This time of year is everything to a fashion lover because of New York Fashion Week. The shows and the street style literally makes our hearts smile. We had the amazing opportunity to attend some shows and witness some amazing collections. Here is our recap of the week every girl loves.
Japanese designer, Tadashi Shoji, served up velvet on a fashionable platter. This collection exhumed gowns in vibrant colors of purple and extravagant coats which showed the “love revolution” inspiration in a brilliant light. Tadashi teamed up with Nine West, who provided footwear, Commando who provided undergarments, M.A.C. who provided make up, LVX who provided nail polish and Sequin who provided jewelry.
Noon by Noor
Cousins by blood and sisters in fashion, Shaikha Noor Al Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Al Khalifa, presented a monochromatic collection to die for. They are usually all about embellishments but they kept it straightforward this season. One of the our favorite designs was the white, rich 3-D floral embroidered jumpsuit with a floating train. The simplicity of this collection made it perfection.
This brand was created in 2005 and the designer, Lan Yu, mainly focuses on couture creations while also ready to wear designs. As a young ballerina, Lan learned how to create embroidered designs and it was very prominent in her recent collection. This line was so dreamy with soft pastels and creamy whites. Lan Yu stuck to what she does best and it was invigorating.
This collection was all about out of this world shapes and black, vampy tones. Even the loud, intense music playing proved that this collection was fierce and full of energy. We loved that the line wasn’t gender-specific so the equality amongst the clothes was everchanging. Zippers, leather and fur were seen all over the runway and it was very much appreciated. Black will always be the new black.
The outerwear guru did it again. This presentation was just what NYFW needed. The models stood erect for more than an hour in their dope designs. Romeo Hunte knows his lane and stays in it in the best way. Zippers were also super popular with this collection like many other runway shows. Romeo found a way to redefine outerwear and we were in awe. It is so great to see young designers present a new approach to timeless staples. The thing we appreciated the most was the urban aesthetic. It was edgy and authentic which is not always a combination you see in NYFW collections.
Champagne lace and velvet dripped all over the runway and it was simply breathtaking. Francesca was a part of the resist movement with a specific design reading Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want.” Complex patterns and prints were prominent throughout the designs and we appreciated the details and intricacy.
This collection opted for a politically driven theme. Let’s just say that the designs were definitely not safe for work. The models were covered in body paint, styled with messy hair and pretty much looked like they just left a super lit rave. Namilia is known for it’s phallic symbol and it was plastered all over the runway. Also, garments read “Join the Resistance” and “Ready For the Trump-pocalypse” leaving no room to read between the lines.
Mimi Prober Fall/Winter 2017 Runway left the fully packed room of fashion commentators speechless and wanting more! The collection consisted of amazing one of kind hand crafted pieces. From lace to wool, each piece is made for the woman on the go! From the perfectly constructed biker jacket to the lace sheer dress , Mimi Prober had every woman in mind while designing. The line gave a feel or classic art with a modern day twist. The looks were cohesive down to the styling of the models hair and their makeup. The finale dress made of black lace material with a gold trim bustier was the audience favor as they looked on amazed at these one of kind pieces by Mimi Prober.
Written by: Joce Blake, Senior Fashion Editor & January Jones