So, here we go a second time. I couldn’t leave you high and dry without reporting on the 2nd week of such big fashion doings, could I?
1.) The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NYC celebrities in attendance; Hugh Jackman, Rita Ora, Katie Holmes…among others.
2. ) There was lots of orange on hand, so much so the sunshine-y hue seemed to be the most popular on runways this time out. Tommy Hilfiger showed outfits resplendent in bright orange, both Prabal Gurung (actually Prabal Gurung revealed very bold prints overall, many with an Asian-inspired motif) .and Rag & Bone had some of their model’s lips painted brightly with the color and Marissa Web presented loose high dresses drenched in all this brightness.
Off site of the Lincoln Center tents (and much is always made about who appears in the tents as well as now who doesn’t, what will happen for the future of the tents, who is paying what, why and where when it comes to showing ‘off-site’ and on ) Diane von Furstenberg’s studio in the meatpacking district revealed her fall collection and Donna Karan celebrated 30th years in the business with an anniversary show on 2/10 at the decidedly chilly Wall Street construction site that is former home of J.P. Morgan.
Also off site, but certainly not so much about designers, once again the “Fashion Plate Prix Fixe” returned to many Lincoln Square eateries (God knows, in that part of town, even the simplest food can be pricey) and battling snow, slush and cold weather pretty much things went off without a hitch, very much like the Superbowl did in pretty much the same area (a mere 20 minute tunnel ride back into New Jersey from Lincoln Center actually).
So what have we learned? Are there trends? Do celebrities make or break the couture fun? Is New York better then Milan when it comes to these kinds of shows? At the end of all the showings are there truly any outfits the common lady (or man) will be able to afford in any real sense? Given what we can find, share, mock or celebrate online (and that we can do all this online) when it comes to fashion, moda, mode-call it what you will-are these weeks even still relevant?
These are questions I can’t much answer. For now I simply report on what happened this 2nd week at The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NYC. .
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