stylish fashionista on the cold streets of New York

Street style fashion Photographer Tommy Ton snaps a stylish fashionista on the cold streets of New York.

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Although A-list stylist and budding designer Rachel Zoe has dropped out of the star studded line up for New York Fashion Week due to the birth of her new baby, there is still the excitement around the event. This years Fall/Winter collections are going deep into the Wild Wild West, with Chanel setting the standard from their recent collection showing in Fair Park, Dallas. The Chanel show displayed an awe-inspiring display of Native-American head dressers, tweed, Tex-Mex fringe and studded denim. Already predictions for the trends are trickling through fashion social media, with the expectation of the re-invention of plaid with bright hues.

 Supermodel Miranda Kerr front row at GS Shop’s fashion show

New York Fashion Week goes off with a Spanx fashion show, with Supermodel Miranda Kerr front row at GS Shop’s fashion show.

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Boss will be presenting their first collection under the design guidance of Jason Wu, he has titled Hugo Boss’s new vision as “This Is Boss.” The video campaign is directed by renowned visionary photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Martin, which will be live for viewing on 12th February via Hugo Boss’s website. Wu’s vision as depicted by the their website is “combining elements of heritage, architecture and nature to create a feminine and iconic look.” Adding to the week’s excitement is designer Donna Karen who celebrates her 30th anniversary with her collection showing in a historic building called “The Corner.” But the pinnacle moments don’t end there with revolutionary and iconic designer Diane Von Furstenberg celebrating the 40 years anniversary of The Wrap Dress, the show will be stream live from “Spring Studios” via her website.

Jason Wu’s “This Is The Boss” Campaign video short featuring model Edie Campbell

A still from Jason Wu’s “This Is The Boss” Campaign video short featuring model Edie Campbell

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New York visionary Prabal Gurung took on the challenge of activating another sense when fashionista’s whilst watching his Spring Summer fashion show last year with an added hint of a sweet aroma. Luckily for our noses the experience is rumored to be happening again on this years runways through designers Peter Som, Juan Carlos and Joseph Altuzarra just to name a few. As the NY times fashion writer Kristian Tice Studemen discovered when talking to Joseph Altuzarra adding a scent is all about a memorable experience. “Having a scent element in the show definitely complements the experience,” Mr. Altuzarra said. “We felt that subtly scenting the room prior to the show with the interior scent spray elevated the space in a nice way without it being overpowering.” (Read the full NY Times Article here)

Model walking the scented runway at Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2014 show

Model walking the scented runway at Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2014 show

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New York Fashion Week organisers have taken extra precautions this year, with the collaboration of virtual guest list control app Zkipster and Fashion GPS, each attendee to VIP after parties and other chic soirees will need a facial visual to gain entry instead of just a name on the list. It’s safe to say all budding fashion bloggers will have to work extra hard to gain entry as this year hints to even more exclusive parties.

New York Fashion week runs from the 6th to the 13 of February, follow all the updates via New York Fashion Week website and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week website here.

Fashion Writer: Aicha Robertson
Editor: Florence Bailey