RUNWAY RUNDOWN: NYFW S/S 9.8.2016

9.8.2016 / 9:00am: Nicholas K.

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Rising early for the first show at the Dock at Skylight Moynihan Station, we were ready to see the Nicholas K runway show. The premiere of fashion week was solemn due to t the passing of God Father of street photography.  Designers and photographers alike paid tribute to legendary photographer Bill Cunningham by wearing his customary blue smock. Inside, this seasons Nicholas K collection was shown.  Its inspirations derived from the indie film "Theeb",  created circa the early 1900s, portrayed the life of a Bedouin Tribe in a remote part of the Ottoman Empire.  Set in the mystic Wadi Rum, the narrow canyons and dusty desert were evident in the nude palette that was a fresh color choice for this season. The designs shined strongest when they used woven fabrics to show off their layering skills.  The manipulated proportions created by their cuts honored the scenery found in Wadi Rum's film.

9.6.2016 / 10:30am: Jeans For Refugees

 

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Fashion, art and charity merge together on the runway.  Notable icons such as Usher, Victoria Beckham, Twiggy, Ana Wintour, and many more donated their own jeans to be then hand-painted by artist Johny Dar.  All of the denim will sold at Catawiki with money being donated to their cause further explained on their website. In the background up and coming singer Polly A set the tone by performing her hit single "Ghetto Gold Dream." Our stand out looks from the runway were displayed on all of the men in the show, which fed our infinite hunger for all things mens fashion.

9.8.2016 / 5:00pm: Malan Breton

 

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Starting off with a bang with menswear Frankie Grande strutted down the catwalk in a men's fringe jacket with classic mens tailoring underneath. The collection overall was inspired by Breton's visit to Taiwan's outlying Orchid Island where he took a keen interest to the starry skies at night, and the yellow and black Magellan birdwing butterfly during the day. The collection featured Breton's signature craftmanship, this time using the lightest and ethereal fabrics we've see from him yet. The two-part finale featured actor Tituss Burgess while the audience were screaming "TITUUUUSSSS" who looked sharp in Breton's custom-made sequin blazer. The grande finale had the audience at a collective gasp with RHOA star Nene Leakes came out in a $1.5 million dollar dress, hand-stitched by Breton himself. "She embodies all women," Breton said of Nene and we could not agree more.

9.8.2016 / 7:00pm: Just Drew

 

 



Socialite and designer Andrew Warren presented his collection at the Metropolitan Pavilion Gallery which he transformed into an enchanted garden. The dream-like garden was filled with cotton candy leaves and vines, exotic trees, and white mirrors adorning "Just Drew" lipstick kisses. The crowd attending transported us back to an episode of "Gossip Girl", the whose-who of young Manhattan socialites were there, dressing a dream wardrobe and sipping on some Sand Castle rosé. The star of the night however, was Warren's designs, a vivid mixture of pastel hues for spring including blush, peach, and white metallic. The standout pieces were the soft but striking silk butterfly print he used on two garments, and the long silk trousers, which we found out were an exclusive stripe pattern that was designed by Warren and his design team. We briefly chatted with model Genevieve Barker who told us that she "just adores Warren and loves the evolution of the collection from season's past." We anticipate to see more of Warren's designs around and know he will continue to pleasantly surprise the industry.

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