Okay, so real talk: I’m ready for NYFW to be over.
Truthfully, I’ve had so much fun with the whole experience, but what you don’t see if the rushing, the sweating, the dehydration, the time crunch, the running around, the blisters on my feet… okay, I’ll stop complaining now and leave my whole recap experience to another post (which I’m so excited to write by the way!).
This will probably be my last recap post since the bulk of the shows I went to happened yesterday and the day before (I still have a few sprinkled here and there).
My Monday started off with the Indonesian Diversity show, which took place at Spring Studios. This show I believe happens every season and highlights four Indonesian up and coming designers. It’s basically like four shows in one, which each designer showing a sampling of their collection.
The first designer was 2 Madison Avenue by Maggie Hutauruk Eddy. The designs were very colorful and streetwear inspired.
From there, Yogiswari Prajanti took over the runway, whose designs were also colourful and featured cartoonish characters on the clothes over top of fun colored polka dots.
The third designer was Ayumi, which was very fashion forward. Think lots of texture and cute skirts and dresses, leaning more towards formal wear as opposed to a casual style.
Lastly, Julianto’s designs were my favourite from the whole show. His pieces were very done up and featured intricate beading and oversized ruffles. There were so many looks that I was in awe of and his collection was very showstopping.
On Tuesday, I hit up Pier59 for the Pamella Roland show. This show was the highlight for me since I went from standing to front row. I sat across from Nicki Hilton and Katherine McPhee (and a bunch of other females that looked very familiar) as models wearing beautiful dresses and suits strutted past.
The designs in the Pamela Rolland show were truly stunning. Lots of sparkle and tulle and multicolored fabrics with colours that ombred into each other. The designs were so beautiful and were truly breathtaking
From there, I grabbed a Lyft to the Cynthia Rowley show which was in a back alley in SoHo. I actually got there right in time and loved the designs. The clothes were a lot more contemporary and wearable for everyday. Lots of black with multicolored prints that really popped off the fabrics. There were also some bright colours and I love how the designer paired them with clashing colours for a showstopping look.
After Cynthia Rowley, I made my way back to Pier 59 for BAILUYU by Fu Wenjie, who is a Chinese designer. The designs were very minimalistic and monochromatic in palettes of white, cream, and sea foam. I loved the simplicity of the collection and how breezy the designs looked on the runway. She also played with different textures which added a bit of complexity to the looks.
I will be doing a full NYFW post soon on how to get invites, what happens before and after the show, as well as some other tidbits on what it’s really like. This whole experience has been so eye opening and I’ve truly enjoyed every moment of it. Seeing these designers’ work has been incredible and if you’ve always dreamed of going to a fashion week, I say you do it, it truly is magical.
Have you ever wanted to go to Fashion Week?
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