The best of NYFW AW19 day 3: Self-Portrait and Longchamp
Who: "It's a bit more tailoring this season, but with a Self-Portrait twist. It's still fun but I wanted to have those pieces which are a bit more classy," designer Han Chong told WWD.
The Low-down: This translated into both casual and formal silhouettes rooted by tailoring—think elements of the classic tuxedo weaved into jumpsuits, rompers, dresses and coats. The Malaysian-born designer opened the show with black and white cocktail options, before transitioning into vivid primary colours and graphic prints. This collection sees him being bolder in playing around with patterns and textures, mixing and matching them to great effect. Also present is his signature guipure lace motif, forming the essence in a series of beautiful navy dresses, and lending a delicate yet sensual edge elsewhere to a number of shorts and floral frocks.
Buro Loves: Han Chong's penchant for piecing together different silhouettes and prints, creating interesting hybrid ensembles that are sure to appease the texture lovers and then some.
Who: For her sophomore showing at NYFW, creative director Sophie Delafontaine set out to capture the carefree spirits of travellers; women who travel the world with a rock 'n' roll attitude.
The Low-down: Eclectic and free-spirited, Longchamp's AW collection is made for the multi-faceted woman in all of us; she can be strong, confident and feminine in her own way, with a wardrobe to match. Here, too, sees an unapologetic melting pot of prints, textures and shapes—from flowing dresses with organic, multi-hued stripes to pleated leather in mini silhouettes. A daring spirit punctuate each look, such as studded detailing and leopard prints paired with what is otherwise a flirty little number.
Buro Loves: How the new Bauhaus-inspired new Longchamp logo print didn't just make its statement debut via graphic printed creations, but also in a feminine yet edgy cut-out design resembling lace.