& it keeps going! It feels like fashion week never ends. I got invited to 17 shows so I had one of the busiest weeks of my life. Sunday I got invited to the Vivienne Hu SS16 runway show. Tuesday I got invited to the infamous Badgley Mischka SS16 and The Art Institute of NY SS16 show. It was such an incredible experience. I am so grateful to be living my fashion dream.
S U N D A Y
Blazer: Juicy Couture // Top: Express // Pants: Express // Necklace: Nasty Gal // Python Clutch: Kent Stetson // Shoes: DSW
T H E . S H O W
Vivienne Hu is a New York based designer with a degree in Fashion Design from Parsons the New School for Design. Prior to launching her line in 2012, Vivienne had accumulated industry experience working for Oscar de la Renta and Yigal Azrouel. For her SS16 collection, Vivienne collaborated with Swarovski crystals and incorporated them into some of her elegant designs. My favorite piece from the collection was the white and light pink halter dress with black and silver Swarovski details. Photo Credit: Wilson Huang, Shaotong Chang, Xin Pan, Ryan Zhou
T U E S D A Y
Top: Vintage shop in NYC // Pants: H&M // Clutch: Kent Stetson // Shoes: Chanel
T H E . S H O W S
I was so excited to view the elegant womenswear designer brand, Badgley Mischka. "Mark Badgley and James Mischka have been hailed by Vogue as one of the "Top 10 American Designers" and as the darlings of the Hollywood set. The design duo has made their mark over the past two decades with glamorous, stylish and wearable evening wear and accessories." I love the fine detail that is showcased in Badgley Mischka's collections. My favorite piece is the cream low neckline dress with side gathers. I also adore the high slit white dress with side cut out and crystal detail aligning the side seam.
"The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools across North America. We provide hands-on education in the creative and applied arts by offering master's, bachelor's and associate's degree programs as well as non-degree programs. For employers, we provide an important source of culinary, design, fashion and media arts professionals." 12 design students and alumni from The Art Institute of New York were selected to debut their collections at NYFW. Their collections represent passion, vision and motivation to success. My favorite look was the sheer coverup with bikini combo by Ebony Taylor.