Standout Moments from NYFW 2016

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If I could describe how New York Fashion Week makes me feel in one word, it would be overwhelmed.

After sifting through at least fifty collections and finding my favorite looks, I narrowed it down to eighteen collections. I was pleasantly surprised with myself: I usually tend to gravitate towards a similar look/vibe/aesthetic (whatever you want to call it), but I felt like my tastes branched out this year! Here are eighteen of my favorite collections from NYFW 2016:

Alice and Olivia

Alice and Olivia

I really love the whole 60s vibe that I got from this collection but its ability to integrate current fashion trends like the thigh high boots and wide brimmed hats. I really liked how the models were styled in a way that their makeup and accessories didn’t take away from the clothes and their haircuts were great.

McQ Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

One word: Coats. These coats are absolutely amazing and I love the variety, despite the entire collection being extremely cohesive. I really like the collection’s ability to look effortless, yet structured at the same time.

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Bibhu Mohapatra

What particularly stood out for me in this collection is the color palette. I loved the use of red, navy, and green. I tend to dress in neutral colors myself and I felt like this collection would be perfect for us monochromatic dressers to branch out without being completely out of our comfort zone.

Brandon Maxwell

Brandon Maxwell

I’m definitely a sucker for black and white and this collection is just that. Something about the shape that was present in a majority of the collection seemed like it could be flattering on any body type, which is a feature that I admire to be present on such a huge platform like Fashion Week.

Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera

I totally get a Blair Waldorf circa 2016 vibe from this collection. There were a lot of colors featured, as you can note from the photos above, and I think the designer did a great job at using a variety of colors but still making the collection cohesive.

DKNY

DKNY

UGH. I love that this collection makes me feel like a cool kid. There is such an effortless, casual vibe to these outfits but so put together at the same time. I really like this relaxed look that is still nice to look at and not sloppy.

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J. Mendel

Something about the prints in this collection make me feel like I’m 10 years old again: I think it’s the florals. I’m usually not a fan but I really like how they were used in this collection. The cut of the tops were really nice and the whole collection was sexy but classy.

Kate Spade

Kate Spade

Kate Spade tends to be too preppy for me even though I always appreciate the collections she puts together. This collection was different in regards me actually wanting to wear the clothes! I absolutely love the jackets and the color scheme she chose to work with. It’s definitely still preppy, but very posh. I also get this weird airplane pilot vibe: it must be from the last jacket/turtleneck combo on the right.

Marchesa

Marchesa

I’ve definitely never seen a Marchesa collection I didn’t like. These dresses are absolutely breathtaking and I want them all!!! Need I say more?

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Similar to Kate Spade,  I tend not to like Michael Kors’ just because of personal taste. I really like these looks and the cutout features on the two dresses above. And can you really get over those pants on the left because I can’t???

Milly

Milly

After reviewing my top twenty collections again, I’ve decided that Milly is my favorite that I saw from NYFW. Those jackets are completely stunning and something about pairing them with the two piece outfits (or swimsuits? I’m really not sure) just makes sense to me.

Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan

Naeem can do no wrong. I saw these photos before I knew who the designer was, but I had a good guess it was Naeem. I think he does an amazing job at incorporating a specific aesthetic in every single one of his pieces that are completely unique to him. These dresses are made for a queen! I would love to see some on the Red Carpet later this year.

Oscar De La Renta

Oscar De La Renta

While I noted that Caroline Hererra’s collection is totally Blair Waldorf, this collection makes me thing of Serena Van Der Woodsen. That two piece gold blazer and jacket has her name written all over it.

Phelan

Phelan

When I talk about my tastes branching out, I’m talking about this collection! Something about it caught my eye when I usually would brush it off for being unwearable, despite being featured in “Fall Ready to Wear.” I really liked the collection featuring tennis shoes, giving it an athleisure vibe, which is extremely popular right now.

Pamella Roland

Pamella Roland

Ugh, I am obsessed! I got sort of a “Bad Witch” vibe from this collection, but I think that in a good way! I love the fearlessness of these looks and can see a lot of them being worn by celebrities this year.

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Prabal Gurung

THOSE SLITS! I love the cohesiveness with the cut of these dresses and I can totally see these are wearable looks. They’re super intricate if you look close, yet look simple, elegant and classy. The one on the right is one of my favorite looks out of the entire NYFW.

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff

I think Rebecca Minkoff did a great job at capturing what young women want to wear right now. I can see myself wearing all of these outfits. I appreciate the “moto” meets hippie vibe.

Tadashi Shoji

Tadashi Shoji

I tend to stay away from prints, but these are absolutely stunning looks! I was reading a review of the collection and it discussed how the designer was inspired by tattoo designs and I thought the way that was incorporated was super intriguing.

All photos are credited to Vogue.com

So there you have it: some of my favorite looks from Fall 2016 Ready to Wear. If you’re curious to see more collections, click here.

– Kristin

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