NYFW in One Sentence

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer

What were the New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017 collections like last week? We summed up a selection of shows with just one sentence each.

Alice + Olivia 

Italian Renaissance allusions, overlapping floral prints, layered ruffles and sequins combined romanticism and edginess in this modern-meets-vintage collection.

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler capped off its final NYFW runway show with a mash-up of differing styles from calf-length wool winter coats to dramatic cutouts to red, white and black leather wrap dresses, bidding a statement farewell.


With its show’s well-developed, sleek combinations and futuristic vibe, Delpozo showed that you can’t go wrong with clean lines, solid prints and architectural designs.

Oscar de la Renta

Creativity collided with Oscar de la Renta’s classic style in this bold collection marked by vibrant sequins, symmetrical patterns and pantsuits transitioning from simple black or white materials to riskier fuchsia or emerald green fabrics.

Coach 1941

Fringe fur-lined leather jackets, patched-up shredded jeans, autumnal colored midi dresses and effortlessly chic ensembles idealized the Americana aesthetic and made the prairie seem like the new New York City.

Carolina Herrera 

Elegant as ever, Carolina Herrera embraced simplicity while adding an unexpected twist with deep v-neck cuts, gowns and a trench coat fashioned from denim topped off with a bow.

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang is no stranger to directing trends, so if he said black is here to stay, rhinestone purses are all the rage, cigarette pants are worth investing in and “NO AFTER PARTY” is the new catchphrase, who are we to disagree?

The Row 

Neutral hues were the talk of this ready-to-wear show as they complemented form-fitting silhouettes, minimalist satin gowns and crisp button-ups while drawing attention to an overall utilitarian feel.

Sies Marjan 

Spring colors for fall, miniskirts with lengthy trains, loose-fitting ruched zipper dresses and formal yet sporty components proved that contradictions can definitely be positive.

Diane von Furstenberg

A mismatch of striking yet subtle shades, whimsical but mature patterns and free-flowing yet boxy structures showed that there’s not only harmony in chaos, but also that autumn fashion can still be fun.

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, Feb. 21 print edition. Email Sherah Ndjongo at [email protected].