NYFW; What are Your Thoughts on Fabric?

Nanette Lepore (Image: www.nymag.com)
Nanette Lepore (Image: www.nymag.com)

I’m about to write a new post and I’ve realized that over the past week, I haven’t even made a slight reference to Fashion Week.  Why?! Not sure. So now it’s time to remedy this situation.

Now, it would take me hours to go through the never ending list of designers and mention my thoughts on the fabric color, texture, and silhouette.  So I won’t.  I will just touch on one that I liked and another that I found  not so pleasing.

Nanette Lepore: I really liked her use of color which surprises me because there was a lot of coral/ purple/fuchsia goin’ on and I’m generally not a fan.  But I liked it mixed with neutrals like gray, khaki, and white.  I also really enjoyed the textures she put out there as well as the laser cutting and bit of sparkle.

Behnaz Sarapfour: I wasn’t really diggin’ this collection. I found the color to be flat and dull; navy, tan, gray, black, and white.   I thought the fringe was kind of a half-hearted attempt at texture and the silhouettes seemed a bti  frumpy. Lastly, the safari print was unappealing and I’m bored with lace already.

Anyway, that’s just my two cents which, in the grand scheme of things, really doesn’t mean much, right?   That’s ok, I’m more interested in hearing your thoughts anyway.

Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!