NYFW Parkchoonmoo Fall 2013: An Arctic Wind

The Runway Times took to New York Fashion Week , and what perfect time to view this collection than in the middle of a snow storm!

Glaciers in the Arctic Sea and the power of nature is where Demi Park drew inspiration for the Parkchoonmoo Fall 2013 collection, creating a line that’s weather resistant, arming you against storms and hazards. A palette of eggshell-white, light grey, and black were the focal points that defined this fall collection. Tech fabrics and water repellent leather hit the runway in the form of leather patch pants, leather jackets, and satin, wool, and Alpaca fur coats accessorized with weather resistant pillows had their close-up too.  Though it stayed within the realm of the color palette, we did see print. A glacier print to be exact, on an asymmetrical dress with stud detailing.

Let’s just hope we have Parkchoonmoo in our closets the next time NYC has to deal with a “Nemo”.

Check out some of the looks from Parkchoonmoo below, photos courtesy of Elle.com

 

 

 

Nigel Isaiah

Nigel Isaiah is the EIC of AnEditorsPick.com, a leading  fashion and lifestyle digital publication giving you the skinny on all thing fashion, lifestyle, and entertainment. Follow @AnEditorsPick on twitter.

 

 

Watch NYFW LIVE on The Runway Times!

Hey Fashion Bugs!

No, that was not a shout out to the ever so distinct discount thrill Fashion Bug, but I wanted to sound endearing ;). Any who, as you may heave read in my last post, ALL New York Fashion Week shows will be streamed online for your viewing pleasure, and guess what??! I will be streaming them RIGHT HERE on The Runway Times! Yayyy! Yup, and allll you have to do is glance to the right and click play, voila! NYFW before your eyes from Feb, 7-Feb,14!

I am soooo here for innovation and a change of scenery, so for everyone that can’t make it to the tents, you can take cover right here with us and see all of your favorite shows! This season I’ll be heading to New York for 2 shows, Parkchoonmoo and Ralph Rucci, and I’m SUPER excited! I’ve only ever been to shows to cover for other awesome bloggers, but this time I’m going for The Runway Times and it feels GREAT! Don’t worry, I’ll be posting live photos galore from the actual shows, so make sure you follow me on Instagram to keep up with all of my style spotting and runway stalking! I’m thrilled, and because of school duties, for most of the week I’ll be watching NYFW via the stream too! So join me, let’s have some juicy NYFW commentary, and let’s have fun!

I’ll be using #TRTNYFW as my hashtag, keep up with me there!

Sincerely,

with style~

ALL NYFW Shows Go LIVE! Cash Cow or Crutch?

Well hello there,

Did you know that starting this season (which is in like…6 days), all shows that will be presented during Mercedes Benz New York Fashion week at Lincoln Center will be live streamed?! It’s a dream come true for those that either don’t have the clout to get into the shows, or those who can’t get to new York City for some reason or another (I’m generally a mix of those two, so don’t feel bad if you fall into that group). IMG has partnered with Rightster, a worldwide media content distributor, to bring live streamed shows of EVERY designer, plus on-demand videos from each of them. Talk about exclusivity! But for who? I can play the devil’s advocate here on behalf of the taste makers that new York Fashion Week was intended for; the buyers, stylists, socialites, and fashion innovators that get these collections where they need to be.

I would think that those groups of people just listed are either livid, or they don’t care at all in the context of this decision. Livid, because I could see how it may seem like their exclusivity is being taken away from what was once such mystery, “What really happens on those runways?”. Before, the world didn’t have as much insider access to fashion week as they do now, but with the coming of innovative technologies and the blogger culture, it’s almost instinct to share! And with that growing instinct are the consumers, enthusiasts, and the like demanding it. The ones that don’t care are probably those who are very welcoming of change and evolution. They don’t feel threatened, and they shouldn’t.

New York fashion week

Photo: Style.com

I personally think it’s a great idea. I loved when Maybelline took the initiative over the past few seasons to live stream select shows, and I’m sure they did too after seeing such a great reaction to their generosity. There are so many people who share a love for beauty and fashion and only dream of being able to attend shows at NYFW, but with the reality, everyone won’t get that chance and at least this is a shot at letting them get one step closer. We live in a fast-growing media culture, so I feel like this was essentially inevitable. I know one thing, since I have school all week and can’t be in New York to attend shows at the same time, I will be watching those live streams and loving every minute! I thank IMG and Rightster for understanding my complicated, busy-life situation. HA!

What do you think about this collab? Do you think IMG has taken the magic and mystery away from fashion week by making it fully accessible to everyone? or do you think this will end up providing a better ROI for the designers presenting? I’m really interested in knowing where others stand with this one!

Starting on Feb 7th, IMG+Rightster will live stream all shows on the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week website and on their Facebook. Don’t miss out this time. Why? Well, because now you don’t have to. Your personal invite has just arrived.

 

Sincerely,

with style,

 

 

Anticipating NYFW: My Favorite Designers & Their Pre-Fall Collections

Greetings…again,

I’m all up in a blogging mood, so I figured I’d come back and give you a taste of what’s been in my mind as it relates to the runway. New York Fashion Week is less than a month away, and although I won’t be applying for a full press pass due to school duties, I am going to try my luck at applying to attend a few shows of designers that make my world go ’round. For me, fashion and beauty is an emotional thing. At first I didn’t even realize it, but it showed in my writing and the way I approach appreciating the magnificence created in those industries. It makes me feel some type of way. To bring it down to size, when I watch a gorgeously constructed gown  flow down the runway in all of its free flowing fabric glory, using the walking wind as a diva fan, it makes me feel all mushy inside, like watching a loved one graduate or something. Am I being too dramatic? I’m really serious though. It’s like a gift being able to appreciate the hard work of what was once a vision floating in the designers thoughts. It never  ceases to amaze me how they bring that thought to life for everyone else to criticize, interpret, and recreate through styling. Okay, I digress.

The other night as I was supposed to be heading to sleep, I decided that heading to Style.com would surely help me count the sheep (not really), and I found myself lost in a sea of beautiful pre-fall 2013 gowns with princess- like intricate details, lines upon lines of black and white color blocking, and structured pants and coats made with the intention to keep the gal warm AND cute. I migrated from designer to designer, but a few of them brought forth that mushy emotional stuff I mentioned a few lines above. I was down for the count, y’all.  Down. Here’s a look at some of my favorite picks from 5 of my favorite designers. I only dream of sitting (or standing, I’m fine with that…) at one of their shows. A girl can dream, and a girl can DO.

Naeem Khan pre- fall 2013

source: Style.com

Naeem Khan’s collections always exude pure elegance and extreme attention to detail. The cut of the delicate free-flowing fabrics, the intricate beaded detail, and the fit of his garments always beautifully compliment the silhouette of the muse. To me, this collection stays in the realm of his elegant design aesthetic while adding a modern city girl twist with much sass appeal. You’re definitely going somewhere if you’re wearing one of these gems.

 

Monique Lhuillier pre-fall 2013

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Monique Lhuillier’s pre-fall collection takes my thoughts to a palette of kaleidoscopic, geometrically altered patterns fit for the outer limits. It evokes a feeling of extraterrestrial earthiness that dazzles on purpose, with the intention of making heads turn and question who the genius mind was that created it. Shapes, lines, and cut; adorned by brilliant patchwork of delicate trims to keep in mind that this is for the daring girly gal.

 

Carolina Herrera pre-fall 2013

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Carolina Herrera pre-fall 2013

source: Style.com

Oh Carolina. As if we are on a first name basis. Carolina Herrera’s pre- fall collection emits opulence and fun on every level. From her brilliant use of color in whimsical, yet subtle and monochromatic patterns, to her sheer game play on the likes of gowns meant for royalty and special occasions. Her designs are a breath of fresh air, giving us unexpected surprises in each piece; whether it be through a strategic overlay, a bold pattern choice, or a pant suit tailored to no end. You see I couldn’t just pick four looks, I had to double up!

 

Lela Rose pre-fall 2013

source: Style.com

Lela Rose speaks to my business-attire-with-a-twist side. Her creatively thoughtful pattern and texture combinations on simplistic silhouettes representative of business casual wear is pure genius. The surprise element factor of these designs is excellent, and gives the working woman with a little style room a chance to express herself. I heard through the grapevine that she gets inspiration for her collections based on her interpretation of the work of various artists, a different one for each collection. Her interpretation as expressed in this collection speaks volumes that I’d like to hear, personally.

 

Stella McCartney pre-fall 2013

source: Style.com

Stella McCartney, defined by lines. This structurally sound collection is ruled by a linear equation, one with one goal and no limits. I couldn’t help but think that she wanted the woman wearing these designs to feel bold, in charge, and to be very direct. I mean hey, there’s no way you’re wearing any of these pieces and not being asked who you’re wearing. Own it.

 

I’m looking forward to this season of New York Fashion week to view more of the fall 2013 collections. See ya there!

 

Sincerely,

with style~ Sharontina B.