NEW YORK FASHION WEEK FW’19
Big, bold & liberal
The Fall/Winter’19 edit of New York Fashion Week stood out for reasons than one – there was lots of new talent, drama, and 8 whole fashun-filled days that far surpassed many a expectations.
Chromat’s Becca McCharen Tran’s injected a flurry of big, bright colours into her swimsuits that embraced body types of every kind, and we were impressed. She also stood out for the whole sustainable conversation she touched upon with her recyclable TPU and lycra-based swimsuits, and getting her models to carry fishnets full of plastic waste behind them.
Tomo Kaizumi, the lil known designer from Japan, grabbed more than a few eyeballs with his gorjus vibrantly-ruffled Jap polyester organza dresses were the talk of the season. Held at the Marc Jacobs store, his show generated a lot of buzz, and the word out ’round the ramp was that Lady Gaga had donned his creations in the past.
Yup, it had to be when those cute lil doggos strutted their stuff, and looked way cooler than ‘em models in Lela Rose’s ‘Roseminster Dog Show’ which had everything from well-groomed Retrievers in florals to Corgis in plaid #EveryDogHasItsShow
The standout beauty and hair moments for us were sprinkled all over the shows, with braids making their dramatic presence felt, while free-flowing romantic styles were spotted all-over. Hair adornments, especially of the bejewelled kind, were pretty big too.
We saw a lotta watercolour lids, and a lot of romantic pinks on the lips and eyes. Big red pouts were paired with peepers that featured lots of mascara, while others had just a swipe of eyeliner on top.
The streets were awash with the most stylish stylists, editors and more who came out in droves and showed the paps and the rest of us their quirky individual take on street style mixed in with chic.