Mynxii’s Monologues: NYFW 2012 Gaga for Glitter
Three… two… one… counting down the last minutes at fashion week today.
Our last full day was filled with events that kept us busy well into the evening. We headed straight back to the Lincoln Center, and straight to Reem Acra to see what was undeniably some of the best pieces I have seen all week.
The show opened with dark colored leather pieces which transitioned into sequins to, surprise, copper houndstooth. I’m starting to see very specific trends popping up in many collections. The metallics have been extremely prevalent from show to show in addition to the black velvets and of course, sheer, soft fabrics.
Reem Acra’s slim silhouettes and high shine textures mixed with dark knits and gold detailing. The houndstooth looks were lovely, but seen heavily the day before. Just when I thought the collection might have lost me, the next model to step on to the runway almost blinded me with a floor length sequin gown with borderline hypnotic movement.
One dress after another continued to turn the corner, each better than the last. I couldn’t help but grab James’s arm to steady myself from the excitement. “Are you kidding me?!” I couldn’t help asking him in a hushed whisper. They were absolutely mind blowing. The images posted online later didn’t even begin to give them justice. The way the gowns hugged every curve, the way they moved, and the way the light made the models look like goddesses of light couldn’t be translated through still images. I must get my hands on at least one of these fantastic dresses! Just wait, I’ll find an excuse to wear one, even if it’s to the market to pick up my veggies. I’ll treat every day like a runway!
The Prete & Bruno collection had many exquisite pieces, all inspired from old Hollywood icons. I could imagine Marlene Dietrich in the black chiffon shirt over the high waisted damask trousers, or Grace Kelly in the emerald lined black velvet gown. I would have liked to see some editing in this collection; there were many individual pieces that were so striking that tended to get lost in what I thought were just too many fillers. I did love the delicate gold jewelry that complimented the looks, as well as the the clean updos and classic makeup. Being a lover of anything that shines, I of course, was also a fan off the sequins that were consistent through out the show.
We decided to take a brief break from the fashion world and took a trip to the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The private tour of the studio and meet and greet with the staff was a treat; it was dramatically different from the world that we had just left just down the street only an hour before. It was experiences like this that helped to put certain things into perspective. With so much going on in the city this week, we sometimes tend to forget that yes, there is in fact, other news happening in the world that doesn’t involve tweed or oversize silk trousers!
We moved on to the Betsey Johnson after party. If a galaxy of glitter is what I had been searching for, then I definitely found it here. The venue was filled with absolute chaos. I have never seen so many bedazzled boys and glitzy girls in one room. Every hand held champagne and the dance floor resembled something like a club kid flashback from the party monster days, circa 1991. If there were even just one hundred people less, I think I may have enjoyed it a lot more. The Betsey show played on a loop on each screen, displaying her proud acrobatics after the last model left the stage. It was as if the party was just a continuation of the collection, and the audience was just another part of her vision.
We concluded the day with a charming dinner with the senior editor and the editor in chief of Bloginity. The table discussed the next week in London for London fashion week, and it was a quiet reminder that my week in New York was coming to a close. I would definitely make sure to cherish every last minute here before my journey back to Los Angeles.