New York, New York!  The city that never sleeps gets a whole lot more awake during NYFW. Things were different this year as changes with the show producers at IMG and William Morris saw the fashion week moving to smaller venues and cutting down on guest lists. Instead of one centralized location it was broken up in to two. They also had an initiative to make the events more exclusive. In the past journalists and bloggers had a relatively easy time gaining access to NYFW in general and this year saw all that come to a halt. Consequently satellite shows became really big this year. But first lets talk about the majors, the big designers that made a huge impact at NYFW.

Jeremy Scott

Jeremy Scott the creative genius and Katy Perry Pal, was at it again. His trippy Bardot inspired homage to fun had a naughty kitsch element. The boys were downright club kid. Gigi Hadid opened and closed the show, but her sister Bella Hadid, our favorite model of the moment rocked the runway for Scott as well. Singer Rita Ora, and the cast from the TV Show “Empire” sat front row.

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Kanye West

His show was added to the NYFW schedule late which cause a headache for other designers that day that had been scheduled in for months at that same time. The designers ended up rescheduling their shows last minute at a lot of expense, so as not to lose editors at their shows. Well “so what” you might say. The Kanye West show also started really late on the day of, which screws up people’s schedules who are attending shows. All of this is to say, perhaps he’s not that sensitive to others or maybe he’s just really that big of a star, that everyone is willing to rearrange their schedule around his. The fashion was something that sparked debate as well. West worked with Vanessa Beecroft to achieve his minimalist goals. It was post apocalyptic sports wear. He showed hoodies, baggy pants, and flesh toned tights and leggings. The models came out in rows as a drill sergeant called out the rows military style. Some said the models looked like slaves. Other were less kind.


We liked how Kim Kardashian looked in the clothing.


Anyway, with Anna Wintour sitting front row, the Kardashian clan as your home team, and that adorable daughter stealing the show, he wins!


Art Hearts Fashion Show

From LA, to Miami, to New York this charitable fashion collective is always making a statement at the big American fashion weeks. Their shows are like a big party, its sort of like Studio 54 come alive onto a runway. The event producer Erick Rosete is nothing short of a one man phenomenon. Art Hearts is a satellite show to NYFW that shouldn’t be missed. It’s participating designers can be seen on major celebrites including: Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Niki Minaj, Rita Ora, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Miley Cirus, and Carrie Underwood.

Art Hearts Fashion commenced with a 5 designer showcase hosted at Vanderbilt Hall presented by AIDS Healthcare Foundation in association with FTL Moda.  A standout of the night was Designer Gregorio Sanchez whose bright pops of color and fine hand embroidery enlivened the runway. This cohesive collection full of bold patterned skirts and romantic tops expressed a natural vibrant energy and movement. Art Hearts Fashion is produced by Erik Rosete and ParkerWhitaker Productions.

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