The time has come, you go to sleep early, you prepare yourself and you look forward to opening presents… O wait that’s Christmas! Well to most fashion folk who work and live in NYC that’s what Fashion Week feels like. I’ve had the privilege of volunteering, working, attending shows and presentations since I was a freshman in college. And the feeling of anticipation for new and refreshing fashion never changes. Hectic yet fun the week has me up and down the island.
Day 1: Collabing with Ellese Launer of Rock Paper Glam. Fashion Pallete: Australian Swim/Resort SS 2017 Collections
This collection is one I would wear and is totally my esthetic of feminity. I would just throw a leather jacket over some of these pieces to add edge to the look. I loved the mix of light and heavy materials for a Spring/ Summer collection. The cuts are ideal for the weather of the season but the use of velvet and layered styling is perfect for a cool spring day.
Next stop was midtown for the neXtpert event of which I was informed of by Lillie Morales of Jersey Fashionista. This event covers how technology, fashion, beauty, art and wellness are merging. This tech and fashion panel discussed how both industries are using never before seen techniques in making clothes, jewelry, accessories and the difficulties that come along with that process. The evening topic specifically covered was 3D printing. The leaders of 3D printers Stratasys and Cimquest Manufacuters showcased one of their printers and the protypes they made. Surprisingly I learned that other industries like the medical field use 3D printing to practice on molds before surgery.
3D printed high heel!!!
Customizable shoes by True Gault were on display. The company uses 3D scanning technology to scan your feet enabling them to make a shoe specifically for your foot. The buyer picks out the specific style, colors and leathers. The shoes available so far are 2inch and 4inch heels as well as flats. All shoes are made in Spain where they own their factory. Meaning no cut corners, its you and them designing and creating your shoes.Within 4-6 weeks your custom shoes can be strutting down the sidewalk runway. Next month they will come out with an app so anyone anywhere can make their own shoes.
Day 3: Sipped champagne and met designer Rebecca Minkoff at her Soho store.
Next stop was Lord and Taylor in midtown for the Mommy Time Clinique beauty event. Fellow blogger and Jersey girl, Lillie Morales of Jersey Fashionista was on a panel of mommy bloggers giving great tips about blogging and beauty. I’m not a mom but the event was informative as I learned tips on blogging and balancing your life and business. Next show was at The Skylight at the Moynihan Station for the Acadamy of Art Collection. Collaborating with of Glasglow Skinner of Mylife. Designers still in school or recently graduated showed collections combining textiles, 3D designing, tailoring and various techniques to make innovative clothing.The following is part of a collection I found most intriguing.
The designer GeuMi Lee of Seoul South Korea has interned with Diane Von Furstenberg, Vera Wang and Wes Gordon. Her inspirations included athletic wear, oriental culture and traditional Asian garments. Using the techniques and fabrics that are used to make athletic uniforms she was able to create the sculpted pieces in her collection. Some of the fabrics included polyethylene and polypropylene.
Stay tuned to my Instagram stories and pics to see more. I will post another round up soon.
Thank you to my fellow bloggers and boss ladies for giving me the opportunity to collab with them.