It seems like only yesterday we were counting down the days until NYFW, and now in the blink of an eye, the Spring 2018 collections have come to an end. From the bohemian vibes at Tadashi Shoji's show - to the Carrie Bradshaw t-shirt and ballgown skirt combo from Sachin & Babi, here's a recap of our favorite highlights from the week.
Sisters, Nicky and Simone Zimmermann, the masterminds behind the Australian fashion house, arrived at NYFW in all black to present their Spring 2018 collection. Revisiting the Gold Coast in their home country of Australia, their models sported hues, prints, ruffles and tonnes of detail inspired by images from the "'60s and '70s sunny, beachside suburbs like Surfers Paradise". Flower-power chicks and boho surfer babes galore, the new collection was aptly named #Goldentime.
Born in Taiwan, 34-year-old Jason Wu is all about the tiny details. When starting out, Wu cold-called the president of fashion doll maker, Integrity Toys offering his sketches, crediting this experience as the reason for his focus on tiny details. He was discovered in the fashion world after Michelle Obama made an appearance in his sparkling white one-shoulder evening gown at her husband's inaugural ball in 2009. For this season's catwalk, he's opted for a rather more casual collection - which included this midriff-baring cutout on a striped cotton dress.
Despite being born and raised in Japan, it was Malibu on Tadashi Shoji's mind for his Spring 2018 catwalk. Like Zimmermann, Shoji opted for lots of floral prints, ditching his usual classic red carpet polished looks and instead creating a bohemian vibe perfect for this season. Shoji also incorporated ruffles onto the hemlines of dresses, many of which were delicately crafted from chiffon, lace, and jacquard in bright yellows and greens. This green floral number was up there for us.
Sachin & Babi
Like many of our favorite designers from this season's NYFW, Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia used international inspiration for their latest designs. After a trip to the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul in Turkey, they experimented with new ways to bring color and texture to their Spring 2018 collection. One of our favorite looks was this printed tee (the design 'Buddha's Lips' was taken straight from the Baazar) which was paired with a beautifully rose-colored skirt, Carrie Bradshaw-style.
Influenced by the contemporary artwork of New York City's MoMA, our favorite look from Carolina Herrara's Spring 2018 catwalk paired an immaculate silvery-blue dress with pointed pumps and colorful stone maxi earrings. Classical yet feminine, the Venezuelan designer is continually recognized for her timeless pieces and 50s inspired silhouettes which fit each model like a glove. It's clear why her designs are adored by first ladies.
Amy Smilovic, the designer behind Tibi, was inspired by '80s New York street style for her Spring '18 collection. Pairing basics in subtly contrasting shades, the result was simple, yet stylish, with many of the items drawing inspiration from retro sportswear, including her version of a tracksuit and a hooded nylon jumpsuit. This model is loud and proud in contrasting sunshine yellow shades, reminding us summer won't be gone forever.