I am forever inspired by fashion for design and art, so it is wonderful to attend shows during this week. The energy is always great at New York Fashion week; there is nothing quite like the excitement right before a show starts. I love moment at every show, when all of the lights come on. The music is beating, and fashion is brought to life down the runway.
But most importantly, it is great to see what is fresh for the season for color theory, textiles, and embellishments. I use all of this information to inform me for the current season for design. Here are just a few highlights of a few shows I found to be quirky, fun and interesting.
Style Fashion Week kicked off at Madison Square Garden with Malan Breton’s Fall / Winter 2017 collection. The show opened with red carpet-ready looks and dancing. It was pure elegance, highlighted by shimmery textured pieces that lined the runway in front of classical, architectural images inspired by the silent film era.
As the show progressed, the mood started to shift into edgy pieces and more burnt metallic tones appeared to surface. The men’s suiting pieces showed off what this designer is known for. With the use of sharp tailoring and combining a unique blend of colors and fabrics.
The finale of this show was so moving with all of the models marching together. Overall, I was left with an impression of strength and beauty.
Wang Li Ling
Fashion Designer Wang Li Ling, Creative Director of the fashion label Wangliling, featured sharp silhouettes, perfect for day and night. The infusion of iridescent and technical fabrics with fashion is a signature style of this designer.
I loved seeing the pieces with movement in this show. When the gowns flowed down the runway, one could see the details of tassels and long pieces of fabric swaying.
Eddie Eddie by Billy Tommy
This show was one big party where everyone wanted to be – it was all about high energy. Lead designer Sean Kinney filled the runway with eye-catching vintage inspired pieces. Loved the jacket with writing on the back, “this is from last season I think.” Check out stylist Niki Takesh, who modeled the “wait in line” hoodie. The vibe of this show was cheeky and fun.
Rich by Richie Rich
Closing out this glam evening was Rich by Richie Rich. It was such a highlight to see this show; He is a fashion designer, socialite, television personality, figure skater and singer, and I’ve been a huge fan of his since his time at Heatherette, the fashion company he founded with Traver Rains in 1999. The show delivered everything you would expect – bright hues and pops of color glittered across the runway. I loved these suiting pieces by Ssik in the show as well Designed using silicone paint The statement piece accessories by Richie Rich were amazing too! Layered chained necklaces with pearls and medallions that had written on them, “Peace + Love and Faith + Share.”