Happy Valentine’s Day! Between the Olympics, New York Fashion Week, all my blog changes and Valentine’s Day – there is ALOT going on. But I have been paying close attention to all the NYFW shows. As a reminder, fashion week is twice a year during February and September with the shows starting in New York, and moving to London, Paris, and Milan. NYFW is one of my favorite events to attend. Its always so high energy and lots of shows, meetings, parties – see previous visits to NYFW: here, here, here and here). I wanted to share my NYFW highlights and favorite shows so far:
Milly’s Fall 2018 show kicked off with bold colors. Monochromatic statement looks were the theme across this runway. There were rich textures like sequins, faux furs, and satins in this collection. My personal favorites were the bold yellows, statements reds, and pinks. Michelle Smith’s inspiration was about sending a positive message with this collection: “I wanted to send a really positive, vibrant message this season about love and inclusiveness,” Smith said. “That’s really important right now, because the world is so polarized.”
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 is something out of a fairy tale. The show started off with a bold red statement coat with a statement pin. This collection was a mixture of statement coats, embroidered skirts, and red carpet worthy ball gowns. This collection was designed by Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia. Its reminiscent of Oscar de la Renta glamour but with an edgier side. My favorites of this show were the statement red coat and I loved all the embroidered floral gowns.
Juicy Couture Fall 2018 featured a runway show at Fashion Week for the very first time. This was not the Juicy Couture jumpsuits of the 2000’s you remember. These looks were more evolved with tulle skirt, wide leg pants, and dramatic layering. The overall color scheme was was navy, blush pink, and beautiful burgundy. My favorite look is the tan leather dress with the black tulle. At the end of the show, the classic jumpsuits did make an appearance.
Christian Siriano Fall 2018 was all about stunning gowns and body positivity. Christian Siriano celebrated his 10 year anniversary with this show. The inspiration for this collection was: “I’m proud to celebrate people from all walks of life on the runway and bring the world of glamour back.” He featured models of all ages, sizes and ethnicities. Ashley Graham opened the show with a stunning red number. My favorite was the dramatic black ball gown that was fit for a princess. This was a collection of his great pieces and designs.