I know this might be a little late, but I had to make sure I wrote a post about my NYFW experience.
This season I received the honor of being one of the volunteers for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. This experience was not just a once in a life time moment but it was also a life changing moment for me.
While working during this amazing week of fashion, the volunteers weren't able to have our phones due to the committee not wanting anything to leak to social media before the show actually happened. I completely understood that. Now my duties for these shows were basically making sure guest found their seats, setting up before the shows, and placing gift bags (which I snagged a couple after! Exciting MUCH! ). I was so excited for my first day on Feb 9th to work with designers Georgine & Parkchoonmoo! Although I wasn't quite familiar with the names, these two designers were incredibily mind-blowing.
First up was Georgine. When I got the chance to sneak a peek of the designer, she was literally drop dead gorgeous. I really didn't know what to expect. During the soundcheck, her music track was started with the sounds of a car revving up, as if it was saying "Its time to rock" . The music was very reminiscent of the 50s Beach Boy era. When I heard this, it really increased my anxiousness to see this show. Plus I knew this was Georgine's first time presenting during Mercedes Benz so I knew she had a lot to prove. Before I knew it, the house was open & the most glamorous of people walked in to find their seats.
The first look set the tone for everything. Georgine designed a collection that really represented the glamorous woman. From the 50's inspired curls to the leather moto jackets to all the furs you could ever dream of, this really was a show stopping collection.
My next show, which was right after that, was Parkchoonmoo. This ready to wear collection was a complete 180 from Georgine. Like most designers this season, Demi Park was celebrating her 25th anniversary in the fashion industry. This show included a lot of looks that she reinvented from her past collections. Before this season, this was my first time being introduced to the designer and I must say that although my style would be very much on the glamorous side, I really enjoyed the structured & edgy looks that Parkchoonmoo showed.
Later that week, I was also able to attend the Betsey Johnson show which was so hot & fun! I've always loved Betsey's quirkiness that she put into her designs. Paris Hilton, Shah's of Sunset star Asa, Wendy Williams and so many more came out to support the outrageous designer.
Zang Toi closed out that evening with some of the most flawless and jaw dropping pieces that I've seen in a very long time during a season of NYFW. Zang is known for his flashy gowns that would literally shut down any red carpet but his first looks were different from his normal taste. The tailored suits and grey capes that were presented really set the bar. Everything about this collection was just AMAZING! This collection was by far my favorite during fashion week. He so gets the SlayGawd Stamp of Approval!
After this show, I was able to meet two of the Real Housewives from NYC , Ramona & Alex. They looked beautiful and literally talked the entire show. I could tell they wanted every last piece. I also meet Housewife and Super Model Cynthia Bailey. We talked for a while & I was able to escort her to speak to the designer. I was also able to network with her which was the whole purpose of this experience. It was an amazing way to close out fashion week for me especially since I was already down about the snow that we were going to receive later that night.
During this week of fashion, I was also able to be a dresser for a Menswear Presentation that took place in Soho. I got to meet the incredible Nick Wooster, but that's going to be in another post later today.
If you are inspiring to get into the fashion industry, like myself of course, I think this would be an amazing experience for you. Being in the midst of so many fashionable people & actually being able to network. You really can't beat it. Yes, it was hard work but its called paying your dues.
Check out more of these collections & designers on Women's Wear Daily or wwd.com !
Celebrities have been attending a lot of runway shows at London Fashion Week, so I am not surprised to see the fabulous Jessie J sitting front row.
Above she was seen backstage after the Vivienne Westwood Fall 2014 show looking so gorgeous in a Burnt Orange Jumpsuit by the designer. I also love this black bag & turban that she paired with the look.
Yesterday she was also seen sitting front row at the Hunter Original show wearing a little black dress and a wool with fur-lined sleeves coat by Stella McCartney .
Which look do you think deserves the SG stamp of approval?
NYFW came to a close this previous week but that does not put a stop to Fashion Month. London Fashion Week carries the torch this fashion season and the designers are bringing the winter fire! Daks RTW Fall 2014 collection almost gave me a fashion heart attack!
This season has been full of fur and plaid. I thought this would be a trend that would probably just fade out with the rest but this fall trend is clearly here to stay!
The fur hats that were styled with each look literally reminded me of the military men that stand outside of Buckingham Palace! I wonder if that was the designers inspiration for this collection. This line showed how to continue to dress glamorous in this cold weather which I just love!
I also really enjoyed the olive green menswear pieces that were shown on the runway. The long trench that was styled with this leather army themed bag was just perfection. I really need to add these coats to my wardrobe like ASAP!
This is literally only the beginning of LFW! I so can't wait to see more. What do you think of this Fall 2014 collection?
New York Fashion Week has finally arrived. This is the time where the city's most fashionable all come together from around the world to celebrate their love for FASHION! I am blessed that I get the chance to be involved with this season. SO MUCH has happened already and it was only the first day!
BCBG Max Azria kicked this Fall 14 season off with a bang! The stylish brand celebrated their 25th Anniversary this snowy morning and they made sure to show us that a little snow won't stop the show!
The fur moments throughout this show were just out of this world. BCBG are known for adding a Californian spin to a chic New York lifestyle. The colorful colorblocking really showed off the brand's signature and fun looks. This collection was effortlessly done.
Check out more of this collection on Vogue.com
I'm going to be super busy this week but I am going to try and keep you all updated with all the Fashion 411. Make sure you follow me on IG : theslaygawd .