It’s time… For New York Fashion Week (and the launch of this blog!). Welcome to ARTicles of Clothing. I’m excited to celebrate the kick-off of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and my first post. Please check out my sidebar: FOLLOW ME on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter and subscribe to ARTicles of Clothing via email. Now let’s get to the important stuff – the fashion!
In this technology-inundated day and age New York Fashion Week isn’t just for New Yorkers. You can watch a livestream of the shows directly on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week site or simply follow your favorite designers, fashion magazines, and bloggers (wink, wink) on social media and get your fix through their feed. The shows commenced today with Nicholas K’s collection at 9:00AM EST, or 9:15 in fashion time, which is always fashionably late.
Nicholas K defines itself as “a global luxury brand that elicits the modern urban nomad” and the vibe of the show projected just that. The collection featured both men and women’s designs, although most pieces would be considered unisex. The Native American-inspired lineup took several spins around the neutral color wheel: from sheer, flowy white to nudes and neutrals to muddy grays to bold patterns, plaids, and blacks back to muddy grays, lighter grays and stripes, and yet again white. Then, surprisingly, the show capped off with a couple black ensembles. Overall, it was a beautiful start to New York Fashion Week. I can now say, it has officially begun! Happy NYFW everyone! And cheers to the first installment of ARTicles of Clothing!
A Brief History of New York Fashion Week: New York Fashion Week began in 1943, a time when France was the center of fashion and consumed by WWII. American fashion designers seized this opportunity to establish their credibility apart from French. An event called “Press Week” was organized by American fashion PR icon Eleanor Lambert to present American designers to the fashion journalists who had once turned up their noses to their work. The exhibit was a success and caught the attention of prestigious fashion publications, such as Vogue, that had been laden with French designs. For the next 50 years, New York Fashion Week was held in various hotels and lofts throughout the city until the event found its home in Bryant Park in 1994. Then, in 2010, New York Fashion Week relocated to Lincoln Center, where it’s held today.