Here we go, my diary from Day 2 of New York Fashion Week! Day 2 was maybe a little less hectic than day 1 but maybe that is only because I was now getting the groove of Fashion Week and how the game was played. On day 2 of NYFW I had a few less shows but just as much action! We started the day off at the Novis FW16 Presentation and the Tadashi Shoji Runway show then skipped over a few blocks (in a cab because it was way too freaking cold) to Artbeam for the Zimmermann show. After this I had a nice little break for lunch and some shopping of course, a quick change at the hotel uptown before heading back downtown to Chromat and Francesca Liberatore. To see my full look from day 2 click here!
Novis | FW16 Presentation
The polka dots and patterns were perfectly placed at the Novis FW16 Presentation. Jordana and Gillian Warmflash, of Novis, layered building blocks in the space at Pier 59 to view a different part of the collection from every possible angle making the presentation seem almost like an art show as you had to walk around the entire room to view the whole collection. The collection reminded me of that of Pop Art, as though Warhol or Lichtenstein had painted this collection before the show. That brings in some very quintessential New York mixes of both up and downtown vibes.
Zimmermann | Fall 2016 Runway Show
I am a longtime fan of Nicky and Simone Zimmermann’s designs and all around aesthetic. While these girls may be Italian they are truly impeccable at grasping the needs and styles of an Uptown Chic New York City girl. Zimmerman’s fall 2016 collection was inspired by the idea, or notion if you will, of connecting how one feels and how one chooses to dress hence the show’s name Mirror Mirror. Another aspect of the collection was that many of the prints and patterns were intended to reflect the architecture of India and it clearly shows with all of the reflective embellishments and unexpected surface details. Lastly let’s not forget their patterned tights that were paired with almost every look and how I will be collecting a few pairs this coming fall.
Chromat | Fall 2016 Runway Show
I waited a while outside of this show but it was for sure worth it and my cushy 2nd row seat was nice too. Designer of Chromat Becca McCharen’s background is in architecture it it definitely shows through in her design work at Chromat. The collection was full of structured and entirely unstructured sportswear, slip dresses and other athletic wear vibed garments. Not only was the show filled with interesting garments they also lit up here and there to match their ambience and surroundings in both blue and pink. All that stand out sportswear is perfect for running around New York City ;)
Francesca Liberatore | Fall 2016 Runway Show
Francesca Liberatore was a new designer to me and I was especially impressed by her Fall 2016 Collection at Moynihan Station. Francesca had been called a prodigy after her work at Viktor & Rolf in Amsterdam, Jean Paul Gaultier in Paris and Brioni Womenswear in Italy. After this she obviously began to show, in Milan in fact. Now here we are a few years later watching Francesca on the big stage at New York Fashion Week
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