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“Every Year The Women Of New York Leave The Past Behind & Look Forward To The Future… This Is Known As Fashion Week…” – Carrie Bradshaw

New York Fashion Week, NYFW to those in the know and the hashtag that never gets old, is where the New York fashion crowd come to mingle, not touch carbs and enjoy the latest collections. For fashion PRs, its 7 days of hell, for productions companies sleep becomes something for the week and for the socialites, well, it just doesn’t get any better.

So why is it that this week, despite all the hardships it involves, it still one of the most amazing, unworldly and favorite calendar weeks of the year? Simply put, because it’s FASHION week. Designers worldwide flood the fashion capital to show their latest collections, debut the latest trends and to simplify it more, show us what they got!

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“Haute Couture Consists Of Secrets Whispered From Generation To Generation” – Yves Saint Laurent

Haute Couture is timeless, the saying itself means ‘high sewing’ and it allows each designer to showcase their talents to a higher degree. Focus isn’t just on the aesthetic, it’s what went into that aesthetic, drawing attention to fabrics, techniques and embroideries

Chanel showed a mix of quirky takes on the little Chanel suit with high quality stitching, beading and tailoring. Raf Simons brought his second haute couture into the mix where full skirts, chiffon and exquisite tailoring were all in play; Atelier Versace seemed to mix a little South Beach with a little Jersey Shore whilst Armani Privé seemed to provide the perfect blend of boudoir and the Orient. However, my favorite of the day had to be Giambattista Valli.

Valli’s collection was fresh and innovative whilst bringing timeless and classic silhouettes to the runway. Monochrome with dashes of bright color held your attention whilst the variations on volume and length made it playful – it made couture youthful, no longer something only for the more mature with an inflated bank balance.

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