New York Fashion Week has come and gone in the blink of an eye, but not without leaving a lasting impression on us here at Team LC! As you may already know, Fashion Week is held twice a year (February and September) in the bustling city of New York before it moves over for London, Milan and Paris later in the month. Since we’ve been fortunate enough to represent LaurenConrad.com at quite a few Fashion Weeks, we’ve been able to take a more detailed glance at all that happens inside the city.
While all eyes may be on the catwalk, there’s so much more to soak in besides the chic designer duds parading down the runway. There are stylists bustling to get hair and makeup prepped and ready before models slip into their first looks. Designers help create the scene by transforming auditoriums, entire floors of World Trade Center buildings, and even little hole-in-the-wall locations that you wouldn’t expect to house such immaculate shows. You may even witness models crossing the street or hopping into cabs on their way to their next job. In the city that never sleeps, there’s so much to do!
The Dream Midtown is simply elegant.
There’s nothing better than a little breakfast in bed before a busy day.
Trust us when we say that Epistrophy is the cutest restaurant. Matching wallpaper and menus!
This year’s trip to NYFW was one for the books. Luckily with such a busy weekend, it was relaxing to wake up in a gorgeous room at the Dream Midtown. There isn’t much that a latte in bed can’t cure, and we definitely started out every day feeling refreshed and ready to tackle a long to do list. Since shows were being held all over the city, we got to take in the best that New York City had to offer as we either ran by, stopped for a bite to eat, or took in during afternoon Uber rides. One of our favorite new brunch spots has to be Epistrophy in Nolita, followed by a midday pick me up sipping on a matcha latte at Cha Cha Matcha. Trust us when we say that there is no shortage of good food or drinks wherever you turn.
The Olivia Palermo x Banana Republic presentation at their flagship store on 5th Avenue.
The Club Monaco presentation had a stunning panoramic view of New York City.
The best way that we can describe the styles and aesthetics we’ve spotted is modern femme. The runways and presentations we attended were filled with menswear inspired looks for fall, spring and even summer. From powerful pantsuits to structured silhouettes, each collection emanated both femininity and boldness. When it comes to colorways, there are a few trends that stand out among the rest. Shows featured classic neutrals, rich jewel tones, or had a radiant burst of neon. Designers like Club Monaco and Olivia Palermo for Banana Republic showcased plenty of classic khaki with exciting elements like luxurious velvet, pops of prints, and exaggerated details like chunky belts and bell sleeves. While designers like Nicole Miller and KUHO also included similar elements to Club Monaco and Banana Republic, it was exciting to see their use of vivid color setting them apart throughout their collections.
The Nicole Miller show was safari-chic with khaki and pops of color.
A little neon love at the KUHO presentation.
As far as street style goes, it’s safe to say that pleated skirts, radiant hues, and oversized blazers are dominating the scene. We can’t think of a better week to go all in, especially in the wardrobe department. It was so much fun seeing all of the Fashion Week attendees putting their most daring foot forward and really owning their outfits. You’ll have to stay tuned, because one of our editors is sharing her NYFW wardrobe roundup as well as a roundup of our favorite Fashion Week beauty trends on the blog in just a couple weeks.
Did you keep up with this year’s NYFW? What were some of your favorite collections?
Let us know your thoughts as well as your favorite looks in the comments below!
XO Team LC