Fashion Week Highlights – It’s Still a Dream Come True!

Fashion Week Highlights – It’s Still a Dream Come True!

By:  Shannon Moody
New York Fashion Editor

 

Fashion Week is ongoing in major cities across the world, such as London, Milan, and Paris. But personally, I am still in a nostalgic state of mind over NYFW! And I must say, the experience, everything from the energized crowd to the whimsical atmosphere, is still A DREAM COME TRUE!!

 

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I hail from a small town in NC. And yes, just as Gretchen Wilson once sang, we do say “Hey y’all and Yee-haw”! Now living in NYC, I guess it’s safe to say I’m just a “small town girl living in the big city.” Fashion has taken on a whole new meaning in my book. And attending a major Fashion Week runway show, specifically NYFW, is something I would have only dreamed about in NC.

 

So now, even being able to attend a large number of shows, I do not take the honor for granted. As I’m sitting and waiting for the show to start, the lights dimming down low, it’s the moment right before the bright lights flash across the room and the music begins, I still get a few butterflies of excitement in my stomach. And I think, WOW, this is AMAZING, and once again, A DREAM COME TRUE!

 

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Awaiting for Venexiana to begin, MBFW @ Lincoln Center

 

Before getting to the highlights for some of the talented designers that presented their S/S 2015 collections, take a look at some of my own memorable moments for NYFW, Fall 2014!

 

Meeting Peyton List, of Disney’s Jessie, & Vicky Jeudy, of OITNB

 

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Chilling with male models, WOW & Yay Me!

 

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Hanging out with fellow fashionistas……

 

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fashionistas of all ages!

 

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& of course I love Swag Bag Fun!

 

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Moving on, check out some fashionable highlights from this batch of fashion week designers! Elegant & exquisite eveningwear is a type of look I always love to see. It’s as if I’m in a dreamworld, thinking of how maybe someday I could be somewhere worthy of such an immaculate gown.

 

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Carolina Herrera
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Carolina Herrera

 

 

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Monique Lhuillier

 

 

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Mariana Valentina

 

 

 

 

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Tadashi Shoji
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Venexiana

 

Current design details — cutouts, sheer effects, and lace appliqué – are modern touches to looks that are definitely here for the long haul. So I always like to keep an eye out for how designers choose to incorporate these trends. Sheer effects, such as sheer overlay, always feels so ethereal to me. So here are a few examples of some breathtaking numbers that caught my eye!

 

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Reem Acra

 

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Herve Leger

 

 

 

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Monique Lhuillier

 

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Erin Fetherston

 

 

 

Lace appliqués are timely and classic. And here are some modern looks utilizing this fabric that I consider a MUST HAVE!

 

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Naeem Khan
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Naeem Khan

 

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Pamella Roland

 

 

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Rebecca Minkoff

 

 

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Tadashi Shoji

Then there are cutouts — daring, bold, and intricate – let’s check out some new spins on the trend!

 

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Reem Acra
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Reem Acra

 

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Custo Barcelona
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Custo Barcelona

 

I’m a huge fan of Project Runway and so I’m always eager to see which former designers are still showcasing their work. Season 5 winner Leanne Marshall presents twice a year and creates bridal looks at well. Her S/S 2015 collection utilized a great deal of sheer overlay and some eye-catching cutouts, which are all definitely a CAN’T MISS!

 

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And then personally, I’m a fan of anything and everything with polka dots! So here are a few looks that caught my eye with this fun and flirty trend!

 

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Lela Rose
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Lela Rose
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Lela Rose

 

 

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Zimmermann

 

 

This NYFW has certainly been one to remember. I’m already counting down for when fashion week rolls around again in Feb. 2015! For more in depth recaps of this season’s designers, you can go to my personal blog, Fashion Nexus, and check out my Fashion Week page!

 

Until next year…..

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