Tadashi Shoji presented a great show that began with a pastel illustration cascaded on two big projections on each side. A short delightful film with watercolor pastel animals and a fallen tree took over the room; followed by a grand opening of lights as the models made their entrance down the runway walking with an ethereal air. Feminine designs with soft silhouettes complimented the body with a generous gifting of lace and trims charmed with ostrich feathers. The color specter ran boldly, offering neutrals with a heightened climaxed delivery of vibrant blues, raging reds and plush pinks. As always, a stunningly sensation of a presentation.

Words: Sara Stojchevska

Runway Images: Linda Gaunt Communications




Self-Portrait’s SS’17 collection explores tailoring elements with structured silhouettes and intricate design details while maintaining a feminine edge as said by Han Chong. The lace detail seen in many of Self-Portrait’s collections were staple settings in many of the pieces. The button details, cut outs, lace, and ruffles were incredibly lustrous. The color palette included feminine colors of blush, mustard, white, and baby blue. The shoes by Robert Clergerie x SelfPortrait added a complimentary bit of edge element to the collection.

Words: Julie Green


Jill Stuart’s runway show displayed the soft and airy feel of a 90s retro flash forward spring. The collection included flowered prints and short flowy dresses with colors compiled of light pink, white and light orange. Neutral colors such as tan, gray and black were also displayed. The detailing in the collection was simple and traditional with a modern twist. The modernity was seen through a cohesive designed print along with a fitting open-toe bulky heeled shoe and simple arm sleeves presenting a spinning step of a body conscious confident ease.

Words: Sara Alexander



Eckhaus Latta was a united front of the true everyday people with exceptional model highlights. An eclectic deconstruction and a trending unisex courted the pavement.  Rock and roll grunge, denim details, oversized and varied knits, rips and elongated jackets with a gratifying nod to 90s era were capital and kind, welcoming to all, discriminating against none. This is the collection for the absolute kindred cool kids.

Words: Chaunielle Brown


Rebecca Minkoff’s SS’17 fashion show was presented on the cobblestone streets of Soho right in front of the store representing the “shop the runway concept.” The collection delivered the playfulness and subtly edgy design you would expect from Rebecca Minkoff. There were velvet and metallic slip dresses, off the shoulder floral dresses, metallic pants, leather mini skirts, and jackets with colorful fur.  The models accessorized with Rebecca Minkoff luxury handbags and wore velvet blue ankle booties and over the knee suede boots. The finale parade walk, models made their way through wearing statement leather jackets graphed with “Love is Love,” “I Love NY,” “Be Love,” “We Are One,” “Be The Light,” “Unite,” and a slew of others with peace signs. A portion of the proceeds from these jackets will go towards Not On Our Watch, a charity dedicated to supporting  global human rights. A matter of fact leading encouragement for the thought provoking love induced threads to spread seeds of goodness in and out and all throughout where they may.

Words: Julie Green

Images: Dennis Carter