the first show i attended when i arrived in new york last week was tocca spring 2014. i always look forward to emma fletcher’s whimsical designs and delicate details, and this collection was no exception. this season, she took inspiration from ballet dancers with pretty ruffled details, cute tap shorts, and a really lovely selection of high rise cigarette pants that i wish i could wear right now! there was also a beautiful range of sheer silk gowns, but i always prefer the more wearable daytime looks. in particular, i am a bit obsessed with the polka dot top and suspender skirt photographed above.
all images photographed by me.
thought i’d share a few snapshots from a recent visit with nina of family affairs. nina is actually one part of the mother-daughter duo behind family affairs. she designs each collection with her loving mother, and splits her time working between her hometown in zurich and her brooklyn abode. the clothes are all produced in new york, but she usually holds her presentations in switzerland, so it’s nice for me to be able to stop by to peek at the clothes and chat about the latest collection while i’m in town.
photos by me.
bianca trying on the ivy league jacket!
the tocca fall 2013 presentation was set on a haunting stage, a pitch black room with a singular spotlight shining on a floral installation in the center of the room. the girls walked in one by one, sporting luxurious silk dresses in black, blush pink, and navy with stunning houndstooth coats and big floral fascinators. the intricate details were subtle in their effect, but certainly drew the right amount of attention.
photos by me.
one of my favorite things to do while i’m in new york for fashion week, is to visit some of my favorite designer’s studios. this season, samantha pleet invited me into her brand new space for a little sneak peek at her upcoming fall 2013 collection. i have the entire look book to share with you, but first, i wanted to share a few photos of her studio. i always love getting a peek at the places where people do their creative work. samantha shared this little watercolor palette, a piece of art leftover after painting pretty pictures, which served as a print for some of her dreamy silk dresses.
i went with a few blogger babes (see emily and emma below), which turned out to be pretty awesome because everyone started playing dress up with the collection, kinda like having our own private fashion show.
all photos taken by me.
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