If you’re anything like us, your social media has recently been taken over by top models whisking the runways in top designer outfits and soon-to-be spring trends. And, if you’re even more like us, you don’t have $1600 to casually drop on a new Altuzarra black lace, wrap dress — we wish. We empathize with your bank account and your need to be stylish, so let us help you recreate a few outfits taken straight from the runway!
In the fashion world, everyone veers towards what the trends are — what’s hot, what’s new — and sometimes during fashion week, it’s not only the major designers that catch our eyes, but those in the making! So, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites who we’re sure will take the industry by storm, just you wait and see!
The fashion and the beauty industries go hand-in-hand; with new seasons come new fashion, as well as beauty trends. And much like the runways predict what we’ll be wearing the next season, makeup artists are responsible for the effortless looks we’ll be not-so-secretly dying to try. Although previous seasons have focused on more natural looks, the SS16 season of New York Fashion Week welcomed bolder lips, seemingly impossible to re-create hair styles, gothic-inspired nails, face jewels and dramatic eyes. Although it’s going to take forever to master Gigi’s perfect glow and the colorful eyeliner seen at DVF, we’re stealing these looks right off the runway and taking note on what our beauty prep is going to look like come spring time.
Although New York Fashion Week (and London Fashion Week, for that matter) have come to a close, there is still much to discuss, like how we’re still freaking out about Tommy Hilfiger’s castaway show and collection, the intricate detailing seen at Fausto Puglisi and of course, Karl’s amazing Fendi collection. For us, one of the greatest things about Fashion Month is how it brings an array of like-minded people together, for the greater cause of fashion. You have buyers checking out collections for their stores; bloggers featuring their perspectives of new collections and brilliant talent; socialites live from the front row; and of course, the WRUW girls who are in attendance gathering the who, what, where, and when of up and coming trends!
While we’re well aware that spring is light years away for the rest of the world, here are a few trends that are fresh off of the runways and you’ll want to know about before everyone else!
With every highly broadcasted event comes the noteworthy amount of fashion posts regarding the do’s and don’ts of celebrity ensembles, trends, and the much talked about and highly anticipated street style. Well, we’ve followed suit (no pun intended) and pulled together a few of our favorite street style and accessory pieces that accompanied us at New York Fashion Week. Not only were these outfits super fashion forward, they are so sleek that they are definitely going on our “outfit repeat” list for fall!
We all know the saying, “good things come to those who wait,” and although we’ve been in the midst of fall for all of 24 hours, it’s springtime in the fashion industry. With the completion of both New York and London Fashion Week, we’ve moved on to Milan and will soon experience the magic that is Paris’ Fashion Week. About a week ago, we were in New York running back and forth between shows and watching designers showcase the clothing we’ll be wearing during next year’s spring and summer seasons.
While white dresses, breezy silhouettes, fringe, and ruffles were seen on a number of runways, we fell in love with Katharine Polk’s “Summer of 69”. Polk, who serves as the designer for Houghton, the “chic, cool-girl” brand, strayed from previous designs, which were more tomboy in nature, and ventured into a more ethereal direction. A native of Malibu, Calif, Polk credits much of her SS16 collection’s inspiration to grainy beach photographs and also played with textures and transparency to create a collection that remains true to her cool and modern aesthetic (hence, the Converse pairing), but most importantly, it’s also wearable.
In the event you missed the magic that was the Houghton show, scroll down to view our favorites from the collection and join us in saving our pennies now, so that when spring 2016 rolls around, we can snag some, if not all, of these pieces for ourselves! Continue reading “Houghton SS16 RTW: The Most Wearable NYFW Collection”
Whether you have dreams of becoming the Olivia Pope of the fashion PR world, who also covers the top brands during Fashion Month or you’re an aspiring model who wishes to sweep the runway in exclusive, sleek, designer duds, New York Fashion Week is notorious for bringing together fashion mavens from around the world!
Our first stop at New York Fashion Week was the Academy of Art show where we played our role as PR professionals by entering the bustle and unruliness that is “backstage at fashion week”. After grabbing our backstage passes, we carefully balanced in our heels over cords and through narrow hallways to find ourselves breathing among a mob of hairstylists, makeup artists, models, designers, assistants, and plenty of media. Needless to say, we fit right in once we started snapping pics and probably got a little too close to the model’s faces while they were getting their makeup done. The backstage experience was one for the books and definitely not what we thought it would be! Continue reading “7 Things You Never Knew Happened Backstage At Fashion Week”
If you’ve been keeping up with our social media over the last few weeks, you’ve seen that our NYFW trip was anything but underwhelming. From early mornings without coffee and dinners that started at 10:00 pm, to countless hours in heels and the tendency to reapply our lipstick every hour, on the hour, our daily line up was far from boring. We’ll let you take a walk in our shoes (because we need a break from our heels anyways) and show you what a day in the life of a PR girl at fashion week is really like!
Before New York Fashion Week, designer Lie SangBong had shown up on my social media news feed and had appeared in a few articles from time-to-time, but I did not know much about his specific pieces. However, after attending his SS16 show, I fell in love! His show, titled “Bojagi” which is the study of modern lightness and geometric patchwork construction, contained pieces with beautiful shapes, cutouts, and fabrics.
— And that wasn’t all! Mr. Lie teamed up with artist Dong-Shik Roe, an artist known for his larger than life dandelion sculptures, to create a whimsical atmosphere and fantasy-filled show.
New York-based designer Jay Godfrey, who finds inspiration in chic New York City women, presented his SS16 collection on Saturday, September 12 at Pier 59 studios. As a designer with over nine years of experience, Godfrey is often celebrated due to the ways in which he effortlessly combines femininity, sex appeal and sophistication alongside modern silhouettes and luxurious fabrics. The result? Contemporary collections that perfectly accentuate the female figure. Continue reading “Jay Godfrey’s White Hot SS16 Collection”