NYFW FW 2017 Day Four – Saku New York

The first Sunday of NYFW happened to be our designated first day of rest. After having covered presentations, showroom visits and runways for the last three days, one’s feet and arms don’t react in the way you intend. The resolution was to attend one or two shows early, grab brunch and crash until Monday. At least partially achieved.

Saku New York

If you haven’t heard much about BFDPR, let us enlighten you. At least one out of every two people I’ve met during fashion week were heading to a show they managed / promoted. It helps, I believe, that there is some sort of relationship with the CAAFD, but how in the world did they get so many invitees is mind boggling. Nevertheless, BFDPR was the team responsible for Saku New York and as the trend is becoming fairly obvious they did a great job.

Saku New York is one of those presentations that can clearly drive very mixed feelings. On the one hand, the brand has a huge Asian following and its silhouettes were more befitting of that demographic, noted by those in attendance as well as the stories shared about the show online. This is common of brands led by those of Asian heritage such as Vivienne Hu, Yuna Yang or Tadashi Shoji. On the other hand, the collection featured decidedly European accents such as frills, lace patterns and basque dresses, while retaining elements of Americana due to color-blocking, varsity-style tops, low-waistlines and asymmetrical slouchy cuts often found in athleisure. Thus it was very hit or miss, but definitely in line with the concept of a more global audience, less rigidly defined by their regionality and more cosmopolitan in their attire. Essentially, the collection was definitively New York.

With a little something for everyone (including no one), Saku New York was definitely one of those collections we feel will grow stronger with a sharper focus and aesthetic. But it serves as a good reminder that this is only the fourth collection from designer Lissa Koo out of Parsons in 2015. Saku New York prides itself in simultaneously including sportiness and feminity into their garments, emphasizing a woman’s beauty while using comfortable fabrics that allow easy movement. Suffice to say, that concept was delivered during their Fall / Winter 2017 presentation.


Saku New York’s collection included fun sporty pieces like this frilled varsity jacket.


The lace frill top, definitely the look du vogue of fall collections.


One of our favorite looks was this sporty cold-shoulder crop top with the frilled dress. Add bands to the next ones.


Yes, this was a lace floral pattern top with what appeared to be pink suede pants.


The collection was quite full of frills, even found on the shearling bolero.


Very Parisian with the form-fitting collared dress and lace shoulders. One of our favorite looks.


This shredded skirt number hid a floral shirtdress underneath. Well paired and love the collar.


One of the more creative pieces mixed this nude / tan jacket with frills and lace shoulders. Again creative.


Another really cool look in the lace floral dress. Definitely something that can go from runway to the streets.


A close look at Designer Lissa Koo who shared a lovely smile of appreciation with all attendees.

Images are courtesy of Promo Mag News and iFashion Network.

Well two objectives were sort of met for today. Coverage of one to two shows. Check. Crash until Monday. Super check. Brunch . . . . Until next time.

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