I got back from NYFW last week and can’t wait to share with you some of my favorite runway shows that I attended.
PLEASE NOTE: PHOTOS IN THIS POST ARE CREDITED & LINKED.
Presented by HL Group. KUR Collection is by designer, Kasuni Rathnasuriya. She is a Sri Lankan designer, who is inspired by art and Sri Lankan traditions. KUR‘s one of a kind style is a cross between feminine dressy and urban style. KUR’s signature look is handmade Dutch and Portuguese lace. This collection reminded me of a professional woman who just got back from a European trip and wants to carry that free sense of style into the workplace.
Presented by Linda Gaunt Communications. Tadashi Shoji is by an American-based Japanese fashion designer well known for his red carpet gowns and modest evening wear for every body type. Probably, the biggest runway show which I attended this season. I loved seeing Heather Graham in a Tadashi gown in the front row. Tadashi never disappoints. The spring collection, right down to the makeup and jewelry, reminded me of a very chic Star War black-tie event. The beautiful gowns filled with sequins glitter, ombre, stars and planets, and chiffon strutted down the runway. Basically, I can’t wait for spring so I can get my hands on one of those gowns.
Presented by Riviere Agency. This runway show included 11 Australian designers that Fashion Palette brings to New York every September to show their latest creations. There was a frenzy outside of the show with many influencers waiting to get into the show. The show was at capacity. Waiting sucks. So I took advantage and enjoyed the phenomenal street style outside. I finally did manage to get into the show. The Australian sense of style seems very similar to Los Angeles’s street style. I can’t wait to see these brands on the streets of Los Angeles.
Here are a couple of shows:
Avery Verse is a luxury handbag brand by Taylor Cook and Christie Cook. This is a collection for a woman who wants timeless handbags. These classic handbags are all rich in leather and color. This brand is unique is since it uses greener leather. The brand uses vegetable-tanned leather, which is the most sustainable way of tanning leather. Also, this brand gives back! The Balad Handbag in red was my favorite.
Bronx and Banco
A collection by Natalie De’Banco filled with mainly playful dresses inspired by Caribbean sunsets. This label is chic and sexy. Think luxe engagement or cocktail parties.
This brand has quickly become my go-to for classic-yet-fashion-forward dresses. This label specializes in lace and embroideries. Feminine and fresh: two words that I would use to describe the SS19 collection. Think fancy garden parties or bridal showers.
Harvey The Label
This sophisticated label is sustainable. The spring collection was that: SPRING. Models strutted the runway in romantic floral, silk dresses. Think of wearing these dresses to spring holiday parties.
Minimal, tailored dresses in white, red, dusty pink and baby blue dominated this collection. Pure elegance. Think charity cocktail parties after work.
The Blonde Republic
The label is very sport chic and its signature look is a bodysuit (in black, blush or nude) with white straps with The Blonde Republic logo on it. The perfect outfit for hanging out at a trendy cafe in WeHo like Carrera Cafe.
Did the influence kill NYFW the same way “Video Killed the Radio Star”? There is a lot of discussion about how this is the end of NYFW. I don’t believe that. I believe, NYFW is just being reinvented. Fashion week is no longer just about the runway shows but more about street style. The focus of the shows will not be just the decision-making of buyers. The focus will be on brand recognition and reach via influencers and the press. The decision-making process will shift to showrooms and presentations. I personally would love to see more presentations. It’s an easier way to connect with the brand and get to know others attending.
Click here for a recap of last year’s runway shows.
I would love to hear which runaway show was your favorite.