Discover the Spring/ Summer 16 collections, presented at New York Fashion Week, from 3.1 Phillip Lim, Karen Walker and Jeremy Scott. Three wildly different directions for the new season…

 

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring/Summer 16

Phillip Lim encourages us to “stop and smell the flowers,” as he presents an earthy, feminine Spring/Summer 16 collection on a sculptural runway. The designer teamed up with artist Maya Lin, who created soil-like installations to articulate Lim’s mood. 

Although, we didn’t need reminding, as the lineup flowed down the runway, it planted budding seeds of affection. A deliberately rich mineral palette of green, deep blue, white and sand kept the theme alive without detracting from the newness of the collection. Silhouettes were signature Lim, soft, womanly, modern (despite his reflective mood) and elevated with fabric shine, and well-placed ruches and drapes. 

Karen Walker Spring/Summer 16

Karen Walker treats us all to a rocket ride to ‘Star City’ – her inspiration for Spring/Summer 16. Described by the designer as: “Folk meets utility meets glam,” the collection possessed a touch of the Russian influence (where the original ‘secret’ space development base, Star City was situated) as well as the high shine glam one associates with spacey designs. 

Starry motifs, high-shine foil and a pervasive nod the 1960’s combined to make for a kitschy, cheerful and delightful collection. Take a closer look via our gallery below…

Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 16

Scott brings his usual avant-garde blend of humour, pop-commentary and boldness to this Spring/Summer 16 collection. Styling models in 1960’s beehive wigs for the collection of men’s and womenswear. 

Ka-pow colours, cartoon faces and a cartoon gun motif shone out as cornerstone themes for the bright lineup, which saw the eighties married with the sixties. Discover the collection in full via our gallery below…