New York Fashion Week 2014
If I had to use one word to sum up the experience at this year’s New York Fashion week it would be “different”. With complaints of overcrowding and commercialization, many big name designers opted for the boutique venues like Milk Studios in Chelsea and Spring Studios in Tribecca as opposed to the hub of Lincoln center. Bloggers, editors and fashion devotees had a tough time getting across town in the snow and slush to cover it all and the usual buzz surrounding Lincoln Center was more of a subtle hum that picked up only during the bigger shows. We threw snow boots in our bags to be on the safe side as we headed out to the shows but everywhere you looked, the fashion crowd was fearlessly braving the slush and ice patched streets in stiletto booties.
Regardless of the change in the vibe, the fashion did not disappoint! I had a great view of the Tracy Reece show that glittered in gold sequins, black and white houndstooth and deep red and charcoal florals. Milly opted for lots of luxe fur and a softer palette of rose and ivory, while DVF stunned the crowd with their ikat printed stage that was backdrop to a finale of over 20 gold wrap dresses. Angel Sanchez featured a stunning camel evening gown, Zac Posen went for a rainbow of full gowns we are sure to see on a red carpet or two and Carolina Herrera gave us perfection in bold printed dresses and the most vibrant combinations of crimson red and lapis blue.
With all the fashion fun we managed to squeeze in dinner at Lower East Side hot spot Stanton Social, drinks at the Soho Grand, girl talk over fondue at the Standard Grill and a pit stop into Laduree to pick up Valentine macaroons for our loves (and ourselves). Of course no trip to NYC is complete without the obligatory perusal of the shoe salon at Barney’s. In addition to the fall collections, I am now coveting Miu Miu nude, strappy kitten heels and soft suede Chloe booties for spring!