Towards the end of the Spring/Summer 2014 collections in New York, I remarked on how varied and interesting the collections for New York Fashion week were. They were some of the strongest collections primarily because although New York tends to reflect the most commercial tastes, there are signs of art behind a smattering of the collections. Some of the collections displayed would never be sold in stores, but they’re more conceptual. London is filled with examples of shows of that nature. Just take a look at any of Gareth Pugh’s collection from 2008-2010 (some would even argue recent collections). The Tilly and William collection that was showed in September is an example of this thought process. Sure, there’s a commercial aspect behind the collection, but when looking at it, you see more art than a price tag at a local Nordstrom’s.
That’s a hope I have for fashion collections being shown for the Fall in New York. Yes, the overarching point is to make money, but let’s home there’s some artistry involved (and a wow moment or two).
P.S. The gallery below shows the artistry that was the Tilly and William SS 2014 Collection.