My first show of New York Fashion Week – BCBG. The LA brand, and a favorite among the Hollywood starlets always have a style that recurs over the seasons, but the brand went for something a little more upscale, luxe and New York cool. Inspired by Istanbul architecture and the ‘eclectic style of Gypsies of Southern Europe’, and a palette of burgundies, black and neutrals – BCBG went with comfortable and simple silhouettes with a key take on layering. With patterned fur, effortless layering, and slouchy wool beanies, the brand caught my attention and definitely a brand I will be stocking up on for contemporary pieces next Fall/Winter.
Trends: Beanies, Patchwork fur, Baseball jackets, layering & prints.
That evening, I made my way to the Skylight West Studios for Edun’s presentation. One thing I noticed with presentations at NYFW was the fact that brands invited more than they can actually fit in a room (Bono and Anna Wintour were there in between the crowd!). The presentation, which felt more like a party had a white runway stage with neon lights lit up over. The brand went for a black/metallic palette with trend highlights such as leather jackets over turtlenecks, tweeds, plaids, cigarette pants, and chain details.
Trends: Chains, leather and Plaid
Day Two was Blizzard day! As I was also in the process of getting sick, I missed most of the shows today except for Bahraini brand, Noon by Noor which is designed by two cousins, who are also Sheikhas, Noor and Haya Al Khalifa. The brand, who is handled by People’s Revolution in the US had a star studded front row, which included Olivia Palermo, Selita Ebanks, Leigh Lezark and Poppy Delevigne to name a few. Naturally as a Middle Eastern, I had to support a brand within my region who showed on schedule at New York Fashion Week. For Fall ’13, the brand stepped up their game and added some drama to their collection with jewel tones, burgundys and blacks, which gave it a more luxurious feel.
Trends: Pant suits, reds, and jewel tones.
All pictures were taken using my Canon G15 camera