New York Fashion Week ended three weeks ago and I am just finally getting around to posting the 15 looks from the new collections that I most want to see on the red carpet. I have to say that with many brands abandoning New York Fashion Week it was really boring this season. I wasn’t overly in love with any collection that came down the runway, but their were many individual looks that I did love. BOSS: BOSS made its return to New York Fashion Week for the first time since Jason Wu left the brand. The chic collection was designed by the in house team from the brands home in Germany. The collection was all about being loose and carefree and I really did love everything that it had to offer. My favorite look from the collection was this silk shift dress which features a plunging neckline loose fit, midi length, and abstract print and I think that someone like Laura Dern would really be able to sell this look to me on a red carpet.
Brock Collection: I’ve been really following Brock Collection since January of 2016 before it was even nominated let alone won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award. Every season I am ready to see what Kristopher and Laura Brock are going to send down the runway. It is always this western spirit done for the woman who loves both uptown and downtown vibes. Overall I would probably say that the brands Spring 2019 RTW collection ranked as one of my favorites of the whole of New York Fashion Week. They stepped away from an official NYFW venue for the first time opting to have a brunch show at a Le Coucou. I figure many of the looks from this collection will grace the red carpets, but I loved the idea of seeing Amy Adams rock this red carpet in this rust colored floral print twill ‘Othmana’ dress which features a fitted silhouette accentuated by an exaggerated asymmetric flare hem with raw-edge detailing and so that is the look that I most want to see hit a red carpet in the coming weeks and months.
Christian Cowan: Speaking of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Christian Cowan is a current nominee to take home the top prize this year. The young pop punk spirit of the brand has already attracted the likes of Beyonce, Janelle Monae, Iggy Azalea, and Cardi B. Christina Aguilera and Troye Sivan sat front row and the collection was just another mesh of glamour, street, stage, and edge that Cowan is known for. There are several looks from the collection I want to see on the red carpet, but it was the finale lilac suit with a matching ostrich feather stole that I immediately pictured on Cardi B. She wore an ensemble by Cowan for the cover of her first full album so why not up the game and give him a major red carpet moment too? Christian Siriano: Christian Siriano is always one of the most star studded shows of New York Fashion Week. This season he seated Danielle Brooks, Carmen Electra, Judith Light, Cynthia Nixon, Whoopi Goldberg, Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Hyland, and Kim Petras front row at his now. The collection was full of pops of bright neon and as soon as I saw this neon yellow tulle ballgown which features a sleeveless cutout bodice, tired skirt, and a dramatic train I knew it would be a major red carpet moment. I am praying that Sarah Hyland (or at least her stylist Brad Goreski) immediately went backstage after this show and put this gown on reserve for her to wear during awards season. It would be a perfect Golden Globes gown no?
Gabriela Hearst: I have been a slow boil to loving Gabriela Hearst, but I have to say that the designers Spring 2019 RTW collection really sold me on her. She mixed this classic uptown look with nods to the 20’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 90’s in a collection that we are bound to see on the red carpet. From the first look to the last look there are many red carpet moments within the ranks of this collection. The look I was immediately taken with from this collection was the white ‘Norah’ plissé cotton dress which features an asymmetrical neckline, a fitted bodice and a fluid pleated maxi skirt that opened the show. We have recently seen Dakota Johnson step out wearing more than just Gucci on the red carpet and I definitely could picture her really rocking this sporty yet chic dress on the red carpet.
Jason Wu Collection: For a while now I haven’t been as in love with Jason Wu as I was say 10 years ago when he really burst onto the scene dressing Michelle Obama for the Inaugural Balls. He has focused more and more on daywear over the years, so when I saw that he split his brands leaving just “Jason Wu” for great daywear and bringing the gowns and glamour via the “Jason Wu Collection” label. The collection was presented on mannequins amongst beautiful florals and then paired with a lookbook and I was really excited about all of the gowns and cocktail dresses on the red carpet. It was honestly hard picking just one of these looks to feature on this list so it really came down to who I could picture bringing the looks to life. When I saw this sky blue tulle halter gown which features 3D floral appliques on the bodice my mind immediately made me think of Dakota Fanning. She has been having some major moments on the red carpet recently and I think that this gown would definitely add to those ranks.Jonathan Cohen: This list full of emerging talent and I love it. While typically I would put just the big names on this list I give a lot of credit to the young emerging designers who have popped up in the last few years. We have really started to get to know Jonathan Cohen and I am really excited to see what his future has in store. He has earned the love and support of celebrity power stylist Cristina Ehrlich and she has put his brand on some of her clients including the gorgeous Greta Gerwig who wore a gown by the designer for the BAFTA Awards. I won’t lie I she was already in the back of my mind when I was flipping through the pictures of the collection and when I saw this marigold yellow and red silk chiffon ‘Whithering Heights’ gown which features a cinched waistline, draped elbow-length sleeves, and a pleated maxi-length silhouette I thought what a bold, bohemian, and glamorous moment for Greta to deliver on a red carpet.
Marchesa: As I have said many other times I am very shocked by how much Marchesa has been ostracized since the Weinstein scandal dropped a year ago. Some other brands (whom I will not mention by name) haven’t been as ostracized for things that are proven to come right out of the designers mouth, so why are we seeing Marchesa (more specifically Weinstein’s soon to be ex-wife and co-designer Georgina Chapman) being completely shunned? The brand opted to release a lookbook again this season over showing a runway presentation. The collection drew an illusion to a woodland fairy tale each frothy gown and cocktail dress was glamorous and elegant and definitely packed a punch. I saw this nude and navy ombré pleated ruffle tiered organza tea length gown teased on the Marchesa Instagram account and I was already in love it it and all of it’s jellyfish vibes. I thought long and hard about who I thought would be able to really make this dress come to life on the red carpet and I thought that young star Sofia Carson and her love of princess gowns would be the perfect match to really make this a very chic red carpet moment.
Michael Kors: Overall I was kinda disappointed in the Michael Kors Spring 2019 RTW collection. It was a great collection for people who want effortless looks to wear on the streets of tropical getaways like Ibiza, San Juan, Punta Cana, and Buenos Aries but not for bold red carpet moments. I was hoping for great details that could be used to create custom gowns for awards season, but the overall casual vibe of this collection didn’t give me much to work with. One of the looks I definitely think we could see on the red carpet is turquoise and lime metallic brocade ensemble which features a cropped jacket, a sleeveless crop top, and a pair of straight leg mid-length pants. It could make a bold moment for someone like Saoirse Ronan to wear for a press event for the promo tour for her upcoming movie Mary Queen of Scots. Novis: I first learned about Novis back in 2014 thanks to Taylor Swift. I was expecting the chic feminine looks that the brand turns out to become a more of a celebrity favorite than it ever did. I can’t actually tell you the last time I actually remember someone wearing a Novis look on the red carpet, or a look that I really wanted to see on the red carpet for that matter. That changed this season when I saw this white, pink, and red tulle cocktail dress which features a cap sleeve bodice and a tiered a-line skirt. It is such a chic and feminine look and I think someone like Natalia Dyer would be able to make it that perfectly sickly sweet moment that I know it should be on the red carpet.
Oscar de la Renta: Ahead of their Spring 2019 RTW show Oscar de la Renta creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim took several trips to destinations around the world including Dubrovnik, Marrakesh, Germany, Windsor, Mykonos, and Naples. The collection that came down the runway was all a testament to those travels. It looked like the perfect wardrobe of a world traveler and it was another of my favorite complete collections that came down the New York Fashion Week runways. Typically when it comes to Oscar collection being featured in my must see red carpet looks it is usually a dramatic gown or frothy cocktail dress that makes the cut. This time I was most taken with a more casual moment with this white one sleeve blouson tassel detail top and a scarf print wrap front fringe trimmed silk skirt. It is that really beautiful moment I think that with a promo tour for Aquaman coming up that this look should be put on reserve for the beautiful Amber Heard.
Ralph Lauren: While every other look on this list is a Spring 2019 RTW look this gorgeous gown from Ralph Lauren is actually a Fall 2018 RTW gown. A few seasons ago now Ralph decided he was going to start showing his collections in season with a see now buy now option. This season Ralph Lauren shut down the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park and celebrated 50 years in business with a show so star studded fashion industry insiders who usually reside front row were pushed to the second and third rows. There were over 110 looks in the show and so many covetable pieces. When I saw this multicolor impressionist print brocade a-line gown which features thin straps, a tinsel embellishment, and a sweeping train come down the steps and onto the Turkish rug covered runway my heart started to flutter. It was one of those really gorgeous gown moments and I definitely think that Yara Shahidi should put it on option for awards season. Rodarte: Despite the fact that it was pouring during the outdoor show Rodarte returned to New York Fashion Week in high style after showing both of their 2018 collections in Paris. It was the frothy and voluminous confections that we have come to love from Rodarte. Filled with lots of beading, crystals, and 3D floral embellishments. I am expecting a lot of really great red carpet moments to come from this collection and I definitely think that Tessa Thompson would sell this black and white flocked dot ruffle hem chiffon gown which features a plunging neckline and hand-beaded rose embroidery at the front waistline to me on a red carpet. She was one of the models for the brands Fall 2018 lookbook after all.
Tadashi Shoji: I had been really bored by seeing the same sort of thing constantly come down the runway from Tadashi Shoji, so I stopped making sure that it was one of my must watch live streams. After seeing the pictures of the brands Spring 2019 RTW collection I realized that was a mistake. I really loved it. The pink and purple ombré sequin column gown which features a v-neckline and a dramatic cape that closed the show was the look that I was really taken with. I feel like the obvious choice for this gown would be Kate Beckinsale (who does wear a lot of Tadashi), but I really think it would be a perfect plus one moment for Elizabeth Chambers to bring while helping her hubby Armie Hammer travel through awards season.
Tom Ford: Rounding out this list is Tom Ford, who ironically kicked off New York Fashion Week. I always crave sexy glamour from Tom Ford and that is exactly what he delivered. It was python, metallic fabric, floating chiffon, animal prints, and fringe for days. The collection is for strong, confident women and I am really excited to see who will bring to the collection to life on the red carpet. Lady Gaga has always been one of Tom Ford’s muses and I definitely think that at some point on the road to the Oscars (which I totally think she is on) that she will wear at least one look from this collection on the red carpet. I would love to see her carry this white draped fringe gown which feature cold shoulders, a v-neckline, crocodile leather corset waist, and a column skirt. It is the perfect modern glam moment for Gaga to rock on the red carpet.
So there you have it the 15 looks from New York Fashion Week Spring 2019 RTW that I most want to see on the red carpet. What do you think of them and who do you think would be the perfect person to bring them to life on the red carpet?