Yesterday was my first full day to kick off New York Fashion Week at its new venue in Lincoln Center and I was thrilled to check out the new location and to catch the Vivienne Tam, Charlotte Ronson, and ZPosen shows (reviews to come tomorrow). Here are my 5 favorite things from the second day of NYFW:
1. The new venue at Lincoln Center: Airy and spacious with plenty of open windows and light, I love the sleek new digs and the use of Fashion GPS, which cuts down on the whole PR check-in nightmare. It’s also far away from the madness of Times Square, and the beautiful fountain outside and the lovely courtyard garden inside make it an ideal place to snap pictures. Great idea to change it up and I hope Fashion Week stays here permanently!.
2. The long belted floral dresses at Charlotte Ronson: I love these 90’s grunge inspired long belted floral dresses at Charlotte Ronson with their soft pastel prints, paired with combat boots and slouchy hoodies and sweaters. A perfect, throw-on outfit for a rainy day, that reminds me of the My So-Called Life days that looked so good on Charlotte when she came out for her runway bow.
3. “Plus”-size model of the moment Crystal Renn’s debut on the runway at ZSpoke: The runways I’ve been seeing this season have all been excitingly diverse, beginning with Crystal Renn. Honestly, I couldn’t even tell she was a supposed different size from the rest of the models, and she rocked the clothes she was wearing just as much as the others. I hope this means we’ll be seeing more models or different sizes on future runways!
4. The sleekly tailored, geometric bright colors at Prabal Gurung : I love how the show started off with jolts of colors, with geometric slashes of sky blue, saffron yellow, and indian reds, then moving into the origami-folds he’s so well-known for. I love this polished, belted double-color dress above.
5. The bohemian-inspired navy maxi dresses at Vivienne Tam : I’m excited to see that Spring will still call for maxi dresses and long skirt lengths, with the transparent versions at Charlotte Ronson, and the navy-patterned, free flowing ones at Vivienne Tam.