NYFW 02 – 16 – 15

My last day at nyfw… so sad. I’m already feeling nostalgic. School starts again and it would be bad to fail (although fashion week is worth the risk).

I don’t want my posts to be super long, so I’m just writing one or two (very) short sentences about what I think of the collections. Please let me know if you want to see more 🙂

Here I am, braving the cold:

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8910shirt – vintage men’s; jeans – seven for all mankind; shoes – ash; bag – kate spade; bangles – kate spade

Highlights of the shows I attended:

Ready to Fish (at Lincoln Center)

Their first show at nyfw ever! Great debut.

Unconventional simplicity. Beautiful knitwear.

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Pamella Roland (at Lincoln Center)

Amazing show!

Sophisticated and very sexy. The over the knee suede boots are my new love.

Two stand-outs:

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Reem Acra (at Lincoln Center)  *ashley benson sighted*

So so beautiful.

Very intricate designs – lace, embellishments, … but not overboard either.

If Versailles did bohemian, this would be it.

5Admire the detail:

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I made this gif of a segment of the final walk because I couldn’t resist. Of course, it was actually much longer but I had to limit myself to 10 seconds.

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xx,

chiara

NYFW 02 – 15 – 15

Today was so cold! Almost all of the photographers had to retreat into the tent and even the most crazy fashion people were wearing coats. That’s when you know it’s real.

I’ll post about what I wore first and then the highlights of the shows I attended. Let me know if you want to see more in-depth reviews.

Here I am, post first show:

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skirt – brandy melville (don’t judge me); top – joie; small bag – coach; big bag – rebecca minkoff; shoes – seychelles; red bangle – prada; blue bangle – kate spade; gold bangle – ralph lauren

Leanne Marshall (at Affinia)

Winner of season 5 project runway a while ago.

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Etxeberria (at Lincoln Center)

Theme is “poet in new york”.

The playlist was so on point with occasional classical music –> of course I geeked out.

Very urban, loved the occasional red, and the men’s pants are so unique. Reminded me a bit of a post-apocalyptic society with amazing taste in music.

And Shaun Ross was there! He led all the models in the final walk at the end.

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xx,

chiara

 

NYFW 12 – 02 – 15

Today is the first(ish) day of NY fashion week! Finally 🙂

Three important things you should know:

1 – There is going to be a men’s fashion week this year in July for the first time. And I’m definitely still going! Men’s fashion is just as interesting, and I love wearing men’s shirts, belts, and sometimes shoes (if I find the right size).

2 – The shows are super scattered this year – fueling the rumors that Mercedes-Benz might relocate from its now traditional spot “to a new undisclosed downtown location”. But it won’t be Hudson Yards. Of course Lincoln Center is still the hub right now, but this week everybody is sprinting from midtown to downtown and from downtown to uptown. Schedules get tight.

3 – Tom Ford is presenting in LA this season. This is one of ny’s most significant shows, so the fashion crowd is not pleased (who has time to fly from ny to LA and back again the same day?). But Ford knows what he’s doing: it’s days before the Oscars and there will be more than enough willing stars to make up for the missing fashion editors. Smart.

Here I am:

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shirt – vintage italian silk men’s; skirt – Club Monaco; shoes – Ash; bag – Shrimps; bangles – Kate Spade

Some highlights of the shows / presentations I attended:

Desigual (at Lincoln Center)

As always, really fun bright clothes – even for winter / fall. The Desigual girl is always smiling and everyone was too at the end of this show. Nothing avant garde or exciting though.

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Saunders (at Ed’s Chowder House)

Presentation inspired by Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall series during the Tudor reign of Henry VIII. Amazing coincidence – I’m reading those books at this moment (no joke). Beautiful jewelry and vintage pieces. Makeup mimicked white lead paint court women used to wear – seriously, very white.

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Yuna Yang (at 3 West Club)

My favorite show by far! Classic but still very cool. The invitation says the theme was “hunting without guns”.

I fell in love with the sneakers and I might be buying them. Also loved the plaid and lace details. Awesome overall and I’m already looking forward to their collection next season. Definitely keep an eye on this designer.

Video I took of the final walk:

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xx,

chiara