hoping to have a solution by the time I get to my drop off on how I’m going to continue my day with no access to my suitcase. I get to my drop off- and immediately begin searching for a boutique or clothing store. Finally, I come across Mystique Boutique and run inside. I was so excited to find a top that not only worked with my outfit but looks almost identical to my hand beaded cape. Nope, NYFW wasn’t taking me out on this early. On to the next set of shows. The second half of the day was definitely one of my favorite days. First up was Area, a show I was crazy excited to be attending for the first time. The show was glamorous filled with Victorian, 80s and 90s vibes throughout. Looks featuring name logo matching looks, ruffled mini dresses, and millenarian puffy sleeve jackets. With shiny and colorful accessories to match. Chiara Boni La Petite Robe was literally a production. The show opened up with singing Queen of Hearts mom and daughter duo, Pat and Anna Cleveland, strutting down the runway commanding attention. The collection was a mix of evening gowns and maxi dresses with a cowgirl feel. Finally, Chromat ended the night. I love that Chromat is all about creating a new standard for fashion and what is deemed as acceptable or aspiration. This show as probably one of the most diverse shows I saw this season. The edgy swimwear line was full of different races sizes genders. Day 4 I was able to go to a few presentations and the Academy of art show. What I love about presentations is the relaxed feel and you’re able to and the explore the looks at your own freewill. Starting with, Hanh Merriman, a desert mountains Utah inspired collection. The collection was full of “comfortable yet chic, using strong lines, wide shapes, crisp whites, classic denim blues and gold color pallet.” Next up was the Academy of Art show. At this show, I was able to do what I love best and interview front row guests. It was also exhilarating to be among some of the journalist that inspire me like Suzy Menkes and Cathy Horyn. Just like the Supima show, I was happy to see innovative designs from the fashion students. Last up, was the Daily Front Row presentation. The Daily Front Row’s events are always a great time and a chance to mix and mingle with industry colleagues. It was also nice to be able to get up close and personal look of multiple collections and be able to touch and feel them versus just coming down the runway.
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