Crop tops, bikinis, retro separates and shift dresses. Need I say more? This pop-art inspired collection featured psychedelic patterns and vibrant colors. Models like Gigi and Bella Hadid strutted down the runway with teased wigs, orange lips and glued-on nails. This groovy collection is an electrifying blast to the past with a modern twist.
Jeremy Scott is one of today’s trendiest designers. Remember the retro stewardess costume worn by Britney Spears in her “Toxic” music video? It’s by Jeremy Scott. Who could forget Katy Perry’s multiple costumes at her Super Bowl XLIX Half Time show performance? They were all created by him.
Jeremy Scott, the current creative director of Moschino, is often compared to Betsey Johnson and I can tell why. Both love working with bold, extravagant looks and aren’t afraid of odd prints. What’s the difference? Betsey Johnson is leaning more towards impractical. I love her accessories, but I’d rather wear Jeremy Scott. Oh, and have you seen how fun his website is?
DVF’s collection was inspired by a painting of the Roman goddess of justice, Fortuna. It had a touch of the 70s with elegant draping and lose silhouettes. Her pieces had pink tones, metallic touches and featured some whimsical prints.
The designer also debuted her first footwear collection with Caleres, formerly known as Brown Shoe Company. It included strappy sandals, chunky heels and flats with floral prints and gold tones.
Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are some of the models that walked her runway. Karlie Kloss opened the show with a version of the now iconic wrap dress.
The second season of House of DVF premiered last night on E! Who are you rooting for?
Betsey Johnson has been one of my favorite designers for a long time. My fascination with her began with the accessories. Fun purses, chunky necklaces and wild shoes. This 73-year- old designer is a 21-year-old at heart and loves incorporating elements of the 60s and 70s, the punk subculture and all things whimsical in her designs. Her NYFW show began with colorful and poofy show-stoppers.
Her prints were floral, cherry and geometric shapes, among others.
She also showed her love for edginess.
And of course, mod-inspired mini dresses.
I like very few pieces in this collection. Many of them are too “costume-y.” Definitely not my favorite Betsey Johnson show but you got to hand it to her, she still makes eye-catching dresses. The music changed during the show so much that it got very confusing at one point. Having the models go back on the runway to dance forcefully was also not a good idea. A mess or just press hungry? Any press is good press, I guess.