NYFW as an ode to females worldwide.
Don’t get me wrong, I love fashion shows. There is something about watching them live that gets your heart racing–even if it’s not as clear a picture as seeing them live through Fashion Week Online. They are the the style enthusiast’s equivalent to a music festival, really. (Yes, our version of Coachella!) However, because I flew across the country for fashion week, I did make the time to incorporate a little fun and frenzy in my trip.
Saturday started off with Taoray Wang, a line by Wang Tao and one I have anticipated the most out of all the shows I would be attending.
In her Crossover collection for Fall/Winter 2017, she created a show that spoke for working women everywhere. With a culture that’s definitely changed in recent years, I have so much respect for brands that are geared towards empowering women. These designs mixed tradition with avant-garde silhouettes: broad shoulders with slouchy textures, lace bodysuits delicately peeking under timeless prints, solid colors with flashes of hot pink lining, asymmetric skirts and even some looks with white slip on sneakers. I especially loved each model’s natural dewy look with bold brows and bed-like hair. Models wore the I woke up like this mantra loud and proud. The Taoray Wang woman wakes up knowing what she wants and is invincible in attaining it. See my favorite looks below:
PHOTOS BY NEILSON BARNARD OF GETTY IMAGES
After Taoray Wang, I headed over to ShopStyle’s Spring Oasis Social House. The event was every blogger’s dream: customized Gigi file folders, photographer sessions, racks on racks of clothes to borrow, hair/nail/make-up stations, and tons of photo-esque backdrops, all atop Canoe Studios with views of Chelsea. The best part of this event was meeting inspiring ladies from all over the states, united for the same passion and interests.
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NY PIZZA A SHORT WALK AWAY AT OVEST PIZZA. HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST PIZZAS I’VE EVER HAD!
Continuing the trend from Taoray Wang’s show earlier, the last show of the day ended with Francesca Liberatore’s allusion to the struggles of female empowerment. The designer took the runway in looks that cohesively borrowed elements of graceful femininity with structured boldness together: bold lips with braided updos, dark hues of orange, purple, and pink, contrasting materials of chiffon, fur, and velvet, and a recurring theme of adventurous stripes to grab our attention. Her collection reminded me of a mix of the ’70s and ’80s, however played an important vision in the future for women everywhere. See a few of my favorites below:
PHOTOS COURTESY OF PEOPLES REVOLUTION
The second Francesca’s show ended, I dashed to the Upper West Side to catch up with an old friend. This was my first night out in the city (in a few years!) I was able to try ramen east coast style at Jin Ramen and end the night at NYC’s version of a dive bar, Jakes Dilemma. Let’s just say it was a wild ride, ironically in a neighborhood of mostly suburban families. I got back to my hotel in the wee hours of the night and hoped for enough sleep for the next day of shows.
Stay tuned for my last full day in New York, post coming soon! Is there anything you’d like to see more of related to fashion week? Comment below! xx
Shop my NYFW Day 2 Look: