It’s New York Fashion Week, which means the Fashionista team is running around town like crazy to bring you the best of what’s new from the city’s brightest designers. Read on for our first-hand reports on the latest from the runways, and click here for even more reviews.
Ann Yee invited editors to the Refinery Hotel's sunny rooftop to present her spring collection — a fitting space for a designer whose work is so often inspired by architecture. This season, Yee also looked to New York City’s unpredictable weather patterns as a starting point, which came through in the color palette (stormy blues aplenty) and the marled textures of the knits.
Of course, after a gusty winter must come spring, and the bright spot of the collection was the series of all-white pieces — specifically a mixed-media white pinstripe dress with blocks of stitching to add texture and a laid-back swingy, textured top and trousers. In all, Yee's presentation was cohesive and very cute. And let's be honest, using the New York City skyline as a backdrop is never a bad idea. -- Alyssa Vingan
It’s not everyday you attend a fashion show with Selena Gomez – or her fans. After the screaming subsided, Adidas NEO presented a collection of fall pieces, most of which are available to buy now. The line includes teen staples like printed leggings, lace-up boots and cotton parkas as well as logo tees and slim fitting jeans.
The three-stripe motif that made Adidas famous (and is its most recognizable calling card) was highlighted only in shoes, and even those were modified to barely resemble the Stan Smiths the fashion industry is obsessing over at the moment. While the Adidas NEO line isn't trying to capitalize on Adidas's high fashion moment, it's still likely to be a hit in stores with younger shoppers looking for something casual, fun and endorsed by their favorite pop star. -- Steff Yotka
Lulu Frost and George Frost
When it comes to statement jewelry, two eras that definitely did it right were Ancient Egypt and Victorian England. Lisa Salzer's spring 2015 collection for Lulu Frost tapped in to both for a bold assortment that included scarab, horn and floral notes reimagined in the brand's signature bold style. Highlights included a scarab collar necklace and a gold plated signet ring necklace – both dramatic enough to catch the eye but still wearable enough for casual scenarios as well.
On the men's and unisex side of the presentation, the George Frost collection designed by Lisa Salzer and Marlon Taylor-Wiles took inspiration from the American West to create textural pieces that evoked a desert landscape. From the string-accented bracelets to the long bead necklaces, the line would look perfect on a modern outlaw like Johnny Depp. -- Steff Yotka