Twas the Night before Fashion Week

Today is the actual Fashion Week kick off at the Bryant Park tents but yesterday I went to some pre kick off shows and events. My first stop was the Expose Spring Showcase. Held off the beaten path in a midtown loft, 12 designers from accessories to clothing were showcased. Designer Yansi Fugel showed her sexy and functional Travel Jersey line. The iron free pieces are sexy and practical. Jerome C. Rousseau quirky and sexy shoes where there as well. Encompassing edge and sex appeal , Jerome’s line had me drawn. Jerome is carried across the US and Europe. Click on his name to view his site. Shadows and Dust by designer Stephen Jones was also represented. Stephen’s line reminds you of a totally wearable Heatherette meets David Dalyrimple in his heyday. I was equally drawn to the stunning jewelry line Bastion. The designer, Ramona Boucher, recently had one of her pieces in the Sex the And the City movie. Last but not least, the uber delicate and feminine collection of Yeojin Bae had me wanting to buy every single piece. The Australian designer has received critical acclaim in her native land as well as the US. I look forward to seeing her stuff on the red carpet soon. To top everything off, the amazing floral design by Stem NYC and a cool glass of Sauvignon Blanc by Robert Hall Winery I was looking forward to my second appointment.

A fab cocktail ring by Bastion

Jerome C. Rousseau shoes

Flowers by Stem, Wine by Robert Hall

In the icky humidity, I trekked over to the Nuj Novakhett presentation at 320 Studios. If all shows can be held like Novakhett’s, we would live in a beautiful world. The presentation was an impeccable and well edited collection of 16 looks. The revolving line up of girls 4 to a row allowed for the collection to be viewed in detail. With excellent cocktail and day to night wear, the collection was dotted with great punch colors like tomato and electric blue. It was quick and on the money and the audience seemed satisfied.

The well received Nuj Novakhett presentation

A close up of the Marcello Toshi shoes used in the show

Later on that evening I hit up the Yummie Tummie presentation at the West Bank Café. Was I in for a treat. Pole dancers wore the body defining garments while doing tricks to Prince and Wyclef tunes. It was great PR if I may say and will definitely leave an impression on a blitzkrieg of events this week.

Yummie Tummie Presentation

GenARt held its 14th Annual Emerging Artist runway show at the Manhattan Center. Composed of Eight apparel designers and 4 accessories designers. I was truly impressed of the edit of all the collections. Both men designers Hyden Yoo and Philip Starks showed simplistic but very wearable and well crafted collections. My personal fave was Sariah and Chree, two womenswear designers. Sariah had excellent silk prints reminiscent of Tracey Reese and DVF with her own twist. I am definitely going to check out Barney’s for Sariah since it is sold there exclusively.


Gen Art

My final fashion fete of the evening of the Zhozet party held at Fashion 40. I will cap off Monday morning with a detailed feature on these rising Fashion cabal by two fabulous sisters. I love the concept and can’t wait to give you the scoop.
As I type I am off to the kick off show at the tents, stay tuned for more Fashion Week coverage at Shop Eat, I am doing entries this weekend as well. Like Puff says- Can’t stop, won’t stop!

Aisha and Calis at the Zhozet party

Anonymous said...

I loooooooooove your blog..Im a definite fan. Its the perfect combination of fashion, food and fabolousity....

Anonymous said...

so glad you made it to the show!!!

matt from Expose