The second week of July marks that time of year again. Sure, you may think I mean the rise in temperature from a bearable 50° to an 80° inferno, but–in reality–I’m happy to report the arrival of New York Men’s Fashion Week. Labels like Coach, Landlord and Nick Graham headlined NYMFW 2016. The influx of dapper men rivals the aesthetic of Colin Firth in Kingsman: The Secret Service at a time when we thought there were only so many attractive faces that could coexist on one island.
Not only do the men dress to impress during this week, but the women refuse to hold back. During NYMFW this year, I had the opportunity to hang out with some of the CFDA photographers who channeled Bill Cunningham to capture the perfect street style shots as guests approached Skylight Clarkson Square. This daring Fashionista I captured wore this layered tulle skirt reminiscent of Carrie Bradshaw in the opening credits to Sex and the City.
What distinguished her outfit from the hordes of other Fashionistas lies in her rose-tinted sunglasses that show we truly can have the best of both worlds: dark and light. Instead of sporting an all-black outfit, she pulled out her inner Elton John and threw on a pair of shades that are as quirky as they are trendy. A cat-eye frame will add a professional vibe, perfect for the buyers and journalists in attendance.
The fabric of her top and layers of the tulle skirt add a juxtaposition of textiles that complements the color pop which her glasses bring forth. As for her lace-up heels, they provide an overall feminine air to the outfit—ideal for watching the show. Until next year, NYMFW.
How To: Fashion Week’s over–now what? Partner this look with a pair of platform Nike Air Maxes for a day around the city.