Thursday, October 10, 2013

On the Run: NY Fashion Week Part 2

Well,
Hello, stranger.

Like I mentioned oh-so-long-ago in  "On the Run: NY Fashion Week Part 1," there was much more to say and to see in regards to this past September's New York Fashion Week. And, although late--timing has never been my strong suit, much to friends' and family's dismay...hey, I try, ok?!--I am a woman of my word. Words, in fact. A woman of my own and many other words. I've been continuing to run, or at least fly and ride, around to such extremities like Cabo, Mexico and then immediately to Lake George, Connecticut, and Vermont. But, we'll get to that later.

Promise.



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Work WITH play:
Friends of mine and creative powerhouse, Richie Moo and Adrian.


There were endless noteworthy and awe-inducing occurrences, of course. Incredible moments, entirely unique and talented individuals, electric parties, shows, mind-blowing creativity, as well as a few letdowns and missing-the-mark situations.  I'll just cover a few for you, you know--just to fill you in--and I'll deliver you insight on many of the designers and random tidbits that haven't oversaturated the internet's fashion week feed, been covered too many times, and that you can find anywhere.
I'll keep it brief (er) this time.
You're welcome.

Abbreviated CliffsNotes:




 "In their fifth collection, designers Koon Lim and Catrine The fully cemented their androgynous aesthetic as a force–a woman–to be reckoned with. In short, Koonhor’s collection stands out for its quiet but bold details. It’s feminine because it acknowledges and embraces masculinity as a part of its makeup. With an honest look at both the dark and light brooding beneath the surface, Koonhor captures the self-exploration in addition to the self-expression of today’s woman. Well done."

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How fabulous is this white "hair" top with the matching white skirt?


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Who says that pantsuits are for the stiff and boring? I'm craving a sharp, edgy pantsuit now, and we all know that this girl is anything but boring. Instant power without being prudish or overbearing. You're hired.
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Jonathan Simkhai S/S 14

Read my review of Jonathan Simkhai'sfall and winter 2013 collection via StyleDefinedNYC HERE to view what you should be buying and wearing right now...right now, I say!

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Jonathan Simkhai's presentation at Milk Studios- chock full of contrasting colors and patterns. This patterned trench with floral slacks and pumps is on my radar for spring. Lady about town attire.

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 "For a line that debuted in February 2012, Houghton has quickly created its signature timelessness that fully understands how to design for and dress a woman of any age throughout the ages. This line solidifies Houghton’s legacy amongst the great womenswear household names.
Between the warm sunshine, light breeze from the water (albeit the Hudson River), and the outstanding-looking crowd in attendance, the collection proved that art can–and often does–imitate life. A fabulous, white sand and blue sky, kind of life. I’m on board with Houghton and …a tiki drink already."
Via my review on StyleDefinedNYC
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*Favorites List:*
Like, I mentioned in "On the Run: NY Fashion Week Part 1," Katharine Polk, the designer, creates ladylike gowns that enhance and drape the figure ever so delicately and effortlessly, standing apart from the dense cluster of fashion week. Prim and precise tailoring in silk, chiffon, organza and French cotton provided the basis for clean lines and easy, breezy garments that were beautifully regal in their design. While the frocks were clearly standouts, fluttering down the terrace, a white crinkle long blazer and matching baggy shorts paired with a silk tee offered a cool reprieve that still maintained the collection’s unfaltering elegance. Oh, what the heart desires...

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 This lovely lady rode across from me on the subway, before we both exited and walked together to several of the collection presentations and shows in the Meatpacking district. Seriously, take a gander at her flats.
Seriously?! How fantastic are they?! Obsessed.
More than obsessed, though....jealous.
Sadly, designer unknown. Tear.

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Azede-Jean Pierre S/S 14

"Technicolor dreams inspired by Mother Nature dominated this equally-sleek and fun collection by this season’s designer to watch, Azede-Jean Pierre. Much like the natural world, nothing about this collection is hard. In general, the spring season represents a rebirth after the slumber of winter, and the impeccable design and craftsmanship of Azede-Jean Pierre launches a fresh awakening that ignites all of the senses with her Spring and Summer 2014 collection. This is what it’s about. We won’t just be watching Azede-Jean Pierre, we’ll be wearing her as well."
Via my review on StyleDefinedNYC
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Jean-Pierre implements subtle details, such as slits and embroidery, to balance some of the louder prints. Somehow, even black beetle images embroidered onto many of the pieces came off as chic and polished, most notably on a silk white cropped jacket and white skirt.


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I was enamored with this tulip-like green, pink and yellow knee-length dress with peek-a-boo collarbone cutouts and a petal-like hem.

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Titania Inglis S/S 14

"Marching through triangular archways to the opening chords of Nine Inch Nails “Closer” at the Standard Hotel, emerged the “Tessellation” Spring/Summer 2014 collection by Titania Inglis. Like the sound of beats of the blaring music, the look was both hard and soft. Metal jewelry and accessories–a collaborative effort with jeweler WXYZ–included caged leggings, intricate collar-like necklaces, and hair ornaments. Dresses and separates in shades of grey, white, and a few pops of lemon yellow in light linen, cotton, and leather kept the visual aesthetic demure, whispering rather than screaming."
Via my review on StyleDefinedNYC
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Photo by Katya Moorman
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A personal favorite look floated down the runway in a white and grey floor-length suspension dress, overlap jacket, finished by a dark crown of pyramids around her head. Combining the stiff shapes with that of the simple and streamlined silhouettes, two worlds seemed to collide–the natural and that of the industrial. And, some how, surprisingly to me, they manage to orbit in unison, relying on one another for survival.

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Quick beauty and hair fixes: Mynxii, a living doll and a fellow StyleDefinedNYC contributor who covers alllllll things beauty for us, undergoes a maintenance check at Milk Studios.

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Bellavance S/S 14

"The combined trio of sporty, playful and fresh dominate the Spring and Summer collection 2014 for designers Nolan Bellavance and Ava Hama’s line, Bellavance. Interestingly, in only the line’s second collection, Nolan Bellavance cites “the idea of trios” as the season’s inspiration, and more specifically, “the relationship between three sisters.” At the line’s Milk Studios presentation, models stood in threes, and although clearly related (fashionably speaking), each represented a much different and unique interpretation. Together and cohesive, yes, but individual as well–familial foundations at work, don’t we wish it was so easy?!"
Via my review on StyleDefinedNYC
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I honed in on an exquisite floor-length off-white silk jacket (worthy of Blanche Devereaux herself) with a contrastingly short dress and black/cream color-blocked heels.

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Clearly, a great deal more went on, but you get the idea. I won't bore you.
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