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New York Fashion Week and Me

By February 20, 2012 , , , , , , , , ,


New York Fashion Week – a time when the city, more than ever, turns into a mecca for fashion and glamour. Designers from all over the world showcase their creations in hopes of influencing the tides of fashion, models take to the runway in beautiful and elegant haute couture collections, and fashionistas roam the streets in the season’s must-haves. Really, the excitement, glamour, elitism, and pretention during this week reach a fever pitch...and I wanted in! 

Luckily enough, I was able to snag tickets to the Tommy Hilfiger runway show on February 16. I was hoping to attend a show by one of the fancier designers, such as Diane von Furstenberg, Kate Spade, or Monique Lhuillier. Honestly though, who did I think I was? Anna Wintour? Beggars can’t be choosers, and I was happy to even get tickets to a show. And the show didn’t disappoint. The evening started off with a cocktail reception with free-flowing champagne and hors d’oeuvres. This is the time when people sip cocktails and mingle, steal secret looks at what everyone else is wearing, and take pictures in silly stylish poses to post on social media networks later on (I was guilty on all counts). 

The cocktail reception was followed by the highlight of the evening, the runway show itself. After Mr. Hilfiger gave a few opening remarks, the models took to the runway with Cobra Starship providing a fun and rockin' vibe to the show. The collection was certainly reflective of the all-American casual/preppy/sporty image associated with the Hilfiger brand. It was also clear from the predominant use of stripes, color-blocking, and bright reds and oranges that these trends will continue to go strong this spring and summer season. For someone who doesn’t usually shop at Hilfiger, I found myself eyeing a lot of the pieces in the collection. 

Tommy Hilfiger, the designer himself

Bright red and orange hues
Preppy with stripes
Cobra Starship playing in the backdrop
It was a memorable New York night where I got a taste of the glittering world of fashion. The thing is, I’m not sure I’ve had my fill…hey, anyone friends with Anna Wintour?

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6 comments

  1. wow, very jealous! :)
    lovely post.

    follow each other? xx

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    1. Thanks Georgi! Sure, would love to follow you!

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  2. I LOVE Cobra Starship! The show looked so fun and you looked fantastic :)

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    1. Cobra Starship was pretty awesome! And thanks for your comments Katherine!

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  3. Woot Woot! Digging your post Richa!:) You look fabulous, totally part of the glamorous NYC Fashion scene! I got to visit you soon now ;)XO

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    1. Haha, thanks Paridhi! I'm hardly part of the glamorous scene but NYFW was definitely fun! Come visit NY soon! :)

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