Admittedly, NYFW lasts longer than any other fashion week in the world, adding to the core schedule of events many more, right before and right after. It’s more than a week – reportedly 8 days – and if you add the pre-day you’ve got a full 9 days of extravagance, trends, and celebratory spirit.
Before even kicking off the first official day of shows, I attended shows, parties, and presentations, including an amazing private viewing of the LoveBinetti collection. Diego Binetti is a very imaginative designer with a knack for colors and artisanal details but at the same time with lots of tasteful balance inherent in his cloths and accessories. I loved Binetti’s handbags, clutches, dresses, pieces with lace appliques and accessories decorated with colorful pom poms, and I appreciated the versatility of options – from darker urban-cool statements to sophisticated casual, romantic eveningwear and even hipster stands outs. Fabrics – some of them a combination of cotton with silk – were beautiful and functional while motifs and textures were truly eye-catching. I’m not the only fan of his; an array of celebrities including uber-stylish Sarah Jessica Parker, have been seduced by his bold eclecticism! The designer, Diego Binetti, described his work as ‘Urban Couture’ and “Ready-to-Wear with Couture techniques”!
Since curiosity drags me towards new designers and fresh faces in the fashion industry, I also tried the Gen Art show at Pier 59 Studios which ended up being a real treat! So many interesting ideas out there!
The day had more of a party atmosphere that included the extravaganza at the Rootstein x The Blonds back-to-disco launch with the most glam-struck mannequins I’ve ever seen, and the event for the Stage agency (a cutting-edge socially-oriented modeling agency) debut, hosted by Candice Lake. It was fun to meet many upcoming style icons during a fun DJ set by Mia Moretti at Skylark’s dexx!