Hello loves! Another NYFW has come and gone, and boy has it been a busy one indeed! Of course I overloaded myself with shows and ended up getting sick because that’s the overachiever I am, but it was worth every second. The week started off for me on Thursday when the big storm hit and a lot of people ditched their morning shows. Thus, my first show of the day Ane Amour was half empty which actually worked to my advantage as I nabbed a front row seat. Ane Amour was a new show for me and not a designer I was familiar with. The brand is based in New York and known for its artistic and expressive designs. I enjoyed the purple color palette edged up with leather pieces, as well as the witchy styling in the hair and make-up.
Tadashi Shoji was one of my favorite shows of the season and I wish I had been able to get better photos! Seated in the third row this time the lighting was harsh and it was hard to capture good shots. The show took my breath away and surprised and delighted at every turn. The embellishments and details on the black velvet look were spot-on, not to mention the bow added the perfect touch of femininity.
I finished up day 1 with the fabulous ladies at Michael Costello. I knew him best as a contestant on Project Runway, and I remember him as somewhat annoying and not particularly likable on the show. I recall that he had a “taste” issue as Nina Garcia would say, so I was curious to see what his show would be like. I have to admit that I went in with low expectations, and was pleasantly surprised by his pieces. The guy knows how to put on a show and bring out the drama. I loved his lacework and glamorous styling, but I do think the show was a bit gimmicky overall.
Day 2 started off bright and early with a 10AM show. I very much enjoyed Dan Liu’s show last season as the show was full of feminine and flirty dresses. This season was quite similar but there was a more preppy vibe to his looks and dialed up hair and make-up. I really loved the soft romantic hairstyles and the whimsical vibe of the eye make-up. The show concluded with Dan Liu himself singing, and who knew he could be the next contestant on The Voice!
The wildcard show of the day was definitely Hakan Akkaya, a Turkish designer. Badass and ruffles might not seem like they belong in the same sentence, but Hakan Akkaya totally made it work. The collection was all black with traditional details like ruffles and zippers done in a new way.
Sachin and Babi was my favorite show of the season. Not surprisingly, I gravitate towards glamorous, feminine dresses with an old-world touch. A few factors made this my favorite show. First of all, the location was spot-on. Rather than showing at Skylight Clarkson Square like most of the other shows, Sachin & Babi chose the National Arts Gallery, an intimate venue with an air of exclusivity. Secondly, the moment I walk in I spot Carolina Issa, one of the OG street style stars. Of course little old me did not have the guts to go up and say hi, and she also seems like a very private person. Thirdly, I had a standing ticket and that was fine and all. But I guess I showed up super early and the PR girl remembered me, so when the show was about to start and she saw me in the standing section, she pulled me out and put in a front row seat. This basically made my entire NYFW experience, as this was the show I was most looking forward to and I couldn’t believe my luck. And guess what?! I ended up one seat away from Carolina Issa (still did not say hi). And of course lastly, the show itself was breathtaking. In this case the pictures speak louder than words.
Finally, I’ll leave you with a street style snap of what I wore on Day 2, featured in Nylon street style! Check out the article here to see all the other stylish fashion week attendees. What is your favorite show from Day 1 and 2? Let me know in the comments below, and stay tuned for a Part 2 recap coming soon!
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