NYFW Preview: Inspiration From Mara Hoffman, Suno and Wes Gordon

Take a look at what will be on the runway today.

New York designers fill us in on what they have planned for the Fall/Winter 2016 season. Consider this your cheat sheet to the runway and check back each morning of Fashion Week for an up-to-date preview…

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Wes Gordon (Photo: Courtesy)
Wes Gordon (Photo: Courtesy Wes Gordon)

Wes Gordon:Downtown romantics and effortless elegance.  A wardrobe of black, white, and grey layered with blush, rust, and verdigris. Cozy knits, wide trousers, stately tailoring, and delicate dresses. This collection is a celebration of my favorite things, the pieces, techniques, and ideas I love.”

Herve Leger (Photo: Courtesy)
Herve Leger (Photo: Courtesy Herve Leger)

Herve Leger: “Hybrid”

Rebecca Minkoff (Photo: Courtesy)
Rebecca Minkoff (Photo: Courtesy Rebecca Minkoff)

Rebecca Minkoff: “This season, we are breaking the mold. Show after show our customers have been suffering from image fatigue and now they can buy what they love on the runway immediately.”

Monique L'huillier (Photo: Courtesy)
Monique Lhuillier (Photo: Courtesy Monique Lhuillier)

Monique Lhuillier: “My Fall collection was inspired by the modern day woman and reflects her emotions, moods and experiences through strong looks created with bold colors and contrasting textures.”

Baja East (Photo: Courtesy)
Baja East (Photo: Courtesy Baja East)

Baja East: “Electric Hum.”  

Dion Lee (Photo: Courtesy)
Dion Lee (Photo: Courtesy Dion Lee)

Dion Lee: “Experiments with embellishment are balanced with masculine shapes and utilitarian details.”

Tibi (Photo: Courtesy)
Tibi (Photo: Courtesy Tibi)

Tibi: “Controlled ease.”

SUNO (Photo: Courtesy)
SUNO (Photo: Courtesy SUNO)

Max Osterweis & Erin Beatty, SUNO: “There’s no denying that the world is in a bit of a state. What we know, whether it be politics or fashion, is suddenly not what it is or has been.  The rules are changing, but no one seems to have a playbook, so we’re all just trying to hold on.  For Fall/Winter 2016 we wanted to explore with the idea of subversion and tradition – creating fabrics and silhouettes that at once feel both familiar and new, pretty and off.  Creating a collection that felt true to us and who we are as a brand, referential and colorful, but also pushed and mildly uncomfortable.”

Self-Portrait (Photo: Courtesy)
Self-Portrait (Photo: Courtesy)

Self-Portrait: “AW16 takes on a more organic, flowing silhouette, combining fabrics and textures.”

Mara Hoffman (Photo: Courtesy)
Mara Hoffman (Photo: Courtesy Mara Hoffman)

Mara Hoffman: “This one’s about finding inspiration and mystery in the seen and the unseen. Looking at both the light and the dark.”

Charles Youseff (Photo: Courtesy)
Charles Youseff (Photo: Courtesy Charles Youseff)

Charles Youssef: “I loved the idea of exploring the polished serenity and formality of Japan with its dichotomy of tough female yakuza bosses.”


LIE SANGBONG (Photo: Courtesy)
LIE SANGBONG (Photo: Courtesy)

LIE SANGBONG: “The Fall-Winter 2016 collection plays with the idea of redefining the uniform, exploring the reconstruction of retro military garments and adding soft, feminine details to garments that historically represent masculinity and austerity.”

NYFW Preview: Inspiration From Mara Hoffman, Suno and Wes Gordon