Today is my final New York Fashion Week recap post of this season. My last day of NYFW was such a busy day – in between the three shows you’ll see below, I also had two brand meetings and ran some errands, all before heading to the airport for a 6pm flight back to Vancouver.
I feel like I say this every year (so someone hold me to it; ok?) but next fashion week I am not flying in and out during fashion week – I’m going to give myself a few days on each end of the trip so that I can relax and enjoy New York City. My mum has actually been talking about wanting to do a New York trip with me, so maybe in September we’ll do a little mother-daughter trip for a few days before fashion week officially kicks off.
But – I totally digress – back to my day 5 New York Fashion Week recap! I have three awesome shows to tell you about:
Studio 189 has such a special place in my heart. I learned of them last year and was so thrilled to be able to attend their presentation this year, for the line’s first ever fall collection.
I wont go on too much about who they are as a company (you can read about that in my studio 189 recap from last year) but needless to say I love that they work with artisans from Ghana and support an ethical production chain in creating their pieces.
This year’s collection is an homage to family portraits – calling the collection “Sunday Best”. I’m in love with the colors and patterns influenced by Ghanaian culture, paired with silhouettes like floor length gowns, ruffles and statement sleeves.
Next up for fashion week, day 5, I headed backstage at the Phillip Lim show.
Aveda stylists did the hair for the 3.1 Phillip Lim show, and I loved watching them create the textured wild look showcased on all the models. The makeup for the 3.1 Phillip Lim show was also really cool – and kept with the uncluttered, very chic, unassuming theme of the collection/show. You may have seen on my instasories that a new brand of makeup called Unframe the Beauty launched at this show. I tried out their liquid eyeliner that they gave me, and it is bomb. It goes on so smoothly and doesn’t smudge at all.
I wasn’t able to attend the Phillip Lim show, but since I had a sneak peek of the outfits backstage I couldn’t resist sharing the collection / show with you all.
all Phillip Lim & Dennis Basso Images © IMAXtree.com
See what I mean about a sense of uncluttered, clean style? Designer Phillip Lim stated about the fall 2019 collection: “I really wanted to create a wardrobe instead and find sturdiness and reliability in a moment when the world too often feels chaotic.” He speaks of having been watching Marie Kondo himself lately, and the influences of that on his new collection seem obvious.
The color palette of greys, whites, blacks and tans, was a perfect homage to the city slicker roots of 3.1 Phillip Lim, and the clean lines and structure of the pieces seem perfect for a busy woman on the go in the city.
My last show of the day was that of New York staple, Dennis Basso. This was one of my favorite NYFW shows to date in terms of the entire experience of it all. The location (Cipriani’s in New York) was fabulous and fit perfectly with the mood of the collection.
Dennis Basso is known for the use of luxe fabrics & a love of animal prints. The fall 2019 collection stayed true to that. Everything about this collection oozed upper east side New York woman, and let me tell you I fell in love with it. The middle leopard print outfit above took my breath away when the model first emerged on the runway.
I also loved the incorporation of rich burgundy / wine tones (outfit 1 above for example) and the focus on layering (outfit 3) in the fall collection. These pieces are such inspired but classic looks that will be perfect for fall/winter.
My personal favorite from the collection has to be the burgundy floral applique coat. The coats are really what wowed me in this collection; there were probably 4 I shared to my instagram stories saying “I need this coat!”. The burgundy one though just seems so fresh and perfect to brighten a fall day.
And that’s it for my February NYFW recaps! Don’t miss Days 1 – 4, I would love to hear your thoughts on all the collections: which were your favorites? what trends are you loving/hating?
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