NYFW : Academy of Art University

Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway

I know what you’re thinking- gee, Sarah, NY fashion week ended like… a week ago. Are we in a time warp?

Well, my friends, I believe in the merits of “better late than never,” and when runway collections are this fantastic, seeing them is well worth the wait.

I was originally scheduled to attend this show when I planned to go to fashion week, and I was super bummed that I couldn’t make it. But seeing the images and video is definitely the next best thing (and I can do it all from the comfort and the warmth of the west coast!).

Academy of Art University is one of the true highlights of the Bay Area fashion scene. Throughout my time living here, I’ve worked with them as a model/guinea pig for photographers, runway walker, and most recently as an avid consumer of the creative, fresh designs that are the students’ signature.

Showing at Lincoln Center is no small feat, but these designs stood up to the grandeur. Although I could see myself incorporating elements of each designer’s work into my own repertoire, I especially fell for Earnest Huang and Hong Ni’s cool-girl brights and swingy dresses.

Images via Randy Brooke / Wire Image.

Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway
Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway

Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway

Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway

Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway

Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 - Official Coverage - Best Of Runway Day 2

Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway

Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway

Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway

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The New York Diaries : White & Pastel Inspiration

Donna Karan New York, Donna Karan collectin, Donna Caran NYFW
Donna Karan New York

Even though I plan on wearing a lot of black to New York Fashion Week, there’s something about springy pastels and soft whites that bring a much-needed ray of sunshine in the winter. From structured, modern silhouettes to ultra-feminine designs, these sweet pieces transcend the seasons (well, with a thick scarf, at least!).

I can’t keep my mind of the Prabal Gurung caped dress that meshes drama with a work-friendly silhouette. And for a date, I’d love to slip on Adeam’s peachy-sweet frock with perfect cap sleeves. As always, Hervé Léger by Max Azria concocted the perfect flirty dress that manages to be ladylike and a little bit vampy at the same time. And look to Donna Karan for the perfect combination of easy-sexy slouch and structure.

I know the polar vortex is going to knock me off my booties as soon as I step off the plane at LaGuardia, but there’s nothing like a little pastel hidden under a parka to keep you warm (emotionally, at least!).

Prabal Gurung pre-fall, Prabal Gurung dress
Prabal Gurung
DKNY dress, DKNY fashion week
DKNY
Adeam, Adeam dress, Adeam NYFW, Adeam New York Fashion Week
Adeam
Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Hervé Léger by Max Azria scalloped dress, Hervé Léger Jules dress
Hervé Léger by Max Azria

 

DVF, DVF Zarita dress
DVF
Rag & Bone vespa jacket, Rag & Bone
Rag & Bone

 

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The New York Diaries : The Inspiration

all-black outfit, winter fashion, fashion week style, NYFW inspiration, New York Fashion Week

I seriously cannot believe that New York Fashion Week starts two weeks from tomorrow. I’ve been dreaming of attending for years, and now it’s finally going to be real. True, I’ll likely spend most of my time huddling in my stilettos outside the tents, but just being present for the event gives me butterflies in my stomach. Maybe even a sparrow.

A few of my friends have been asking me what I’m going to be wearing. After all, I’ve been lulled into a false impression of winter, given that it’s currently 65 degrees and sunny in San Francisco. But I’m excited to get back in touch with my Minnesota roots and find a way to look somewhat fashionable even when obscured by a giant coat.

I wrote recently about my all-black uniform, and I’m using my no-color palette as a building block for what I’ll be wearing that week. There’s so much fantastic inspiration out there, and a few looks in particular are getting me excited to start styling. I’m going to try my hardest to be selective about what I pack, only bringing the minimum (not my whole closet) for a week of mixing and matching.

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!

Images (top to bottom) via Net-a-Porter, Caitlin Flemming, LA Cool & Chic, Miss Zeit, Vanessa Jackman, Unknown, InStyle,  Refined Style, Style Lovely, Refined Style, The Style Skinny

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all-black outfit, winter fashion, fashion week style, NYFW inspiration, New York Fashion Week

all-black outfit, winter fashion, fashion week style, NYFW inspiration, New York Fashion Week

all-black outfit, winter fashion, fashion week style, NYFW inspiration, New York Fashion Week

all-black outfit, winter fashion, fashion week style, NYFW inspiration, New York Fashion Week

all-black outfit, winter fashion, fashion week style, NYFW inspiration, New York Fashion Week

all-black outfit, winter fashion, fashion week style, NYFW inspiration, New York Fashion Week

all-black outfit, winter fashion, fashion week style, NYFW inspiration, New York Fashion Week

all-black outfit, winter fashion, fashion week style, NYFW inspiration, New York Fashion Week

all-black outfit, winter fashion, fashion week style, NYFW inspiration, New York Fashion Week

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