NYFW S/S '19 : DAY 1 + 2

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NYFW may have come and gone, but I’m not quite over it yet. As much stress, anxiety (and germs) that comes with it, I wouldn’t change it for the world.

One of my favorite things about fashion week is getting to see all the hard work that goes into it come to life. I love getting to see the latest trends and styles walk the runway and fill the streets of New York. It really is such an exciting time and the whole city seems to be abuzz with so many celebrities and fashion industry peeps.

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Day 1

After a couple shoots I headed to my first show, Nana Judy, an Australian-born brand which made its American Debut at Spring Studio’s. The collections was inspired by youth-culture, art, and music and paid homage to the beloved pet of the Head Designer, Glenn Coleman's great grandmother, whom the brand was named after. The collection of streetwear designs, including tracksuits, leather jackets with punk rocker vibes, and sweatsuits with a splash of quirkiness, dazzled even with its limited color palette. Repetitive patterns, silver chains and 101 Dalmatians preview, made this collection unlike any other.

The full 101 Dalmatians x Nana Judy will be available for purchase October 2018 . 

HERE ARE MY FAVORITE LOOKS FROM THE SHOW:

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Next up was LanYu. Founded in 2005 when Yu was just a young design student, her brand has grown and is now headquartered in Beijing, China. While the label focuses on couture, she also designs ready-to-wear, wedding dresses, and fashion accessories. This seasons collection represented the designers taste and vision almost to a T. Everything from the mode’s long, colorful ponytails made from thread, to blades crisp white pieces that flowed into eye-catching stripes and then powerful reds, created a delicate, yet striking balance. Paris and Nicky Hilton attended were at the show along with their sister-in-law, Tessa Hilton. (You can ~barely~ peep Nicky in the first pic- front row all the way on the right).

HERE ARE MY FAVORITE LOOKS FROM THE SHOW:

The last show of the night was The Nolcha shows final show with ARANYANI, a social good brand with a range of hand-painted mens + women bag’s, and KavenLiu DIMOR, a Chinese brand which aims to interpret the unique charm of Chinese clothing with original designs. Clear Eyes was an official sponsor of the shows and their spokesperson, Vanessa Williams, address the crowd before the show started to celebrate the undefended designers and their very special “shinning moments” in their careers, as well as the brand’s partnership with Dress For Success, which brought a select group of hardworking women to NYC to be treated to the full fashion week experience in celebration of their achievements. I just love supporting brands and designers that truly do believe in the power of giving back, plus a fun night out with my sis is something I’m always down for!

SOME OF MY FAVORITE MOMENTS FROM THE SHOW:


Day 2

SOME OF MY FAVORITE MOMENTS FROM THE SHOW:

Day 2 started early with Concept Korea kicking off at 11:30 AM. This show had multiple designers such as IISE. One thing we noticed about this show is how awesome the street style was for it. We weren’t in the door for the show, and you could already see the designers influence’s in peoples outfits; oversized, unfitted silhouettes and even some traditional prints. The designers collections were even more amazing.


My sister was fortunate enough to be able to assist me with covering day 2’s shows. So after Concept Korea, we raced directly to the Indonesian Diversity show, hosted by Riviere Agency. This was another group show, filled with tons of breathtaking designs.

Next up was the Flying Solo show at Pier 59. This was such a unique show filled with over 330 amazing pieces, from 70+ designers, with a “Space Exploration” theme. Flying Solo is all about breaking borders, and I loved the feel for diversity that the show featured. You can truly tell that Flying Solo is revolutionizing the retail game, by bringing together diverse designers and collections in an supportive and profitable structure. If you’re around NY be sure to check out their flagship store in SOHO!

Later that night My sister headed to Sherri Hill, while I was off to the Chromat show.

SOME OF BRANDY’S FAVORITE MOMENTS FROM THE SHERRI HILL SHOW:

Chromat is one of the shows I always look forward to each season. Their diversity is breathtaking and truly so revolutionizing, its inspiring. In case you missed them in last seasons recap, Chromat is a swimwear label pecifically designed to reimagine how we view the human body and redefine what makes a “beach body.” What really excited me about this seasons collection is that they did away with the gimmicks and left the focus to the clothes. No more giant pool noodles or flaming hot cheetahs bungee’d to models legs, things which certainly garnered attention for them in the past. Chromat’s brand and messaging has finally earned the respect and attention they deserve as a brand thats fighting for inclsivity and body positivity.

SOME OF MY FAVORITE MOMENTS FROM THE CHROMAT SHOW: