Vivienne Hu Fall 2017

Vivienne_Hu_Fall_2017For fall 2017 Vivienne Hu finds exciting construction in a deconstructed society. This season at the Vivienne Hu’s New York Fashion Week: The Shows fall 2017 runway show gone are the fluff ball gowns and huge puffy dresses. This is a collection that is all about business.

Vivienne said of this fall 2017 collection “I want this collection to epitomize the strength, individuality and determination worn by a strong New Yorker as she rushes to meet her next challenge.”

The looks are easy on the eye and relatable to modern consumers which is a plus for salability with each piece a constructed look that is a combination of leather, wools and fur trim. All looks that denote strength, yet sophisticated with a core essence of modern beauty.

Collages1178The use of black and camel wools along with fur and leather was a mix of hard and soft. Hu also mixed a stripe multi-colored dress paired with a black and creme plaid fur collar and cuffed trimmed blazer.

Several models wore a black fox hood, even in the eveningwear portion of the collection. The showing of leather evening cropped tops with long skintight leather evening skirts had huge front-slits. Perhaps, Hu is creating a trend, a new evening look for 2017.

Collages1179The gowns were modern and bold revealing sufficient bare shoulders and legs, as well as combining black fox waist-length moto jackets, making the evening looks more youthful and contemporary. Narrow cut slim looking black and creme plaid high-cut jackets over silky cropped skinny pants was a plus for this fall 2017 collection.

Collages1180Favorites in this collection includ a red wool 3/4 length coat with fox fur hood with a downtown feel of cut out leggings, and a puffy leather coat with fur trim on the cuff and hemline. Additionally, other great pieces were Hu’s beautiful camel coat to her collection, a classic wrap coat with black color blocking, and a great slanted zipper coat worn over a multicolored dress.

Images courtesy of George Chinsee/wwd.com

Images courtesy of George Chinsee/wwd.com

Most of  Hu’s ensembles can be worn during the daytime at the office or in the evening for a night out. Some of the pieces were star attractions while others were just fill-ins. Still, overall this was a well-attended show with some great pieces and separates.

—Rosemary Ponzo

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