NYFW Runway Roundup 1

Monday, September 12, 2016

In the midst of New York Fashion Week, we’ve rounded up some notable collections from the spring/summer 2017 season that we’ve seen so far. Read on for the deets—and stay tuned for more!

Marissa Webb

For her spring/summer 2017 collection, designer Marissa Webb stayed true to her style aesthetic and yet again, did what she does best: create effortless looks with a balance of femininity and masculinity. Pieces include ruffled blouses, pencil skirts, military jackets, leather pants, loosely draped power suits (with sexy cut-out back details) and shirtdresses. “There’s silk then it’s balanced off with heavy canvas,” said Webb backstage before the show. “There’s always a contrast.” The color palette consisted of mainly neutrals such as cream, white, army green, and black, with a few pops of color—think burnt sienna and golden yellow. As for who she had in mind while designing the collection? “It was really about all the powerful, amazing women I’m surrounded by and how they want to dress. I gravitate towards women who are determined, strong-willed and go-getters.”

Ulla Johnson

Industria Studios was transformed into a dreamy wonderland last Thursday evening for Ulla Johnson’s presentation. For the spring season, the designer—known for her use of natural fibers and detailed embroideries—presented a collection of flirty bohemian looks inspired from a trip to South America. There was certainly no shortage of floral printed and hand-crocheted dresses for the modern day romantic. Johnson collaborated with Brooklyn-based floral studio Saipua to create the backdrop filled with lush greenery.


Jordana Warmflash reminded us why fashion should be fun in her spring/summer 2017 collection for Novis. Fittingly shown at 287 Gallery in the heart of Chelsea, art and geometry references were seen in sweet separates such as silk blouses and color blocked skirts. Color was key, with shades of bright and pale blue, marigold, blush pink, black and ivory. The looks perfectly matched the three existing styles in the Christian Louboutin collection, the Habibabe 100, Pyrabubble 100 and Bikee Bike flat. The back door of the gallery led to an outdoor space where models wore the breezy pieces while playing games of backgammon and tic-tac-toe.

Pamella Roland

The endless sunsets and pristine shorelines of Positano was the source of inspiration for Pamella Roland’s spring/summer 2017 collection. Sophistication meets the sea with pieces such as long intricately beaded gowns with pearls to polished cocktail dresses seen down the runway at Pier 59. “We actually developed some of our own fabrics from the photographs I took of the water and sky,” said Rolland after the show. “And as always, we included a lot of chiffon and embellishments.” For the finale, Rolland and her daughter, Sydney, greeted the crowd with their adorable dogs, Manolo and Hemingway. What a show!

For additional Fashion Week coverage, view our other roundups here.



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