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My Experience at the 2018 New York Fashion Week / 5 days in NYC

Is it worth all that hype? The answer to this is a yes and no. Why? Let me explain. 

During the second week of February, so from the 8th to the 14th of February, I got the chance to attend one of the most famous fashion weeks out there: it is of course the New York Fashion Week. It was a very intense week, filled with running around different locations of the shows, parties and brand presentations, which are scattered around the city.

Before my very first show I was really nervous because I didn’t know what to expect. Walking down the pavement to Spring Studios I could see photographers catching different streetstyle moments and details. It was just like I’ve imagined and much more. Security and PR teams were all very helpful and more than prepared. Which is a clear difference compared to fashion weeks in Ljubljana. Everything ran smoothly and there were no complications whatsoever. Models and clothes were gorgeous, collections were intricately designed, “coloured” with a sense for cultural heritage and local design. 

As it was my first time at NYFW I didn’t attend all the “big names of the industry” fashion shows, yet I still very much enjoyed my fashion week experience seeing amazing, lesser-known yet extremely talented fashion designers and their collections, which I know they undoubtedly worked very hard on. 

The first thing that surprised me is how different it is compared to a fashion week in Ljubljana. All shows started from 15 to 30 minutes late, which offered us some time to get to know the person sitting next to you and making some new, very important connections. The shows had a protocol of their own - everyone sitting in the front row had to uncross their legs and present a good posture so that they don’t effect any of the runway pictures designers will use for their later promotions. Photographers expressed their comments loud and clear - again very different to us, where all you hear is a clicking sound of a camera. The shows lasted for a good 10 to 15 minutes and presented collections of more than 40 pieces. Imagine how much work has gone into preparing a show as extensive as that. After the round of applause and shown gratitude for the designer, everyone quickly stood up, corrected their outfits and rushed to the elevator to get to the next location. This was a normal fashion show routine, which ran on all the other shows as well. 

I’ve also learnt that arriving sooner to the show (if you did not have an allocated seat but rather a priority standing/normal standing ticket) was key to getting in. It turns out that a lot of people got the tickets to the same, hard-to-get-in fashion show, but due to the venue capacity not everyone was able to got in. So punctuality should be your best friend at shows like these.

Though the streetstyle was as amazing as I’ve seen it popping on my Instagram feed, not everyone bothered to dress as over-the-top. I was kinda taken aback at first, but learnt to later appreciate, because everyone had a different role or purpose of attending a certain show. If you want to get in that online elite of streetstyle fashionistas, the secret is to wear bright contrasting colours, all-one-colour looks or outfits with a lot of details and volume. These outfits will look great in photos and that is why everyone would love to publish them on their websites. 

After the shows ended, we got some free time to explore the city, as it was our first time in New York. From the Rockefeller Center to Empire State Building, Flatiron Building, MOMA, Guggenheim Museum, Soho, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Central Park and 5th Avenue, it was an amazing and memorable trip. We didn’t have that much time to properly discover the city, but despite that we managed to visit a lot of famous sites in only 5 short days. 

It’s only the beginning of 2018, but so much has happened already. New York was on top of my travel list and I finally did it. It completely stole my heart and I fell in love with the city, just like London. I can’t explain the feeling, you will just have to visit NYC and try it for yourself. I know I will be back soon, there’s so much more for me to explore and see. And I can’t wait to do it all over again!

New York you’ll be missed! 

Wearing: Isabel Marant x H&M bomber jacket, Mango wide leg white trousers, Zara grey turtle neck top, Adidas Stan Smith trainers and Le Specs sunglasses.

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New York Fashion Week / Day 3

It's raining here in New York, but certainly this didn't stop us. Day 3 was the busiest of them all. We kicked the day off with Dan Liu runway show.

Dan Liu is a Chinese-Japanese fashion designer, creative director of TATSUAKI fashion house, founded by Liu in 2002 and it7s named after his Japanese name, as well as DAN LIU label, first noticed in February 2016 at New York Fashion Week.

His F/W 2018/2019 collection was titled The Spy Who Loved Me, which consisted of 36 look, featuring perfectly tailored dresses in knit, crochet, lace and with embroidery details. All the looks were stylised with oversized glasses, perfectly tied pony-tails, head-scarfs and a glossy red lip 

We unfortunately missed out on Misha Kaura's and Son Jung Wan's collection because our schedule overlapped with other shows. 

Next up was Helen Anthony, who is a new and exciting British designer. Fashion, design and fine tailoring remain his passion and he is renowned for his daring cuts, leading style and intricate patterns. Anthony derives his inspiration from many different cultures, religions and seasons. His collection showed seamless interconnection between his cultural inspiration and eclectic use of pattern, colour and bold designs.

The last event of the day was CAAFD (the Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers) collective showcase, promoting and empowering aspiring young fashion designers: Port Zienna, Mouton Blanc and Zabetta Couture. 

Port Zienna (Francesca Canepa, from Lima, Peru) combines inspirations from haute couture and various elements from cultures Francesca Canepa has come across during her travels. 
Mouton Blanc (Hakuyo Miya) is also very world traveled. His heritage lies in his Japanese roots, and he has studied in Paris - conglomerating both cultures influences into his designs. Mouton Blanc’s pieces are known for their striking fantasy elements.

Zabetta Couture’s designer, Ruth Zabetta, was born in New York City but raised in both Spain and the Dominican Republic, imparting a very unique set of inspirations for this couture line. Zabetta Couture’snpieces exhibit femininity through asymmetrical cuts, which enhance and bring attention to the natural beauty found in the silhouette of women.


For today's look I sticked with the trusted wide-leg trousers and a pair of sock boots - a combination, which never lets me down. I paired that with a simple white tee from Mango and a fringe Zara top. For accessories I chose Asos tassel earrings and a red ribbon, for a pop of red to the monochromatic look, which I unfortunately lost on my way to the show. It looked so good, trust me. Of course I couldn’t forget about my oversized puffer jacket, because it’s freezing out here in New York. The clear clutch is from Interio, nails are Essie Meet me at the sunset and the scent again Kenzo, World. 

Two more days left in New York, but I'm already planning when I'll be back here! Stay tuned for more looks. 

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New York Fashion Week / Day 2

I’m back. It’s day two. So let’s go. 

A freezing cold Friday morning was starting in a rush. I was to late to my 9am show because of this unpredictable, crazy New York traffic, so I barely made it. A bit hungry, but I did it. I arrived exactly at 9am, but if you know how the fashion industry work, you know that everything starts off a bit late. JUST IN XX opened day two of New York Fashion Week show.

Justin Yu-Ying Chou is a Taiwanese designer showcasing his vision of unique street fashion. Because of Yu-Ying Chous growing background in Taiwan and professional training in Italy and the UK, he incorporates both traditional Oriental as well as Western elements into his designs. He identifies with a high street concept and classic crafting skills, which was clearly seen in his new F/W 2018 collection - under his new label JUST IN XX.  More about the designer here. 

Collection was inspired by a collaboration with Taiwan's National Palace Museum in order to reinterpret Chinese imperial art as modern street style. "SuperlinXX" (meaning "super links") combines time, space, culture and age, escaping daily routines and rules, as well as merges his vision of street fashion with his philosophy of cultural diversity. Guided by the vision that "old is new" and "local is global", Chou uses traditional Taiwanese craft skills to remix vintage fabrics with modern textiles. JUST IN XX F/W2018 collection was the perfect combination of unique streetwear and traditional prints.


And now for the outfit. I opted for wide-leg trousers and a simple white turtle neck top from Zara. I finished the look of with a Zara Men green anorak, which I belted with a DRYKORN white belt, paired with sock boots also from Zara, silver earrings from Cos and clear clutch from Ineterio. Scent of the day was Kenzo World and nail polish from Essie - meet me at sunset. This is the outfit that is suitable for all the athleisure lovers who want to look stylish and modern.

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New York Fashion Week / DAY 1

That’s it. I achieved everything I set for 2018 and it’s only February. How crazy is that? This was my biggest dream since 3rd of July 2011, the day I started with Blush. New York Fashion Week was something that I could only dream of, watching it season by season of Project Runway, the show I am absolutely obsessed with. I honestly would never dare to think that I could achieve something so big, but hey, look at where I am today. Standing in front of the entrance of my first NYFW runway show. Dreams really do come true and this is a living proof of that.

So let me take you on my journey and describe how everything began.

I got the tickets 10 days before the beginning which meant that everything had to be planned last minute. But we did it, in less than a week. The long-awaited Wednesday the 8th of Februar finally came. We started at 5:00 am, on a snowy cold morning in Ljubljana. We were so scared that our flight would be canceled, but after we arrived at the Marco Polo Airport in Venice, Italy, everything was going according to plan - we boarded the airplane for transfer flight to Moscow. Yes, Moscow, in the beginning of February. It was -12 degrees Celsius so it wasn’t the most pleasant travelling experience, I’m not gonna lie. After arriving to JFK in the evening, we travelled to our hotel near Times Square. 

Am I dreaming? Is this really happening.

Yes, this is really happening. We woke up exhausted after 24-hour long journey, but we had to move quickly, because our first show started at 10:00 am. I was jet-legged, nervous, excited and happy all at the same time. Colovos was my first ever New York Fashion Week runway show - authentic collective vision of longtime husband and wife collaborator Michael and Nicole Colovos. Their minimalist design was the perfect way of kicking off these crazy experience.

Colovos exquisitely constructed clothing is perfect for a modern woman. Their aesthetic is a blend of clean, architectural lines, beautiful fabrics and thoughtfully considered details. Colovos blend traditional tailoring with modern minimal shapes to create a new take on an everyday clothing. The F/W 2018 collection was inspired by the idea of the matriarch - how woman finds strength in vulnerability over might. Protected by the shelter of soundness and security, the soft overcomes the hard in both expression and fabrications.

my favourite outfits from the show (minimalist, sleek, with a pop of colour)

This season Colovos has eliminated traditional animal skins, furs and leathers replacing each with faux variations. An orange check fabric is made of recycled bottles extracted from the ocean, and draped in variations of a twisted form fitting dress to relaxed trench. The process of making this fabric reduces the traditional footprint by 95 percent.

All black everything. 

So now for my outfit. I really wanted to include/represent Slovenian designers at NYFW (the rest you will see in later posts, I can’t expose all my outfits just yet, so you’ll have to wait and see). Because of Colovos’ minimalist approach to design I decided to wear Janja Videc black cotton dress from her Basics collection. I paired it with black wide-leg trousers from Zara, an oversized black puffer jacket also from Zara and accessorised everything with a pair of Adidas Stan Smith trainers, a grey H&M beanie, Alexander McQueen handbag and another Janja Videc piece, black earrings from her F/W 2017 collection. Last but not least - because of my extreme jet-leg I decided to put on black Le Specs sunglasses, just to fix the situation a bit.

Stay tuned!

This sums up my first day in New York. My dreams came true. I was cheesy today I know, but I really can’t help myself this time. I need to set a few new goals for this year. I’ve never been to New York before, so seeing the Empire State Building, Central Park and that famous Friends building is still so exciting to me. I can’t wait to share more with you really soon.

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