Okay, let’s back up a bit. What do you love about attending New York Fashion Week?
NYFW is raw, fierce, vibrant and exciting! Street style is filled with so much creativity and personality, and the runways are filled with surprising talent. NYFW celebrates diversity in an effortless, authentic way that I haven’t seen other fashion weeks pull off so powerfully. The spectrum of cultures infused into design, the reach and backgrounds of the established designers, and the clash of high and low (uptown, downtown) during NYFW keeps me on the edge of my seat. NYFW is truly a global melting pot of art and taste.
Looking back on the week, is there one show that really stood out to you and why?
This NYFW was one of anniversaries and celebrations, from Fendi’s 25th anniversary of the baguette to Dennis Basso’s 40th to Pamella Roland’s 20th, Bloomingdale’s 150th, Harlem’s Fashion Row’s 15th and even the Metropolitan Museum Friends Institute of the Costume Institute of Costume. The atmosphere came together and honored the industry and people within fashion. In the same spirit, Vogue‘s 130th celebration, via #VogueWorld, was an outstanding show. #VogueWorld not only attracted incredible talent both on the runway and in the seats; it created a unified vision with countless acclaimed designers and brands and also loudly projected a clear message of diversity, inclusivity and community in fashion. It was fun, quirky and out of this world!
New York is our first look at the trends that will dominate spring 2023. Found something you’re particularly excited about?
As a little girl, I grew up in a purple house with shades of purple wallpaper, furniture, rugs, curtains and more because my mom loved the color so much! Needless to say, I have avoided shades of purple for most of my adult life. During this fashion week, Micaela called for a beautiful silky YSL suit in royal purple as a nod to my mother (who passed away) and also to reintroduce this beautiful tone back into my fashion palette. Micaela was on to something as all varieties of purple could be seen throughout this season’s runway collections. Sequins, silks and transparency also seem to prevail on the catwalk for NYFW S/S 23.