NYFW Day 2 Recap: From Backstage to Front Row at the Show
Posted Friday September 6, 2013 8:18 PM GMT
When it comes to fashion, one day you’re working to make ends meet, and the next, you’re showing inside the white tents. That’s what it was like for Project Runway’s final contestants who showed at Day Two of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, at least.
After months of preparation, the designers debuted their Spring 2014 collections in front of an eager audience — including, of course, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors, Heidi Klum, and Zac Posen. While the winner wasn’t officially announced, after watching the presentation, we think we know who will take the cake. But, well, that's our little secret.
Over at Carmen Marc Valvo, it was all about black and white — tribal style. Ted Gibson and his team of hairstylists cut and styled bobbed wigs dipped in black dye, while Morgan Taylor nail artists painted black-tipped French mani’s and pedi’s. During the commotion, we caught up with the designer who was surprisingly relaxed. “It doesn’t really start for me until [the] second look,” he said. “That’s when you know you’re having a show”.
The runway was nothing short of spectacular. “Spring for me is techno tribal in one word,” said Valvo. “We’ve taken tribal print motifs stripped it of all color and rendered them in a monochromatic color.” In some cases, he stripped it of fabric, too. But the sexy sheer linings he cut revealed just the right amount of skin.
Next up was Rebecca Minkoff, whose models flaunted a sexy tomboy style. Keeping with the playful and edgy motif we've grown to love from her, Minkoff sent flouncy, feminine blouses down the runway, followed by simple graphic t-shirts. Topping off the looks were gorgeous braids that are capable of banishing any bad hair days.
Nicole Miller wrapped up Day Two with a romantic floral collection. While the main focus was femininity, there was no shortage of edge. Standout separates included leather vests, distressed pants, and tops embellished with crystals, sequins and jewels. From her versatile daywear to exquisite evening gowns, Nicole Miller’s collection alone could easily cover the basic needs of the spring season.
Finally, we can’t forget about the streets! Outside the tents, fashionista’s flaunted some serious concrete style. To see their looks and a wrap-up of Day Two’s best runway shows, watch the video below.
Want more? Check out the best of Day One by clicking here. Happy fashion week!