Saturday, 17 September 2011


"A chance for the Underdogs"
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’OrĂ©al Parisa 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

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. 

New York designer Mara Hoffman showcased her Spring 2012 collection in the Box Mid afternoon. A day that was definitely filled with Fashion diversity and this collection was no didn't fail to keep up the theme of the day. Very fun and an abundance of colour prints and silhouettes.

Her former dance roots and big break with Sex In The City Costume designer is definitely reflective in this collection. From tribal prints and ethnic beads, her use of shape in this collection was interesting. She encompass everything from blouses, leggings, coats, jumpsuits, sweaters and scarves. 

Her ready to wear Spring 2012 concentrates heavily on silk prints and pulls inspiration from nature, fantasy, and her own world travels. I'm loving the built up hair use of colour prints and tribal accessories.

Stay Sxc xx

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