Here are some more NYFW highlights that embrace detailing and creativity:
Kate Stoltz debuted her first luxury women’s collection at a pop-up storefront in Soho. It features 25 pieces made with lace, wool, silk, and hand embellishments and embroideries. The collection was inspired by a trip she took to Greece as well as an Irving Penn exhibit. Her clothes are sustainable, feminine, and detailed. My favorite pieces are: a blush camisole with lace detail paired with silk bell bottom pants; a black lace appliqué blouse paired with a hand embroidered wool skirt; an abstract bodice silk chiffon gown; and a black organza cocktail dress with side cutouts. Every piece has a custom fit, making it one-of-a-kind!
Stuart Weitzman also had its NYFW debut with its pre-fall and Fall 2018 collections at The Pool in Midtown. The well-established brand has refreshed its popular styles with new interpretations. Hardware is a pivotal element in the collections. The brand’s boots are now available in an assortment of materials. Detailing is also a highlighted component in mules with fur-lined ankle boots and jewel-toned mules with bows on them. Stuart Weitzman is also debuting a handbag collection in the fall. Every style is incredible, but check out my standout favorites!
Paul Andrew showcased his Fall 2018 shoe collection at Ramscale Studio in Greenwich Village. His inspiration was drawn from the ‘80s era as well as a Robert Motherwell painting that uses black, red, and white. The collection features a beautiful mix of pumps, ankle booties, and mules for women, and boots for men. All of the shoes are comfortable, stylish, and innovative. Key features include jewel embellishments, bows, and textured detailing. I’m obsessed with the red patent ankle booties adorned with jewels, but the entire collection is impeccable!
Melissa Shoes hosted a party at its Soho store to celebrate its Mapping Spring/Summer 2018 collection, which pays tributes to the evolution of cities and their relationship with technology. The party also celebrated two new art installations inside of the store: mmmmmBILLBOARD by Rachel Rossin and Danaus Plexippas by Cecilia Salama. The first installation is an interactive video throughout the lobby of the store that showcases projected images in multiple ways. The second installation is an immersive experience that focuses on butterflies and the themes of migration, eco-diversity, femininity and identification politics. They’ll both be on display until May.
What a great set of inspirational brands!