We wish we could say we were in New York in the thick of the fashion week madness, checking out Spring & Summer 2017’s Ready-to-Wear collections and reporting back to you on the styles we’ll all be coveting next year. But really, we’re just in the thick of work at The Hollyday HQ (lots coming up for you on thehollyday.com!).
See, for us, fashion week is inspiring in more ways than one. Not only do we love oohing and ahhing at all the amazing clothes and designs, but we love seeing how, and where, the designers present their collections. It makes us giddy inside when brands take their creativity beyond the studios and blend their collections with the culture of the city, taking the runway—sometimes literally—to the streets.
Let us explain. For example, Cinq á Sept (French for the time of day between afternoon and evening) kicked off fashion week last Wednesday morning with a breakfast presentation at Dirty French, a moody, contemporary bistro in the Lower East Side’s hip Ludlow Hotel (recommended in our NYC City Guide!). Models walked up and down the tile floor while show-goers sat at in the booths with assortments of croissants and breakfast pastries on the tables in front of them.
Yesterday, Carolina Herrera once again showed her sophisticated spring collection at the Frick Collection, a beautiful museum on the Upper East Side (also in recommended in our City Guide!). This morning, Tory Burch held her show at The Whitney, an American Art museum located on the High Line, and Wednesday evening, Ralph Lauren is set to unveil his collection right on the street in front of his Madison Avenue flagship.
So as long as designers continue to take their collections outside of the typical runways, we will continue to be inspired by more than just the clothes. And until we are able to actually attend said shows, we will continue to daydream about what we’d be wearing if we were there, in the flesh.
WHAT WE’D WEAR TO NYFW