jacobs closed out the week with an uncharacteristically paired-back collection, though clear on influence. Jacobs described in show notes - the designer refused to give interviews on the day and banned photos on iPhones - that the collection was inspired by the documentary Hip Hop Education.
A wonderfully diverse cast modelled the looks, (the designer came under fire last season for lack thereof and his use of dreadlocks in the show) channelling 70s fur-collared coats in retro browns and oranges, 80s chunky gold jewellery and 90s Beastie Boy-esque hats.
With a finale that turned the tables on show-goers (a meta moment during which models took photos of the crowd taking photos of them) it was an end to a week that has proved nothing if not food for thought.
Will London pick up where New York left off? Tune in next week...
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