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NYFW Fall 2016 Was A Battle With Many Trends Fighting It Out

NYFW FALL 2016
NYFW FALL 2016R to L going clockwise: Ulla Johnson, Zac Posen, Christian Siriano, Delpozo, tory Burch, the Row, Yuna Yang, Giulietta, Tanya Taylor, Tommy Hilfiger, Public School, Brandon Maxwell, Rosie Assoulin, and Victoria Beckham. Photos from The Cut and Yuna Yang

Let the Fashion Trend Battle Begin:

NYFW Fall 2016 was a fierce battle with many trends fighting it out for the death. We have officially gone from have clear concrete trends to too many micro trends all at once. The main battle has been the same battle that has been going on for the past few seasons. The 90’s trends have been duking it out with the 70’s trend. There also seems to be battle between the minimalism of the Normcore trend that was big a few seasons ago and has its roots in the 90’s and some of the 1930’s glamour that helped influence the decadence of the 70’s.
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Spring 2016 Couture Was Truly Decadent

Spring 2016 CoutureFrom left to right: 1. Julien Fournie 2. Christian Dior 3. Aouadi 4. Ralph & Russo 5. Chanel 6. Zuhair Murad

The minimalism of the previous seasons are truly a thing of the past. Spring 2016 couture was truly decadent in nature. Even the most bland of garments had a little something extra going on. Many garments had low cut necklines, pajama dressing is still in, and flouncy chiffon and lace are still a favorite with extra beading in the mix.

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FashionMingle.net New York Fashion Week Day 7 Report

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TICKET TO THE TENTS DAY 7 TREND REPORT(Featuring Betsey Johnson, Erin Fetherston, Anna Sui, Deola Sagoe/Clan, Michael Kors)

We are wrapping up our New York Fashion Week coverage, and survived 7 days of running around the city to bring you the latest and greatest in fashion week news! Here is our take on Day 7 trends!

UNIQUE RUNWAY

What’s fashion week without an over-the-top runway presentation by Betsey Johnson? Boring! And our team at FashionMingle.net doesn’t like boring, so luckily for us, we have Betsey Johnson’s runway to look forward to every season. Betsey showcased her Spring collection on Day 7, opening up the show with 2 models representing gay marriage.  When they turned around their suit coats said pre-nup! And that was the name of Betsey’s wedding-themed collection.

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COLOR

Erin Fetherston’s collection was classically simple, but lovely.  Erin featured black and white, pastel yellows, and deep shades of blue.  By default, Betsey’s collection featured a lot of white, since it was wedding themed.  Michael Kors’ collection was also heavy on the blues and yellows, though there were some pastels, and black and white separates intermixed in the collection.

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PRINTS

No one mixes prints like Anna Sui, and for her Spring 2015 collection she did not disappoint. Erin Fetherston also incorporated florals, but again in a simple, but sophisticated way. The florals in Erin’s collection did not overwhelm the garments.  Michael Kors featured a plethora of print looks, but the prints were either floral based or plaid based.

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FABRICS

Betsey Johnson’s runway featured lots of tulle, as to be expected for her wedding themed collection.  Betsey also featured a few looks that resembled nylon or plastic that would typically be used for rain coat materials! I could definitely see Miley Cyrus in one of these  plastic-esque looks! Erin incorporated sheer fabrics into her collection for use in her striped looks.

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ACCESSORIES

The Anna Sui models had everything from veils to shades. It was a really cool runway! Betsey Johnson’s wedding themed collection entitled Pre-Nup featured fun heels and fun handbags.  She created a cake shape handbag and a lipstick shaped handbag.

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DEBUT RUNWAY: Deola Sagoe/Clan

The brands Deola Sagoe and Clan fashions debuted for the first time at New York Fashion Week.  Deola Sagoe is the designer behind the Deola Sagoe label, while the clan collection is designed by her daughters Tena, Tiwa, and Aba Sagoe.  They labels are based in Africa, and this was their first time showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The looks were unique, and we love to see emerging and up and coming designers featured at New York Fashion Week.

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Written by Shalanda Turner, FashionMingle.net Style Editor

Georgine SS15 Brings the 70s Glam To New York Fashion Week

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Georgine SS15

Georgine SS 15 brings the 70s glam to New York Fashion Week! The sparkles and shine are a trend that is popping up on many runways this season and it is a fun trend I can get behind. The candy wrapper disco glam look reminds me of the Studio 54 era fashions that you would see on Diana Ross or Bianca Jagger ( who was part of the inspiration for this collection). They also remind me of fashion stylist Catherine Baba– a personal style icon of mind.

Apparently the “Looks were accessorized with mink tote bags and beach towels as well as leather clutches in the shape of surfboards in collaboration with Max Steiner Design.” Cute! Cute! Cute! Cute! Cute! I am loving the trends that we are seeing so far. I wonder what the next three fashion weeks will have in store for us. Photos from Georgine.

FashionMingle.net New York Fashion Week Day 4 Report

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The lovely peeps at FashionMingle.net will be bringing us an awesome report each day from New York Fashion Week. Enjoy!

TICKET TO THE TENTS: Day 4 Spring 2015 NYFW Trend Report

(Featuring Fashion Shenzen, Nanette Lepore, Victoria Beckham, Czar by Cesar Galindo, Custo Barcelona, Vivienne Tam, DVF and Parkchoonmoo)

Every fashion week, something is bound to go wrong! From losing equipment to someone being sick, and this fashion week is no exception! Our team is definitely being run through the ringer, working out technical difficulties with our laptops and our website, but we won’t let that stop us! It’s all a part of the experience of covering New York Fashion Week. Even with our technical difficulties the team wrapped up Day 4 in one piece!

UNIQUE SHOWCASE

In addition to the regularly scheduled designers that show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, IMG works to bring unique shows to the venue. Fashion Shenzen is always a delight, as it features fashion designers from China.  Fashion is a universal industry, and it’s amazing to see styles and design aesthetics from around the world! The Fashion Shenzen designers featured looks made in shiny and sheer fabrics. They also favored highly embellished gowns with lots of sequins.

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STYLES

Custo Barcelona and DVF took us to shorter lengths with miniskirts and above the knee dresses respectively, while Nanette Lepore and Victoria Beckham featured ankle-length styles.

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PRINTS & FABRIC

Custo Barcelona featured abstract prints and perforated fabrics. Vivienne Tam incorporated palm tree prints into her collection, continuing the popular tropical prints theme we’ve been seeing over the last couple days. Cesar Galindo used metallic and sequin fabrics in his collection.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Shalanda Turner, www.live-life-in-style.com

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COLOR

All white ensembles are still popular going into Day 4. Nanette Lepore featured a few all white looks, but the favored color for her collection was definitely yellow! Yellow shoes, yellow-based prints, and solid yellow dresses, Nanette let us know that yellow will be trending for Spring, and she’s not the only one. Cesar Galindo also featured yellow in his collection, along with greens, pastel oranges, and metallic.  Victoria Beckham’s spring collection was heavy on the tans & neutral colors black and white. Victoria even featured an oxblood hue that is typically reserved for Fall!

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HAIR

For the most part, there’s been 2 big trends for hair: Braids or slicked back and loose. I think braids will always be a popular choice for Spring & Summer!

ACCESSORIES

The bigger the better! The Czar collection featured bold, colorful necklaces that would make the wearer the center of attention in any room.

 

Written by Shalanda Turner, FashionMingle.net Style Editor

FashionMingle.net New York Fashion Week Report Day Three

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The lovely peeps at FashionMingle.net will be bringing us an awesome report each day from New York Fashion Week. Enjoy!

TICKET TO THE TENTS: Day 3 Spring 2015 NYFW Trend Report

(Featuring Mara Hoffman, Alon Livne, Amir Taghi, Anya Caliendo, Herve Leger, Malan Breton & Venexiana)

For Day 3 of New York Fashion Week, the FashionMingle.net team again split up to bring you maximum coverage. Style Editor, Shalanda Turner headed to the Garment District to cover Amir Taghi’s debut New York Fashion Week show, while Heather, Jeanine & Arielle covered Alon Livne. Later in the evening, our team reconvened at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to cover Malan Breton and Venexiana.

 

STYLES

Apparently, crop tops are here to stay! Amir Taghi favored sexy crop tops that incorporated deep V-necks. Mara Hoffman’s collection featured wide-leg pants, in all lengths (culotte and full). Mara Hoffman is also the queen of maxi dresses and sent a plethora of vibrant maxi dresses down the runway. Alon Livne stayed true to his warrior woman style, presenting a fierce collection full of sparkles, cut-outs, and 3D-enhancements.

 

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FABRIC

There seems to be a lot of transportation through clothes going on this week! Malan Breton presented his “Journey to Taiwan” Spring Collection, complete with dancers and musical performers.  Malan chose to use sateen-finish fabrics for the majority of his collection.  At a minimum, Malan Breton showed 60 looks last night.  He may win the award for the most extensive runway presentation during fashion week!

 

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PRINTS

As fashion week continues, we’re starting to see more and more prints. Herve Leger by Max Azria featured bold prints and embellished fabrics in their Spring 2015 collection. Tropical prints are pretty popular for Spring! Nicole Miller took us to Rio De Janeiro on Day 2, and Mara Hoffman took us to the beach with palm tree prints, and prints that resembled the sun rising over the ocean.

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COLOR

Lots of all white ensembles, pastels, and pops of bright color! Designers who featured tons of prints incorporated color by default, choosing vibrant and bold prints.

 

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ACCESSORIES

Mara Hoffman takes the baseball hat to a girlie level by adding a tie-back scarf for the cap closure.  Heather and Jeanine checked out Anya Caliendo’s hat show at St. Regis Hotel! Of course we have to feature some of Anya’a amazing work for Spring! Wearing one of these hats will definitely escalate your fashion status from blah to haute couture faster than a sale at Bloomingdales!

 

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Written by: Shalanda Turner, FashionMingle.net Style Editor

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FashionMingle.net New York Fashion Week Day 2 Report

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TICKET TO THE TENTS: DAY 2 SPRING 2015 NYFW TREND REPORT
(Featuring Trina Turk, Charlotte Ronson, Zimmermann, Nicole Miller, Monique Lhuillier, & Mark & Estel)

We survived Day 2 of New York Fashion Week! Can you believe the FashionMingle.net team is already tired? And we have 6 more days of coverage to bring to you! For Day 2, the team kicked off the day with Mark & Estel’s Spring 2015 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. After that the team split up. Heather, Otaymah, and Jeanine covered Saunder, and conducted an interview with David Tupaz off-site, while Michelle, Jane, & Shalanda stayed at Lincoln Center to cover the shows there and conduct an interview with Nicole Miller.

FABRIC
Sometimes less is more as displayed by Mark & Estel. Their collection was solely made out of cotton found in your everyday denim, sweatpants and t-shirts. How do I know? Because during their final walk, Estel Day announced it to us during their closing song performance. Attending a Mark & Estel is always fun, and it was a great way to kick-off Day 2 of New York Fashion Week.

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In stark contrast to the cotton-heavy Mark & Estel Collection, Monique Lhuillier, opted for shiny, and metallic finish fabrics such as satin and silk and glittery fabrics for her plethora of gowns and dresses. Zimmermann also favored metallic hues in suiting.

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COLOR
As seen on the Day 1 runways, pastels were again the favored choice amongst designers for day 2. Charlotte Ronson featured peach, pale blue, and pale green hues and Zimmerman featured pale yellows. And while there was a pop of pastels here and there, Trina Turk stood by her claim to fame and design aesthetic of using bold and vibrant colors. It appears that even if pastels are trending, Trina will rebel and stay bold, and who can blame her? The scene during her presentation was fun and flirty and the bold hues added to the playfulness of the collection.

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ACCESSORIES
Trina Turk collection’s was not only playful, but it made me think of the 60s, especially with the models wearing wide scarf headbands! The models wore bold, statement necklaces and posed with handbags of all shapes and sizes. Popular in both the Charlotte Ronson and Trina Turk collections were these comfortable looking sandals. Is the gladiator sandal being replaced next season as the it-shoe for Spring? We’ll find out.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Shalanda Turner, www.live-life-in-style.com

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PRINTS
Nicole Miller’s collection stood out on Day 2 for having the most prints. Her vision of transporting her wearers to Rio De Janeiro Brazil was creatively conveyed to the audience. The models wore prints that featured birds and palm trees, while carrying luggage. Charlotte Ronson featured a few floral prints, but overall prints were pretty minute throughout the collections with solid colors dominating day 2.

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Written by: Shalanda Turner, FashionMingle.net Style Editor

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Yuna Yang FW 2014

Yuna Yang FW 14

Yuna Yang FW 14
A few days ago the Yuna Yang FW 2014 fashion show happened at New York Fashion Week. At usual, the talented Asian designer created wonderful looks for women who have places to go, women have people to see, and women who don’t mind dressing like a woman. There are two things that I think Yuna Yang does remarkably well, and that is dressing the type of woman I just described and using lace in the most beautiful ways.
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Behind The Scenes Photos From The Yuna Yang FW 2013

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Yuna Yang

The lovely people at Yuna Yang sent me some great behind the scenes photos from the Yuna Yang FW 2013 fashion show. They show the models having fun and the good stuff happening back stage. I also have some shots of the finale. This show was in a beautiful venue, and the clothes were gorgeous! Take a peek at the pics.

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Atelier Versace SS 13 Couture

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I am really loving the neon/gold vibe from the latest Atelier Versace couture show. I can’t believe Couture Fashion Week is here already. I feel like it was just here. The Atelier Versace show was full of 80s architectural sexuality. I was also digging the slicked back hair and dark raccoon smokey eye. Looks like Couture Fashion Week is starting off with a bang!
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Raf Simons for Christian Dior Spring 2013 Seems to Be a Hit

Raf Simons for Christian Dior SS 13

Raf Simons for Christian Dior Spring 2013 seems to be a hit amongst the fashion elite and Paris Fashion Week has barely started. The show which is to be the first among what the media is calling a showdown between Raf Simons for Dior and Hedi Slimane for Yves Saint Laurent or Saint Laurent Paris as it is now being called.
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Bad Bish- Elena Miro Spring/Summer 13 with 12 Plus UK Models

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Elena Miro SS 13

 

Every Milan fashion week I look forward to the Elena Miro plus size clothing fashion show. This year she featured four 12 + UK models in her delightfully tribal, yet elegant show. I love these clothes. These are the clothes I wish other designers would make for plus size women. There was nothing frumpy about this collection and the models really pulled it off. They look gorgeous! Photos from 12 + UK Model Management.

Columbia Style Week 2012 Finale

Tonight was the finale of the first annual Columbia Style Week! I had a fun time meeting a ton of new people like Mike Kelton of Us Weekly, and hanging out with old friends. The event turned out great, and the finale outside at Sakitumi was really pretty. Note to the CSW crew for next year… more lights in the front and back if you are going to be outside and definitely more chairs.

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Columbia Style Week 2012 Bridal Show

This morning I got up early and went to the Columbia Style Week Bridal Show. I saw a lot of cool vendors, and met up with some of my friends. I also met a few new people. That is what I love about a good fashion event. You will always meet a new person or two. Inside the runway space, which was held at the Tapps Building, the lighting and scenery were very beautiful and had that classy wedding reception feel to it. Anyway I saw some great bridal fashion for the groom, ring bearer, bridesmaids, and of course the bride. Five local bridal companies along with the help of Weddings 101 put together a great show. The only problem was this…

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Columbia Style Week Night Four

Columbia Style Week rolls along with night four. The crowds are heavier and the photo pit is jumping. It is so good to see people embrace fashion in Columbia. I know that I’ve covered local events in the past, but fashion in my hometown in very much nonexistent, so the fact that people are showing out for a 5 day fashion event is HUGE! Check out the designer reviews below.

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Columbia Style Week Night Three

Night three of Columbia Style Week is going strong and the house aka 701 Whaley is getting more and more packed. First up was Gigi Couture with flirty tanks and t-shirt dresses. Riot on the Runway was CSW’s attempt at a joke. They put out horrible looking swimwear on purpose, but I think the joke was lost on most. 
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