Throughout the week, buyers from Barneys, Intermix, and Kirna Zabête told us which runway looks they planned to stock for spring. Julie Gilhart, senior vice-president and fashion director of Barneys New York, files her final picks.
A backdrop of rolling hills and a green runway? Could Marc be tapping into the current trend of incorporating organic and environmental issues in our everyday lifestyle? It certainly looked like it by the lightness of colors, the bird motifs, and the sunset prints. This collection will be Barneys’ favorite show of New York Fashion Week as it is filled with so many good pieces that we will have a hard time editing it. (Browse the collection or watch a video of the runway show.)
If a Wes Anderson movie were a fashion collection, it would be Trovata. The story behind this sprin’s collection was an underwater diving adventure, which is perfect in a season where navy is stronger than black. My favorite pieces were the navy-and-white-stripe asymmetric sweater and the navy strapless dress made in a filmy cotton batiste with deep pockets and big white buttons. They did handbags for the first time — big, doctorlike bags in canvas with patent trims in great colors. (Browse the collection.)
Barneys has been buying Derek Lam for years, and this collection was his best to date. The runway presentation was not the trendiest but the label will attract beautiful women who want to wear clothes instead of the clothes wearing them. The soft-hued patchwork coat will be a collectible item for any woman’s wardrobe. I loved the McCardell popover dress that had a thick rope lace-up neckline and looked extra cool over a pair of full-leg pants. (Browse the collection.)
Look at Julie’s previous picks for Barneys.