NYFW Recap

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Rewind to the morning before my flight to New York was supposed to take off that day. It was around 6 a.m. and the phone vibrated nonstop as several messages came through. I took a long sigh and woke up with my messy hair to read the messages.

Damn, the flight got cancelled, due to the snow storm happening in New York.

Nothing I could do at the moment so I quickly dressed myself and then on my way to work. As usual. But to be honest, this is my first time to experience flights got cancelled due to the terrible weather. I did a quick research on Internet and found a few tips on what to do
after the flight is cancelled - so I called Cathay Pacific to re-book my flight for the next day. Everything went very smooth and when the representative asked:

Is there anything else I can do for you now?

Thousands of thoughts just came right through me. I mean I could make some nasty complains and possibly ask for an upgrade or any compensations since I was going to miss a few shows and some work. But I mean, why being an annoying whiner when this was totally not the airline’s fault. At the end, I thanked the man for his service and wished him a good day.
After a couple hours of flight and nearly two hours of transportation (simply just wanted to avoid the New York’s infamous morning traffic), I finally arrived to my friend’s apartment and felt totally exhausted. But I got to see my lovely talented New York friends, Lily the illustrator and Jenny of HazelFire, so it was totally worth!

Saturday was the busiest day ever, filled with a few fashion shows and presentations in the morning and then I would be on the plane again to Iceland in the afternoon. So timing was important and it’s safe to say that I made it through! Let’s see which designers' collection I got to see during the New York Fashion Week:

9:00 A.M at Paul Andrew

I discovered Paul Andrew’s beautiful footwear collection when I was looking for a pair of white heels on Net-A-Porter last year and immediately found myself to adore his simple yet elegant design, so I was very excited to attend Paul Andrew FW17 presentation at one of the beautiful lofts in West Village.

The set-up for the presentation was inspired by the Romanian sculptor, Constantin Brâncuși. The room was filled with different shapes of sculptures in marble and wood, with pairs of new shoes standing on them. The new collection features golden thick heels, hand-painted python prints, marble in white and black (for those with obsession in marble), and floral jacquard pattern on the footwear design.
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10:00 A.M at Lacoste

As I soon as I arrived to the show location, I realized Lacoste just transformed the room into Mars landscape - volcanic mound and sandy pathway with earthy brown gravel. This is my second time to attend the Lacoste runway show, and I always feel inspired by Baptista’s creation for each collection.

This season, Felipe Oliveira Baptista features many captivating garments: slouchy combat trousers tailored in parachute nylon fabric (wonder if they are waterproof?!) and some came in flares with giant packets patched or zipper sewn on the sides, nubby mohair sweaters made in wool, drawstring- waist velvet dresses, mixed-media jumpsuits and multitone outerwear.
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11:00 A.M at Jill Stuart

Immediately afterward, Megan and I (we reunited during the Lacoste show and I was very impressed by her superwoman energy despite she just arrived in the morning after 10+ hours of transportation from Canada!) rushed over to the Jill Stuart presentation, which is my first time to view the collection so I was very thrilled.

The collection simply reflects the Victorian era through the luxurious weightless dresses and skirts. Lurex, velvet, chiffon and taffeta fabrics were mainly used to create the dark romance. Pink and dark sheer tulle embroidered with gold dotted Swiss dots, peasant-style skirts with large volumed ruffles at the bottom, and puffed shoulders jacket with beautiful embroidery.
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