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New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 Day 1

That day started very early for me, and hitting Lincoln Center at 8am, I felt that I was literally kicking off MB NY Fashion Week myself! I was backstage at the BCBG Max Azria FW 14 fashion show, waiting on a long line to get an interview from Lubov Azria. I saw all the preparations, and was lined up of the interview but time wasn’t enough for that many people and finally I got outside to watch the show! I know, it’s very competitive but I hope that next time I will have luck by my side. Anyway Lubov and Max proved to be a wonderful creative couple who – at their brand’s 25th anniversary – send down the runway wonderful sweet colors on warmer fabrics and furs. Lots of pink, purple, and the girliest silhouettes ever!

The next sensation of the day was the Raoul collection at the Kaplan Penthouse, Lincoln Center. I was impressed by the craftmanship and the level of sophistication on shoes, bags, and garments! There was a great variety of styles, lots of different techniques, and motifs! I loved the ponyskin shoes, and bags, the fading plaid motif on a coat, the geometry, and the florals in many of the pieces!

My next stop was the Milk Studios for the Costello Tagliapietra show. I loved this flowing elegance in muted colors and the modern-age femininity they represent! I left the show with a wonderful gift of special meaning to me – a super useful sketchbook! Then I headed with great anticipation to the new Highline Hotel – a sort of sacred place transformed into a hip hotel – to see there the Timo Weiland collection! The crowd was very cool – I saw Bryan Boy there – and the space was dark and majectic! As for the collection – I saw many guys clicking fabulous, including my hubby! He loved it all! The combos were excellent, as well as the materials he used! It screamed college years or university life but it was also quite mature and sophisticated!

And from this dark abode of great style off to a brilliant palace of light and grace at the Erin Fetherston presentation at the W Union Square Hotel. It was Old Hollywood glamour, girliness, cocktail dresses and couple of glasses of sizzling champagne! I saw Bevan from Teen Vogue greeting the designer, and I thought later on that I’ve never seen him before up close! What a pleasure! ‘Breakfast with Bevan’ is my favorite web series! Erin was wearing a wonderful little black dress paneled with lace and to me she looked like a lifesize Barbie – flawless and in accordance with her collection’s spirit!

And since it was getting late, I ended up in a show that mixed fashion and music, the Mark and Estel show at Lincoln Center. The famous couple rocked the stage/catwalk with their clothes and live performance! This time their looks had the usual rock vibes mixed with elements of steam punk! It was the best way to conclude my very first day of shows but at that time I was getting really hungry, so I decided to have a luscious dinner at the Osteria Morini in Soho with my best friends! Stay tuned for more of my MB NY Fashion Week coverage coming soon!!!

Elena Sendona

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