New York Fashion Week is the week where we all ooh and awww over the latest designer collections from modern, futuristic, and some retro. We feverishly take note of everything from colors worn to hairstyles of models. Look of choice this year for models-messy buns and bright orange lips. With approximately 430 runway shows giving us about 13,000 looks, there will be lots to talk about in the coming months.
Here are some of our Southern Highlights:
Former O’More student, Jennifer Nina Evans debuted her collection “Addiction” at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Evans showed 12 looks alongside five other emerging designers. Evans also participated in Nashville Fashion Week for 2012 and 2013 and credits her participation in NFW for getting the attention of New York Fashion Week.
We spoke with Evans after her the show, “ it is THE dream of every designer to show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.” Evans credits O’More, “[O’More] helped me to focus my thoughts, push boundaries, and gave me the confidence to believe in myself”.
Evans was even featured on Accessories Magazine Instagram and interviewed for BuzzFeed. When asking Evans what did she see as the major trend for Spring/Summer 14, she said “trends that I noticed the most were the use of white, pops of striking neon and pastel colors, pleating details, cutouts being used in a whole new way”. Evans next upcoming show of her collection will be at the South Walton Fashion Week in Florida on October 11-13.
Dynasty takes over the Runway at New York Fashion Week. That’s right Jack! The Robertson family packed it up and headed to New York Fashion Week. Sadie Roberson walked the catwalk for Evening by Sherry Hill Spring. Sadie was featured in the show after partnering with Sherri Hill to design a collection of prom dresses called Sadie Robertson Live Original. When designing the line, Sadie had to make sure her father, Willie Robertson, gave the dresses his seal of approval.
Our favorite southern designer, Billy Reid, showed his menswear collection at New York Fashion Week on the rooftop of the McKittrick Hotel. He opted not to send a women’s collection down the runway this season. Don’t think he has forgotten about us ladies. Reid’s latest collaboration with Coach will hit the stores on September 18th. Reid designed a clutch named after his hometown of Florence Alabama. This ladylike handbag comes in a textured blue nubuck leather that will sure to become an instant classic. SL (Southern Living) has declared it the “it” bag for every fashionable southern lady.