Fall/ Winter 2010 New York Fashion Week

The season of fashionable fun and madness is finally here and while the V.I.P’s of the industry are pulling looks from their closet and dusting off their loubi’s (louboutins) to get ready for the events, design teams and their PR people are working hard getting their lists and last minute alterations together . For those of you who do not know what New York Fashion Week means to the style savvy then you must be living under a rock and need to get in the know NOW! Fashion Week is an INVITE ONLY event where designers showcase their latest collections in front of buyers, press, stylists and celebrities. It is not open to the public nor is it a ticketed event and apart from runway shows and presentations there are celeb studded industry parties and networking events all over New York City. This is my third season at Fashion Week and I’m a few seasons in, of following this fabulous event. I’m excited to see so many new designers debut and the return of the greats. Magazines, blogs, newspapers and other press outlets are on the stand by for reviewing runway looks and designs were so cordial this season by releasing sketches and their inspirations for the coming collections. My favorite designers during Fashion Week are too numerous to mention because they all bring something different to the industry and never seem to disappoint the style savvy. I’m especially excited for Marc Jacobs, Altrazara, Anna Sui, Issac Mizrahi, Phillip Lim as well as the fun brand like Tracy Resse, Charlotte Ronson, Nicole Miller and BCBG. Here are a few sketches and inspirations for the upcoming collections, these few days ahead are promised to be exciting…
Max Azria


DKNY – Donna Karan New York

PORTS 1961

Tracy Reese

An eclectic mix of urban and rural style makes for a very modern yet infinitely wearable fall 2010 collection. Rustic Prince of Wales checks, distressed faux fur and stretch suede styles are softened by cosmetic toned lingerie and made cozy by soft alpaca sweaters.” –Tracy Reese, (Designer)
Rebecca Taylor

“The fall 2010 collection was inspired by a mixture of 70’s Parisian attitude and an urban New York City girl. With a renewed love for classic sportswear, silhouettes have been re-worked with a twist to give subtle edge on signature feminine designs. The palette includes dusty hues and new neutrals contrasted with military olives and hints of old gold. Fabrics are washed to provide a worn, overly-loved appeal and are combined with cashmere wool suits, leopard faux furs and down quilted coats, together giving this collection an affordable luxe quality “.

Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller is definately stepping out of her comfort zone with A line dresses and venturing into more male inspired chic ensembles this season. Love it…
Eli Tahari

“My fall 2010 collection is homage to the great women who traveled the globe in style.” – Designer, Elie Tahari

“For my fall collection, the artsy, chic girls of Paris’ Left Bank are my inspiration, in a combination of luxe fabrics, clever techniques and cool attitude.” – Michelle Smith, Designer

This is my third season at Fashion Week and although I am not doing press coverage, I will however be doing front and back of house assignments and red carpet. My mission for Spring 2010/2011 collections (hopefully in Lincoln center) is to cover a few shows for Chic Report. Who knows I may be sitting front row one day. 🙂