The final day of New York Fashion Week was all about celebrating the American woman, and we mean literally.
The quintessential American fashion designers closed out NYFW, so it was no surprise that Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs went with modern woman as a muse. Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs used red, white and blue, with Jacobs’ even including some star-spangled designs, to celebrate women in America, and set off a very patriotic spring.
On Ralph Lauren’s runway, the color palette may have been the inspired by the American flag, but the designs were all Lauren: crisp button up blouses, tailored blazers and striped tanks. Preppy pieces may their way down the runway, timelessness always the trend at Ralph Lauren. Our favorite look was a pair of navy satin pajamas you can easily wear out.
Marc Jacobs on the other hand went full Fourth of July with American flag shirts, star spangled skirts with fringe and took place at the Zeigfeld Theater, and it doesn’t get more Americana than that. And while it might have been kitschy, it was more wearable than you think. It was also completely opposite of Jacobs’ goth and Victorian inspired fall collection.
Francisco Costa at Calvin Klein was also inspired by the American woman, however, it was a modern take on Old Hollywood that was his ultimate inspiration. Silk negligees, draped overcoats and a simple color scheme of black, white and nude ruled his runway. And who doesn’t love an evening gown paired with white sneakers?
The designers ended NYFW in the most perfect way possible. Because what is better than red, white and blue as an ode to New York City?
Check out the gallery below for our favorite looks from NYFW Day 8: