This past week I juggled my time between Hofstra and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Bright lights, celebrities, models and beautiful clothes filled the area around Lincoln Center, and I was thrilled to be a part of it for the first time. After attending runway shows and fashion presentations I came back to reality, but don’t worry, I brought back photos and descriptions to share with all of you! So read on and get an inside peek at the chaos and beauty of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Angel Sanchez: This presentation was full of bold contrasting colors and geometric shapes. While these elements give the clothes a modern feel the Angel Sanchez line was still maintained elements of elegance with flowing bottoms and flawless fits. The hints of lace and gaudy jewelry were a contrasting, while at the same time working together to put a modern twist on classics.
Farah Angsana: This runway show was all about dresses. Angsana took classic, elegant shapes and modernized them with lace, bold colors, and beading. She took eveningwear to a new level with fun tropical inspired prints and sexy silhouettes, but she still maintained the jaw-dropping beauty that eveningwear is known for.
Joanna Mastroianni: This line was a floral confection. Loose, flowing pieces in bright, floral patterns dominated the show. The light feel of the floral prints was contrasted by fitted mesh and black dresses and suits. Joanna Mastroianni provided a full range of styles that were all edgy and extremely modern.
Mathieu Mirano: Mirano’s presentation was all about sexy elegance. Beading, sheer fabrics, and dramatic cutouts made his line of dresses a standout at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. His snake designs, sequins and metallic spikes adorned his edgier pieces while classic white flowing gowns and sharp white blazers and shorts showed a softer more classic side of Mirano.
Nicole Miller: Bright. Bold. Young. Nicole Miller catered to a younger crowd with this show. Models sporting rainbow hair also donned matching rainbow outfits. Her delicate and feminine florals were contrasted with sharp jackets, leather, and black and white tribal prints. All her outfits were practical and fun, with a hint of sexy sophistication, making her a hit among the younger Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week crowd.
Noon by Noor: The Noon collection was one of the softest, most feminine collections at Fashion Week. The floral prints and light pastel colors are perfect for spring. Unexpected additions like shimmery metallic prints and bright, chunky collars added a fresh twist on typical spring colors: tan, peach, pale green, orange.
Rebecca Minkoff: A live performance and DJ helped make Rebecca Minkoff a more memorable show. The clothes themselves were beautiful, but expected. Bright floral prints and loose fitting designs topped with fringe and ruffles were well crafted, but the line lacked shock value. The DJ and performers were certainly the most memorable part of the show.
Stay tuned for a gallery with photos and videos from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week!