Thankfully, after how crazy busy day 2 & 3 of NYFW were, things started to wind down on Day 4. My fourth day of New York Fashion Week I attended two runway shows and a blogger appreciation event held by the Riviere PR agency.
The first show of the day was Colovos. This was not a brand I was familiar with so I was excited to go into the show with no expectations and be completely surprised. What I learned is that Colovos is a husband & wife duo, who previously worked as creative directors at Helmut Lang. They reside in New York and the collection definitely reflects the New York city-slicker vibe. There is very little color in the collection, and the pieces focus on fashionable takes on everyday staples like trench coats and, to my pleasant surprise the ‘Canadian tuxedo’ (…denim on denim in case you have never heard that term before haha). Below are some of my favorite pieces:
This was the only day where I had more than a quick break between runway shows, so I decided to take full advantage of having an entire afternoon off and set out to explore NYC. I ended up just wandering Greenwich Village for ages; mostly because I am obsessed the atmosphere. I could absolute see myself living there.
As Day 4 happened to be September 11th, my blogger girls and I all headed down to the 9/11 memorial to pay our respects. We did not realize until we arrived that the memorial is closed to the public on 9/11 for both security reasons and to allow family members of those who were killed on that day some private time at the memorial. We were however able to listen to some memorial speeches by NYC fire fighters and first responders. It was a very moving experience.
On a lighter note, we ended up spending the rest of the afternoon exploring the east village and little italy. We ate, we shopped, we generally had a great New York afternoon.
Up next was a blogger appreciation event held by the Riviere Agency at happy hour. The event was held at the coolest restaurant – the Antique Garage. The decor was amazing and I am still getting cravings for the jalapeno margarita.
The final fashion show of the day was Mimi Prober. Mimi Prober is a New York based designer who is best known for her focus on antique materials and styles; think fashion inspired by the materials and the styles of the 1800s. What I liked most about her collection is the use of tulle and layering to create what were basically moving works of art. One look at this first photo below and you’ll see what I mean:
The real showstopper from her collection, in my mind, though was a stunning black lace outfit. Check it out:
And that was it for Day 4! Be sure to come back tomorrow for my FINAL day of New York Fashion Week. I actually had to leave for the airport at noon – so it was not so much a day as an insane couple of hours, but, trust me when I say you don’t want to miss the post as the presentation I attended that morning was by FAR my favorite part collection of fashion week. (Any guesses what designer this was?!?!)
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