Tracy Reese has been in the fashion industry since 1998 and produces ready-to-wear pieces. The designer gained even more following after the First Lady, Michelle Obama wore one of her dresses. I was thrilled to had been invited by her team to interview Ouidad's Creative Director, Morgan Willhite backstage at Lincoln Center.
NOVIS delivered what it does best: mixing elegance and quirkiness with pops of bright colors and a touch of vintage flair. The SS2014 collection features mostly separates. Jordana continues to show her range- the looks consisted of skirts (long and short), dresses (day and evening), modern yet cozy sweaters and perfectly tailored pants and coats.
Tadashi Shoji is one of my absolute favorite designers. I have been a fan since I attended my first show and of course, I expected to fall in love with his dresses again. Of course, I did- I' still drooling about the white crystal encrusted gown that went down the runway today at Lincoln Center.
The second show in my first day of Fashion Week was Candela's presentation at The Box. This is a show that I've been trying to get into since 2010 so I was excited to have been finally invited. I am not very familiar with the aesthetic of the line but the inspiration of Candela's Spring/Summer 2014 collection was the sea. The presentation's program quoted Van Morrison, "Hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic..."
Yesterday, I received an email from the PR company that had been working with David Tlale's team.
This was the message:
"People's Revolution is canceling our participation in the David Tlale show, Thursday September 5 9:30am in the Box at Lincoln Center as we have not been paid. Please note no one from production will be in attendance.
Very Best, People's Revolution"I initially wasn't sure if I'd be able to make it to the show since 9:30 AM is a bit early for me (knowing that I will be at Lincoln Center all afternoon). But since finding out about the situation, it made me want to go. I was curious how the designer and his team will handle the last minute challenge.
Before I became a blogger, I wrote for a local magazine and I was also a contributing editor for a print publication. It was then when I first experienced the amenities Fashion Week. For someone like me- a person who got acquainted with fashion at a young age, it was a dream come true.
The FN Platform has been one of the biggest footwear trade shows in the fashion fashion industry for years now. It is where rookie and already well established designers gather to showcase their collections to potential buyers. This year, Rachel Zoe, Rachel Roy and Rebecca Minkoff (along hundreds of other designers) all had great shoes to show off. However, one designer caught the attention of everyone who attended.
By Chris Evangelista
The third installation of my "looks inspired by local summertime cocktails" features a head to toe look influenced by Nick & Toni's Beach Plum Cocktail.
Green Hook Gin Smith Beach Plum Liquor, club soda, lemon ice with lime twist
$720 - avenue32.com
$870 - profilefashion.com