Last day of New York Fashion Week: optimism, elegance and romanticism on the catwalk

Michael Kors, Dennis Basso, Brock Collection, Dion Lee, and Marc Jacobs all showed their Spring-Summer 2020 collections during the last day of New York Fashion Week. As with the beginning of the week, the houses have been focusing on female empowerment and self-affirmation with bold colors and urban, casual allure, or even lingerie worn as daywear. The designers featured on this last day of the ultimate American fashion gathering have been adding a good dose of gentle romanticism with flowing garments, ethereal dresses, ruffles, and floral prints -- all in a more subdued palette.

Chic meets glamour at Dennis Basso
The woman for whom Dennis Basso designed this season is more confident than ever in her sometimes long, sometimes short dresses, her jumpsuits, and her elegantly glamorous trousers, featuring floral and Chinese-inspired prints. Other silhouettes have a more casual bent, with sneakers replacing heels, while long, flowing, or imposing dresses seem ready for the red carpet.

 

 

An explosion of flowers at Brock Collection
The Brock Collection label showed imposing dresses and jackets, often in silk, in all-over florals for a majestically romantic look. Whether sheer, bouffant, or flared, sleeves are carefully crafted as are the bows that bring a glamorous touch to the collection.

 

 

Androgyny at Dion Lee
Men and women treaded the catwalk of the Dion Lee show, which provided its own definition of gender fluidity. A fairly neutral palette of black, greys, nude, and white dominated the proceedings, with heavy layering, such as sculptural bras worn over tops and dresses, and garter belts holding up long socks and thigh-high boots.

 

 

Dreams become reality at Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs closed off a week full of optimism and energy with a joyfully extravagant show. Women in bloom, a high-voltage palette, accessories à gogo: the assertive, confident Marc Jacobs woman doesn't take herself overly seriously and allows herself to have fun with fashion. Contrary to a lot of other houses, Jacobs used several heavier materials often associated with winter.