"We Built This City"
The theme of the Marlon Gobel collection is the "cowboys of the sky", the ironworkers of the 20s where this type of work brought brave young men from Europe and Canada to New York, the capital of skyscrapers, to "build this city". Documented by photographer Lewis Hine in his series "men at work" he showcases men laboring on iron beams up in the air, for the construction of the Empire State building in 1930.
Such is the inspiration behind Marlon Gobel's Spring/Summer collection, and what better location to show than at NYC's Park Avenue Armory under an ironwork canopy?
I loved all the aeronylon blazers...I think I may have to borrow from the boys for this one...
Between shows, the E!Online Fashion Police film their Style Network segments and it's nice to catch a glimpse of Joan Rivers. And once you do, you want to see all of them!
I also loved seeing ANTM Cycle 18 Winner Sophie Sumner, how adorable is she?
I was in NYC for less than 24 hours for Fashion Week this season, covering four shows in six hours.
There's nothing quite like the intoxicating buzz at fashion week: the crowds at Lincoln Center, the fashionistas posing for photos, the rush of the photographers, editors and pr from show to show, the adrenaline as a show begins, the squeak and anticipation of the protective film being pulled away from the runway surface....
Pamella Roland's SS2014 show began with lots of inspiration from the Cannes Film Festival in the 60s..lots of bold, vibrant and French Riviera colors: orange, pink, yellow with a bit of metallics and neutral black and ivory. The honeycomb beading was a stand out as was a stellar transparent vinyl trench coat...functional, yet fashionable. The highlight for me was sitting behind THE Nigel Barker, and thanks to D Dipasupil/Getty Images there's this. And if that wasn't awesome enough, Jay Manuel was also there.
Here, some of my faves....
Neiman Marcus continued the Fall Trend Party (see part I, here) partnering up with Fashion Project for a fall fashion presentation by Andy Tabulina featuring gorgeous Maggie Models in all the trendy looks for the season: red as the new neutral, mini structured bags, and a little bit of borrowing from the boys.
There were couture cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes to be decorated with all the fall trends... I mean, who doesn't love a studded cupcake?
I especially loved meeting my friend Elizabeth's daughters who stopped by, and hanging out with the lovely ladies of the Fashion Project who gave away "do-goody" bags and spoke about their wonderful company.
Crowd fave DJ Liz Ladoux spun rocker chic tunes to get the party started....