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New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 Hits and Misses: Part 2 (Forum Buzz)

In the thick of Fashion Week, the hits and misses keep on coming. Collections from Prabal Gurung, Donna Karan and 3.1 Phillip Lim impressed, while Rodarte, Rag & Bone and Public School disappointed. Here’s what forum members had to say about them all.

The Hits: Prabal Gurung, Donna Karan, 3.1 Phillip Lim. Images via IMAXtree.

The Hits: Prabal Gurung, Donna Karan, 3.1 Phillip Lim; Images: Imaxtree


Prabal Gurung

“I really like his knitwear, actually that whole collection is so exciting and solid. The Bright Orange part is my favorite, it’s just delicious.” [perhydrol]

“I quite liked this. It’s a more toned down Prabal than we’ve seen in the past, but that’s exactly what he needed.” [#umero]

“Prabal Gurung is one of the most consistent designers right now. I love the vibe of his woman. There were beautiful relaxed cuts and everything felt so confident… Also loved the knitwear; the collar on that turtleneck was so fresh. What a stellar collection!” [Nepenthes]

See all the looks from the Prabal Gurung collection.

Donna Karan

“Hands down the best collection for me so far. The use of different fabrics together, the layering, cuts, beading and embroidery… Everything is just stunning! I don’t think anything during NYFW will come close to this.” [orthelian]

“By far the best NY collection for me. Leagues upon leagues ahead of the rest… This collection is at once sumptuous, luxurious and strangely, eerily gorgeous with all the various treatments the materials are getting. There’s almost something resembling a beautiful decay with all the embroideries, brocades and rich textures. And it somehow also reminds me of Romeo Gigli’s delicateness, mixed with Donna’s modernity. Each look stands out, as does each piece. And as a collection, it’s effortlessly and timelessly magnificent.” [Phuel]

“The woman isn’t always right, but when she’s right, she’s spot on. This is lovely! It’s really exquisite in its simplicity – it wows without being excessive. Love.” [StoneSkipper]

See all the looks from the Donna Karan collection.

3.1 Phillip Lim

“Such a stunning collection, very feminine yet tough and chic. Love the colors and layering.” [|PerfectTonight|]

“One of my favorites. When I look at the details I’m wowed. Those cropped bomber flight jackets are everything. The little crossbody bags, the shoes, the styling, all perfection. The collection has so much personality. I love it.” [nataliaapple]

“Sublime. Many New York designers try this brand of urban contemporary, and fall flat on their asses. This is cool as hell, in an effortless way, and entirely versatile. Gorgeous color palette and prints as well, made for a very harmonious runway show. Bravo, Lim.” [HeatherAnne]

See all the looks from the 3.1 Phillip Lim collection.