This past New York Fashion Week (NYFW) lasted about 11 days and was enough to knock even the most seasoned fashionistas off their highest Louboutin pumps! There were numerous shows overlapping both inside and outside the Lincoln Center—with actually many more outside the tents since it tends to be more cost effective.
|Breaking Bad star R.J. Mitte at Desigual|
A lot of the big shows filled up fast (that comes as no surprise) and as always, the hottest ticket was the closing show—which is always Marc Jacobs. My favorite shows in the tents included Desigual, one of the more reasonably priced lines since they have their own chain of stores nationwide. The clothes still had the heavy Spanish flower patterns they are famous for but less of their giant logos, giving them a better chance of being worn by the over 40 set. Models wore exotic crowns of flowers that were as attention grabbing as the clothes.
The biggest name off-Lincoln Center show I attended was Elle Runway Collection By Kohl’s. This French inspired collection featured quirky wool hats with netting and pom-poms, lots of polka dot skirts including ball gowns, plenty of ruffle flounce hem dresses and eyelet jewel tops. This is an incredibly fashion-forward collection and if you did not know better, you’d think you were at the runway show of a famous French designer! There were plenty of pale pink coats, cigarette pants and sweaters—and even a pair of Eiffel Tower heels!
|Lie Sang Bong|
|Backstage at Sherri Hill|
My most creative show awards go to the Malibu-based Mark + Estel, who played guitar and sang (respectively) at the end of their show and proved that they are rockers as much as designers. Their clothes were flashy in a good way, and there were plenty of animal prints—right down to Mark’s own leopard print jacket that he wore to perform in at the tents.
|Gia Ventola showcasing her designs|
So ends another great yet crazed NYFW—but not without going to a bunch of lounges and parties. So check out Part 2 of our coverage, which focuses on fashionista kicking off their heels and letting their hair down!