Sundays are particulary the best day to present your collections during during NYFW. In fact it was on a Sunday when I attended my very first time at New York Fashion Week it was back in the days of Bryant Park. My friend Matt secured me tickets through Mercedes Benz to attend DVF and Herver Leger. It was a day for me to remember.
On the 4th chilly day of NYFW Nina Skarra did the honors of kick starting the day followed by Lela Rose at the tents. Off site Air, a street-wear brand that is generating buzz presented their collections with attendance of Nicola Formichetti who brought his lap dog in a man bag.
Afterward, the circus moved to DKNY a few blocks north in West Chelsea. Back at Lincoln Center, Tracy Reese attracted top editors including Grace Coddington of Vogue. Before the show started, she chatted about her next big project – a movie tied to her memoir, “Grace.”
Next was Thakoon, which was held in Chelsea. Christina Ricci settled into her seat, “Thakoon and I met through mutual friends and then he took me to the Met ball,” she said. “I also genuinely love clothes — I pick what I like — so I pay attention to designers.”
From there it was again back to the Lincoln Center for Diane von Furstenberg show. As I mentioned before Sunday is the best show day in the calendar. DVF brought the big guns. The crowd included Diane Sawyer, Chelsea Handler, Andre Balazs, Graydon Carter and Seth Meyers. “This is the only show I’m going to; I’m here for Diane,” said Ms. Sawyer, pointing to the DVF lime green blouse she was wearing.
I was already exhausted but DVF brought life back to me with her warm collection. I love Vivienne Tam so that was a must for me, then to Zac Posen and Chado Ralph Rucci the true couturier of the Americas.
From Chado Ralph Rucci it could be said that there was a feeling that a lot of it exists for his own amusement although his following is strong and defines the type of woman you are. His technical facility is such that he can make things happen that you simply don't see in the average, ordinary New York ready-to-wear collection. Here, there was a coat in a cashmere double-bonded with foam (a cashmere neoprene, if you will), another coat in a huge yeti shag of Mylar thread and synthetic hair, and a sheath of leather laser-cut into scales. Each of those outfits represented an obsessive exaggeration of one sort or another. But equally, there was a dress in sober black crepe detailed with a cross shape in tulle. And another dress, also crepe, whose matching jacket was cut away in the back to highlight the way the dress was knotted at the waist. There is hardly many designers that can take your breath away and he has done it for me he does it for me every time, I bow to him he cherishes the extreme!
Day 4 concluded and was worth every minute of running from one place to other. It was glorious!