Ladies and gentlemen, we are 3 days in, with day 4 going by fast at NYFW! How much are you enjoying all of the amazing fashion coming out of New York right now? It’s no wonder it’s been named the Fashion Capital of the world! Our Fashion Mingle team has been keeping up, battling the cold, carrying heavy equipment and shuffling from one venue to the next to bring you the best coverage from New York Fashion Week. Our young contributor & Fashion Designer Jessica Faith Marshall survived her first NYFW press pit experience at Venexiana Ltd and interviewed the designer Kati Stern. Jane and Maryna headed to Lincoln center during the day to capture more runway looks from the tents, and Melissa interviewed Brazilian designer Ivan Aguilar for his first womenswear collection debuting at MBFW. Be sure to return to FashionMingle.net for these fabulous interviews! However we also promised you a little bit of drama and what would Fashion Week be without drama! A member of our team has taken sick, leaving our media team short a player today, we have a missing (stolen?) cell phone charger and a lost microphone! Anything can happen at Fashion Week, best to always be prepared!
Designers are having a fabulous time with red, orange and pink. Prabal Gurung sent looks down the runway in the most amazing shades of red and orange I’ve ever seen. Monique Lhuillier accented a few of her gowns with pink designs. Son Jung Wan had a fairly neutral pallet with creams and tan, but added purple and blue looks near the end of the collection.
PRINTS – Mara Hoffman loves a good print. She had very Aztec inspired designs and cuts. She mostly choose prints with a blue base and some black and white prints. Her collection in general had a very tribal feel to it with the prints and silhouettes.
STYLE & FIT
Herve Leger stay true to their uber-fitted, body-con designs. They had a few fit and flares in the mix. They even had looks that reminded me of birds and those brushes you see in car-washes that come from the ceiling! Monique Lhuillier will have you ready for work or a black-tie, red carpet event. Wherever you are looking to go you can find something in Monique’s collection. From her signature “just below the knee” pencil skirts to girly fit & flare cocktail dress, these looks were made for a lady. Alexander favored a very androgynous collection from the look on the models to the fit of the clothes. He had very boxy styles especially in his jackets.
ACCESSORIES: Alexander Wang sent his androgynous models down the runway in backless, slide-on boots. Yes, that’s right…in one evening Alexander Wang may have reinvented footwear. Mara Hoffman had really fun gold cuffs up and down the arms of her models, giving her collection a warrior vibe.
Written by Shalanda Turner, FashionMingle.net Style Editor