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DESIGNERS TO LOOK FOR | NYFW SPRING/SUMMER 2017

DESIGNERS TO LOOK FOR | NYFW SPRING/SUMMER 2017

New York Fashion Week is only a week away.  Every year, the runway is graced with fashion week fetus' and second-time-around rookies.  While we may have our favorites and constantly stay updated with social media to keep tabs on our old loves throughout the week, it's important to give support and appreciation to those who are newly emerging in the runway fashion world. 

 

THURSDAY | SUPIMA

As a advocate for quality cotton that is ethically made, I was pleasantly surprised to see that this year at NYFW, a United States cotton brand, Supima, would be holding a design contest for graduating senior students from the top design schools around the country.  This show will be the best-of-both-worlds: a brand which strives to produce the best quality cotton and a newly emerging designer who will show off their skills and expertise. 

** Photographs of previous winners collection courtesy of upima website **


FRIDAY | AREA

Silky fabrics and iridescent hues, design duo Beckett and Piotrek are masters at transforming sleepwear wear into streetwear.  From past collections of theirs, we have seen an abundance of flowy trousers, luxurious slip dresses and wide hems on both top and bottom.  This upcoming collection, featuring garments for Spring/Summer 2017 is expected to be no exception; who's ready to flaunt nightgown glamour on the streets?  

** Photographs of past collections courtesy of the AREA NYC website **


SATURDAY | CHRISTIAN SIRIANO

Maybe you know him from Season 4 of Project Runway or maybe you know him because of his beautiful organza dress illustrations on his social media accounts.  But, regardless, Christian Siriano's masterful eveningwear creations call for any fashionista's undivided attention.  While his garments are created with classic elements in mind, a-line and pencil silhouettes, empire waists and princess seams, his pieces are also full of character. with the use of feathered and lace adornments and geometrical prints.

** Photographs of past collections courtesy of Christian Siriano website **


SUNDAY| SANDY LIANG

As the ultimate New York City cool-girl, Sandy Liang breathes urban and high-street vibes into all of her pieces.  Incorporating the use of layering and interesting hemlines, her collections thus far have reflected the "I woke up like this" motto by mix-and-matching classic prints with essential wardrobe pieces that are perfect for a variety of  lifestyles.  Liang proves that dressing cool on your daily commute on the subway, shouldn't require a sweatpant uniform.

** Photographs of previous collections courtesy of Sandy Liang's website ** 


MONDAY | LIBERTINE

For those who are sick of the monochromatic neutral outfits and want a little something more in their ensembles, LIbertine is the brand to wear.  With multi-colored, sequined embellishments and deep colored graphic prints, all of the collections thus far, in addition to those to come, are sure vibrantly knock your socks off.

** Photographs of past collections courtesy of Libertine website ** 


TUESDAY | BEAUFILLE

Incorporating masculinity into feminine outfits isn't as easy as it sounds. While this style is very trendy at the moment, design duo, Beaufille, master this look with their flowy pieces that are not overly girly and or too manly.  During fashion week, we typically see formal-wear or street-wear looks.  But, Beaufille, on-the-other-hand, represents that fine line between dressy and casual to create a looks that are perfect for anyone of any style.

** Photographs from past collections courtesy of Beaufille website **


WEDNESDAY | GEORGINE

GEORGINE is the label that I am most excited about, especially after doing research on the latest-and-greatest of New York Fashion Week.   Her pieces represent effortless glam and are the epitome of what New York Fashion Week represents to me, personally.  When I think of NYFW, I automatically think of ensembles with pieces that are so cohesively unique that it looks like you didn't try, but yet, you did.  All of GEORGINE's, named after the designer and creative director herself, collections so far have had specks of shimmer and have made use of structure. GEORGINE is a brand for everyone who wants to feel runway-ready everyday. 

** Photographs of past collections courtesy of GEORGINE website and Pinterest **


WHO ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING NEXT WEEK AT #NYFW?  

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