New York Fashion Week Highlights
Friday 9th September
First to show in the gallery first thing at 9am sharp was the modern woman designer Emerson who encourages each woman to shamelessly indulge in her eccentric side. Her spring 2012 collection was a collaboration of couture with contemporary, rock with romance.
At 9.30 in the Theartre the popular TV show which gives opportunity to aspiring designers to start his/her own line, winning $100,000 from L’Oréal Paris, a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine, a $50,000 technology suite by HP and Intel to create his/her own vision and run his/her business and the opportunity to design and sell an exclusive collection on Piperlime.com.
Presented by Heidi Klum the show, Filmed on location in New York this eighth series graced the Lincoln centre runway as the final contestant gets the opportunity to unleash their capsule collection at New York Fashion Week. Guest judges include Michael Kors and Nina Garcia. I feel this collection wasn't put together well as a full collection as was slightly inconsistent but the pieces were showed some outstanding innovation including staying on trend with this Hollywood metallic look of the moment.
Friday evening saw a late showing in the Theatre from others aspiring to have the opportunity of being one day a New York Fashion Week. The School of Fashion at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California established in 1929, debut their collections of M.F.A. graduates.
Refreshingly a preview of some menswear still being as creatively bold as the women's wear. The mix of both men and women's wear worked well. Very European tailoring on some pieces but then a complete contrast with layered neutrals of a baggier fit.