Sep 6 2013
Photography by Maia Schoenfelder, Will Foster, and Obi Anyanwu
The tents at Lincoln Center flew open as the Day 2 of NYFW commenced. Nicholas K kicked off the day with a Native American inspired collection that stayed true to their aesthetic. Draping and layering were met with headbands, long braids and feathers for a tasteful homage to American Indians.
At 11, Richard Chai LOVE kicked off at The Stage. Celebs sat in the front row and marveled at the collection that was very well received by the audience. The navy and white leather jacket looks stood out to us the most as we jammed to the upbeat soundtrack of the show. Chai earned a standing-o from us yesterday morning.
The Supima Cotton Design Competition is a favorite for young fashion students and hopefuls year after year. The competition choses art and fashion school graduates based on their thesis collection to compete in this cotton-only competition. They are given three months and unlimited untreated natural cotton material to do whatever their wildest imaginations can come up with. Hosted by Rachel Zoe, the design hopefuls impressed us in a way a professional could.
We rushed downtown to catch a glimpse of Beyond Closet. The workout inspired, very colorful collection sat beautifully on the models that posed on a white wall and floor setting. The colors popped adding a great effect and the models worked the cameras to some of hip-hop’s best songs ever.
To wrap up our day we traveled back to Lincoln Center to see the Candela presentation. The nautical themed collection had a very refreshing spin that traded the typical nautical stripes for lace dresses and high waisted trousers with rope belts. The mock shipwreck set up was simple, yet effective and played up the feeling of being lost on a deserted island (or choosing to go there).
NYFW Day 2 proved that the week is getting better and better. Keep it locked for more recaps as the days go on.