Photos by Blaire Brown
A fusion of classical and futurist motifs filtered through technology adorned the walls of the Milk Gallery NYC last week at the private opening for Tim Richardson’s Spiritual Machine. Richardson’s images move far beyond the camera, exploring the figure and fashion through motion capture, scanning, and 3D imaging which became apparent each corner we turned throughout the show. The gallery is showing pieces that were editorial gems from magazines like Vogue Hommes Japan, V magazine, and Dazed and Confused– just to name a few. Julie and I mixed and mingled through the artsy crowd which was an exhibit and scene in itself. My favorite part about attending these events is the people watching: the clothing is amazing and such characters are so interesting to meet! Check out my photos to see our adventure unravel. The exhibit will be held at Milk Gallery until May 31st— grab some coffee at the Chelsea Market and go pop in and see the art in person before it’s gone!
It’s Saturday and the fashionistas are all out flaunting it in front of the Lincoln Center tents. Effortless, thrown together styles? Probably not, but they each bring a piece of their own individuality to the table that makes New York City such a fantastic fashion hub. They look fabulous, we know it, so why not share their looks? Here are some that I bumped into today.
Today was the official kick-start of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York: the official Olympian event for fashionistas around the world. Global trendsetters are flying in from all over to make appearances at shows while flaunting their best high heels (without tights) in this super frigid cold air. To make it more of a spectacle, these stylists, models, bloggers, editors and spectators alike are hopping and leaping over giant mounds of snow with pure grace in their stilettos. Impressive, we know.
Here are some street style photos of fashionistas that caught my eye today.
Everyone and their dogs showed up during New York Fashion Week dressed to impress. Whether it be classic, sophisticated style, punk-rock edge, or quirky-unique, fashionistas alike all made the entire week a runway itself– even if you didn’t make it into the Lincoln Center. I met a lot of fun spectators and participants in all kinds of attire. What inspires me the most about being in the fashion industry is that every individual has his/her own point of view of what is stylish and beautiful. No matter what the look, the differences are what makes the fashion scene exciting and unique. Besides–if we were all wearing the same thing– wouldn’t that be boring? Take a look at all the stylish people I took snapshots of and let me know what you think. For a closer look- click on the collage.
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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!
Early 19th Century Boot
A Fashion Institute of Technology student modeling Victorian-style boots in 2013
When Queen Victoria took reign in 1837, the lace-up boots were the hottest item in footwear. By the 1850’s the trend had evolved to suit both men and women—and almost 200 years later today it is still seen stomping down the streets. Amazing how some trends stick around as classics!
I ran into this girl in Chelsea and loved her effortless look. The blue velvet heels. The blueberry tights. The over-sized scarf, and of course a fur to top it all off. As if this whole look isn’t cute enough, her puppy was the perfect accessory for this chilly day in Chelsea.