DESIGNER STELLA NOLASCO RETURNED TO NEW YORK FASHION WEEK, IN SUPPORT OF PUERTO RICO AND WITH A MESSAGE OF EQUALITY
Fashion, feminism, and politics have always been heated territory. This year, amidst political upheaval, social strife, and natural devastation (globally, but also locally on the sunny Island of Puerto Rico) perhaps we can say that Mother Nature and Women have had it. For 2018, Stella wishes to highlight the one positive movement which has been gaining much strength: the new wave of women’s rights. Stella’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection aims to give power to the phrase “FEMINIST BUT FEMININE.”
I was invited by Maybelline New York to check out the beauty and fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2018 first hand! Last week, I shared backstage beauty looks from the GCDS show during New York Fashion Week. Today I wanted to share the fashion spotted backstage, as well as what it was like leading up to the runway show.
During New York Fashion Week, I had the honor to go backstage during the GCDS show with Maybelline New York. Backstage is a completely different experience than being front of house. It opened my eyes to what actually occurs minutes leading up to the show. If you want to see what happens backstage with Maybelline New York, keep reading!
As I write this, I just completed New York Fashion Week. I can’t believe how fast it went! While it is fresh in my mind, I wanted to recap Day 1 and all the amazingness that happened. First of all it rain, all day. Luckily it is the only rainy day of this week. Beyond that, I began the week with Pamella Roland. This is my second show with the designer, and I have loved each collection. The Spring Summer 2018 collection pairs very whimsical pieces (tulle and illusion dresses) with structured and luxurious numbers (feather capes, and wired corset dresses). The beading throughout is what stunned me the most.
Last month, I attended the Pamella Roland Resort ’18 presentation that was held at the Bulgari store on 5th Avenue. The venue was stunning, as we were surrounded by diamonds. Pamella was there along with her good friend Vanessa Williams. The presentations consisted of models showcasing Roland’s resort line circling the venue. Which for me meant I had a better chance of really getting close to the clothes and seeing every detail.
For me the start of New York Fashion Week is when I watch Michael Costello’s beautiful designs flow down the runway. This season he did not disappoint when he gave us larger than life hair and gowns. It was Palm Springs in the 70s and I loved every minute of it.
Georgine is a designer who I have been following closely the past year. Seeing her show in September sparked a real interest in her dramatic and fun designs. I’ll never forget the safety pin dress or the leather fringed track pants… I would wear those pants every single day. Needless to say, I was very eager to see what the New York City based designer came up with this season.
Another Project Runway winner showed at New York Fashion Week, and it was dreamy. Leanne Marshall presented her F/W ’17 collection at Clarkson Sq. It was filled with whimsical dresses- her signature silhouette. The talented designer won season 5 of Project Runway and is known for beautifully crafted bridal and ready to wear gowns.
This season’s collection was infused with iridescent fabrics that shifted in the light. I love the structured paired with whimsical draping, I find that perfect for a winter collection. I also really enjoyed how she did the models hair! I was slightly obsessed with the messy updo. See for yourself below.
Jill Stuart presented February 11th at Skylight during NYFW. The collection included sheer panels, ruffles, and dark moody fabrics. Metallic stripes and polka dots ran through the collection while burgundy and black were the predominant colors. Cinched waists and long silhouettes were the primary focus for the designer.