We took a break from the hectic NYFW: The Shows to see what other fashion events were showing. We landed at a church converted onto a runway for Dexter’s show. Yep, that Dexter but he has come a long way from Project Runway and now calls LA home. It work shows that the glam of the city has left an impression on his aesthetic. 

Hats with elaborate embellishments, heavily decorated jackets and a print that turned his visage into an iconic image; were all apart of one of the most exciting shows we say at fashion week.

Okay, we realize that a special customer would need to buy these pieces but that customer is me ?. The jackets were a sell for me and the lion men hat was the coolest.

Check out more images on our instagram (@tfgnyc), a full look book on the show on our Facebook page (thefashiongoddessblog) and the rundown on our youtube.

Happy Friyay ?

We went to see Steve Madden’s latest collection for men last night at his SOHO store on broadway and we were obsessed with some styles we saw.

The atmosphere was both electric and sophisticated with a DJ spinning and bourbon tasting. 

Bourbon and Whiskey tasting was provided by Widow Jane. We wished we tried the Rye gin but there wasn’t time. 

The collection was a mash-up of unisex and more traditional styles with a mix of staple slip ons, high tops and shoes in basic neutrals like camel, gray, brown and charcoal. There was a treatment to leather shoes that gave them a worn look.

The biggest surprise were the more eclectic designs including a high top with skull prints, a totally crystallized slip-on and comic strip prints which all gave a cool street vibe.

The bags were manufactured felt and canvas which has been big for men but has little design. The shoes were the hit of the show.

Stalk our instagram for more pictures of the event @tfgnyc.

Special edition ?

After NY, became the last city to give men their own fashion week, we did not aspect unisex runways during NYFW, a time to display women fashion. We knew it was inevitable, the cost of putting on 2 shows must be expensive especially for budding designers. So here are the best men looks we saw at women’s NYFW:

DEXTER

yep, the project runway alumni put on his own show at Style fashion week and we will cover the street fashion shows next week. We love the studs, the vampire lips and the cleverly placed face of dexter himself.

See more pics on our instagram, tfgnyc.

MALAN BRETON

Wayard prince meets pajama party at Malan Breton for men. The color scheme was full of neutrals but the embellishments from white pipping to the cool button and zipper details (like jacket above) gave the collection the same glam as his women’s without seeming opera-like.
TAORAY TAORAY

Okay, this was nothing like her more modern contemporary “adult” brands and we were invited to her younger brand as the email put it, we expected her love of minialism to be front and center. We were wrong, we got a hip hip filled display of dancing models changing right before us, an illustrator drawing the designs and clothes that looked nothing like she would design. I was keen on women but the guys looked cool.

I hope to get this out of my camera soon.

Happy Hump Day

Yvette ?

We love reporting on new designers!! We also love to give our readers a glimpse of something new. So this NYFW season we journeyed to other shows besides the tents and landed at Style Fashion Week at the Intrepid. We saw many Project Runway Alumni  (will get to them soon ?) but we also some note worthy Asian Designers as well.

The clothes were stipped in traditional Asian silhouettes including wide belts, wide pants and a touch of Origami in layered dresses. I could see Japanese (obi belts), Chinese  (voluminous shapes) and the Korean love of color all influenced this collection. Still, what really stole the show was the bags.

A sweet collaboration of clear acrylic and iridescent foil totes and sequin flowers accents on satchels make the bags the standout of the show.

We loved the elongated totes with the large zip pouch which seem of the moment need to carry everything. The metal handles give an industrial look while the clear material gives an air of fun. 

Tommorrow more alternative fashion week designers.

Happy Monday! ?

I went to 20 shows this fashion week mostly because of group shows and I can not believe how most designers resorted to gimmicks in an too obvious attempt to move the Millenial shopper to the checkout line, here are 3 things I hoped never to see but…?

MICRO PATCHES ON CLOTHES?

We saw this trend all over boring bags last year, bought by Millenials in droves and now you can find these micro patches on clothes particulary at David Tupaz’s show. Strange…doesn’t he do ballgowns? Tracy Reese was another designer adding patches. The horror and it is not even halloween yet!!

STREET WEAR MEETS SPORTS WEAR

Why? We were horrified at the debut of Taoray Taoray, Taoray Wang’s younger line that had none of her classic minimal style but seemed a combination of Versace meets The hood. 

Then a certain Project Runway Alumini surprised by totally changing his aesthetic  (complete 180) and wasn’t even prepared!

CHEAP SPARKLE

We know Millenials hate sparkle and abhors sequin but still love those quirky festival looks. So enter cheap lame and carnival looks at….dear I say it..David Tupaz again.

And it gets worst..

We will chronicle the bit falls of fashion week all week long next month so come back often!!

Happy Hump Day 

Y ?

This fashion week was so full of millenial gimmicks that I can say that out of 20 shows I saw, only 5 moved me. Pamella Rowland was not one of them.  Full of fashion hat tricks like the forever impractical feathers and the hard to care for sequin ( which I usually love) was somehow uneventful and over done. 

It was not even the worst part; it was the silhouettes that were old and outdated. Who wears pencil skirt dresses anymore? Also, there were cape dresses with shoulder detail. The above dress is a little too long and come spring, everyone will have to run to a tailor. A simple length to the ankle would have turned it from models only dress to any woman dress.

The best looks were infused with glitter and sheer detail proving that she could pull off young and sexy. Can I have an entire collection of the above dress?

Happy Monday

Yvette ?

We finally ditch the no-make up, makeup trends with bright and bold accents that have all of us layering on colors and metallics. Here are the three makeup trends, we are dying to try this fall!

The idea is to use bold metallics, bronze, gold and silver to a smoky eye of your choice. Of course, we saw lower key looks at Nicholas K, LES COPAINS, and Laura Biagiotti but the look also got the artist treatment at Chirstian Siriano. Play with the look and find what is your comfort zone.

We love bold lips!! This fall the darker the better!! And for an added bonus, it is so universal, skin tone wise!!!

EXTREME NAILS

We are in love with playing with our nails!! So we love the look here which is just do whatever crazy thing you want!!!

As always, if you try these look, #tfgfall and you could be featured on our instagram page!!

Happy Hump Day ?

The Spring 2018 shows are around the corner but we have fall shopping to do. So this week we are blogging about fall trends easy on the wallet. 

School girl goes straight from Spring to Fall with overalls paired with turtlenecks. There are so many variations, every style can pull it off!! Here are some tips:

1. School girl does not mean Jr. or High school, add varsity detail for a college school girl look. This look is best for causal dress styles.
2. If  you love goth, a black dress with a peter pan collar can be school girl with an addition of long socks, mary janes and a peacoat.

3. Overalls can be used for a more chic school girl look. 

4. Play with separates!! Collared button diwns with a flare skirt can be cute and school girl if paires right!!

We can safely say that florals, sheers and artfully place cutouts have been the basic go-to designs for Spring for so long they are no longer a trend. So what is new? Based on the sign of the times, here are 3 trends we think will crop up at NYFW in the coming 2 weeks!! 

Colored Camouflage 

Everytime war seems on the horizon, camouflage comes back into the limelight. We sense that designers will switch it up by changing the green and brown hue to a kaleidoscope of color combinations and of course, add it to their Spring lineup.

Metallics

Opulent looks are so Fall but we think lame and other light weight shimmer and shine enducing fabrics will be on display this season. The love of the 70’s, the decade of rebellion as paired with our own return to public protest will be the catalyst for this trend.

Embellished Denim

Okay, it is no secret we Americans love jeans but the rip and torn trend may be replaced with a more opulent preference like sequin, embriodery or patches. We even may see some punk elements like studs and chain motifs. As Millenials get older, they still want to be youthful but want to appear more thoughtful on what they actually wear.

This has been a long week and so far we have 8 shows in the pipeline with 2 weeks left for invites. We are watching our inboxes!

Happy Friyay!!

Yvette Estime

We never thought punk was a style but more a way to convey originality while voicing your distain for the modern ethos. Somehow, fashion has made it tangible, bringing the attitude, sense of rebellion and the yearning to break free of society’s norms into fall clothing and accessories.

We love what Michael Kors is doing with Jimmy Choo, taking it back from manufacturers while Coach’s identity crisis seems more palpable. 

Although, some elements are cliche (more safety pin motifs..?), some other brands have gone instellar to create cool vibes.  Here is a list of a few brands who added a spin:

During Amsterdam fashion week, Ibileye designer,  Sophia Bentoh combined Punk elements with her African roots creating mixed print clothing that somehow worked.

While Markus Lupfer combined sweet and preppy elements to punk as a nod to 70’s glam rock and a more modern preppy print of houndstooth rather than the overused plaid.

Below, Fenty by Puma adds street style vibes to a punk stable of plaid. What is yout punk inspiration for fall? #tfgpunkvip on instagram post and you could be featured on our blog!!!