Playing with texture and color both on and off the runway.
Rebecca Minkoff coat, Stay Cozy fuzzy sweater c/o Tobi.com, Sachin + Babi fringe skirt (sample - similar here), Vintage belt, Furla Dandy fur satchel (sample), Sunday Somewhere Laura sunnies, Lace-up over-the-knee boots c/o Ted and Muffy. Shot by Scott Brasher.
The moment fashion is no longer fun for me is the moment I switch careers altogether. Maybe go back to school and become a lawyer, like my mom always wanted (riiiiight)? Really though, one of the things I've always loved the most about working in fashion is that experimentation is part of what keeps it alive: from designers playing with fresh patterns, textures, color ways and cuts, to consumers testing out different looks for themselves to see what works. Trends don't just come from nowhere. They originate in the imagination of designers and are then put to test in magazines and photoshoots, on the street and on the pages and feeds of bloggers, celebs and other trendsetters you love.
For me, NYFW is my best chance at getting firsthand exposure to this playful underbelly of fashion; To see what designers are dreaming about and creating, whether they're names I'm very familiar with or up-and-coming talent that I'm exposed to for the first time. I also like to push my own style to the limits during fashion week, trying out different outfit combinations for myself without any fear and putting my own creativity to the test.
That said, over the course of the next week I'll be sharing some of my favorite snaps from a few runway shows and presentations I had the pleasure of attending that demonstrate a little bit of this ingenuity. Round 1 below includes a few highlights from John Paul Ataker, Sachin + Babi, and Concept Korea designers Jarret and Yohanix. Hope you find them as inspiring as I did!
From top to bottom:
1. Loving this bold bustier/cape combo from designer John Paul Ataker's runway. // 2. Feminine silhouettes, golden hues and decadent fabrics stood out at John Paul Ataker, revealing a bit of the brand's Turkish heritage. // 3. Meanwhile, opulent gowns took center stage at Sachin + Babi. // 4. It's all in the details at Sachin + Babi: playful lace, fur accents and texture reigned supreme. // 5. A beaded, furry bomber from Korean designer Tae-keun Kim's line Yohanix. I pretty much wanted every piece of outerwear in his show. // 6. Looks were accented with fun, over-the-top furs in every color imaginable on the runway of Jarret, designed by Ji-yeon Lee. // 7. The Concept Korea show closed with highlights from both designers' barrage of fierce looks.