It was a week full of back-to-back shows, sharing cab rides with strangers (while racing to the next venue), posing for street style photographers, and grabbing quick bites to eat at the local restaurants. New York Fashion Week is nothing short of a whirlwind! Take a look back at some standout moments from the fashion-filled week.
UP FRONT AT NYFW
After an exceptional Fall 2013 Tracy Reese show, we caught up with the iconic Angela Bassett and trend-setting Angela Simmons in front row for some fun fashion conversation. We discussed personal style, shoes, and worst fashion moments. Check out what they had to say here.
SEQUINS, PEPLUM & PAYLEChristian Siriano took us back to the golden age of the Russian opera for his Fall 2013 collection. Siriano, who has built quite the impressive career after winning Project Runway in 2008, is consistently the show to watch each season. His Payless collaboration has been equally as successful and celebrities love being dressed by him. Check out our fave looks from the show here!
RICK ROSS’ GIRLFRIEND DEBUTS NEW COLLECTION
Shateria Moragne-el is known on the celebrity scene as the rumored girlfriend of Rick Ross but what’s more important is undoubtedly her style eye which translated on the runway into a stunning set of ensembles dripped with leather slacks, flirty skater skirts, and plush furs. She debuted her new fall 2013 collection during New York Fashion Week and boy, the internet is chatting about this talented stylist. Check out our fave looks here!
HARLEM’S FASHION ROW BRINGS 7 NEW DESIGNERS TO LIGHT
For the 6th annual show, judges included Tyson Beckford, Bethann Hardison, and Bullett Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Idil Tabanca. Both the judges and public will decide which four of these hopefuls will go on to show full collections next Spring 2014 season. Of the seven, two in particular caught our eye: Brooklyn native and Project Runway Season 9 finalist, Kimberly Goldson, and one of Ebony Magazine’s 2012 “Top 12 Designers to Watch”, Deidre Jefferies. Check it out here!
THE PRINT CRAZE FROM MARA HOFFMAN
Gathering inspiration from none other than a traveling circus, Mara Hoffman brought out vibrant color, unique prints, and cozy knits for her Fall 2013 collection. Although Hoffman has a history of success when designing for Resort and Spring, for this collection she showed that her design aesthetic can translate effectively for Fall. Check out our top looks here.
LAQUAN SMITH DAZZLES
We caught up with designer LaQuan Smith at his presentation Monday afternoon at Hudson Hotel’s Penthouse. Smith, who debuted his collection in February 2010, has built quite the name for himself. He’s worked with celebrities like Beyonce, Rihanna, and Alicia Keys. He’s also caught the eye of Vogue’s André Leon Talley. And he’s just 24. During the presentation, Smith talked us through his collection. Check out our interview here.
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Ty Alexander (@HB_TyAlexander) January 18, 2013