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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Currently Booming: NYFW 2017 Art Hearts Fashion Show Review (9-8-17)

(Photos & Review by Zoe Sinkaus)

The first designer of the night proved wedding dresses don't have to be traditional or dull. Instead, wedding fashion should embrace sequins, mesh, and embroidery. Luckily, this collection satisfies all three statutes of modern wedding fashion. The opening ensemble featured a classic ballgown silhouette with a rhinestone encrusted skirt and  feather bodice. This collection increasingly gets better among every outfit, 


specifically within the off the shoulder embroidered white dress that was showcased in the middle of the show. Another highlight from this collection is a long sleeve mesh dress with a plunging neckline, central thigh high slit, and rhinestone encrusted embroidery along the middle of the dress.


 I don't know about you, but now I have a sudden urge to get married. I should probably find a husband first.


Between the naturalistic element of the deer antler flower crowns, the dreamy silhouettes in pastel variants, and an overall enchanted romance theme, this collection felt like it came right out of a Shins album. Although the designer tinkered with A-line, cocktail, and mermaid dresses in millennial pink and sea foam green that kept the collection cohesive, each dress had its own element of glam, which demonstrated the designer's sheer versatility and talent.



 Overall, I'm obsessed with this collection. The faded colors and romantic structures create dresses that exude hints of tranquility and elegance, perfect for anyone who wants to feel enchanted for a night.


Oh, where do I even start with Mister Triple X?? Maybe I should describe the electric switch in the audience when the first model revealed this show wasn't going to be evening wear. A combination of fast-paced, fist-pumping, electronic music blasted through the venues speakers as each model strutted down the runway with an energy so vibrant it was hard to forget you were at a fashion show and not an EDM concert. 


This swimwear collection had a little bit of everything, which I appreciated. Men swimming trunks seemed to fall at the standard medium length, and featured variants of the different forest patterns showcased across the entire collection. 



As for women bathing suits, one pieces either had intricate back straps, or were paired with a matching chiffon cover-up that was left open to display the bathing suit.
 Bikini tops seemed to come in either a high-neck design or standard sports bra-esque silhouette, each paired with a cheeky thick-banded pair of bottoms. One of my favorite patterns from the collection has black and white stripes with what appears to be skulls, feathers, and clouds sporadically decorated. While Mister Triple X is super edgy and fun, his collection demonstrates his value of refined technique and cohesiveness, which many designers struggle with. Needless to say, I know where I'm buying my bathing suits for next summer.


The next show displayed another attempt at romantic enchanted evening wear. While it was evident each piece in the collection was made with precision and exclusive focus on detail, the collection as a whole entity seemed to lack flow. 



This is shown throughout the drastic switches from skin-tight mesh dresses with plunging necklines, ruffled sleeves, vibrant flower embroidery, and hip-high slits to illuminating rhinestone encrusted dresses with A-line silhouettes and matching capes to enhance the powerful design, and even a classic ballgown style wedding dress at the end. At the end of the day, this designer's clothes seemed to fall in line with this seasons trends of glitter, floral embroidery, mesh, and an overall enchanted feel, but I would've appreciated true cohesiveness within the collection.


When the opening model is a man wearing a Walt Disney canvas blanket on the front, and a United States Army blanket on the back, you know the show is going to be an eclectic gem. The beginning outfits looked like paper collages that aged and came to life. Although each outfit had a different message, the overall theme seemed to be peace, which reflects how fashion is easily influenced by political and social elements within a society.


In the middle of the show, there was a switch from collage rugged outfits to cleaner evening wear options. This designer played right into this season's trends, so much so if you dropped a few of his outfits into the previous designer's runway, it would be extremely hard to identify those designs were created by a different designer.




As the closing designer, Fernando Alberto Atelier effortlessly showed all of this season's trends can easily be integrated in one collection. 


Flowing chiffon pieces decorated with nature's chicest and most eye-catching patterns create perfectly romantic and groovy outfits that should be worn everywhere. Fernando Alberto Atelier's designs emulate a sort of sophistication and modernness in the easiest way possible. 


My favorite design from this collection is a flowy blue-based dress with a plunging gold encrusted neckline, middle thigh split, powerfully long train, and a tropical pattern similar to the colors found on an exotic bird. If I ever wore something from this collection, I feel like I would deserve to be whisked away on a millennial cruise with Glass Animals playing in the background. And that's one of the best feelings ever.







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