I worked a lot during this NYFW, which I’m always super grateful for, and in between I got to sit back and enjoy the new collections that came out. Here is some of what I saw and most likely what you might see in stores and on red carpets soon. Click on pictures to enlarge.
This season Sakura of Midori Linea presented her latest collection of hand made jewelry, named LiVEOutLOUD, before releasing it to the general public. The showcase held at the Gansevoort Hotel in Chelsea included gem stone bracelets, earrings, rings, hand-chains and choker necklaces, a two-in-one with a choker and longer necklace that I was immediately taken with. Models were painted with glow in the dark body paint by Art Basel artist Juan Garzon throughout the showcase. While guests enjoyed champagne and a blow out and beauty bar with looks inspired by the LiVEOutLOUD collection.
Oxford Fashion Studio- Pictures are of my favorite pieces from each collection and are courtesy of Oxford Fashion Studio and The Riviere Agency, not my own.
Oxford Fashion Studio held runway shows at pier59 by the following designers:
Na Yeong Baek– Designer Na Yeong Baek debuted her “Untamed” collection. This FIT graduate was inspired by the Myanmar culture of the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar. Fabrics and silhouettes took inspiration from wavy ceramics that are used as utensils by the locals of Myanmar.
Manishii– This contemporary Indian brand is known for mixing hand-spun cashmere from the Himalaya’s with European tailoring. Vegan leather, tulle and silks made their way down the runway in the ” Pre-Occupied” collection this season.
Matt Sarafa– L.A. based celebrity designer and previous Project Runway Junior contestant, Matt Sarafa mixed textures in this all black collection. Pops of white and black houndstooth prints made appearances in coat linings and long sleeve gloves. Not to mention the fabulous faux fur coats to stop traffic with.
Samantha Darryanto– NYC based designer Samantha Darryanto showed her Anak-ku collection. Soft yet constructed this collection showcased the use of Chinese silk in liquid like dresses and cover-ups.
Mayan the Label– This Saudi Arabian brand pulses with traditional Arabic fashion and mixes those staples with couture grade fabrics, appliques and rich color palettes. Modest yet sexy in its own right, these are pieces I could definitely see in my closet. The coats alone are insanely delicious!
Rene’ Tyler– Designer Angela Rene creates couture gowns in sizes 12 and above for her red carpet clients. Her designs have also been seen on network shows and award shows such as the Emmy’s. Her inspiration comes from her sewing teachers or better known to her as her mother and Grandmother. The Noir Et Blanc collection during NYFW was inspired by Parisian style, elegance and Rene’ Tyler’s ongoing theme of inclusivity. Classic black and white, sultry sequin dresses, houndstooth and dramatic sleeves sashayed down the runway.
Poli & Jo– British brand Poli & Jo showcased their simplistic yet practical bags and backpacks. Weatherproof fabrics, neutral canvas, leathers found from around the world, and pops of color in the trim encompassed this collection.
NadineByNadia– Created by Nadezhda Kuznetsova, this San Diego based jewelry line was inspired by NYC in the 70’s and 80’s for this latest collection. Leather fridge, hair-wraps, studs and spikes were key players.
MVR– Mexican brand MVR was inspired by the Waitomo Glowworm Cave in New Zealand for this collection. This brand specializes in integrating hand made one of a kind fabrics with street-wear.
Christy + You– Featured in Vogue, Elle, WWD and more this NYC based brand creates avant-garde, yet minimalist pieces. Opposites like crisp tailoring and flouncy ruffles mashed well together in these inquisitive looks.
Networking and Working
I also made my way to a networking event held in Ann Taylor at Rockefeller Center and worked fashion showcases featuring Jus10H, Urbana Chappa, Shabeeg. You can see a bit more of these designers in my NYFW highlight on my Instagram. Did you have a favorite designer, trend or look during this NYFW? Let me know in the comments and on social media.-T.S.