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Artist, designer, tastemaker and our new contributor, Sarah Holland shares her NYFW experience. It was all about intriguing shows this season for Style Fashion Week New York!

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 that 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 love seeing how fashion and design relates with colors and textures throughout the seasons. Here are just a few highlights from shows I found to be intriguing and inspiring this year!

New York Fashion Week

Sarah Holland at New York Fashion Week, wearing Reveie

Malan Breton

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.

Malan Breton New York Fashion Week 2017

Malan Breton New York Fashion Week 2017

Malan Breton New York Fashion Week 2017

Malan Breton New York Fashion Week 2017


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.

Wang Li Ling New York Fashion Week 2017

Wang Li Ling New York Fashion Week 2017

Wang Li Ling New York Fashion Week 2017

Wang Li Ling New York Fashion Week 2017


 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.

Eddie Eddie by Billy Tommy New York Fashion Week 2017

Eddie Eddie by Billy Tommy New York Fashion Week 2017

Eddie Eddie by Billy Tommy New York Fashion Week 2017

Eddie Eddie by Billy Tommy New York Fashion Week 2017


 Rich by Richie Rich

Closing out this glam evening was Rich by Richie Rich.  It was such a highlight to see this fashion show; I have been a huge fan of his since the days of his break out fashion collection Heatherette. 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.”

Rich by Richie Rich New York Fashion Week 2017

Rich by Richie Rich New York Fashion Week 2017

Rich by Richie Rich New York Fashion Week 2017

Rich by Richie Rich New York Fashion Week 2017

Rich by Richie Rich New York Fashion Week 2017