Inspired by the chic New York City woman, Jay Godfrey is known for his figure flattering dresses. This season he stepped outside of the box and brought us the Electric West. Tea stained ivory lace, suede fringe, stretch denim and embellished fabrics were the palette for this rocker chic collection. Godfrey was influenced by rock n’ rollers of the late 60’s and early 70’s who infused country and wester tones into their aesthetics.
The vibe of wester rocker filled the air with a live concert by Idgy Dean in the center of the models. I loved the effortlessly chic style that the girls rocked. Who can say no to a lace and fringe jacket paired with a little black dress. The whole look was just dying to be danced in. A neutral color palate with one bright pop colored gown was the perfect statement. In this collection, texture was the center of attention. Suede, lace, denim, and even a fully sequined suit played perfectly on each other.
Highlights of the collection: Chevron sequin tuxedo, emerald green side fringe gown, layered fringe poncho and the black burnout floral maxi skirt paired with the white collared zip up crop top.
Accessories Highlights: Fringe cuff and agate bolo necklace by Susanna Galanis
LA’s downtown Flower Market was the inspiration behind the collaborative Trina Turk & Mr. Turk show this season. Vibrant floral prints, graphic stripes and geometric jacquard danced across easy chic silhouettes.
What made the show completely unique and well, darn right fun was the decision to allow the models to keep their phones while they stood on in front of the crowd. Trina and Jonathan discussed how they “decided not to fight it”. They embraced the fact that we’re all completely attached to our phones and encouraged the models and show goers to take sefies together and to Instagram the experience. The whole experience was light and fun. It gave the crowd the opportunity to interact with the show and the clothes in a whole new way. Well done Trina and Jonathan, well done.
Key pieces for women: White Leno Sweater with surfboard print shorts, Photo Anemone print embellished fit and flare dress, Sunset maxi sweater dress, Pom-pom hoodie, Lantana Lace Florencia one-piece.
Key Accessories: Dingle ball crusher hat for women, Cream and black raffia clutch, Layered beaded necklaces in pop colors, Trina Turk iphone cases and awesome nail art!
A fun little note about the show, one of my favorite fashion illustrators, Blair Breitenstein, was at the show sketching the models (see 3rd to last image). You absolutely must check out her portfolio and shop online, it’s gorgeous and to boot she was super sweet and personable.
Noon By Noor embodied the minimalist silhouette this season. Chic clean lines incorporated into soft floral prints and painstaking hand sewn embellishments. Noon by Noor was inpsired by spring and the celebration of new beginnings, renewal and youth. Fresh blooms, lush greenery and flourishing landscapes translated into bold floral and botanical prints.
Highlights from the show included the blush sheer panel embellished dress with floral appliqué, mesh bombers (one with the amazing floral embellishment and one with an easy drop shoulder), black tuxedo cape and super chic silver embellished flatforms. Trend note for this season, the flatform is a major accessory for spring/summer 15. And as a total accessory junkie that loves high heels, this is the perfect foot friendly shoe.
I loved the play with volume, movement and structure in both silhouette and fabrication. The collection is just so effortlessly chic and perfect for transforming your spring wardrobe.
Want even more Noon By Noor chicness? Head to Dear Andi! (Side note, you should be following Dear Andi, her blog is fabulous and full of amazing, original content.)
Tia Cibani S/S 15 was inspired by the 1970s exoticism and North African Tuareg craft. Spice colors of saffron, anise, turmeric, cumin and cayenne meld into one another seamlessly. Dip dye techniques created depth and interest overlaid on effortless stripes. Iridescent metallics perfectly paired with pleated skirts and lusciously draped dresses. I absolutely loved the play with volume on the bandeau tops, floor grazing kaftans and wide leg pants. Then there was the finishing touch, the hair. Perfectly placed crowns were braided into the hair with baubles draped on the forehead, rounding out these beautiful exotic looks.
KYE S/S 15 was definitely the show for the cool street wear crew. Cable knit motifs popped up everywhere in techniques galore! From laser cut leather trims, to intarsia designs in sweaters to the details in her shoes, KYE hit the mark. I especially loved the bee motifs seen on both men’s and women’s looks. This effortlessly cool line sent look after look down the runways that was spot on.
Somehow I’ve found myself starting fashion week two days early this season. As the fashion crowds descend upon the city there is a breath of fun, fresh air at the Athleta Crush of Adrenaline NYFW show. The show opens with back lit ballerinas and quickly shifts to bouncing acrobats on trampolines. You could feel the energy of the show pulsing through the crowd as the models/dancers streamed across the stage. The highlight of the show was a full stage of dancers and the star of the show flying overhead. The clothes were bright, fresh and just screaming, “Work out in me!”. These aren’t your average workout clothes though. The fit is perfection, the prints are bright and perfect for those of us that are always trying to fit in a late evening run, while not getting hit by a taxi. So get your running shoes on ladies, these clothes are ready to be sweat in!