NYFW RECAP: PART 1
Another fashion week has come and gone. I can’t believe I just wrapped up my 5th season! I’m still feeling like the new girl at school LOL. I tried to push myself this season, both creatively and on the business side of things. I worked with a bunch of new photographers, dipped my toe into video content (see below) and focused on expanding relationships, all while building new ones. It was definitely not easy (I had so much anxiety all week) but I feel like diving head first and pushing yourself is a big way to grow. If you wanna see more from fashion week be sure to check out trends for fall, part 2 of my recaps and what I wore.
Video Credit: CristianLuca
Day one started bright and early. I had my hair and makeup done from Glamsquad, an app that sends professionals to your home for services like hair, makeup and nails. At the same time, my videographer Cristian was also filming for my video recaps and shadowed me the whole day basically. After my hair and make up was done, Cristian and I headed off to a shoot before the Indonesian Diversity show. Four designers, Dian Pelangi, Alleira Batik, Itang Yunasz and 2 Madison Avenue, showed their collections and I was blown away. Dian Pelangi collection titled “Social Love” was an interpretation of the “hype” of fashionista’s on social media, and it was probably my favorite collection of the show. I found myself wanting a few pieces to wear during fashion week, they were that good! The collection was full of layered dresses, coats cinched at the waist over pants, incorporating the “industrial strap” streetwear trend, integrating tones of pink, black, and yellow, it was super edgy yet completely chic.
SOME OF MY FAVES:
Photo by Yuchen Liao/Getty Images for Indonesian Diversity
Cristian and I shot a couple looks after the show since we had a break before Laurence & Chico. The collection was inspired by the designers recent trip to Thailand. The show was one of of the most intriguing shows from the second it started. They opened with a model mimicking a flight attendant that greeted the guests as the next “attendant” holding a tray of Laurence & Chico waters pranced down the runway and opened the show. One of my favorite openings to date.
We wrapped up filming after the Laurence & Chico show and I headed off to dinner with my sister before one of our favorite traditions, the Blue Jacket Fashion show. The Blue Jacket Fashion Show brings together leaders from the fashion, entertainment, sports and media industries to raise awareness and funding for prostate cancer research and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Top fashion designers like Joseph Abboud and Michael Kors, reinvent the typical Blue Jacket in one-of-a-kind ways for celebrity models and athletes to debut while they walk the runway. This year some of the celebrity models included Nigel Barker, Drake Bell, and for the first time ever female models Countess Luann and Sonja Morgan from Real Housewives of NY.
Fashion Hong Kong was my first show of the day and it’s one I ALWAYS look forward to. The designers this season were 112 mountainyam, Anveglosa, and Heaven Please+.
112 Mountainyam collection took elements from natural environments and intertwined them with my personal favorite (channeling my inner country girl) a unique take on camo!
Self-taught tailor Annette Chan of Anveglosa is known primarily for strong leather silhouettes and careful craftsmanship as evident by her pristine collection of leather jackets, long sleeve tops, dresses and pants. The sleek sophistication of the collection was fine tuned and I couldn’t get over the choice of leather in all black and hunter green.
Photo by Albert Urso/Getty Images for Fashion Hong Kong
Heaven Please+ use of bright bold colors mixed with prints and various textiles was so unique. Some of my favorite looks included a lavender pleated coat with a peek of a neon green turtle neck, an oversized hooded floor length plaid jacket zipped waist length with a neon green maxi dress flowing out the bottom.
Fashion Hong Kong was Followed by one of my favorite, Chiara Boni la Petite Robe. Her silhouettes and styles are so feminine and chic and this season it was no different, just upgraded with a modern, regal attitude. In addition to her signature stretch jersey fabric, the brand played around with new textiles, including plush velvet which gives a special touch, and taffeta in the maxi dresses accentuated with delicate bows.
I had a few other events scheduled that night, but decided to skip because I had been super anxious throughout the day and waned to put myself first, especially since it was still early in the week.
This seasons collection at Son Jung Wan was truly stunning. Inspired by mixing faux fur, bold prints, sequins, velvet and embroideries, the collection was retro yet fresh and fashion forward. Always a show that I look forward to every season!
Flying Solo is an innovative platform and community of independent designers, founded a little over two years ago, but hasn’t let that stop them from becoming one of the biggest fashion platforms, focused on creativity and inclusivity and launching the careers of many independent designers. The show featured 50 designers with over 200 cutting-edge designs including a wide array of womenswear, menswear and accessories.
I Ended the day with the Oxford Fashion Studio Group shows which are always super interesting! The goal for Oxford fashion group is to highlight independent fashion designers from all over the world, giving them a platform to showcase their work. The showcase featured 14 designers whose collections ranged from evening wear to street-style for both men and women.