5 Highlights From NYFW
What fashionista doesn't dream of walking the streets and viewing the prestigious shows of New York Fashion Week? If you're like me and missed out on the real-life action of this year's fashion, here are 5 highlights from NYFW Spring & Summer 2017.
1. Baja East Bandanas
If there is one thing that stands out about the ready-to-wear SS17 collection by Baja East—its bandanas. Creators, Scott Studenberg and John Targon, are taking the ‘90s bandana craze into a new era—an era that mixes biker chic and soft grunge with a bad-boy attitude. The key to rocking this look in 2017 is to wear your hair all the way down. Leaving the hair tousled and a bit messy gives the look edge and ease. What Baja East just gave to the fashion world is a way to wear your bedhead in a couture way. I’m sold.
2. North West—Fashionista Extraordinaire
North West is on her fifth fashion week and she’s only 3-years-old. Let that sink in. When your dad is one of the most up-and-coming designers this season and your mom is The Kim Kardashian, good fashion is in your genes. North West, otherwise known as Northie, wore everything from baby Yeezy’s to a Louis Vuitton bag and a $3,500 fur coat. No doubt will Northie wow us again at the next NYFW.
3. Victoria Beckham’s Pajama Party
You better thank the fashion gods for Victoria Beckham’s SS17 collection because she just made PJs high fashion. Last season she was all about corsets and this season she continued the underwear as outerwear theme with couture sports bras. The bra tops that she featured were mainly made out of silk and crushed velvet to go along with the pajama theme. Each of the looks was paired with a large tote bag or a draping jacket with a sneaker slash boot combination to make the PJs ready for the streets. Thank you Victoria, Thank you.
4. I Want #TOMMYNOW
On Saturday, Tommy Hilfiger showed off his new collection, which was made in collaboration with Gigi Hadid, called TommyXGigi. The show was on “Tommy Pier" that Hilfiger turned into a carnival full with cotton candy and entertainment. Can you say wow? The show was so special because it was the first shoppable runway made available to the public and it was live streamed all over the world. The entire fashion show catered to the customer as well as the world we live in, where we want everything right away. Oh, and did you see that Roll Neck Sweater? Yeah, that’s my next item to reeel in.
5. J.Crew’s New Crew
J.Crew did not enlist one top model during the presentation of their new spring and summer line. Instead, J.Crew gathered friends, family, and past and present employees to model their new collection. The models ranged anywhere from 13 to 70-years-old and had all different kinds of body types, none of which were traditionally modelesque. Jenna Lyons, creative director and president of J.Crew wanted to highlight every single model’s beauty, body, and style. Audiences that found it refreshing to see “real” people on the runway and applauded J.Crew for their decision.
Sophia Zigmond / Writer