NYFW: 60’s Mod in Betsey Johnson’s Spring / Summer 2016 Collection


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.