To attend fashion week in New York is an exciting event to attend when you LOVE fashion and dream about attending the shows. To attend in February you need some thick skin and some warm, fashionable clothes to brave the frigid temps this time of year. One local designer, Linda Asaf, bundled up and helped Fashionably Austin by filing this report on the Art Institute runway show where she enjoyed seeing lots of creativity and talent from young up and coming designers. Thanks Linda!!
MOST PROMISING DESIGNERS:
Zenia De Sousa, Ai Miami International University
Clearly the most talented of the bunch! Her black and white collection was tight and brilliant with creative use, of all things, of grommets! Zenia cleverly made it work for men’s as well as women’s looks. I went gaga over her vinyl capri pants with the B&W inside-out sequin pockets. Love! Go girl!
David Marquise Seward, Ai Philadelphia
David had some crazy fun, eclectic fabrics combinations including leather, strips, polka dots and sepia digital prints that were put together into some winning silhouettes. The layered polka dot skirt with ‘saddlebags of polka dots’ were a fun whimsical touch. Reminiscent of Anna Sui meets Betsey Johnson. Great fun and originality!
Nhi Nguyen, Ai Houston
She made Texas proud at NYFW! Nui’s NASA-inspired collection featured creative use of hight tech fabrics in metallic gold, silver, and pearl. Modern, angular style lines are to be expected but Nhi also did a beautiful job of creating a fluid, feminine evening gown. Brilliant.