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TOP 5 PICKS: NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS

The NYC collections are complete and the general mood is a continuation of what Pheobe Philo started for Fall 2010.  Minimalism is key and the color for spring is a non-color:  white.  Femininity and sensuality make their mark with sheer fabrications and ladylike silhouettes.  Prints continue to be mixed and tribal influences reign supreme in the land of accessories.  Alexander Wang’s sportif theme of last Spring was seen in many collections combined to render a modern street warrior.  The 70′s take precedence in saturated sherberts and with Marc Jacob’s nod to Taxi Driver. Utilitarian design was seen in the majority of the collections which produced one of the key items for Spring:  the buttoned up blouse.

The Sche Report chose it’s Top 5 collections based on innovation, freshness, marketability and straight up “I die” factor.  We hope you are as excited about these collections as we are.

1.  MARC JACOBS

The Sche Report has been in love with the 70′s for a while now and this collection definitely sent us over the moon.  From his rich color palette of saturated coral, burnt orange, yellow, salmon and purple to the oversized accessories, Marc did us right…but when doesn’t he?  Reminiscent of 1970′s Bain de Soleil girls and with a nod to YSL Rive Gauche and Missoni, this collection is sure to get every girl excited for Spring.

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Marc Jacobs Spring 2011

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Marc Jacobs Spring 2011

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Marc Jacobs Spring 2011

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Marc Jacobs Spring 2011

To see the complete collection go here.

2.  PREEN

Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi took a trip to Egypt this season combining flou and a dreamy pale color palette that played on freshness and the airy quality of Arabian architecture.  The details within their fabrications were unbelievable from beaded smocking to gauze embroidery all-encompassing a fresh mix of bohemia and modernity.  With a touch of 60′s silhouettes, they continued their masculine meets feminine aesthetic with mannish suits and tailored flounce.  This collection was a breath of fresh air and is sure to spark a new approach to the minimal trend.

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Preen Spring 2011

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Preen Spring 2011

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Preen Spring 2011

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Preen Spring 2011

To see the entire collection go here.

3.  PROENZA SCHOULER

Straying from their usual hard edge approach, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez presented a ladylike collection for Spring infused with their inventive edge.  With Chanel influenced tweed suiting to sheer slipdresses over retro bras and briefs, the combination proved to be one of the most innovative in regard to the Ladylike trend.  Colors abounded and were mixed playfully with pastels and neutrals to exude their usual element of cool factor.  The oversized arts and crafts necklaces were the perfect match for their polished and mixed up aesthetic.

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Proenza Schouler Spring 2011

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Proenza Schouler Spring 2011

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Proenza Schouler Spring 2011

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Proenza Schouler Spring 2011

To see the entire collection go here.

4.  RACHEL COMEY

Some might be surprised by this pick, however Rachel Comey’s collection of fresh and easy separates were all abuzz during this season’s presentations.  Coming into her own, she presented a fresh mix of prints and easy silhouettes that every fashion girl will covet this spring for their wardrobe.  Covering all the trends, she showed a great mix of utilitarian separates including shorts, blouses, short suits, white cotton dresses and trousers.  Her charming and approachable sensibility will hold to be very marketable and buyers will be lining up pushing her brand into the forefront of Contemporary designers.

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Rachel Comey Spring 2011

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Rachel Comey Spring 2011

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Rachel Comey Spring 2011

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Rachel Comey Spring 2011

To view the entire collection go here.

5.  OHNE TITEL

As one of our picks for “NYC Designers to Watch”, Alexa Adams and Flora Gill did not disappoint in giving us an amazing and forward thinking collection of Eastern influenced clothing.  Inspired by Japanese woodcut artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi, their lineup included neoprene bodysuits and belted pants using color blocking and graphic elements to produce a race car sleekness with a tribal edge.  Their geometric sporty collection was topped off with striking tubular necklaces in collaboration with designer Tauba Auerbach.  The collection had the perfect mix of sex appeal, design and modern sensibility proving them to be a definite contender in the NYC fashion world.

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Ohne Titel Spring 2011

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Ohne Titel Spring 2011

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Ohne Titel Spring 2011

 TOP 5 PICKS:  NYC SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTIONS   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Ohne Titel Spring 2011

To view the entire collection go here.

It’s only the beginning of the Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion season, stay tuned to see more from what the UK and Europe has to offer in the coming weeks from The Sche Report.

1,233 Comments

  1. keepfeelingjoanna

    Nice selection! Rachel Comey is one of my favorite designers and I can never get enough of her shoes or her prints.

    Love the Tauba Auerbach necklaces at Ohne Titel. I saw her show at Deitch Projects a while back in NYC and fell in love with her sense of color and shapes. xoxo

  2. mademoiselletresbelle

    Great insight! I also thought that,once again, Marc Jacobs created something really special with this collection. I loved the colors a lot and, it wasn’t as quirky as I thought it would be. I like your website!

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