Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week – Day 6
February 17, 2011 2 Comments
February 15, NYFW Day 6 – This was my second last day at New York Fashion Week, a day of celebrity sightings and Spanish/Latin fashion. I ran into Victoria’s Secret model, Chanel Iman who said she liked the It’s All Style To Me video interview we shot in Toronto’s Eaton Centre last week. A busy André Leon Talley rushed by me donning what looked like a bear rug on his back. The 6’6″ fashionista trapped in a NFL defensive lineman’s body, must have had half a zoo killed for that full-length chocolate fur coat. I had already met celebrity stylist, writer, actor Mr. Phillip Bloch during Toronto Fashion Week and we had a quick hello at the Lincoln Center. I’m very envious of his vintage green fireman’s leather jacket. This guy is good. I also met Elle Magazine’s Creative Director and one of the ‘stars’ of MTV’s, The City – the gracious Mr. Joe Zee. With The City over, Joe told me that he has a new television series scheduled to start end of March called All On the Line. When asked for his favourite FW11 collection of NYFW so far, he was quick to pick Marc Jacobs. It’s hard to disagree given the infusion of luxury into a collection that looks more like Marc’s Louis Vuitton than his signature line.
First fashion show of the day was Peruvian designer Sergio Davila’s FW11 collection. The South American designer’s collection combined inspiration from the two Americas including the Viceroy, the Gaucho, the all-American boy, and the New Yorker. Think Buckler with a bit of South American flair care of millenary techniques and fabrics used in the Peruvian textiles and knitwear. For menswear, Sergio uses very classic cuts, simple styling, and earthy tones. One of the major strengths of his collection comes from the high quality of fabrics that he uses. Most of the outerwear is made of alpaca wool or cashmere.
New York Fashion Week is an amazing industry event. Of course you see some incredible fashion shows from top designers, but there is the networking aspect well. I’ve had the chance to meet some incredible people at NYFW and learn a lot. One of these meetings has led to an opportunity to contribute to a Parisian-based print magazine called, Luxsure Magazine. I was asked to cover the Spanish label Trias’ fashion presentation titled Definition. I will be covering two additional Day 7 presentations on their behalf as well. Links to these web posts will be on the It’s All Style To Me Facebook and Twitter pages. For Day 6 Sergio Davila, Trias, and Lincoln Center photos, please visit my Facebook page. One day left, I don’t want to leave!