On day 2, in 9 degree weather I lost all feeling in my toes. The plus side to leg numbness, is that I can run in 5 inch heels without an issue. Always looking at the bright side.
The fashionistas of NY really stepped up their game today. Looking around Lincoln Center it appeared the cold had people pushing the limits of fashion and self expression . Socks, leg warmers, tights and leggings took center stage. Furs in literally every shape, size and color materialized with minds of their own. New York City slightly resembled an exquisite mod zoo, with the Man Repeller Peacock, Song of style Ostrich, and multiple bear families; kuala, grizzly, and the giant panda alike.
My fave looks:
I started my day at the Zimmerman show, which had me yearning for spring. Suddenly, all my winter layers and colors seemed very bland. This festive, colorful collection had a running theme of more is more is more. Cutouts, paisleys, pleating, fit and flare pants, and deep colorful hues. The maxi dresses were taken to the max, with an abundance of fabric and an effortless air to them. The cinched and high waist shared the spotlight. Every piece sent down the runway, regardless of the shape, whether it be boxy, flary, wide legged, had a slimming and flattering effect. This collection truly defined RTW.
My next stop was the Lincoln Center bar. I can write a post dedicated to the who, what, wore of the people I have met at the bar in between shows. Fascinating. But, to avoid a tell-all, and a very controversial blog piece here, I’ll stick to the fashion.
The buzz-worthy Rebbeca Minkoff show was next. Sigh. Sigh again. Faint. Revive. Faint again and finally take some photos. Rebecca revolutionized a genre of fashion usually tied to the 70’s, bohemians, festivals and the hippies, transforming each piece into a chic modern version for the every-day girl. Vintage turned modern as flowly tops were paired with structured mini skirts and knee high boots. Trends spotted were rich fabrics like tweed, shearing, suede, and calf hair. The star of this event was the oh-so-mod fringe, adorning the boots, bags, sleeves and suede motos of this fierce and fabulous collection.