MAKE IT WORK: NYFW ROUNDUP
Hey guys! So, NYFW ended a week ago and thank goodness it did so now I can have free time and actually get some much-needed sleep (which I really didn't do this past week and was supposed to haha). Don't get me wrong, Fashion Week is one of my favorite times of year because I get to see amazing fashion (both on and off the runway) & I get to play dress up (which is what I really needed because I've been schlepping it wearing lots of jeans and jumbo sweaters lately and my wardrobe was in NEED of some inspiration). BUT, Fashion Week really takes it out of you. You have to run from show to show, stand in line to wait for the show, often stand DURING the show, and then you don't get back to your apartment until 9/10 pm, and you get to do it all over again the next day (for a WEEK). It is so tiring.
Is it worth it? 100 PERCENT. But when you're done you need some amazing sleep and not get off your couch for a solid week to recuperate. That’s socially acceptable, right?
Anyway, this year my calendar for NYFW was my busiest one yet. I went to 14 different shows (and skipped quite a few due to my work hours for my day job or just being plain exhausted) and attended 3 Fashion Week related events. I did get to see some of the same designers that I have seen at past fashion weeks, but a majority of the designers I saw this time around were new to me! Just a few of the new designers I saw included Greta Constantine, Noon by Noor, Jiri jKalfar, Hogan McGlaughlin, Chocheng, and Afffair.
My favorite show that I saw this season had to be Seven Crash. Seven Crash is a streetwear brand that I actually saw for the first time last season. I loved their last show last season because everything their designs were so futuristic, and they really put on a production. This season, they did not disappoint. According to their show notes, the inspiration for this season was the concept of “quantus:” “The 2019 designs expand upon conventional images of technology and the micro world, aiming to reach beyond prevailing thinking to explore the unknown world from a particle perspective. So I don’t really know what that means, but the designs were very futuristic with goggles and sharp glasses, metallic jackets, interesting cutouts and patterns, playful proportions, lots of grunge, and utilitarian bags. And the first looks that come onto the runway were glow in the dark. Super cool. And again, they put on a production with music that I can really only call techno-y and weird sounds and there was a fog machine. Yes, you read that right.
The other shows (which were actually presentations) that really stood out to me that I saw this season were Greta Constantine and Fashion for Peace. Greta Constantine was the first designer I saw this season, and she had a very nice presentation with designs filled with lots of sequins, velvet, plenty of volume, and little bit of 80s flair. Overall it was very shiny, playful, and unexpected (plus, who doesn’t love a good sequined turtleneck?).
Fashion for Peace was a presentation that focused on celebrating conscious fashion, showcasing designs from Norma Kamali, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Mara Hoffman, and Mimi Prober, all four of which are champions for sustainable fashion design. Not only were the designs impeccable, the event featured a speech by Sadhguru, an Indian yogi and author, about the importance of sustainable design & manufacturing processes. Sustainable fashion is something I’m very passionate about (because the fashion industry is very pollutive – I’ll write a post expanding on this at a later date), so this presentation really spoke to me on a deeper level than just having pretty clothes.
Here are just a few of my favorite looks from the shows I saw:
And just as important as the looks on the runway are the looks on the streets. Fashion week is a time for fashion’s elite to dress to impress. And they never disappoint. A few of my favorite bloggers/influencers to follow for street style looks during NYFW include Aimee Song (@songofstyle), Danielle Bernstein (@weworewhat), Candace Marie Stuart (@marie_mag_), Chandler Dehart (@candidlychan), Caroline Daur (@carodaur), and Yoyo Kulala (@yoyokulala). Give these guys a follow if you don’t already. Some of them are very big names in fashion, and some aren’t, but they’re all so stylish.
Some of my favorite street style looks:
And in case you missed what I wore to fashion week (minus one outfit where I was so cold/tired I didn’t feel like getting a pic of my look), here are my looks. I honestly didn’t go to over-the-top with any of my looks this season, and that’s mostly because I had to go to a lot of shows after work, so I didn’t want to look crazy there or have to carry it around with me all day. And it was FREEZING out the whole time, so I really tried to pick pieces/layer with pieces that would keep me warm. So yea here they are:
So, what do you guys think? What looks do you like best? What looks don’t you like? Did you go to fashion week? Do you want to go in the future?
Want to know how to dress like the most stylish at NYFW? Then stay tuned for my trend report including the hottest trends to be worn on the streets and on the runways of NYFW, which I’ll be posting next week!
Till next time!