Tag: New York Fashion Week

Coterie Spring 2016

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Zac Posen

I have to say that I was a little disappointed in what I found this year at ENK Coterie for Spring 2016. There wasn’t that much to choose from or of interest. The shows were cool but let’s be frank, some of the best we saw from New York Fashion Week was the Givenchy show. Anyway, I did stumble upon some cute finds, saw lots of color and sequins (everywhere). Sequins and fringe. That’s definitely going to be big for next year’s spring season.

I also came across Chiara Ferragni’s new shoe collection. It’s very colorful and playful. Some it was a bit too loud for me. Cupcakes and Cashmere launched a new clothing line for Spring 2016. I had no idea she was doing clothing but guess so. I couldn’t get photos though because they hadn’t been released yet but these samples were really cool.

Take a look at what I found!

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Paper London
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Essential Antwerp
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Tart Collection
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Parker
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Via Spiga

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DJB Co., Ltd.
DJB Co., Ltd.

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Dee Keller
Dee Keller
Le Babe
Le Babe

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles

Black Leather Look at Harlem Fashion Row NYFW SS 16 Pop Up Shop

DSC02155This past weekend I went to Harlem Fashion Row’s New York Fashion Week Shop, Brunch and Be Social event in an all black leather look. I wore a black top from Bailey 44, black leather shorts from Rag & Bone (similar and on sale here as well as these) and black leather heels by Jessica Simpson (similar here).

The venue was gorgeous and I ran into Harriette Cole who showed me some of her knit designs as well as Crystal Streets who had some amazing jewelry. McDonald’s sponsored the event and I got this amazing t-shirt designed by one of their student fashion design competitors. It was a great time!

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Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Blue Clove Romper at the Beverly Johnson NYFW Book Release Party

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Last week, Beverly Johnson hosted a New York Fashion Week Book Release Party at the Museum of the City of New York after a talk with Andre Leon Talley the night beforehand. I haven’t had the chance to read it yet but they say it’s very interesting! As we all know, she’s a trailblazer as the first African-American model to cover Vogue Magazine in August 1974. In any case, I had a great time! I wore a blue layered romper from Clove exclusively at Nordstrom and vintage blue Giuseppe Zanotti heels.

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Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles

Putting Together Some Fashion Week Outfits and Rummaging in My Closet

i-ella-fashion-closetSo as Fashion Month is upon us I have gotten my calendar together and have to just put together those outfits. My closet is full of clothes and shoes and bags. Some that have hardly ever been worn. Some are my ‘faves’ and well, are in need of retirement. Rummaging through my closet became a sort of fun shopping experience. It was like my clothes and I became re-acquainted after some time. I pulled out that amazing winter fur vest and actually started to get excited for cooler weather.

img-thingI also began to realize that although there is much to do about ‘fall’ this and that. Fall just isn’t here yet. And that’s why they have pre-fall. 🙂 Anyway, I came across this amazing pre-fall Herve Leger number inspired by African prints. It’s too much like a Herve skirt from a few years back so I’m not going for it but it surely is beautiful.

 

By the way, have you seen the fashion shop? It’s updated.

All in all, since it’s still about 90 degrees outside this is the perfect time to catch some pre-fall fashion and sales!

Have you been looking? You absolutely must check out these sales. Peep the list. Everyone seems to be having one.

  1. Nordstrom is having an end-of-summer clearance
  2. Forzieri is having a warehouse sale (great accessories there). They also have a 20% code for new Fall stuff
  3. Boutique1 has some cute shorts and bikinis on sale
  4. Rag & Bone is having a great sale. Not to mention this great palm tree shirt. If it doesn’t scream summer, I don’t know what does.

Happy shopping and let’s enjoy the last days of summer.

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Future of Fashion: What Year Will “Plus Size” Be Considered Mainstream?

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Eden Miller Makes NYFW History

My random fashion thought for 2013. So what year do you predict plus-size fashion will be considered somewhat mainstream fashion? 2040? 2050?

Colourful 2014 in fiery sparklers

On the heels of 2014 and another year passed, I reflected today on what will be the future of the fashion industry. Online trade shows, market weeks and incoming fashion for ‘curvy’ women? This year Paris held its first plus-size fashion week, Pulp Fashion Week, and New York Fashion Week debuted its first plus-size collection from Eden Miller. It felt like a small victory for the curves in the world and was kind of a ‘new’ thing for NYFW. So, when will plus-size fashion be considered mainstream? When will designers go up in size and possible have spin-off ‘curvy’ collections just as they do petite? I mean, the average American woman is a size 14 and many women complain about not being able to find fashionable clothing appropriate for their size.

This is quite the opportunity. But, as designers, are we really thinking about how a fabric might drape from a curvy arm or leg? If you read my Sketch Model Wasnt Skinny Enough post, you definitely saw that most of us fashion students aren’t trained to think about the plus size woman (or average American size)! It’s quite possibly insane but from the looks of it, the industry is starting to make some strides to change. So, I ask again, what year do you think we’ll see ‘plus-size’ as simply ‘average’ size?

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles

Handbags at the Nolcha New York Fashion Week Media Lounge

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At the Nolcha New York Fashion Week Media Lounge, several brands showcased their products and I zeroed in on handbags. I came across a gorgeous handbag from Marylai with a decorated handle, something I have not seen before. It went perfectly with my outfit as well as a yellow clutch from Medusa.

Check out more photos from the afternoon below!

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Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles