BCBCMaxazria did it again! One of our favorite shows each season and this FW18 was no different! As we all crowded outside the presentation, the doors suddenly swung open and all your favorite fashionistas sauntered into the Pier59 Studio. The gorgeous models stood statuesquely on various mounts as art created by a team composed of fashion illustrator Blair Breitenstein, illustrator Langley Fox, art director Adrienne Raquel, filmmaker Sinziana Velicescu, and painter Katie Rodger, which dangled above their heads. The AW18 collection was titled ‘Rough Glamour’ and how fitting it was, bravo to the creative director, Bernd Kroeber.
The looks were ultra-modern and oozed femininity with looks ranging from the most glorious silky hues of pinks, olives, and reds! But, BCBG did not forget the sass! We were introduced to gorgeous beaded and eye-catching gowns for the perfect night out, or the comfy but chic two piece silk sets for a first date. The presentation was full of dichotomies like modern but playful masculine plaid suits with sharp tailoring and feminine lace and ruffles pieces with elevated beauty. It was another strong, creative show for the designer and we can’t wait to DIY our own looks to match the next season!
STUNNING! DIVINE! REGAL! ELEGANT! Bibhu Mohapatra exceeded our expectations. Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations “dynamics of love, neglect and love, forgiveness and censure, between Miss Havisham and beautiful Estella from the classic novel Great Expectations”, inspired Bibhu Mohapatra.
The fashion line up was filled with rich oranges, reds, pinks, and purples. He also debuted his new capsule collection, titled Sashi by Bibhu (affectionately named for his mother), which featured sporty separates, dusters, embellished sweaters, pleated lace which balanced out the main collection of leather dresses, silk skirts and fur beautifully.
We absolutely loved the embellishments used from Preciosa, the leading producer and global supplier of premium Bohemian crystals, zirconia and nanogems, and jewels from Jensen, from their Lalallae and Forevermark Collections. Tons of lavish jewels captured the audience as they danced on top of turbans and dresses. We absolutely adored the collection – super stylish and sophisticated!
Who doesn’t LOVE a good shoe! We were totally here for the Angela Mitchell presentation! Emerging designer sisters Krystal and Marilyn Lavoie showcased their Angela Mitchell AW18 collection with a presentation during New York Fashion Week.
What a marvelous collection of luxury footwear for both men and women, held at Industria. An Uber-Luxe and Ultra-Glam display with a rustic backdrop and an immersive presentation experience with drinks flowing and light bites. The men’s collection featured six new styles, including the ‘Tizi’ oxford.
The FW18 Tichka collection was inspired by the sisters’ journey to the northern coast of Africa. These were all lavish shoes – from embellished pumps, to extravagant high knee boots, to the finest leathered oxfords and loafers. The Angela Mitchell Tichka collection was sophisticated, modern and of the finest quality and comfort.
Oxford Fashion Studio
As I entered the bright minimalist Studio 450 space, I was greeted with prosecco and mingled with attendees until the show started. Split into one marquee and two group runway shows, Oxford Fashion Studio welcomed hundreds of industry members for New York Fashion Week, into the light-filled raw space penthouse, with the New York skyline as a gorgeous backdrop.
Although we were only able to see the 3pm show at the Oxford Fashion Studio, we did not leave disappointed! WOW!; Colour by Nandi Madida was breathtaking and so timely. Nandi Madida is a South African designer who brought her elite and ethnic style to NYFW. We admired the culture she brought to the show. From vibrant African fabrics and patterns, we felt the Colour line absolutely nailed it! Strong reds, oranges and whites hit the runway with pantsuits, pea coats, blazers and dynamic dresses. The models strutted in dark lipstick, striking white eyeliner, and dope beaded bob wigs with a combined strength that radiated confidence, power and resilience.