New York Fashion Week is officially in the books and what a season it was for the TUC Team. If you haven’t checked out our previous recaps from this season, then stop what you’re doing right now and check those out first. But without further ado, here are my picks for the best looks from SS19 that I got to witness LIVE in person.
September 4, 2018: STYLE POINTE PRESS PREVIEW
I kicked off my NYFW experience with StylePointe for a special preview exclusively for the press. This was a presentation that incorporated Fashion and Dance. For those unfamiliar with StylePointe, it is a platform for emerging fashion designers to showcase their collections in collaboration with dance choreographers during NYFW. The designers that stood out to me during this presentation was a duo of two young women from Queens, New York that collectively formed Alienz_Incorporated, The duo presented their “Lolita’s Lollipop” collection in a collaboration with the DoubleTake Dance.
The collection featured bright vibrant colors and the choreography was very futuristic with great techno beats. I could only describe it as “Japanese Anime in NYC”.
September 6, 2018: Style Fashion Week Day 1
Style Fashion Week never fails to deliver on a top-notch NYFW experience. When attending a Style FW event, you can expect nothing but great music, great drinks, and great fashion from some of the world’s greatest designers and also some designers that may have flown under your radar. I attended the final hour of day one of Style Fashion Week and it DID NOT disappoint!
The 9 PM hour of Style Fashion Week kicked off with Brooklyn native fashion designer, Shay Kawaii. The designer kicked off her presentation with a brief snippet of the late XXXTentacion’s breakout single, ‘Look at Me’. I’m sure I speak for everyone in the building when I say that we couldn’t help but look at what we were seeing on the runway. Shay Kawaii’s SS19 collection is very urban and trendy. For the ladies out there reading this, you are in for a treat as the collection also feature some sex sexy lace wear that you could pair with black leather thigh high boots or a denim deconstructed pant.
Fashion designer, Adrian Alicea closed out night 1 of Style Fashion Week and what a fitting closing it was. The presentation kicked off with an intro video which helped set the tone for the story that was being told on the runway. Adrian Alicea’s SS19 collection, ‘Carmen1928’ is perfect for a “Bae Watch” out on the beach next year or anywhere else across the world with sunny skies. The collection featured warm colored hues such as light blue embellished trousers, red shorts, red gowns with sheer sleeves, white ruffle dresses, and floral print dresses. We also got to see some cool and trendy kids clothing on the runway, so there was definitely something for everyone on display. Adrian dedicated this season’s collection to his mother, Carmen and judging from the quality of work and all the intricate details that go into an Adrian Alicea presentation, I am sure she is very proud of her son.
September 7, 2018: Style Fashion Week Day 2
On Day 2 of Style Fashion Week New York, I was privileged to sit front row once again to see three designers up close showcase their SS19 collections under the bright lights of NYC. The stars were out in the attendance on this Friday night as Ming Lee Simmons, Diggy Simmons, Julz Goddard (YesJulz), WolfTyla, Sihoban Bell, Deborah Cox, and many others were in attendance to see some of the hottest designs to hit retail and online shops next year and this lineup of designers did not disappoint. The first designer house to take the stage at the 7 PM hour was Matte Brand. Matte Brand is a Los Angeles based women’s wear brand that was officially making their NYFW debut at the Manhattan Center for Style Fashion Week.
The collection featured lace bodysuits in white, lime green, and sky blue, deconstructed jackets, black tube tops, and leather pants. Fashion designer, Adriana Sahar, who also presented her SS19 collection on this evening, served as a guest model for Matte Brand. Recording artist Sonya Elise also performed during the show sporting a blue lace bodysuit from Matte Brand.
Next up was the Spring/Summer 2019 collection from Sweet Talk Swim. The swimwear collection came with a nice variety of pieces such as a sheer light blue bodysuit and bathing suits in white, hot pink, and lime green. The collection only featured 12 looks in total but each look stood out as it’s own statement piece in the collection as each garment was constructed differently.
Last but certainly not least from my Day 2 experience from Style Fashion Week was the Spring/Summer 2019 collection from Adriana Sahar. As I previously mentioned, Adriana pulled double duty as she also modeled for Matte Brand just 15 minutes before her show went on. The collection featured 26 looks in total from lime green fishnet, green and orange flannel tops and skirts, and free-flowing wide-legged trousers, and a camouflage deconstructed mini dress paired with lime green thigh high boots.
September 12, 2018: C+ plus SERIES
C+ plus(Chaber C+) series is a fairly new designer collaboration label founded by Taiwanese designer C.T Liu. The C+plus SERIES SS2019 collection was presented at Spring Studios. The collection tapped into urban streetwear in the Asian culture. The collection featured bold color pieces made out of metal yarn for the top outer layer and a soft inner layer for comfort. Each garment took on different shapes as the designer played around with different silhouettes. The collection featured deconstructed pants, jackets, and tops that perfectly complimented the complimentary structured pieces such as pencil skirts or straight legged trousers. C+plus SERIES is a brand designed for the sublime nature of women, translating her internal freedom into physical form. C+plus SERIES is the embodiment of modernity within feminism, which was expressed exceptionally well within this SS2019 collection.
TUC 5: Favorite Looks from C+plus SERIES
What were some of your favorite looks from New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019? Let us know in the comments below.