While the international fashion community bemoaned the fall 2019 New York Fashion Week, The Impression found there was plenty to cheer about.
Designer Michael Kors revisited his coming-of-age in the 70s with a powerful and wearable disco-inferno of a show. It had just the right touch of wearability and sparkle without being too nostalgic that the clothes turned to costume. Co-creative directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia of Oscar de la Renta reminded us that New York luxury can stand on the international stage with a jewel-tone collection complete with decorative Islamic embellishments. Tom Ford continued to march to his beat with a tailored collection of understated elegance.
Most notably this season was the continued evolution of Chris Leba’s R13 label. Leba has been slowly redefining the luxury grunge-punk scene elevating from a core of denim to seasonal thematic collections that are well conceived and executed. He marries high-quality craftsmanship with roughed up edges that don’t fall into designer costume and are clothes one find the models actually want to wear off-duty. The house has been slowly growing to one that The Impression hope finds its footing on the international stage.
Here are The Impression’s Top 10 fashion shows of Fall 2019 as selected by our editorial staff and Chief Impressionist, Kenneth Richard.