timberland rucksack A spectrum of spring looks
Fashion from the Richard Chai Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)With more than 100 shows set to take place at Lincoln Center and many other Manhattan locations during New York Fashion Week, designers spotlighted their Spring Summer 2015 looks. There were biker jackets and trench coats, slip dresses and patchwork pleats. Some went for filmy and ethereal, others for bold and gritty. And one designer introduced a tech savvy way to shop: via Instagram.
Among the highlights:The feeling on Thursday at BCBGMaxAzria’s Fashion Week runway show was flowing and bohemian, and the look was pastel: Pale, ethereal colors like bare pink, light blush, ecru, light aqua, gray violet and lavender.
And if you liked what you saw, you didn’t even have to leave your seat to go shopping. In a new Fashion Week twist, BCBG included instructions on how to buy various looks by “liking” an Instagram photo from the collection, after which the user would receive an emailed link to shop.
Shoes, they said, intended to be friend, not foe.
“We only want to make shoes for regular people,” Peters said after they presented their collage of a spring collection in a Chelsea gallery space. “A lot of our outfits are based around shoes.”
Paired with sunny yellows, china blues, beachy wide stripes and optimistic florals, the shoes stood out on the winding, white runway.
Some were huarache inspired while others were sportier. They came in bright yellows, rich metallic reds and a touch of blue detailing.
“It’s easy to forget about the fact that a shoe has to go on a foot and not destroy a person. You can make difficult clothing but it’s not going to physically hurt you.
A highlight of Chai’s Love collection for women, presented Thursday at New York Fashion Week along with his men’s collection, was a shiny trench in a brilliant kelly green color, accompanied by a lavender slip dress with a ruffled “scarf hem.”
It was Chai’s brightest piece, but there were other strong colors: electric blue in a patchwork pleated dress, and acid yellow, in a short flared coat paired with a white dress and black biker shorts underneath.
For men, Chai favored sleeveless garments, often boldly striped, that showed off muscled, tattooed arms. But there were big trenches for men, too, sometimes paired with shorts, and chunky sneaker boots (those boots were produced with Timberland, and women’s footwear with Dr. Martens).
For both men and women, lots of outfits had extra garments tied around the waist, for a casual, on the fly look but maybe also in case of a sudden spring shower or gust of nasty wind.