I couldn’t believe my ears when Tyrone Farley asked me to cover this show for True Fashionista Now at this season’s New York Fashion Week. This was my first time attending and I had no idea what to expect from these shows. I only knew a snippet of New York Fashion Week just by watching Sex & the City, The Devil Wears Prada, and The September Issue. I never truly experienced this iconic week as a whole. So the fact that I was actually going to be a part of this week made my heart full of butterflies.
The first show I attended was the Yuna Yang Fall/Winter 2014 Collection held at the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. The show was titled “The Butterfly Mother” and was inspired by the Miao Culture located in southwest China. This collection transforms the traditional Miao’s culture into a modern fashion from extremely colorful, to a simple art with Miao’s Spirit in which everything comes alive. I rose up to the 5th floor and it was recommended to arrive at 5pm which I did was immediately greeted inside. On my chair was a beautiful gift bag containing scented Cozy Girl products like room vaporizers and scented envelope sachets from the show’s sponsor, Green Leaf. The show began at exactly 6pm and I was in awe from the amazing looks from Yuna Yang’s latest collection for Fall/Winter 2014.
The models looked radiant and diverse. My two favorites from the whole collection were hands down the Kara Black Lace Coat and the Ralen Blue Lace Dress. I was happy that the models were placed next to each other and I was able to capture the looks. The creation of texture with embroidery, lace and layering is romantic yet modern for each look. The use of bright blues and reds almost adds to the rich embellished feel for some of the looks. The silhouettes are very relaxed and seems very easy to wear when a jacket is paired with a skirt or a pant. Yes, the Miao Culture’s rich tradition is visually beautifully to create artistic fashion where east meets west and fashionistas will want to stay stylish but warm with these looks for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2014.