There were loads of eye-catching accessories on the runways of New York Fashion Week, but there were some fabulous, stand-out moments. Here are the accessory highlights from five of the shows I covered with the coolest add-ons.
Alice and Olivia
This show was the most exciting for me, because the collection was not only gorgeous, but also extremely wearable. Case in point: my friend and I couldn't stop laughing that I literally looked like part of the presentation in the outfit I showed up wearing. The tone of the collection was very disco diva with statement-making details like rainbow booties, patterned mini bags and my personal favorite: a sequined patched, acid washed, shrunken jean jacket. These accessories were the perfect complement to the retro beaded mini dresses, flowing maxis and metallic pants suits.
Bold, elegant and completely original, Delpozo's collection was one of the most inspiring of the week. With his signature interesting voluminous shapes, intricate embellishments and pops of a bright color, Josep Font curated the perfect modern day fairytale. While most of the full ensembles lack wearability for real life, accessories like glittered platform oxfords, and coordinating embellished leather gloves and handbags would add a gorgeous element of interest to an evening look in lieu of statement jewelry.
This was a total rock-n-roll runway with groovy colorful shearling jackets, tribal embroidered velvet pieces and eccentric patterned dresses featuring hearts and rainbows. While whimsical animal hats and jeweled glasses were kitschy-cute, it was the vintage-inspired pendant necklaces from Erickson Beamon that provided the perfect bohemian addition to this collection. These jewels would transition beautifully into everyday wear when paired with jeans and one of Anna Sui's fab furs.
Always one of the most breathtaking runways, Naeem Khan's fall/winter 2016 collection did not disappoint. In fact, it was the epitome of red carpet glamour. Bold baubles and gilded box clutches modernized the regal Marie Antoinette theme. I was relieved to see the continued incorporation of giant, shoulder-dusting earrings. It is safe to say that this accessories trend is one that will be sticking around for the coming year.
Michael Kors didn’t shy away from fun colors, prints and textures for this collection. The runway was filled with acid green and baby blue furs, cutesy floral neck bows, feathered everything, and handbags with heavy chains. We saw a continuation of the incorporation of fur in unconventional accessories like floral handbags and even as a trench-cinching belt!