Words cannot describe how it feels every time I go back to New York. At best, I’d call it a mix of excitement and nostalgia. Like returning to a childhood home your family doesn’t own anymore, it feels so familiar, makes you happy, miss it to bits, but know it’s not yours.
As an extrovert, going on social outtings is something that feels most comfortable and natural to me. Toronto is like a very compact version of New York. Having visited 2-4 times a year for numerous years makes the city feel like a second home.
To be honest, I originally wasn’t sure I’d return to New York Fashion Week (NYFW) this season. About a week before the start of NYFW, I decided to stop sitting on the fence, booked my flight and scrambled to pull outfits together. While I had attended shows and backstage previews in be past, it had been a couple of years since I’d been, and this was the first time I was flying out on behalf of my own brand, so I was nervous and excited at the same time. It sound really ridiculous, but I had a feeling it would be very different.
For me, this week was mostly about outerwear, but I have been obsessed with the all pink & rose colored looks since seeing the Spring/Summer 2017 runway collections back in September, so for my first look I went all out with an explosion of pink. I would’ve even worn pink shoes and a spring bright fushia coat had it not been for the snow, but I thought better of it and went for something more weather appropriate.
Off the shoulder is still trendy, but if you have been eyeing runway trends, you’ll see that it’s all about asymmetry. For Spring/Summer, go for one shoulder/side different from the other. Here, I just went off one shoulder. I layered over pieces I already owned in the closet from 3 to 8 years back. My earrings are inspired by Dior. I didn’t see them in Paris at the Dior store when I dropped by, so I found a very inexpensive similar pair. I’m so glad I brought cropped pants. With snow up to my shins, I went with cropped pants and silver boots.
GET THE LOOK
Sweater by ZARA available here.
Coat by Dezzal available here, but I also love this bright pink coat here which is similar to the vintage coat I was going to wear.
Bag: Vintage, remade into a bag.
Sunglasses by Gucci available here.
Top, Shoes, Culottes & Other Bag Options below:
Now for the extra fun part – the runway shows!
DAY 1 of NYFW
Tadashi Shoji’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection reflects the wave of change taking over the world. From the streets of London and Paris to Berlin and Japan, this unrest will set you in motion. I’ve selected some of my favourite looks below. The collection was dominated by gowns and dresses. Many of which had detailed lace. My favourite is the final look with draping of the material off the shoulder. It’s perfect.
Erin Fetherston’s presented her Fall/Winter 2017 collection. Her muse is a girl who’s a big free-spirited traveller who collects pieces around the world and incorporates them into her wardrobe. The collection included metallic silks, jacquard, but most notably, fringe and velvet. It’s still a very modern take on the 70’s bohemian look. Often styled with long scarves. I am obsessed with the fringe dresses and love the burgundy velvet pieces.
Noon by Noor
Noon By Noor’s latest collection is based on the theme of fluidity. The pieces really focus on draping silhouettes and manipulating the fabric to emphasize cut. Panne velvet and fluid jerseys accentuate the light and shade of draped silhouettes, while textural gazar gives modern volume for evening. Many of the pieces appear simplistic, but in fact are detailed in work. I particularly love the beaded bodices and jackets. Below are a few of my favourites from the show. I would definitely want to wear these pieces so many different ways.
Be sure to visit for my recap on Day 2 of New York Fashion Week. What is your favourite look above?