If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my last post. I reflected on my experience at #NYFW (New York Fashion Week) two years ago when I literally “winged it”. It was the first year I started PrivatelySampled and I threw myself into everything. Last year and this year, I was invited to my first shows at New York Fashion Week. It was an experience I always hoped to have but has given me more to aspire towards. I wasn’t able to attend all of the shows I was invited to but I was able to attend a few and I’m already looking forward to next season. I’ve listed my top three runway shows and my take-a-ways. Which do you like?
From the LaQuan Smith previous collections we know he has a specific woman in mind when designing – the sexy boss type, in this collection we see vixen meets corporate. She works at a desk from 9am to 5pm and likes to party from 6pm-10pm. Smith paired pencil skirts with baggy sweaters to offer a different version of sexy. My favorite looks were his off-the-shoulder velvet minidresses and use of plaid and animal print.
Pronounced: sank·ah·set (n) The time between afternoon and evening when streets are awash in the warm glow of the setting sun and anything is possible. The designer, Siskin mixed a number of textures. A go-to of mine when I’m in need of inspiration or spicing up a muted look. She layered dresses and skirts over pants while giving us North African prints and decadent fabrics. The show tantalized three sense: sight, hearing and smell as incense wafted through out the room. Vogue says, “The rich (color) palette (cerise, turquoise, olive, rust) and tactile fabrics (satin, velvet, sequins) added to the transporting feeling.”
“In the post–Philo Céline era, many are in search of minimalist pieces with character, and Roche’s output certainly provides it. Understated details like fringe on the hem of a camel-tone dress, mint-tinted lace, or wide-brim hats crafted in collaboration with Royal Stag Hats—the milliner for rodeo queens and cowboys—were impactful, especially when scrutinized up close. Roche appears to be asking her audience to take a step back for a moment, to hit the pause button and appreciate the prettiness to be found in simplicity. Given the overwrought state of Fashion Week, that might not be a bad idea.” -Vogue