Fashion Month Comes to an End: My Recap

And just like that, Fashion Month has flown by! From New York to Paris– the fall/winter 2015 season is looking cozy and eccentric with a wide assortment of looks that we’re all sure to be flaunting in one way or another. This semester has been keeping me on my toes with exciting new adventures between all the work and school that has been on my plate. Despite these detours, I was still able to still catch shows during New York Fashion Week. This week I’ll be recapping a few of my adventures at the shows.

Daniel Silverstain’s presentation in SoHo was first destination this season. The pop-up space was brimming with glasses full of white wine and a crowd waiting to be seen.  When the music stopped the crowd became hushed. The cameras clicking furiously were the only sounds until the first model rounded the corner and the music resumed. Model by model walked the runway and at the end lined up against the wall for onlookers to take closer views at each look. Silverstain’s fall/winter collection boasts of a punk-villain vibe. It’s hard edge looks have a “I’m going to a concert” look but the sharp tailoring speaks of a cool action figure that has super powers– hence the bold, bright pops of green and blue. A very specific group of women would wear his fall/winter line. My favorite was the emerald/black dress with feathers on the shoulders. Just the right amount of feminine and tough touches.

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Ricardo Seco Brings Asian Influence with a Brooklyn Twist

Self-taught designer, Ricardo Seco, has been keeping me on my toes each season. Last season he designed a line inspired by Hasidic Jewish culture in Brooklyn. This Spring/Summer 2014 he’ll be airing a collection of street-savvy looks with pops of Eastern Asian influence. The show certainly was not a snooze-fest, as most are at this time of the week. Instead the audience was captivated by the vastly different looks on each male model (and one female, by the way)—but Seco was able to keep the collection nicely cohesive. Sporty jackets and unique pant silhouettes kept the show fresh and new. Models walked the runway, but surprised the audience at the end by walking back out and stepping up onto stools grouped together right in front of the guest benches that spectators were seated on. It was a runway show transformed into a presentation—how fun!