My FAVORITE semi-annual event is here again. Yep…it’s that time of year…New York Fashion Week has begun! Designers are turning heads with their Spring 2011 collections at Lincoln Center for the first time ever. As most divas know fashion week has been held at Bryant Park for the past 17 years. While critics and fans were sad to see the end of an era draw near at last seasons shows; the unveiling of the new location has created an even bigger buzz than ever before. This week 90 of the worlds most established and up and coming designers will be strutting their collections down the catwalks at Lincoln Center!
I wish I was front and center at some of the shows. If Coterie wasn’t the following week… and I was able to be away from the store for two weeks…I would be there! Many of the designers we carry send out invites and I hate seeing them come in and having to graciously decline!
In 2004 my sister and I were invited to some of the shows for Fashion Week; Derek Lam, Behnaz Sarafpour, & Michael Kors . It was a spur of the moment trip; we decided two days before to buy our tickets and find the last decent hotel room in the city. I am so glad we went! While we were there we were in complete awe of everything around us…from the tents to the lights, the models and the stars…we were completely star struck… even by the coat checkers. You would have thought it was our first time in the city…when really we had grown up going there with our family. We arrived in NY and hooked up with our designer friends for a night out to some of the weeks festivities around town. The next few days were spent going from show to show and event to event. We saw everything from back stage drama to the glamorous presentations that these artists put on for their big days! However, the most memorable part of our trip was when my fashion flop (literally) of a sister gracefully took her first step onto the riser of the Bryant Park tents….she fell flat on her face making a grand entrance…basically breaking her wrist…at least it felt like she had! Here we are…two Texas girls pretending to be city girls in Bryant Park…one of us laying flat on our face in the middle of the crowd!!! Absolutely hysterical…a scene that should have been in “A Devil Wears Prada.” While our egos may have been slightly bruised (for about a minute)…we had the time of our lives. Sis…I must say, that was the most fun I have ever had on a trip and I wish we could do it all over again!
Here are some of the shots from Spring 2011 Fashion Week so far….many more days to come!
What trends will Spring 2011 bring? I will keep you posted!
If any of you have a good Fashion Week story or have been to a show let us know by posting a comment!
Happy Fashion Week!