As New York Fashion week presses on, PR ladies and paparazzi just behind, I’d like to share some of the avant garde glamor I’ve been a part of during these past days.
With countless black cabs criss-crossing downtown New York, quick brushes through the many blustery-weathered lines, I got a behind-the-scenes look at some serious fashion talent.
Some stand-out highlights:
Israeli designer and NYFW alumnus, Yigal Azrouel masterfully executed a morning runway show at Skylight Clarkson.
Themed around the duality and cross play of darkness and light, figuratively and symbolically, the FW16 featured Yigal’ s signature draping and deconstructionist style.
With modern jacquard fabrics and decadent silhouettes, the show presented as sophisticated and deliberate.
Cushnie et Ochs:
Veteran designers, Cushnie et Ochs, presented in their usual, bold production style with quite the unique thematic inspiration:
“Louise Brooks Goes to the Circus.”
The sexy, silver screen film star brought inspiration via her vixen like aesthetic. Bridging the indulgent circus theme were tonal stripes, silver lame, high waisted trousers and jester-like ruffled collars.
Dazzling and outrageous, Cushnie et Ochs was clearly an audience favorite.
Zimmerman held a beautiful runway event at Art Beam to a focused and excitable audience.
Inspired by the colors of India and the woven, stained glass ornamentation traditional on the subcontinent’s myriad textiles, the show featured casual metallics and a joyful color palette.
Zimmerman, run by designers, Nicky and Simone, created their FW16 collection with an optimism, a lightness – in somewhat of a response to their Spring 2015 line – which was decidedly and deliberately a bolder and darker affair.
I’ll be reporting back with more fashion updates over the coming days and week. In the meantime, “Keep warm out there, campers. It’s a cold one!”