Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week is one of the most pivotal and anticipated fashion events of the year which showcases what’s to come for Spring/Summer 2015. For Miami, this event essentially determines what we wear for 11.5 months out of the year. #NYFW is a crazy good time, and while I didn’t attend the shows this year, I still kept a close eye on what was hot… from the hottest city in the US.
So what can we expect to see in stores for Spring & Summer? 50 shades of blues, hints of 60’s Retro, and bold patterns.
Best Emerging Designer:
South Korean designer Lie Sang Bong is coming to America to launch his first NYC store. For #NYFW he commissioned Korean artist Jang Seung Hyo to install a runway featuring 1,188 glass tiles with prints from the designer’s archive. The designer’s first US store will open in NYC this October and his collection will unveil a whimsical array of fabrics. I thought this show was spectacular – the models looked like they were gliding over the runway with his billowy fabrics. For my closet – I am giddy about the butterfly patterned clutch – I want it to become my 2015 Summatime staple.
Most Creative Show:
Rebecca Minkoff brings back the big floppy hat and 3D Glasses but she also captured year-round Miami style with her flowy looks. Her collection is breezy and cool with sheer fabrics. What I liked is that the collection was classic and easy to wear. Personally I steer towards a monochromatic scheme because it’s effortless. Minkoff’s 2015 Collection is effortless with minimal patterns and simple lines. Her show embodied ready to wear byt providing timeless looks for any wardrobe. So why was her show the “most creative”? The whole audience was given 3-D glasses to wear for the last five looks of the show. Everyone was buzzing about it on social media and to be honest – the glasses are kinda cool – I think I can rock them around town!
DVF Captures Retro Chic for Spring / Summer 2015:
Style icon Diane Von Furstenberg wants to make your left leg a celebrity. Her high-cut retro printed dresses are all the rage for Spring 2015. Her inspiration for the collection was Bridget Bardot and Henri Matisse with gingham dresses and pop art prints. Her collection was full of bold patterns and bright colors – perfect for any Miami girl! I’m not a fan of gingham, so I steered towards the more classic DVF looks. My favorite is the yellow dress with structured bodice. The bright yellow fabric and simple pattern provides a timeless look for summer. Plus after all the Barre classes at Exhale – my left leg is ready for a closeup. Her collection was bright, feminine and sexy – more specifically classic DVF!
After circulating through all of these photos of bright fabrics – it’s become harder to believe that it’s Fall in Miami! Regardless of fashion standards, I am excited to break all of the rules and rock some of these bold patterns in… hmm… say November. And while Anna Wintor might shun me for wearing the summer trends too soon, I will kindly remind her that #IDGAF. It’s Miami – we break all the rules.
All images from Associated Press.