For me, NYFW started on the preceding Wednesday, where I went to see the Wenqi Wu SS15 collection - and it was an impressive one to start off with. Wenqi's pieces were creative and unconventional with abstract lines, geometric patterns, and beautiful textures. The pieces showed off materials like silk organza and lightweight lambskin that played unexpectedly yet harmoniously in structured layers, and asymmetry with some menswear-inspired looks - I loved the one-piece jumpsuit with asymmetric lapel.
Day 1 started off with the CuteCircuit show, which displayed a futuristic, fashion-forward collection of 'wearable. They demonstrated pieces which were adorned with electric patterns that can be changed with a push of a button, therefore giving many options for each piece worn. The lights patterns were embroidered onto flexible, wearable clothing. This reminded me very much of the type of futuristic fashion discussed at the panel at Gizmodo: Home of the Future that I saw earlier this summer, and it was interesting to be seeing theories discussed coming to life right before my eyes.
Honor showcased pieces that were retro/mod-inspired, yet very modern at the same time. There were retro-floral prints, swirled patterms, and 60's style dresses, with a pastel color palette.
As always, Desigual was a fun, upbeat show with Adriana Lima opening and working the crowd, and fun florals with matching attitudes throughout.
Hair in many of the shows was simple and straight, and a beauty trend that I loved was the thick, can't-miss electric blue liner. If you saw my previous post, this was what my makeup look was inspired by. I usually do a colored lower-lid, but I decided to go a bit bolder and thicker with the blues after seeing the shows.
This "Cute Circuit Loves New York" tank is up for grabs. Printed on a light, elegant, yet breathable fabric called Sensitive Fabrics, it's a little piece of the wearble technology I received at the CuteCircuit show and now I get to share it with you. All you have to do is enter below. Good luck!