Jill Stuart presented February 11th at Skylight during NYFW. The collection included sheer panels, ruffles, and dark moody fabrics. Metallic stripes and polka dots ran through the collection while burgundy and black were the predominant colors. Cinched waists and long silhouettes were the primary focus for the designer.
The collection was presented at Skylight off of Fulton Street in the Financial district. High ceilings with stunning chandeliers and beautiful columns framed the room. Groves of the biggest fashion industry names and influencers crowded in to see the presentation.
I couldn’t help me be transported back to the 1960s. The embroidery, embellishments, and jacquard were slight nods to the time frame. The billowing sleeves cuffed at the wrists and the ruffled hem were identical to what was popular in the 19th Century. Jill Stuart modernized the collection by infusing sheer fabrics, slightly shorter hemline, and removing full skirts that would have been created by petty coats.
The collection was certainly transcendent, lustrous, and mesmerizing. My favorite pieces were the belted jacket, the ruffled sleeve dressed, and the gold polka dotted dress. Styled by Ellie Grace Cumming, layering was seen throughout the presentation.
In nearly every show or presentation this Fall/Winter ’17 Fashion Week, ruffles were the main attraction. Dark colors, and tons of layer have also been a big trend. Be prepared to wear both this upcoming year!