NYFW15 : DAY 1

New York Fashion Week has officially exited the building.

I just wrapped up another enjoyable/fun-filled/packed season with shows to cover and attend! Fashion Week in February is pretty much Fashion with a side of 10 degree weather. NO THANKS! Okay, I’m obviously playing hard to get here, of course I accepted the challenge. And I conquered! So let’s get right to it.

OUTFIT ONE

Two words : Power. Suit.

Really sharp, classic take on tuxedo suiting with a slouchy ease, and a shiny element to add elevation to this sporty look! Layered myself in a cool-tone grey structured wool coat adding yet another component to this masculine look.

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Coat : Theory | Pantsuit : Helmut Lang | Tee : Helmut Lang | Sneaker : Spring Court

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READY! SET! RECAP!

Creatures of Comfort : Savings Capital Bank

This show held such a special place in my heart! For the past four seasons, I have had the privilege of being apart of the styling direction for Creatures of Comfort, led by Sabina Schreder. And every season, I’ve spent my time backstage preparing looks and dressing models before the show, never fully getting to see the collection live in action. This season I was honored enough to be personally invited to see it unfold from the audience! Bittersweet, but loved seeing Jade Lai’s pieces take presence down the runway. Garments tell a story when in motion- plus the vibes from the audience brought a new element to this collection! Super bummed I didn’t get any post-worthy iPhone photos of the looks. (Full look photo credit : WWD)

The show took place in a bank! Yes, you read that right. This bank was definitely glamourous. Even though the ambiance messed with my photo-flow, the lighting and Architecture took me right back to Paris Fashion Week last September.

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and now a few favorite runway looks from the show!

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Ulla Johnson : New Museum Bowery

If you know my style at all, (which i’m hoping at this point of the game that you do) then you know I get a little standoffish when it comes to the boho-chic, free-people, hippie styled esthetic. However, this particular show was ALL ABOUT IT! One of the most rewarding things about Fashion Week is that you leave your preferences at the door. The representation of ones style takes a temporary pause until further notice. At least for me. When I attend a show, I like having a clean slate. That allows me to gauge full attention on appreciating each piece that I don’t necessarily acknowledge on a daily basis.

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Timo Weiland : Industria Superstudio

YES! A mens collection. I feel most inspired by menswear more times than I’d like to admit. When it comes to layering and pattern combinations, the fellas have got it going on! The style direction for this show had me locked in. See for yourself!

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Pay attention to the details. It’s pretty brilliant. The color tones, the structure and tailoring. I’ll have one of everything.

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Ryan Roche : The High Line Hotel

You guys, this presentation was absolutely delicious! I know I’ll sound super dramatic when I say that this collection had my heart beating so fast, but it just did, okay?! I mean come on, let’s just talk about this.

Exhibit A:  Oversized everything.

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How about these androgynous-like boots? Are these mens shoes? I  hope so! My 8th grade studio art teacher had these shoes. She was so ahead of the game. You go, Mrs. Gilmore.

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I honestly can’t get enough of these pieces. I want these garments to drown my 5’2 (on a good day) body. This color pallet, the bulky and clunky shoes with a scrunched sock, draped in tons of fabric that magically forms to a tailored fit, light on the makeup (of course)  hair pulled back, and topped off (pun, y’all) with your grandfathers hat.. HELLO! sign me up!

Okay folks! That concludes my coverage for Day One! Stay tuned as my journey through Fashion Week Recap continues! Up next : Day 2

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