THE ROW: FASHION PALATE CLEANSER

“Clean, chic, and considered, this collection will be a defining moment for the season ahead. The brand really embodies an urge to smarten up and cleanse the fashion palate. Also, both the transparent sandals and velcro Teva-like sandals will be everyone’s spring must-have.” -Jay Bell, EVP/ GMM Women’s

 

10 YEARS OF PRABAL GURUNG

“Prabal is celebrating 10 years of his uplifting magic. The collection was hopeful, exuberant, and inclusive. The few evening looks were standouts—and so celebratory!” – Jay Bell

 

TECHNICOLOR ELEGANCE AT SIES MARJAN

“Rich is the best way to describe Sies this season: the range of extravagant hues, the lush juxtaposition of fabrics, such as silk with embossed croc leather. Sander is not one to shy away from sensory saturation—yet, he never overloads. I left the show charmed, ready to shed the comforts of my go-to techwear assemblage and plunge into his dreamy, technicolor world of elegance.” – Tony Wang, SVP Content

 

AREA’S EYE-CATCHING BEAUTY 

“Area has become my favorite NYFW show—the unapologetically fun, bold pieces transport you to a free-wheeling party state of mind. I especially loved the jeweled beauty looks, which reminded me of Euphoria.” – Anna Deutsch, Editorial Director

 

BATSHEVA’S SINGULAR VISION

“Batsheva is new to Barneys this season and such an exciting brand. The show was set in New York Law School and it felt like designer Batsheva Hay was schooling the fashion industry in how authentic and bold it can be to commit to a singular vision. Writer Aminatou Sow narrated the show and said of the dresses, ‘They make me feel like a pioneer woman who can’t be f*cked with.’ Well put.” -Anna Deutsch

 

IT’S UNANIMOUS AT BOTTEGA VENETA 

“It’s rare that the team is totally unanimous, but this was one of those collections where the everyone agreed that they loved all categories, from the bold accessories to the considered ready-to-wear.” – Michal Kurtis, Director of Fashion Office and Merchandising Initiatives

 

TRULY PRADA

“Prada is back to being… Prada. While playful prints and motifs in recent seasons have been fun, the sharp ’60s shapes Miuccia is known for felt nostalgic, and not just for the zeitgeist. There was comfort in the return to a collection bereft of hype.” -Michal Kurtis

 

SAINT LAURENT’S SHOW STOPPER 

“Saint Laurent was one of my favorite shows of Paris—what a spectacle against the glittering Eiffel Tower. And Naomi closed the show against that backdrop—enough said!” – Jay Bell

 

CELINE’S ’70s MOMENT

“Hedi Slimane continues to redefine the Celine woman. This season, the glamorous seventies-inspired, vintage scarf print dresses and knee-high boot pairings were my favorite looks of the show.” – Jennifer Sunwoo, EVP, CMO

 

DRIES VAN NOTEN’S CREATIVE TUNE

“The show was super special this season because he collaborated with Christian Lacroix on a surprise collection that they revealed at the show. All the couture-like textures and volumes alongside the live piano music spoke an extravagantly creative tune.” – Erica Choi, Senior Director, Digital Design

 

POETRY IN MOTION AT LOEWE

“Ethereal, poetic, and aristocratic were three words Jonathan Anderson used to describe this collection—and he was spot on. This show was one of the team’s overall favorites in Paris. I was especially smitten with the new shapes seen in the accessories, especially the bags—always functional and beautiful.”– Erica Choi

 

MARCH OF MAISON MARGIELA

“My favorite model moment of the week was Leon Dame closing Margiela and teaching us all how to walk a runway. Magnificent collection that pushed the codes of the House.” – Matthew Mazzucca, Creative Director, EVP

 

POWER DRESSING PERFECTED AT BALENCIAGA

“Balenciaga always has a killer set and this season was no different. It was designed by Niklas Bildstein Zaar and was very Scientology-meets-the-UN. It was the perfect backdrop to the collection which explored power dressing in a very irreverent, Demna way.” – Matthew Mazzucca

 

ROMANTIC TAILORING AT GIVENCHY

“Givenchy presented a strong, confidant woman who embraces both her masculine and feminine sides (I know I do) with strong tailoring, romantic dresses, and denim to lighten up the brand. I wanted every item, and I can’t wait for it to hit the floor in a few months.” – Daniella Vitale, CEO