New York Fashion Week is in full swing, and there is no shortage of eye-catching collections set against elaborate locations. Here, we’ve included the latest from Escada, Longchamp, and Adeam, who all looked to the past to find inspiration for their Spring/Summer 2019 collections.
Bearing the name of a racehorse seen by the brand’s founders, Escada returned with its Spring/Summer 2019 collection to the racing track where it all began. A runway of Astroturf surrounded by colorful equestrian fencing set the stage for new interpretations of jockey silks, which gave off strong 1980s working girl vibes. While all the bright colors and bold patterns were equally impressive, our favorites would have to be the racing-horse-printed shirt dress and the head-to-toe mustard look, which was complete with matching mules and a shoulder-padded blazer.
Inspired by the melting pot of fashion that is synonymous to nightclub culture, Adeam’s latest collection fittingly made its debut in the New York City nightclub, The Tunnel. Transforming the dancefloor into a runway, looks like yellow schoolgirl plaid dresses and all-over-denim jumpsuits (complete with voluminous bow embellishments) made their way through the dramatic lighting and industrial facets of the iconic club. Some of the most memorable pieces, all bearing undeniable influences from traditional Japanese fashion, included an A-line coat dress in black leather, a blazing orange pant suit, and teal floor length gown with an embroidered phoenix detail—both of which were made of parachute taffeta.
Longchamp’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection featured suede, leather, fringe, and a sophisticatedly bohemian spirit, which took us back to 1970s California. During the show, the collection’s rich hues and animal prints were the main focus in an all-white space, with views of the New York City skyline. We saw a flowing patterned dress paired with cheetah boots and a white leather jacket, which could have come straight from an old Western film. We left wishing our time was filled with late night drives through a retro Los Angeles and camping trips in the desert.