NEW YORK FASHION WEEK SS18 RECAP

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK SS18 RECAP
Hello everyone!
I attended New York Fashion Week for the very first time and I’m still overwhelmed by it. It was a dream come true! I’ve been a fashion lover ever since I can remember. Attending the fashion shows and watching the newest trends first hand was an amazing and unforgettable experience. I had the opportunity to meet and connect with bloggers, stylists, brands and expand my fashion network. Honestly, I had no plans to attend NYFW this season because I’ve been so busy lately and I was going to travel abroad to attend one of my best friends weeding the end of that week. Suddenly, I changed my mind when I received three invitations and I started to think ‘maybe I should go’… But, if I was going to make a trip to  New York and invest time and money, I wanted to fill my schedule and watch as many shows I could. I’ve done a lot of research and, about 10 days before the event, I emailed brands and PR agencies letting them know I was going to be in New York for fashion week and would love to attend their shows and presentations. For my surprise, I got responses from most of them. Since I requested last minute, some brands that I would love to see already had their lists filled. I ended up getting so many invites that I couldn’t attend them all because some shows were overlapped. Overall, my experience was beyond what I expected but, of course, not everything is glamorous as it seems. I didn’t know about the waiting time, the lines, no time for eating, all the moving around from one location to another, including walking in heels (ugh!), dealing with the crazy New York traffic…  But it was all worth it! I’ve learned a lot from my first experience and I’m already planning for February season. I’m sharing with you my looks, the shows/events I attend and some of the trends to watch for next Spring/Summer.

DAY 1 – FRIDAY 

Day 1 started at the HairStory Studio in Downtown to get my hair done for the shows.

#OOTD

FLYING SOLO

The first show of the day was in Soho at Flying Solo, a curated retailed that brought collections from independent designers from around the world. Trends to Watch: metallics, vibrant colors and transparency

2 (X) IST

Next stop was at 2(X)IST suite, where I took a quick break to sip a mimosa, eat some snacks and unwind while enjoying massage. I got to check the new athleisure Spring collection and was gifted amazing pieces.

 

KATIE GALLAGHER 

The presentation called ‘Rain’ showcased a collection with ballet references in a palette of black, white and frosted blue. The tulle dresses and skirts and mesh tops and bombers had a touch of sparkle with pearls and ribbons details. Trend to Watch: transparency

 

CINDY MONTEIRO

Cindy debuted at NYFW with a collection that played with natural raw materials such as linen, rafia, jute line and shells. The way she mixed natural fabrics, geometric designs and handmade details like painting and beading was very interesting. Trend to Watch: natural fibers

DAY 2 – SATURDAY

#OOTD

 

 TAORAY WANG

The collection is characterized by tailoring and modern lines. Ruffles and drapes were used to create interesting details like a waistband. Designed for a sophisticated yet modern women. Trend to Watch: tailoring

RUNA RAY

The collection evokes the environment and sustainable fashion. Runa used organic fabrics such as bamboo silk and natural dyes like pomegranate peels to create handcrafted pieces that reminds me a botanical garden. Trend to Watch: organic materials

CUSTO BARCELONA

Custo’s collection was inspired by the futurism. The urban casual pieces were highlighted by transparency, fringes, bold colors and lots of metallics. Trend to Watch: metallics

YUNA YANG

Named “Save the Earth’, the collection was inspired by environmental art installations and features fresh florals and shades of green. Yuna designed wearable pieces made from silks and recycled organic cotton. The show was performed at the garden of Mount Vernon Hotel Museum with live music and the clothes were also presented inside of the museum. Trend to Watch: shades of green

IRINA VITJAZ

Irina’s collection was elegant and sophisticated, with loose and sleek silhouettes. From flowy dresses to tailored jumpsuits, the pieces were showcased in bold colors such as red, emerald green, purples and metallics. Trend to Watch: sparkles

SUZANNE RAE

Suzanne Rae’s presentation was inspired by the sacred and profane. The collection is playful, delicate yet bold, with see through pieces in organza and a color palette ranging from baby blue (representing the celestial sky) to red (color of passion). I had the chance to meet and chat with Suzanne and I’ve described her collection as ‘minimalist with a strong personality’.  Trend to Watch: transparency

DAY 3 – SUNDAY

#OOTD

 

DAN LIU

The designer brought to the runway feminine and cute dresses. The collection was playful and fresh with hues of green, blue, powder pink and red. Trend to Watch: feminine dresses

NINA TIARI

The collection is inspired by a city woman who is fearless and confident. Different textures were showcased in pieces with embroidery, feathers, fringes and sparkle details. Trend to Watch: rich textures

ROCHAMBEAU

The collection was composed mainly by mens looks, inspired by street life.  Geometric pattern in collaboration with painter/sculptor Aaron Curry was shown in structured streetwear pieces and in the runway’s background. The collection is modern and cool. Trend to Watch: ungendered clothes

LEANNE MARSHALL

Leanne was inspired by a tropical paradise escape and created a collection with dreamy flowy dresses with interesting cutouts and fun silhouettes in bold colors. I love the fact that plus size models walked in the runway. Trend to Watch: bright hues

DENIBI

Denibi’s minimalist collection is clean and bold with structured, sculpted and effortless elegant accents. Whites and neutral colors were predominant. Trend to Watch: tailoring

PRABAL GURUNG

Gurung’s collection is youthful and feminine. He used bright colors and played with shapes such as high waist, strong shoulders, cutouts and asymmetric details. Trend to Watch: vibrant colors

 DAY 4 – MONDAY

#OOTD

 

YAJUN

The collection was bold and edge with unexpected shapes and textures that elevated the garments. The attention to details and the contrast between feminine and masculine brought to the collection a conceptual yet wearable touch. Trend to Watch: military

JOHN PAUL ATAKER

The collection is based in the Black Sea cultural heritage, bringing to the runway gorgeous gowns and dresses in a color palette of white, gold and black.  The garments were contemporary, sophisticated and authentic. Trend to Watch: metallics details

HAKKAN AKKAYA

Akkaya’s collection was inspired by existentialism and showcased fierce minimalist black and white pieces. Trend to Watch: black and white

OBVIOUSLY STUDIO

Last event of NYFW was at the Obviously Studio HQ,  where I had the opportunity to hang out with their team, other influencers and brands. Besides networking, the event was fun with a photo booth, makeup touch-up station, swag tables, and bar. What a great way to end a successful fashion week! Cheers and until next season! #takeoverstyle

Over Kisses 😉
Ligia
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8 Comments

  1. Cintia
    October 2, 2017 / 12:12 am

    This is what I call an “OUTSTANDING JOB”!!!
    Thanks for sharing your experience Ligia and keep up the good work! I’m always following your tips, your style (I LOVE IT) and the products you recommend throughout Instagram and here in the blog. I love your honesty and transparency in every post you do!

    Cheers! xoxo 🥂💋

  2. Flavia Jonsten
    October 1, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    Love it! Good job!

  3. Bruna Mara Wanderley
    October 1, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    Além de todas suas fotos, claro, amei as trasnparências, os pés descalços, um vestido-mensagem artesanal (fantástico!) e uma linda mulher tamanho normal, gente como a gente!
    Arrasou, sis! Love You! #TakeOverStyle ^_~

  4. Cezar Gomez
    October 1, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    You are the best!!!!!!!

  5. Liliana Coelho
    October 1, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    In love !!!!!😍😍😍😍

  6. October 1, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    Just beautiful!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😍

  7. Tatiana
    September 30, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    Everything gorgeous! Top!

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