Spring 2020 RTW NYC

New York’s Spring 2020 was an eclectic mix.  Difficult to sum up as the collections vary so much in what they bring to the week.  Ready-to-wear met haute couture at Vaquera.  We were transported in time at Jeremy Scott & Marc Jacobs.  While Brock Collection made us all feel like a princess.  Includes also some of the collections from off the runway.

Jeremy Scott

Jeremy Scott Spring 2020 RTW

The show at Jeremy Scott transported us right back to 1985, with girls coming down the runway fit to be part of Jem and the Holograms.  Complete eighties looks – including metallic boots, colourful animal print and peplum (!).  I’m almost positive being a child of the eighties meant you had to own one of those denim sets, or onesies with colourful appliqués.  To complete the look all the models adorned colourful wigs in spiky rockstar inspired shapes, such as eighties mullets.

Jeremy Scott Spring 2020 RTW
Jeremy Scott Spring 2020 RTW

Alaïa

It's like totally important designer...

Alaia Spring 2020 RTW
Alaia Spring 2020 RTW

I will never not think of Alaïa as being synonymous with Cher Horowitz.  When she refuses to lie down on the ground while held at gunpoint in the name of fashion because, “THIS is an Alaïa, it’s like a totally important designer”.  A girl after my own heart.  leather skirt

Love the crop, full leather skirt an oxfords with socks from this collection.

Christian Siriano

On her first date with my father my mother made herself a Seafoam green cape-sleeve cropped top with a wrap around town at the waist (if it existed today it would actually be quite trendy) … I used to wear it as a little girl when playing dress up.  These Christian Siriano looks remind me so much of that top.  Pearlescent seafood green, it’s almost mermaid like.

So much inclusivity and diversity on Siriano’s runway!!  2019 isn’t as bad as it may seem.

Christian Siriano Spring 2020 RTW
Christian Siriano Spring 2020 RTW

Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone Spring 2020 RTW

This girl just has crazy pretty hair from the Rag & Bone show- baby Carrie Bradshaw.

REDValentino

My La Senza Gril shopping, butterfly clip wearing, gel pen toting ten year old self would have died for a pair of baggy denim pants with a butterfly across the seat from REDValentino.

I highly approve of the artistic shots with the parrot.

Red Valentino Spring 2020 RTW
Red Valentino Spring 2020 RTW
Red Valentino Spring 2020 RTW
Red Valentino Spring 2020 RTW
Red Valentino Spring 2020 RTW
Red Valentino Spring 2020 RTW

Rodarte

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

The Rodarte collection is very Wizard of Oz and I still can’t get over the fact that Kate & Laura are bff’s with Kirsten Dunst.  What I would give to join their cool girl club.

Are we all going to start wearing loose pearls in our hair this Spring … what an excellent idea for a trend and a perfect carry over from the pearl clips of Spring 2019.

Rodarte Spring 2020 RTW
Rodarte Spring 2020 RTW
Rodarte Spring 2020 RTW
Rodarte Spring 2020 RTW
Rodarte Spring 2020 RTW
Rodarte Spring 2020 RTW

Area

In a time of deep nostalgia where fashion lacks innovation, Area is a breath of fresh air.  While many new designers on the scene seem to be recreating the looks of designers they grew up with.  Area is a new face with a new vision and brand unto their own.  Beautiful sage suiting draped in gold chains…reading (what I assume to be) the designer’s namesake in different languages.  This collection is so wonderfully unique, love to see it. 

Area Spring 2020 RTW
Area Spring 2020 RTW
Area Spring 2020 RTW
Area Spring 2020 RTW
Area Spring 2020 RTW
Area Spring 2020 RTW
Area Spring 2020 RTW
Area Spring 2020 RTW

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Spring 2020 RTW

This collection felt very inspired by Gucci’s Resort 2020 runway.  The collection was an homage to Marc’s peers – Chanel, Gucci, Valentino, which I suppose is why it didn’t feel very Marc Jacobs to me.  I was not dawn to many of the looks, while Marc tends to be one of my favourite shows to look forward to each season.

Marc Jacobs Spring 2020 RTW
Marc Jacobs Spring 2020 RTW
Marc Jacobs Spring 2020 RTW
Marc Jacobs Spring 2020 RTW
Marc Jacobs Spring 2020 RTW
Marc Jacobs Spring 2020 RTW

Oscar de la Renta

First look from Oscar de la Renta is a 2020 Carrie Bradshaw.  Can’t help but see the scene where Carrie, in her signature tousled blonde mane meets Big at an upscale restaurant for brunch.  In her perfectly fitted, slouchy, slink pale pink dress and causes a huge scene when he tells her he’s marrying Nijinksy.  Lots of nude tulle, in line with the lingerie trend of the season.  Including a nude tulle blazer!  Oui s’il nous plaît.

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2020 RTW
Carrie Bradshaw lunch with Big
Oscar de la Renta Spring 2020 RTW
Oscar de la Renta Spring 2020 RTW
Oscar de la Renta Spring 2020 RTW

Coach 1941

Coach 1941 Spring 2020 RTW

Sheer will be big for Spring 2020.  Sheer tops, layered under crops, or lingerie inspired pieces such as this camisole from Coach 1941 barely veiling one’s modesty.

Cinq à Sept

A slinky jumper for cooler summer nights from Cinq à Sept.

Cinq a Sept Spring 2020 RTW

Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera Spring 2020 RTW

Carolina Herrera‘s spring collection is full of bright colours and prints.  Polkadots, which have been making their way onto the runway the past few seasons have almost – almost grown on me.  Jury is still out.  However, a polka dot tulle is almost enough to convince me.

Carolina Herrera Spring 2020 RTW
Carolina Herrera Spring 2020 RTW
Carolina Herrera Spring 2020 RTW
Carolina Herrera Spring 2020 RTW
Carolina Herrera Spring 2020 RTW
Carolina Herrera Spring 2020 RTW
Carolina Herrera Spring 2020 RTW
Carolina Herrera Spring 2020 RTW
Carolina Herrera Spring 2020 RTW

Brock Collection

Brock Collection Spring 2020 is the wardrobe for an off-duty princess.  Ankle-grazing white dresses in cottons and laces.  Beautifully tailored blouses and jackets with ruffled sleeves.  Oversized bows at the waist are another trend for Spring.

Brock Collection Spring 2020 RTW
Brock Collection Spring 2020 RTW
Brock Collection Spring 2020 RTW
Brock Collection Spring 2020 RTW
Brock Collection Spring 2020 RTW
Brock Collection Spring 2020 RTW
Brock Collection Spring 2020 RTW
Brock Collection Spring 2020 RTW

Be Blumarine

Be Blumarine Spring 2020 RTW
Be Blumarine Spring 2020 RTW

Be Blumarine Spring 2020 is a day at the fair.  The collection is rife with wonderful young prints – zebra, polka dot, mixed quilting.

Be Blumarine Spring 2020 RTW
Be Blumarine Spring 2020 RTW
Be Blumarine Spring 2020 RTW
Be Blumarine Spring 2020 RTW
Be Blumarine Spring 2020 RTW
Be Blumarine Spring 2020 RTW

Vaquera

Vaquera continues to impress with their contemporary art meets runway.  Spring 2020 was wonderfully romantic in the way a Disney movie might be.  Heart shaped necklines and cuts – likened to a Valentine’s Day box of chocolates.  A black wedding dress & veil paired with the most obvious of flowers – red roses, tacky in any other situation.  Oversized pearls – reminiscent of a Chanel look featuring a young Lily Cole photographed by Tim Walker.  Of course the most obvious Disney reference in the single red rose printed on a black tee, representative of the rose in Beauty and the Beast.

Vaquera Spring 2020 RTW
Vaquera Spring 2020 RTW
Vaquera Spring 2020 RTW
Vaquera Spring 2020 RTW
Vaquera Spring 2020 RTW
Vaquera Spring 2020 RTW
Vaquera Spring 2020 RTW

Vera Wang

Vera Wang Spring 2020 RTW
Vera Wang Spring 2020 RTW

Lingerie is on display at Vera Wang and with pieces so beautiful, you’ll want to show them off.  Sheer and lace bras and corsets are worn as layering pieces.  Sheer button-downs as well are layered under tube tops and vests.

Vera Wang Spring 2020 RTW
Vera Wang Spring 2020 RTW
Vera Wang Spring 2020 RTW
Vera Wang Spring 2020 RTW
Vera Wang Spring 2020 RTW
Vera Wang Spring 2020 RTW

Reem Acra

Reem Acra designs truly fairytale-esque gowns.  Mixing the dark with the fantasy, for which classic fairytales have been known.

Reem Acra Spring 2020 RTW
Reem Acra Spring 2020 RTW

Marchesa

Marchesa never ceases to amaze and innovate with new ways of making fairytale gowns more and more beautiful with each coming year.

Marchesa Spring 2020 RTW
Marchesa Spring 2020 RTW
Marchesa Spring 2020 RTW

photos from vogue.com

Sheila