After countless amounts of shows, hairspray bottles used, models cat-walking down the runway and 2 of our favorite New York designers’ shows, Donna Karan and Nanette Lepore, New York Fashion Week has come to an end. As we jump the Atlantic sea to London today, we're reflecting on what the Big Apple has served us these past 8 days!
On the catwalk, some trends emerged early:
Donna Karan returned to her urban roots for spring, delivering a beautiful collection featuring languid dresses slung with leather belts at the hips, softly constructed coats and jackets that slipped on like a robe, an inviting palette of sea blues and warm, sunbaked browns.
While Nanette Lepore drew inspiration flowing from Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal, Nanette cites with neo-romanticism as her biggest inspiration for her Spring/Summer 2014 collection with deep reds, soft elegant blues and clean chic whites.
For all of our favorite looks from the runway, check out our Pinterest page: http://www.pinterest.com/crystalslv/
Photos credited to Style.com
New York Fashion Week has arrived, and with the Spring 2014 collections are hitting the runways. We're kicking off the celebration with our top 5 facts you should know:
1. You can tell it's New York Fashion Week by the style of the strut. Runway models actually walk differently depending on the city. In New York City, models generally walk in a quick, staccato style, whereas Paris Fashion Week models move more slowly and smoothly.
2. The same person, Ruth Finley, has been in charge of New York Fashion Week's calendar for the past 65 years. Ruth has been compiling all of of New York Fashion Week's events into one comprehensive guide — from the runway shows themselves, to after parties, and more recently, livestreams — since 1945.
3. You cannot buy tickets. Space is so tight, New York Fashion Week's tickets typically only go to celebrities, editors and fashion industry insiders; the whose who of fashion.
4. Designers pay for their own fashion shows. At Lincoln Center, the cost of just renting the venue ranges from around $15,000 - $50,000. And that doesn't include the cost of hiring stylists, makeup artists, hair stylists, and everything else that goes into making a runway show look effortless.
5. Runways are designed to acommodate the number of VIP's in attendance - not the other way around.
New York Fashion Week begins September 5th and runs until September 12th. Make sure to tune in for all the upcoming Spring 2014 trends of the season!
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Porsche Design's Summer Sale begins now...
Porsche Design would like to cordially invite you to shop their Fashion Summer Sale where you can get a discount on selected items from their Summer 2013 Fashion and Sport Collections.
For more information, please follow the link to http://www.porsche-design.com/
Maison de Mode boutique, curated by Amanda Hearst and Hassan Pierre, celebrated the opening of their traveling ethical pop-up shop last night at The Shops at Crystals. Guests enjoyed Grey Goose cocktails and canapés while listening to the musical styling’s of New York socialite, DJ Hannah Bronfman.
The traveling luxury boutique specializes in unique and innovative ready-to-wear, fine jewelry and accessories from the world’s leading ethical brands and will be showcased now until July 5th.
Visit the following for more information: http://crystalsatcitycenter.com/blog/maison-de-mode
The doors are officially open! We would like to welcome Maison de Mode Ethical pop-up shop to The Shops at Crystals. The traveling luxury boutique specializes in unique and innovative ready-to-wear, fine jewelry and accessories from the world’s leading ethical brands and will be showcased now until July 5th.
5 Reasons why Maison de Mode is Your 'Ethical Fashion' One-Stop Shop:
Materials. Each Maison de Mode garment is created using at least one of the following fabrics; organic or sustainable fabrics. Additionally, some existing pieces are shaped using reclaimed, recycled or reworked vintage pieces.
Manufacturing. Using the zero-waste method, Maison de Mode designers strive to create patterns using a majority of the selected fabrics, eliminating unused materials and scraps.
Origin. Most, of the pieces at Maison de Mode are crafted by artisans from developing nation’s not only creating jobs and emphasizing education while extending long-standing artwork and traditions.
Charitable. Giving back is one of the most recognizable ‘ethical’ forces in fashion
Made in the U.S.A. Supporting American designers is of great importance to not only Maison de Mode, but to the fashion industry as a whole. Doing so supports our national economy by creating jobs and supports sustainability by minimizing the carbon footprint in the transporting the American designs.
Maison de Mode will be located on the second level at The Shops at Crystals until July 5th.