NYFW SS/17 Diary From The Eyes of A Junior Editor

NYFW SS/17 Diary From The Eyes of A Junior Editor

6am: My day starts when I wake up at six in the morning. I get ready for half seven, eat a banana, and some peanut butter. After all, when in Rome. In America, peanut butter is like air. After breakfast, I set off to my first show.

9am: Formally kicking things off is Nicholas K SS/17, with a strong introduction into NYFW. The line offered a sort of effortless glamour, with big flowing fabrics and floppy hats, in neutrals, nudes and khakis. Almost camouflage, it was like desert island meets New York City. Duffle bags for the concrete jungle. The merging of East and West was unmissable as the models walked to beautiful and reworked Arabian sounds. The designing sibling duo, Christopher and Nicholas Kunz, stated that the film Theeb, set in the mystic Wadi Rum, provided the influence for the backdrop of their collection. What stood out from the Wadi Rum influence was the challenge to recreate the atmosphere of a place untouched, something wholly historical and preserved, yet still innovative and new. In practical terms, this is where the world is going. Nicholas K are making it wearable.

10am: I run downtown as the Noon by Noor show is set to start. The runway itself is intricate and woven; altogether three parts to the course. Resembling a mini chic Pacman board, we the observers act as the walls. Although the collection was ultra feminine, with lightweight fabrics, signature embellishment and pastel and nude colour palettes, the overfit of the items added edge and made it wearable, firmly establishing it as a favourite.

Noon by Noor New York RTW Spring Summer 2017 September 2016

Noon by Noor SS/17

12pm: My next show was not until two in the afternoon, so I had some time to kill: to write up notes, check my schedule and have a snack. Another banana.

2pm-6pm: The next two shows were a collective made up of Australian designers and hosted by Fashion Palette. The resort collection was revealed first then the SS/17 show. A notable recurring item from the different collections, for instance, Sara Bailes and BOSSA, was the bomber jacket, in a various use of fabrics, such as velvet and satin. The choker also looks like it is here to stay, with designers Sabo Luxe and Lil and Emm incorporating it into their looks. The designer that stood out the most was Sara Bailes, with a mixture of textures, light layering and thicker fabrics used for cropped items making it a strong spring edit.

Fashion Palette Australian Swim/Resort New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017

Sara Bailes SS/17

8pm: Wrapping up the day, the final show by The Art Institutes composed of multiple student designers featuring their SS/17 collections. I have to note Bianca Zidik for her oh-so-retro looks. Although some of the items seemed a little heavy for the season, such as tweed coats, shocking pink tights and groovy white boots, the fun, funky and free-spirited objective of Zidik was undeniably met. It was nostalgic but playful, with a nod to the signature of André Courrèges.

Fashion Palette SS/17

Fashion Palette SS/17

Written by Michelle Houlston,
New York Junior Editor

Photography owned by Sara Bailes and Noon by Noor

Noon by Noor New York RTW Spring Summer 2017 September 2016

Noon by Noor SS/17

 

Noon by Noor New York RTW Spring Summer 2017 September 2016

Noon by Noor SS/17

Fashion Palette SS/17

Fashion Palette SS/17

Fashion Palette SS/17

Fashion Palette SS/17