Christian Cowan FW'19

Christian Cowan continuously presents one of the liveliest shows of NYFW through his extravagant, vivacious collections! He is a consistent favorite of mine. Cowan’s FW’19 collection was a burst of electrifying neons for every occasion—from streetwear, like his signature sweatsuits with added rhinestone fringe trimmings, to bodycon mini dresses with rhinestone overlays, to show stopping evening gowns covered in tool. Sparkly beading, mesh, head caps and feathered embellishments completed the looks of Cowan’s always daringly sexy line. The bejeweled gold and silver accessories covered in chained jewelry and watches turned the heads of everyone at the show.

Another standout element from the show was the avant garde footwear. Cowan teamed up with Stuart Weitzman and Giuseppe Zanotti to bring the wristwatch detailing all the way down to the feet. I would die for a pair of these wristwatch strapped heels! Slick Woods, Aquaria, Carmen Carrera and Nikita Dragun were all front row. Halima Aden of IMG Models, activist known for her participation as the first woman to wear a hijab in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, closed the show in an eye-catching rhinestoned hijab. Bravo, Christian Cowan! You never disappoint! See the full gallery for an inside look at the show.


Romeo Hunte FW'19

Romeo Hunte presented his Fall/Winter ‘19 collection at Pier 59 Studios. His collection brought a street style edge to modern luxury. There were so many chic pieces with a vintage swag. Outter wear jackets were a definite standout — from leather to reworked denim. Some of the models making their way down the runway included NFL players DJ Moore and AJ Hardy. Jason Rodriguez of POSE also showcased his vogueing skills. Overall, an amazing show by Rome Hunte.

Tory Burch FW'19

Tory Burch’s Fall/Winter ‘19 collection is inspired by the short lived liberal arts school of Black Mountain College (1933-1957), known for its unorthodox approach to educating and strong emphasis on curving modern art in America. Burch’s ready-to-wear line took an eccentric modern twist on traditional collegiate dressing featuring eye catching mix and match prints, extravagant ruffles, and playful textures and fabrics.

There is no denying that Tory Burch is one of the best in her game: accessories. The deconstructed bags, patchwork leather knee-high boots and gold heels and glass-cut jewelry showcased surely did not disappoint! However, I was most drawn to the myriad of coats and jackets that made their way down the Tory Burch runway—wool coats with brushed-gold hardware as well as single-breasted styles that vaguely mimicked geodesic designs, a plaid trench with tan leather piping, and a black fur-lined leather jacket (my favorite). Looking forward to bundling up in Burch this this Winter!

KATE SPADE FW’19

I was so thrilled to be able to kick off NYFW FW’19 at Kate Spade and witness her legacy live on through Nicola Glass’s creative direction. This one hit a little closer to home than most as Kate is not only another KC native, but a fellow St. Teresa’s Academy sister as well (my high school Alma Mater, loved STA!).

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FiDi’s Cipriani on Broadway was transformed into a retro time machine completed with lilac purple carpet. The collection featured a glamorous 70’s inspired set of bags with outfits to match. Staying true to Kate Spade’s roots, we saw a continuous use of prints! Flirty pinks, bold blues, mustard yellows, jade greens and lilac purples made up a dreamy color palette of various leopard patterns, snakeskin accents and pleated details.

Standout models such as Grace Elizabeth, Faith Lynch and Sasha Pivavorova were featured on this runway. Kate Spade Spring campaign “it girls,” Kiki Layne, Julia Garner and Sadie Sink (from my favorite Netflix series, “Stranger Things”) were in attendance sitting front row (seated right in front of me—cue the fangirling!).

Here’s an inside look from behind the scenes to on the runway!

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