This collection seemed “beachy-modern” to me, with coral and seaside colors mixing with modern hemlines and curved lines. Large geometric metallic earrings kept the look contemporary.
Kania is a luxury sweatshirt line from Canada – the show started with a high energy, female-empowerment dance squad and featured these over-the-top (in a good way!) feather headdresses. Major colors were black, white and yellow hues, which is unexpected but chic.
Not going to lie, this was the collection and designer I was most excited to see/meet! I am not an avid watcher of Project Runway, but I specifically remember him from seasons ago and have been a fan since. His X-ray print collection from PR was insanely creative, and kind of what I’ve always remembered his designs by. He told us before the show that the inspiration was Joan of Arc mixed with modern influences – which basically made for a badass collection! Metallics, leather (faux leather, which I appreciated very much!), studs and chains were some of the key elements. All of the jewelry for the show was made by Emma Jane Designs, and featured large tassel and metallic lace earrings, plus statement necklaces.
Both designers from Project Runway as well, these collections complimented each other in color and style. Knight’s sleek silhouettes with pops of neon green looked contemporary on the runway. Sequins and silver sparkles made quite the appearance; whether it was angel wing appliqués or rhinestone trim on skirts, it was all about sophisticated sleekness. Momolu’s collection took a more romantic vibe, incorporating embellished sequins and lace. Doublesided or “mermaid” sequins were also featured on jackets, dresses and tops.
Gold embellishments decorated just about every dress in Kaftan Citra’s collection. Flowing silhouettes contrasted with bodycon pieces- my favorites were the flowing cape looks!
Part theater, part fashion, this show KILLED IT. As the last show of the night ,we had been warned all day about this show – it was BIG news, with BIG press. Models walked the runway in character to opera, with tulle flying and crystal-embellished pieces shining. It was a true “show” in every sense of the word. Every piece was intricately detailed, I can’t imagine how long these works of art took to make! Hair and makeup were so on point too, incorporating real flowers and foliage – and those glitter lips!!! (insert heart face emoji).
Mixed media was the biggest trend from this collection – pile on the feathers, rhinestones, fringe, beading and sequins. More is better! Lots of sheer fabric too, giving an ethereal, fairytale mood.
Emerging Designers //
This group featured up-and-coming designers, each with their own aesthetic. CG Atelier decided to go all black (a designer after my own heart! ) with strap details. Fishnets NECESSARY. The8thContinent also focused on dark hues, incorporating fur accents in unexpected places, like the jumpsuit below. Cool detailing for sure. Crlee went with a more flowy look, which led to some great movement shots on the runway. Pierre-Henry Bor had super innovative silhouettes, incorporating new ways to deconstruct and construct shirts and dresses. His collection is also vegan, which makes me love it more! Single ombre flower “tassel” earrings were the “It” accessory in this show as well. His soft, creamy colors fittingly reminded me of Paris – gimme a latte!
Again, a jam-packed collective filled with great style and vision! Hoyer’s pieces focused on neutral colors with fringe and lace detailing. I want that feather headband (feat. on model @iamsusndybvik)!! Ourglass’s silhouettes were bright pops of colors which contrasted perfectly against the white runway. Plenty of summery hues here. Plus, more sheer capes – yasssss. Page XVII’s princess pieces, complete with embellished crystals, sequins and ostrich feathers (be on trend watch for these feathers, they’re popping up everywhere!) glimmered onstage. Pom detailing is here to stay- vevet pom shoes at Ourglass and fur pom sneakers at J.Mujet were nice surprises. J. Mujet’s pink/blue rubber dress (seen on model @laurynjee below), made partly with jellyfish DNA, was insanely unique. Denim was trending too, seen at Ourglass and Mah-Jing Wong. I love Wong’s denim mix – some acid washed, some true blue, some dark, some distressed – all merged together in select pieces for a cool monochromatic, yet textured look.
The last and legit craziest (in a good way, of course) show of the weekend was Angel Brinks’ collection. Much like Anna Francesca, we were warned about this show being mobbed with famous guests, press, photographers and more. Being a Basketball Wife, Angel definitely showed up with her squad – Farrah Abraham sat a few seats down from me, and Remy Ma was in the other row, and The VH1 camera crew surrounded the area.
But, onto the clothes. I was all about the serious SPARKLE here, with each piece being totally decked-out in gems. From bodysuits, blazer and bombers to unicorn raincoats and more, this show did not disappoint (well, especially because I am a sucker for anything glitzy). Fun, bright and whimsical, it was a great way to end Fashion Weekend!