NYFW: FEMININE BEAUTY ON THE RUNWAY FOR SPRING ’16

Fashion week continues to bloom in New York City and on the runway it seems so as well. There has been no shortage of garden parties and floral inspiration. 

Take for example Diane von Furstenberg’s DVF show. It was an array of  young and very famous models dolled up in 70’s designs from the Studio 54 era that Diane was very much a part of at one time. The makeup and bouncy curls were all part of the story as Diane recalls that is what her hair style was back in those days and now took life on the runway. No one does modern, sexy like DVF, don you agree? Now if you need a little sunshine in your life head on over to the Lela Rose show for next spring. Lela knows how to play with bright colors, sheer, floral appliques and how to present feminine beauty with a touch of whimsical. 
Another classic favorite every NYFW is of course iconic designer Carolina Herrera. This time she was in a very “rose period” as she herself said, more minimalism than past seasons. Her collection’s backdrop, the Frick Museum which for the first time in history allowed a staged presentation in their venue. Anything for Carolina! Zac Posen is always a crowd favorite and fashionistas as well as celebrities always anticipate his stellar gowns. Although this time there weren’t any Sophia Vergara-like mermaid dresses, he still provided well tailored, pretty cocktail and day dresses in black and navy. Tell us which spring collections have caught your style eye, we want to hear more from you One Style at a Time readers!

DVF
LELA ROSE
CAROLINA HERRERA

ZAC POSEN

NYFW: SPRING ’16 STRAIGHT FROM THE RUNWAY

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and we are excited to show you what is definitely noteworthy on the runway. One show that had a special meaning this past Friday was Riccardo Tisci’s of Givenchy who took his presentation and honored the 14th anniversary of 9/11. On a beautiful night with the backdrop of the city, his dual celebration included the grand opening of the Givenchy store now at Madison Avenue and his 10th year with the french fashion house. Other designers we’ve loved and seen so far, Monique Lhuillier with vibrant colors and florals and dresses that surely will be considered for the up and coming Emmy awards red carpet. There is definitely a feel for comfort coming through many collections for Spring with florals and bright colors included. One standout repeat trend in beauty being seen on the models, minimal makeup. It seems the nude and sheer face is going to be big in 2016. Check out our continued NYFW roundup and make sure you tell us which looks are your favorites. 

Also, this past Friday I had the pleasure of being invited back as a guest to join the fashion conversation at HuffPostLive with celebrity stylist and Fashion Police co-host, Brad Goreski. If you haven’t seen the segment click here to re-watch the show. 

MONIQUE LHUILLIER

KATE SPADE

JASON WU
GIVENCHY

JILL STUART

ALTUZZARA


Photos credit: Vogue.com

NYFW: ROUND UP DAY 1 – SPRING 2016 COLLECTIONS

Happy New York Fashion Week! That’s right, it’s that time of year again fashonistas. New York City is officially the home of all the hottest collections for Spring/Summer 2016. Not only are there new designs but also new venues where the shows are happening. In case you didn’t know Lincoln Center is no longer the home base for fashion week in the city that never sleeps. It’s basically everywhere around town from the Skylight at Moynihan Station and Skylight Clarkson Square in Soho and beyond. On September 10th the runway shows and presentations started bright and early and have been going throughout the muggy, overcast city day. Our top pick of the day was Tadashi Shoji, who is not only a recurring favorite but never disappoints. Season after season he presents his vision with a creative tenacity that women just love. On this occasion, his show was elegantly inspired by the Japanese gardens. There were perfectly designed frocks with floral embroideries, sheer, tulle and a feeling of soft femininity. On the other extreme, there was the collection by Nicholas K. This collection was inspired by parachutes, free fall and was called, ‘Terminal Velocity’. There were many monochromatic tones that included oversized tent dresses, ponchos, parachute cords and uneven patchwork panels. A strong utilitarian approach for women next spring.

Looking to see when designers are showing their collections in the coming days? You can visit the official site NYFW  or visit NYMag.com. There you can also watch the live streams or repeats of past live shows. More fashion runway details coming to One Style at a Time, so make sure you are following on Twitter and Instagram for all the live coverage. Also, sign up for emails alerts right on the home page of the blog. You don’t want to miss our roundup coverage of #NYFW. You miss a minute, you miss a lot!

TADASHI SHOJI

TADASHI SHOJI

TADASHI SHOJI

TADASHI SHOJI
NICHOLAS K

NICHOLAS K

NICHOLAS K

Photo credit: Vogue.com
Nicholas K

NYFW: FALL 2015 PAMELLA ROLAND’S PARIS IN THE 70S INSPIRATION

PSTheWhat can you     Pamella Roland is synonymous with glamour and A-list celebrities best dressed red carpets and more, but for Fall 2015 this world renown designer took things a bit in a different direction. That is what a visionary does, think outside of the box and breaks out of the expected. The buzz before the show began and was at an all time high as everyone hustled to get to their seats anticipating the show. It was a full house of course. Once the lights dimmed and the music began it was show time! 

The models strutted down the runway in Pamella’s fall designs which were inspired by bohemian Paris in the 1970s. This collection had separates as well as elegant evening wear and ended in a jaw dropping ivory bridal gown and feathered jacket. The fabrics included jacquard tweeds, striped crepe and bold oversized floral  prints. The palette was earthy and included deep navy, plums olive and camel. An autumn dream for any chic lady. This collection was about details and wearable sophistication. Pamella gave women exactly what they want for next Fall. We leave you with images from this fantastic show. 

This concludes our New York Fashion Week coverage. It was a busy week full of great collections and a bit of nostalgia. Farewell to Lincoln Center as this is the last time the tents stand tall to host this grand event. NYFW will have a new home in September and it will be interesting where it will be held. 
One Style at a Time readers, we want to hear from you! Tell us what were your favorite collections or runway pieces that caught your attention. 

Be sure to come back on Monday as we present the Oscars best dressed. 


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Special thanks to the Pamella Roland team for the show invitation and for the images provided.

NYFW: FALL 2015 SALLY LAPOINTE’S MODERN LUXE SIMPLICITY

What is one of the most exciting things about New York Fashion Week? If you put aside all the fashion parties, the celebrity buzz and social media frenzy one standout would be young blooming design talent. If you have not heard of Sally Lapointe then have a seat and take note. Sally is a Massachusetts born designer who began her career studying fine art, sculpture and painting, graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and in 2013 was named by Forbes’ one of 30 under 30′ in art and design. She has dressed celebrities such as Emily Blunt, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and others. Fast forward to fashion week and Sally has presented one of the most memorable and impressive ready to wear collections for Fall 2015. 

Her inspiration for this collection was German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch and the attribution of movement was certainly visible in all the clothes in this presentation. To quote Sally, “Pina Bausch had the ability to both shock and inspire raw, honest and a bit crude. It was an assault on all expectations”. As the models walked the runway the designs included; wool capes, cash wool sweaters, wide leg trousers, a wool cocoon coat with a fox fur stole. Oversized leather clutch bags made for a woman who is on the move with more than the essentials to carry. A beautiful reptile printed sequin drape dress that shimmered and delighted. A mahogany mink sleeveless sweater and a cognac double face wool slit skirt was another favorite that moved effortlessly. It was a luxe feel with textures juxtaposed with a minimalistic feel that has simply placed Sally at the top of her game. Bravo!

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Special thanks to the Sally Lapointe team for the fashion show invite and images provided.