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No Sesso’s, “I’d Rather Rescue Myself” collection, was the final show of the day. The collection told a story of a “superhero named Valentina and follows her as she saves the day, travels to the beach, runs her business, goes to parties, and has a day-today life that mirrors their own.” Day 3 was a pretty busy day. So of course, it was the day I had to have a wardrobe malfunction- we’ll get to that later. The day started with Taoray Wang, a collection full of “tailored suits in sheer mint greens, oversized sleeves with jewel embellishments, black lace, and monochromatic prints.” Next up was Son Jung Wan. I was super excited to see this season’s show as I miss it last season due to a time conflict with the previous show and not being able to make it on time. Yes, you will miss shows- it’s almost impossible to make every show given the time constraints, locations, traffic and just energy it takes to tackle NYFW alone. It was totally worth making Son Jung Wan a priority this season. The collection was full of bright colors, bold prints and had a luxurious feel.

Since we had a small break in between shows, we decided to take full advantage and grab brunch at Banter NYC. This was probably one of the few days I had a real meal. Yup- don’t plan to eat during NYFW unless you pack a lunch. Between standing in line waiting to get into a show (which is guaranteed to start late especially if it’s at Spring Studios) and running from venue to venue, there’s barely time to breath, much less eat. In true journalistic form, we stumbled upon Soho News International on the way back from brunch and of course had to have a quick photo-op inside the store surrounded by magazines galore. I Love Pretty had to be my favorite collection of the day. The brand and collection created such a statement down the runway- telling a story of finding inner peace and happiness. The collection spoke to my inner self and was beautiful. I always enjoy going to the Concept Korea shows due to being able to see an array of designers all with different aesthetics. It’s always so interesting to see these emerging desi-

This was the day I was finally able to catch one of the Fashion Gallery New York Fashion Week (FGNYFW) shows, the Designers Collective. This show featured designers Aakofii, D’Marsh Couture, House of Sadia, Magic & Melanin Designs and I had the privilege of being invited to Patrick de Padua Power by Ambitious. one of the NYFW talks hosted in Spring Studios during the week. This was Elf Sack was a collection inspired by the probably the highlight of the day Chinese zodiac. The garments featured mix because it was an intimate setting with and match items perfect for street style. NYFW Front Five panel. The panel included designers Jason Wu and Kym Ok, so here’s a quick story time on my Shui, models Halima Aden and Lily wardrobe malfunction. I had a break in Aldridge, actress Luna Blaise and E between my hectic day but decided to Entertainment host, Erin Lim. The talk head back towards Spring Studios since was insightful and offered a little bit of my last 3 shows were there. I noticed a detail into each of their lives and their small thread hanging from my beaded impact on the fashion industry. Jason cape, so what did I decide to do? Pull the Wu happens to be a designer who’s string of course. Beads literally began designs I thoroughly enjoy so it was falling on the floor of my Uber pool. I’m great to have such a moment to learn literally trying to tie two ends together, so more about him and his story. I also love the doors of diversity that Halima has my entire cape doesn’t come apart- in a opened. She is such an inspiration for so moving car with a little boy staring at me trying to figure out what I’m doing while many and being able to hear her story and views on the industry and I’m trying not to give him a show, he’s way just life in general was not only too young to see. Frustrating doesn’t even begin to describe my mood. I’m just insightful but empowering.

gners and what new innovative trends they are bringing to the conversation. Designers featured in Concept Korea’s show this season were LIE, IISE and Leyii all from Korea.

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