Vivienne Tam and Narciso Rodriquez both take a laid-back approach to Spring/Summer 16 as they unveil their new collections at New York Fashion Week. Conversely, Sophie Theallet goes big and bold with an African extravaganza. Join us as we discover these three different collections...

Sophie Theallet Spring/Summer 16

A troupe of Senegalese drummers set the joyful rhythm to Sophie Theallet's Spring/Summer 16 presentation, which took place outdoors in New York yesterday. The music offset the "dream of Africa," inspiration that Theallet was running with. 

It was an all-in experience, and the collection was unmistakably true to her theme. African chokers, Savannah safari prints and Maasai fringed peplums and hems. Silhouettes darted all over the place, each just as delightful as the last, elegant maxi capes, followed sheath dresses, and caftan-like creations. A triumph by any reckoning. Discover the collection in full via our gallery below...

Vivienne Tam Spring/Summer 16

Veering away from her mainstay of show-stopping evening gowns, Vivienne Tam is shaking things up with a more street-savvy casual aesthetic for Spring/Summer 16. Tam's new focus is on the masculine/feminine melding of styles, casting male models in her show for the first time: "Traveling between New York, Hong Kong, and Paris, I noticed people on the streets were very androgynous," Tam explained before the show. "Girls were wearing men's clothes, and men were wearing more feminine things." 

A laid-back lineup ensued, with grey, black and white creating an easy canvass of hues to build up print and brighter notes of red and green onto. A sporty unisex vibe came through in a bomber jacket and long sports coat, and touches of Tam's oriental heritage shone through in a dragon motif. Discover the collection in full via our gallery below...

Narciso Rodriquez Spring/Summer 16

File Narciso Rodriguez's new Spring/Summer 16 collection under 'relaxed': "I wanted to see things much more relaxed...much more undone and easier," said the designer as a lineup full of ease unfolded on the runway. 

With a heavy focus on easy separates, tops were worn loose and pants had a confident sophistication to them. Skirts and dresses were flatteringly split up the front retaining a femininity while exuded the relaxed charm of the collection. 

The palette stayed softly in coral orange territory, with black and white elements and a splash of plum. Discover the collection in full via our gallery below...