It's been a wild few days! Between both working and attending NYFW shows, seeing tons of my blogger friends, and battling the ever-unpredictable NYC weather, I'm both exhausted and exhilarated! (and we're only halfway done!)
The first part of my recap will be what I've been up to, what I wore, etc! If you want to read about some of the shows, new trends, and shop the new trends now, scroll down to the second half of this post!
Friday was a LONG day! For those who may not know, I've been a Product Development / Production intern at CUSHNIE for a little less than a year now, and this was my second time working NYFW with them! We're a small company, so it's all hands on deck for show day, and you never know what you'll need to do!
I started the morning in our office, frantically trying to finish beading two of our pieces before they were taken over to the show space (and I'm super proud of how amazing they looked on the runway!) Then, at the space, I was running around for 3 hours trying to make sure all the models had the correct pieces, that VIP's were getting seated quickly and correctly, and finally, standing backstage doing last minute fixes right up until the models stepped out!
At the end, the models came back and started chanting our Creative Director and CEO, Carly's name, and it was such a sweet moment!
Then we headed up to the rooftop of Spring Studios to celebrate! It was just employees, friends, and family, and it was such a fun ending to so much hard work! (Until Monday, when it's back to work for the next collection!!)
Saturday, I headed out to Pier 59 Studios for the Oxford Fashion Studio shows! Their group puts together shows for up-and-coming British designers to show at NYFW, and there was some amazing talent! My favorites were definitely GeoJ Official, Jessture, and Atalanka!
For the look, I was so excited to take my favorite CUSHNIE Pre-Fall '18 dress out for the day, and kept everything else pretty simple with black mules, my favorite Ryder Bag, leaf hoop earrings, and threw in a pop of color with this Kat Von D lipstick in 'A-Go-Go"!
Sachin & Babi
This season Sachin & Babi divided the collection into 4 distinct but cohesive subsets: Lake Como Bombay, London, and St. Barth’s. Each aimed at a different S&B girl, from the more bohemian spirit, or the sequin bombshell, to the ambitious city-girl. S&B stuck to their signature quirky, yet refined style with a love for embellishment, and they did it flawlessly.
Key Callouts: Poppy red, saffron yellow, and Ink were very important colors, as well as the continuation of the Ruffle trend!
Novis is known for it's whimsical designs and amazing prints, and this season was no exception! They brought on the rainbow hues, gingham print, and even threw in a bit of western influence with over-sized paisley appliques! As usual, I'm completely here for everything Novis!
Key Callouts: Rainbow, gingham, Western-inspired pieces, and more ruffles!
Burch's collection was inspired by her parent's travels to Greece, Italy, and Spain. What's a chic traveler to wear when jetting off to the picturesque Mediterranean coast? Breezy white caftans, silk scarf-print pants, and delicate laces spotted with Jade and bright orange, and of course, canvas sneakers for sightseeing. For the chic summer traveler, Tory Burch has your wardrobe lined up.
Key Callouts: Sneakers, scarf-print, Jade green, tangerine orange, and neutral stripes
Simkhai took a new turn with this collection. His previously uber-sexy styles got a bit more relaxed, and came in easy, earthy colors. Most notably were the army green, stark white, and navy combinations, with a lot of gingham thrown with delicate laces. I've also seen tons on belt-buckle-as-strap styles on the runaways this season, like on Simkahi's army-green coverall maxi dress, and I am so here for it!
Key Callouts: Gingham, lace overload, army green, statement leather belts.
Stay tuned for Part 2 coming in a few days!!