Some people hew to the tried and true while others walk a path few would dare to take. That’s precisely the way I feel whenever I see bold designer fashions that stray from traditional ideals. Last February at the Autumn/Winter 2016 fashion presentations in New York City, I took in a show that really proves this point in so many ways.
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Fashion shows are all about putting new ideas out there for people to see and possibly get behind. But, what do people who actually attend Fashion Week wear? What is it like behind the scenes? This week, just for fun, I randomly selected some shots that encompass many years, and various locations, to give you a glimpse into the circus and theatre that is Fashion Week. As always, you can note some cool trends, or some over-the-top looks, but one thing you won’t be is bored! See if you can spot the celebrities I’ve crossed paths with, as well as some of the denizens of the stylish set of NYC.
Where does style come from? Is it studied, or is it something we’re born with? I think the answer is BOTH. Getting inspired and excited about design is within the realm of everyone whether they think they’re stylish or not. Appreciating great fashion design and ideas doesn’t necessarily mean you want to wear them. It simply means you have an interest in incorporating new thoughts on color, shape, and texture into your own wardrobe. There is no better place to find inspiration than New York Fashion Week. In the slideshow below you’ll find examples of forward thinking from one of my favorite designers, Son Jung Wan. You can find out more about this Korean-born designer in her bio. Her clothing tells a story about design. Illustrated in vibrant hues, draping, and unconventional approaches to traditional garments, her men’s and women’s looks are playful and striking. Just take a look at the slideshow, I’m sure you’ll be moved to add some spice to your New Year’s closet!
You never know what you’re going to see on the runways of New York Fashion Week. It’s often fun, fashionable and fresh, but other times you just scratch your head and wonder who in the world would ever wear that?! Still, the one thing that almost never changes is the way people attending the September shows (spring and summer fashion for 2016) and February shows (Fall and winter fashion for 2016) dress to impress! Throughout the city during those weeks, numerous venues from art galleries, ballrooms, and even a former post office, are transformed into beacons that lure the fashion followers in droves. I set up my camera outside the former post office, Moynihan Station, one sunny morning to capture what “those in the know” were wearing.
Each season when I attend New York Fashion Week, I’m inspired with so many ideas by a multitude of designers that, at times, it’s hard to keep it all in perspective. So, when someone asks me which show, or should I say, which designer was my favorite, it’s a hard question to answer. I usually have to go back and review all the thousands of photographs I’ve taken throughout the week to come up with an informed response. As I looked through the shots I took at designer Luis Antonio’s runway show, I realized that every single look he did, and every print the chose, was absolutely perfect! For more about this Puerto Rico born designer, check out his brief biography here. Not too over the top, not too derivative, but overall, just right. Accessible, yet modern and traditional without being boring is a good summation of his take on fashion today. The big story this season with this designer was his mastery of using print fabrics and combining them to make beautiful garments. I’m going to highlight a few of his looks below, but please click through the slideshow to take in all of his glorious work. I think you’ll agree that this was truly a memorable collection.
As I take a moment this week to collect my thoughts after returning from New York Fashion Week, I thought it would be fun to show you a few more inspirational looks for winter from my vast collection of photographs taken at the event over the years. Colorful fashions are always the way to go during these last weeks before we head toward spring! They help remind us of the change in season just around the corner and keep our spirits on the up and up! Start getting your color-fashion collection together at the Goodwill retail store near you!