“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future… this is known as Fashion Week.”
-Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City)
Today marks the kickoff of New York Fashion Week (#NYFW) when fashionistas from all over the world congregate together in New York’s Lincoln Center and throughout venues on the city’s west side for a runway, media, retail and cocktail frenzy. Oh, and let’s not forget about the fashion. In this Polar-Vortex winter which will never end, designers have already moved on to Fall 2014.
Since I can remember, I’ve been dying to attend Fashion Week. As a young-wide-eyed-post-college-twenty-something, New York Fashion Week epitomized all that was glamorous and exciting about the fashion industry. Designers, models, editors, industry-insiders, photographers, hair and makeup gurus all frantically buzzing in and around the tents turning midtown Manhattan into a sophisticated sea of click-clacking stilettos. Now, 10+ years later and with much more real life under my belt, I understand that while beautiful and glitzy, the business of fashion is just that: business. Designers and luxury goods corporations need to churn out new designs to make money and just as importantly, they need US to want to spend that money. Thus begins the dog-and-pony show that we call Fashion Week. Obviously, I’m still dying to go! Duh! Just in case a last minute invite comes my way, I’m 100% prepared.
This is what I’ll be wearing:
Uniqlo silk polka-dot blouse / MHL by Margaret Howell cropped sweater / Rag & bone/JEAN boyfriend jeans / Zara navy leather booties / Vintage faux-fur coat / Catarzi fedora hat / Acne Studios navy scarf / Celine tri-color purse / Rolex watch / Hermès bangle bracelet / J Crew bracelet / Baublebar “Middleton” earrings / Jules Smith midi ring / Gold stacking rings
So, are YOU excited for New York Fashion Week? What are some trends you hope fade away in 2014? What new trends do you hope make the cut? I would love to hear your opinions in the comments below!