Namilia Fall/Winter 2017

By Akela Moore

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How do we describe the brand Namilia Fall/Winter 2017?? Its Untouchable…its Unflushable…its Uncrushable! Fashion is art and Namilia created a Fall/Winter line for 2017 that exemplified art.  This depicts the NAMILIA Warrior Queen that fights back against devaluation of powerful women as sexual and dangerous. With Cardi B sitting front row, we know she embodies a Namilia Warrior Queen. I felt like I was back in the 90’s watching Power Rangers or VR Troopers but grown up and sexy. The rave and techno culture inspires a fresh take on sensual and youthful power dressing and you can see that throughout the entire collection.  (more…)

Concept Korea Fashion Collectives F/W 2017

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Concept Korea made up of the fashion collectives  Greedilous P.Y.H, KIMMY J and YOHANIX came through Fall/Winter 2017 remaining consistent and continuing to show great fashion on the runway. I loved the mixed of bright colors like red and neon green for the Fall. Again we see the trend of the bomber jacket for the season adding floral and velvet to the jacket. The collections let us know that floral is not only for the Spring. (more…)

Hakan Assaya F/W 2017 Presentation

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Let me start by saying hands down probably the best show I saw all New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017. It was dark, it was sexy, it was goth, it was political and just BAD in a good way. This is fashion, this is art and it was refreshing to keep sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for what was next to walk out on the runway. The collection shouted “I don’t care, I’m in control and I’m unstoppable.” That entails having freedom of thoughts…Hakan Akkaya is questioning whether people can or cannot live and think “as free as they want” regardless of their religion, race, language or sex. The brand emphasizes “Sporty Couture” in masculine and feminine silhouettes using black and white lined fabrics. Black dominates the collection and the zips, frill details, velvets, denim and metallic seemed fabrics unite in harmony with elegance.  (more…)

Who What Wear Runway Spring 2017

By Akela Moore

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Love how WhoWhatWear has blossomed into a full fledge brand and now curated it’s own runway show during New York Fashion Week. This runway was a collaboration of their favorite brands and Spring 2017 trends.All of the pieces were shoppable in real time! My favorite part was the showing of the sign that stated “Equal Rights for All”. What a wonderful message to portray during the finale walk. Of course the event sponsored by Secret left guests with Secret deodarant in their gift bags and yes the best part…a Target gift card! (more…)

Dan Lui F/W 2017 Runway Collection

By Akela Moore

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Now what designer do you know that ends the finale walk of his New York Fashion Week runway show by singing? None other than Dan Liu. As the models walked the final walk down the runway to give one last look at the phenomenal Fall collection Dan Liu sang us into Autumn. The looks were paired with scarves and/or long cutout stiletto boots that kind of took us back to the 60’s. As the dancer pranced and turned on the runway dressed in Autumn leaves, Fall was upon us. (more…)