Fall 2017 promises to be a season of great change. Remember, the fashion industry is a microcosm of what is going on politically and culturally in the world at large. That said; it is yet to be determined how the fashion industry will interpret the winds of change. If New York Fashion Week: Men’s is any indication of what to expect from New York Fashion Week: The Shows (NYFWS) this season portends to be one of looking back to a more gentler time, as well as conjuring up images of protest, resistance and anarchy.
Whatever the reference points or archival nods and inspiration, the creative process for most designers start with sketches and mood boards. Fashion Reverie revers the creative process of the designer/brand, which later translates from the runway to amazing creations, spawned from smaller inspirations. That said; Fashion Reverie has collected illustrations and mood boards from some of the top brands showing at NYFWS who have an interesting story to tell for fall/winter 2017.
For Nicole Miller’s pre-fall 2017 collection, Nicole Miller reinterpreted punk fashion funneled through of prims of modernity and youthful sophistication. Her fall 2017 collection expands upon themes seen in the pre-fall 2017 collection. “My Fall 2017 collection is an exploration of New York’s darker street edge. I wanted to move from St. Mark’s Place presented in Pre-Fall to dig deeper into the underground scene of the city. The collection looks to the future, mixing influences of mysticism and symbols with a modern take on grunge.”
Dan Liu’s fall 2017collection will invite his audience to join the fall fairytale theme that will be presented with his fall 2017 collection. As always, he will transport guests to another world of whimsy and delight.
Though Bibhu Mohapatra is in the process of restructuring his company, for fall 2017 his woman is still strong, evoking the strong power woman of the 1980s. All this is evidenced in exaggerated shoulders, a cinched waist, and always, always glamour and elegance extraordinaire!!
Anniesa Hasibuan’s debut collection at NYFW: The Shows last season was a critical success with her hijab-centered show. She has been featured in ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, and more. This year, her line is all about drama. She is ready to make another huge impression with dramatic silhouettes, embellished fabrics and embroidered detail and as always “bling-bling.”
Leanne Marshall’s fall 2017 collection is centered on finding new life and new beginnings from the old. The earthy colors of the collection symbolize the cycle of life and pops of red in the collection portray a source of power and strength. The designer is weaving an eco-centric theme into this collection revitalizing remnant and excess fabrics into a new fashion story.