Fashion Week in New York City began February 11th and runs through the 18th. During fashion week top designers from around the world will showcase their Fall, collections. Fashion week got off to a sad start with the death of one of the world’s greatest designers, Alexander McQueen, but as they say in Hollywood the show must go on. Here are some of the trends that were popping up and events that occurred during fashion week.
Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief – One of the highlights of fashion week in London was the charity event hosted by famous model and renowned primadona, Naomi Campbell. This star studded event had top fashion models walking down the runway in an effort to raise money to help save the lives of mothers and babies in Haiti. I say a big kudos to Campbell for hosting this noble event.
Madonna to design clothing line for Macy’s – Gossip was running rampant during New York City Fashion Week regarding a deal between pop icon, Madonna and Macy’s department store. Supposedly, Madonna has agreed to design a line of women’s clothing for the department store. Unlike the line she did a few years ago with Swedish retailer, H&M this line of clothing is said to be geared to women, not teens.
Christian Siriano’s collection for Payless Shoes – This is the second fall collection Sirano has designed for discount shoe store, Payless Shoes. Sirano’s collection for Fall was inspired by 18th and 19th century French antique furniture. The highlight of Sirano’s show was a Rocaille style platform pump featuring his signature artisan heel. The heel was reminiscent of a claw foot bathtub.
Move away from basic black – While some designers continued to feature black in their Fall, collection, there was a marked move towards bolder colors. Donna Karan’s fall collection featured shades of rich brown, while Rebecca Taylor’s collection showcased slate blues, teal and purple hues. Purple and blue, both appear to be big colors for Fall.
Max Azria’s line for BCBG – Max Azria’s line for the youth geared BCBG is said to be his best ever. His collection featured bold color blocking worked into long black t-shirts. The collection also included asymmetrical dresses worn over leggings or skinny jeans.
Some other trends popping up at NYC Fashion Week included sparkling hosiery. Rebecca Taylor’s collection included sparkling hosiery in shades of olive and navy. The urban tribal look that many high end designers showed for Spring appears to be carrying over into Fall.
Fashion Week still has two days left, and many of the top designers have yet to show their fall collections so the fashion news will continue.