Forget boring prints. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez wowed us with a collection of bold geometrics (stripes, triangles and checks) in striking primary colors, with scupltural silhouettes and feather trims. It sounds like a lot, but the mashed-together looks read chic and futuristic. Our only issue: The cool knits with cut-outs seem like they’d be hard to pull off for anyone who’s not model size.
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Prabal Gurung just convinced us to wear sweaters in spring. The designer featured gauzy knits draped off the shoulder with flowing asymmetrical silk skirts. Inspired by Gloria Steinem and the upcoming election, many of his looks featured words from speeches by famous women. But it was his closing numbers — striking silk gowns in jewel tones; dramatic dresses with slits up to there and pleated sleeves; and a chic black-and-white pantsuit — that spoke the loudest.
Be still our beating hearts: Joseph Altuzarra sent an organza gown covered in whimsical pineapples down the runway. The designer had fun with prints: Sweet cherries, playful lemons and sexy snakeskin all made appearances on his feminine looks. But his confident #bosslady silhouettes— cinched waists, deep V-necks, and curve-hugging skirts — keep these flirty pieces from appearing too precious.