New York Fashion Week…aka the BEST, most wonderful time of the year. This is the third time I attended the shows (second time as a fashion blogger!), and it never disappoints. I had a blast last season (see previous NYFW 2016 post here), but I attended A LOT more shows this season. It gets exhausting always being on the go and commuting back and forth between Pier59 Studios and Skylight Clarkson (let’s just say Uber/Lyft/Gett are probably my biggest fans based on how much I spent that week), but the excitement never stops! I love seeing the stunning works of these amazingly talented designers, while wishing I could afford to buy their entire collection. 😉 Take a look into the 12 shows I attended:
NYFW Days 1-2
This collection’s theme was ‘All Hallow’s Eve’, featuring the colors of ‘autumn’ and ‘death’ with the black and orange hues. It really brought a new meaning to Orange is the new Black! The chic collection consisted of bomber jackets (which are my FAVE!), mesh and tulle fabrics. I was totally digging the models’ orange eye makeup. The models walked runway style and then stood still in presentation mode, giving viewers a chance to look more closely at the collection!
I must say Dan Liu’s show was one of the most unique! It started out with some modern dancing from a masked individual, which represented ‘the fairy tale of autumn’. This collection was inspired by the designer’s ethnicity and has a fabulous oriental vibe to it. Red hues took over the collection (every models’ red eyeshadow was so cool!), with graphic prints, color blocking, and many accessories (loved all the scarves and hair accessories!) All of the outfits had a sort of colorful anime theme. The coolest ending to this show was the fact that Dan walked out, and you realized that he was SINGING the entire. time. So awesome! Watch full show here.
Lan Yu showcased a very feminine collection that exhibited traditional Chinese embroidery, consisting of pieces with many soft pastel colors (mint, jade, pink, baby blue). The fabrics were a combo of silk, velvet, lace, leather, cashmere and wool. I would describe this collection as very dreamy – I really enjoyed all the romantic detailing of every outfit, and I loved how every model wore a ribbon in her hair! Watch the full show here.
Okay, this one was DEF a favorite of mine. This whole collection was so badass – full of black leather, shiny metallics and ruffles. The music was hardcore, bringing the entire rockin’ vibe to life. I would describe these outfits as a combo of 50 shades of grey and star wars (in a complete awesome way! 🙂 ). Everything about this show was fierce and intense, creating so much energy and excitement. I was also really digging all of the models’ kickass boots. Watch the full show here.
NYFW Days 3-4
Taoray’s collection was inspired by contemporary Chinese culture. The pieces consisted of lingerie inspired outfits with masculine staples – it included a lot of suiting paired with lace details. I loved how everything was a perfect balance between being conservative yet also showing some skin – business in the front, party in the back?! 😉 Watch the full show here.
photo credit: WWD
Loved this show, and totally want a bunch of these pieces in my closet! Francesca’s collection consisted of street style pieces with a ton of lace. Everything was so chic and sophisticated, the color palette was completely dreamy, and I loved how the collection was just the right balance of heavy and light materials. Watch the full show here.
photo credit: myth magazine
Lissa Koo is the designer of the Saku collection – she is an emerging designer, which is super exciting because her pieces are super FAB! The collection consisted of many black statement pieces, as well as pale pinks, whites and grey colors – concluding in just the right amount of contrast. The models looked like dolls, wearing fun ruffled pieces, chiffon material, and having their hair styled into two pigtails.
photo credit: Style FT
The Verdad collection was created from inspiration from the streets of Los Angeles. I LOVED the clothes, and it for sure was one of my favorite shows! These pieces seemed very similar to clothes you would find in a Zara store – which is right up my alley! The outfits ranged from floral prints, darker shades, as well as light cream looks. Everything was super trendy and posh with flowy pieces, a ton of layering, and sheer material. Watch the full show here.
photo credit: Sifa’s corner
NYFW Days 5-7
John Paul Atakar
This collection is dedicated to the beauty and strength of the women of Yazidi. I felt so much intensity and passion from this line – exhibiting the strength and independence of the women. I absolutely loved how exquisite and stunning every piece was – the fabrics included alot of leather, velvet and fur with complements of organza, jacquards, brocades and feathers. The color palette mainly consisted of black, silver and shimmering gold, which brought so much elegance to the collection. Watch the full show here.
photo credit: madame figaro
As one of the top Indonesian designers, it’s no surprise how amazing Anniesa Hasibuan’s collection was. This line was DEFINITELY one of my top faves – it included sequins, rhinestones, pearls, lace, fur, beading velvet…umm, literally everything that I LOVE! Every outfit exuded elegance and luxury. I loved that all the models wore scarves, bringing the diversity of the collection to life. It was also interesting how a couple of the dresses had a big letter ‘A’ on them – totally reminded me of the scarlet letter (hah!), but it obviously stands for Anniesa! Watch the full show here.
Chiara Boni La Petite Robe
This show was amazing! I literally felt like I was in Europe – the music, ambience/vibes and clothing were all perfection. Every piece was so chic and sophisticated – including velvet, leather, and exquisite detailing. There was alot of black outfits with embellishments and unique cuts. The cutest part was that there were a couple of male models that went down the runway dressed as bellhops carrying a bunch of roses! Watch the full show here.
My very last show…super sad, but went out with a bang! Mimi Prober’s collection was very diverse – consisting of neutral and black pieces made of lace and wool to biker jackets and gold trim detailing. Every outfit exhibited a successful combination of a classic and modern look. It couldn’t have been a better show to end NYFW! Watch the full show here.
And that’s all folks! Thanks to all of my followers who followed along my NYFW insta-stories as well. Until next season!