New York Fashion Week revels in the power of color

dauphinette

Wandering through the Dauphinette collection is akin to exploring an art gallery, with each piece of clothing an artistic celebration of often-overlooked materials. Some looks are delicate celebrations of nature, like the flowing yellow pants adorned with cherry blossoms, while others take a sharper approach to everyday means, like the upcycled leather dress with a 1940s mailbox. The kitchen table can be seen, with purses made. of French pastries and a show-stopping ivory dress composed of over 400 real eggshells. By venerating the remains, the Dauphinette collection is a thoughtful commentary on beauty as it is present in our everyday lives. Alice Tecotzky

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Alice + Olivia

Alice + Olivia stayed true to their brand DNA with a rainbow-worthy color palette from candy apple green to sky blue. This season, the brand also offered a select number of mommy and me outfits. The brand’s designer, Stacey Bendet, realized that her consumers are entering motherhood. Now she is ready to dress their daughters, who will be the next generation of consumers. Bender is on a roll and trying to keep her brand that way for generations to come. There was also a contrast in the women’s pieces between jewel colored cocktail dresses and rugged denim looks with a feminine twist such as crystal tassels. Kristopher Fraser

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anOnlyChild

Maxwell Osborne’s anOnlyChild was an eclectic mix of looks that ranged from streetwear to high street. Osborne was inspired by summer nights and a desire to design a collection that could resonate across a wide age range. His opening look, a gold satin capelette pleated dress with gold satin wide leg trousers, set the tone for opulence on the show. This was felt in everything from satin piping dresses to medallion print scarves. The line may only have launched last fall, but the standing ovation after the finale is proof that it has staying power. Kristopher Fraser

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