Okay, let’s pull back a bit. What do you love about attending fashion week in New York?
NYFW is raw, fierce, vibrant, and exciting! The streetstyle is infused 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 accomplish as powerfully. The spectrum of cultures infused in the designs, range, and backgrounds of emerging to established designers, and clash of the high and low (uptown, downtown) during NYFW keeps me on the edge of my seat. NYFW is truly a global melting pot of artistry and flavor.
Looking back on the week, is there a 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 of the Costume Institute’s 20th. The vibe was coming together and honoring the industry and people of fashion. In that same vein, Vogue’s 130th celebration, via #VogueWorld, was a standout 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 messaging 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. Did you spot any that you are particularly excited about?
As a little girl, I grew up in a purple house with shades of purple wallpaper, furniture, carpet, drapery, and more because my mother loved the color so much! Needless to say, I have avoided hues of lilac for most of my adult life. During this fashion week, Micaela encouraged 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 variations of purple could be seen throughout this season’s runway collections. Sequins, silks, and see-throughs seem to also prevail on the catwalk for NYFW S/S 23.