Highlights from New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018 

While running some errands before my trip to Istanbul, I finally was able to take some time and reflect on the entire Spring Summer 2018 New York Fashion week with a fresh and different perspective. The greatest thing about NYFW is that during this particular time of the year the streets of the city seems to be more alive and exciting than ever.  Many locals come back from their vacations and there are more visitors than ever from various parts of the world. During this time of the year, there are more boutique and store events held in the streets of Soho, pedestrians look more dressed up than usual and overall, the city is filled with spirit of joy and celebration.

For me, it’s also a great opportunity to network with other influencers and industry insiders. An insightful chat with a PR woman about her daily life in the image analyst profession, a discussion about the athleisure trend with a PR intern and a small talk about upcoming projects over a glass of wine with a friend-artist from LA are always refreshing and fun.

So, here are the highlights from New York Fashion Week SS18 I’d like to share with you:

Sports and Glam

No matter what season it is, the athleisure trend seems to be here to stay and worth the investment. In case of you are tired of wearing your track pants, take a close look at Hakan Akkaya’s collection for inspiration. It  features on-trend athletic designs such as utility pockets, straps and stripes. It’s striking fusion of office, glam and active wear is absolutely wearable for both day and night.Hakkan_Akkaya_nyfw_ss18

 

Poetic Justice

I can’t resist mentioning LAN Yu SS18 collection this season again! Her maxi beige and lilac coats inspired by the Victorian era and Romanticism were absolutely stunning. Satin, velvet, silk and lace were at the center of the stage at the LAN Yu SS18 presentation. The entire collection was as always very feminine, yet modern and chic,  offering a wide range of beautiful pastel colors.

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Dance in The Rain

Jarel Zhang, another emerging designer, offered a mix of bright colors and monochrome looks. I love the presence of both: innovative spirit and consumer awareness. The focal points of the artist’s collection were ultra-modern coats with oversized sleeves that are fun, chic and timeless. I think a very lightweight but well-protected coat that shields one from wind chill and rain is a must-have piece for any modern woman, especially if she lives in humid climate.  One of my favorite looks is the sheer red full length parka.

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An Island Escape

Lastly, you have a choice whether to dance in the rain or escape to an exotic island. Cindy Monteiro’s SS 18 collection with its Cape Verdian vibes will inspire anyone to wear white clothes, enjoy chamuças and walk barefoot on the sand. Her fusion of natural materials into modern design makes her garments undoubtedly stunning, comfortable and  timeless.

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Cindy Monteiro SS18 Image Credit: Instagram User @_evanliu

 

For more images and inspiration from NYFW SS follow me on my Instagram account @stylingontheedge

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