Desigual Fall/Winter 2016-2017 RTW – NYFW

For its fall/winter 2016 line, Desigual celebrated the increasing multicultural and global nature of the fashion industry. To pull off this goal and portray the message, the Spanish brand took inspiration from places all around the world and made sure the different cultures referenced were clear. The runway featured models smiling as they walked down the runway, which can be a great moment on a fashion stage, especially of this level. It never fails to add an element of fun and excitement to the otherwise serious catwalk, making the energy higher for the apparel and the audience alike. A smile can always lighten things up and make the clothes stand out from other shows.

Desigual Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 RTW - NYFW

The clothes themselves were diverse, and headwear was a common theme to show the different sources of inspiration. Most notably, some many of the looks were shown with accompanying turbans adorned with embroidery. Desigual is well known for using prints and patterns, which often looks great but dominates the other aspects of the apparel on the runway, but since this particular collection was so deeply rooted in culture, the patterns seemed meaningful, and were especially tremendous. The color palette stuck pretty closely to dark colors, with reds, purples, and greens playing against the staple black, but there were also some surprise pops of denim interspersed throughout.

The Desigual fall/winter 2016-2017 collection stayed true to the colder seasons with its silhouettes, and the outerwear seemed to be both fashionable and practical, so overall there are perfect head-to-toe looks for the coming season from Desigual. Some pieces more than others make it so easy to get excited for fall fashion and the joy of layering garments. A simple red and black coat managed to be both basic and exciting, since there are so many opportunities for the one garment within a woman’s wardrobe. A simple black cape was also a basic, fun piece for the fall/winter line, especially as we’re seeing that as a more common trend on the street in recent fall seasons.

Velvet and fur were two common fabrics on the brand’s runway, with some instances like a bright yellow fur segment to a patterned dress seeming a little overdone. So although the fabrics work well for the season, they seemed a little forced at times.

The final pieces in this collection were the most striking, as they showed off the power Desigual can give to its prints. The vibrant colored pieces were based with a striking red, and the long-sleeved dress in particular was stunning, as it was youthful and fun without showing too much skin – a must for any woman’s wardrobe.

Multiculturalism has been a huge issue in the fashion industry lately, but Desigual’s take on the matter seems to be a very successful take on the matter. It is not likely many critics will take issue with the execution of the diversity, as it is pretty clearly embracing it, rather than just trying to fit in by adding more diversity, as has been the issue with other designers recently. So it’s always nice to see a designer sticking to their inspirations, while still promoting such a meaningful issue.

Photos courtesy of Vogue

Recent Posts

Monique Lhuillier Bridal Spring 2018 Collection

With so many designers breaking the wedding traditions, you can always turn to Monique Lhuillier for the perfect ethereal gown to wear on your big day. As it always happens with Monique Lhuillier’s bridal line-ups,...

Carolina Herrera’s Bridal Spring 2018 Collection Targets Modern Brides

Carolina Herrera's bridal spring 2018 collection was all about brides’ desires, with each one of the looks exuding an ultra elegant wearability that could make anyone feel at ease on her big day. Like many designers,...

Naeem Khan Bridal Spring 2018 Collection

Naeem Khan’s spring 2018 bridal collection is everything you could ask the designer for, with a little bit extra thrown in for good measure. The luxurious looks and incredible embellishments were everything – top to...

Vera Wang Bridal Spring 2018 Collection

Vera Wang is synonymous with incredible bridal wear, many brides dream of Vera Wang even before they are engaged. This season, the Vera Wang bridal spring 2018 collection is edgy and different, just another evolution...

H&M Just Dropped Their First Ever Bridal Lingerie Collection

H&M understands that there is one more thing as important as the Big Day: The Big Night that comes after! So, H&M launched their bridal lingerie just in time for the bridal season. The 25-piece...