New York Fashion Week is considered as the ignition to all of the major city fashion shows in the world with a heavy influence in the women’s wear and menswear market.
It’s glamorous for the consumer due to the high influence of celebrity and pageantry behind every show, but at the end of the day it’s about the clothes and what we could expect to be presented on the racks of every major department store or boutique. Here are three things that we learned for the upcoming fall collections.
Plaid is here to stay (for at least now): Don’t throw away your plaid lumberjack chic shirts ladies and gentlemen. The investment that you have spent is well worth it these past two years.
It’s about the past bringing it back to the present: Designers such as Alexander Wang, with his take on a Vivienne Westwood like punk collection that uses netting, tulle, and wool neutral pink tops. Even Marchesa’s colorful botanical dresses are reminiscent of the romantic classical musical period of 19th-20th century. Take control of your color and past. Move it forward to your current closet and self.
Added final note. Shoes! Add color to your wardrobe by finding the right shoe. Louboutin has a new collection that is to die for, especially the full spiked boot. Also Jimmy Choo and Nicole Brundage’s collections are fun to take a look through. Budget seekers, take a look through Chinese Laundry. The brand is absolutely amazing and are very on trend with all of the current looks. The shoes have great longevity. A few Chinese Laundry shoes will make you feel great at the end of the day while having a cocktail on the side.
Nicholas Clements-Lindsey graduated with honors from Texas Christian University and is currently studying fashion design at Otis College of Art and Design. Between studies in 2009, Nicholas led a public relations campaign for Micha Design and Patricia Underwood while debuting his eponymous line 'NICHOLAS LINDSEY' presentation for Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week and SMASHBOX Los Angeles Fashion Week as the youngest Black American designer to present in both shows. During those campaigns, Essence Magazine described Nicholas as "The new determined designer to watch in 2009/2010." and Examiner.com listed him as the "Hot new designer and social media up and comer." Nicholas credits have also been placed in Italian Vogue, Self Magazine, Essence, Black Enterprise, 944, and Indulge. As a multiculturalist, Nicholas lived in Germany, Italy and Texas.
Nicholas is also an avid clarinet performer and opera countertenor singer; having performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, Metropolitan Winds, Orchestra of the Pines, Turtle Creek Chorale, and Dallas Symphony Chorus. He's a culinary guy that is in love with Asian fusion cuisine, a travel nerd, and when not wired on social media and designing for his clients, he's with his partner-in-crime, Buster the Dachshund.