On a very Snowy Thursday, Nicholas K presented the most fierce ’90s comeback at New York Fashion Week. It starred Latasha Alcindor rapping live to the music playing in the background. The clothes were big, loud, and attention grabbing. The metallic knee high boots were fab enough to rob off the models.
Steve Aoki x Dim Mak Collection presented their fifth collection during NYFWM (New York Fashion Week Mens) January 31st at Skylight Clarkson Square. The well-know DJ put his own twist on the presentations by turning the runway into a skate ramp and using skaters instead of models. Probably the most creative presentation I’ve seen during Fashion Week.
A trend that’s looming this fall is unexpected combinations. Meaning pairing pieces you wouldn’t normally match. For instance, track pants with a white button down shirt as seen here.
Happily Grey is one of my favorite bloggers who does this trend exceptionally well, but it was also spotted all over the Georgine SS ’17 Runway Show this past fashion week. The collection was filled with mixed patterns like plaid and polka dots. Varied colors such as bright yellows and deep purples. Rich textures such as leather with metal, and lace with fur. Most surprising is the mixed silhouettes; combining culottes with trench coats, and short sleeve jackets with long sleeve undershirts.
Other combinations in the collection were: Soft lace with combat boots, safety pins with super structured leather dresses, metallic leopard print and pinstriped skirts, and sequins with pink dyed fur. Not to forget those vivid track pants with leather detailing that swayed as the models moved. While the collection hinted on the other popular trend, 90’s punk rock, there were many notes of unexpected combinations. Take a look for yourself.
Georgine is a New York based designer and debuted at New York Fashion Week in 2014.
During New York Fashion Week, there were a few shows that I was particularly excited for. The Michael Costello Runway Show was on the top of the list! I nearly cried when I got the invite to see him at Moynihan Station on Thursday, September 8th.
As a self-taught designer, he went on to become a finalist in two separate seasons of Project Runway. I have watched him dress A-list celebrities such as Beyoncé and the Kardashians. His clothes are meant to make women feel beautiful, which you can clearly see below.
At the show, I sat directly behind a few cast members of the popular E! reality show WAGS. A number of other reality stars were in the crowd such as Summer Rae, Paris Hilton, and Dorothy Wang from Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.
The Misha Collection runway show was held at Skylight Clarkson on September 9th. I knew very little about the Australian designer, but the moment I began reading about the young entrepreneur I gravitated towards her clothes. Starting at the age of 19 selling clothes on eBay to forming Misha in her family’s garage, I was eager to see what Michelle- the founder- drew up for the Spring Summer line.
The show opened in a beautiful sequence of leopard print numbers then shifted to light metallics and structured white dresses. The collection on a whole was a very sultry mix of dresses, jumpsuits, and bodysuits. I love how detailed each piece was and filled to the brim with texture. I also appreciated the immaculately cut and tailoring of each look to fit a woman’s body.
Jourdan Dunn was the distinct model in this show and wore the closing look- a gold lamé dress. You can see her in the first and last photos! Michelle is featured in the last photo as well.