Fashion month came faster than expected this year, but I couldn’t have been more excited to kick it off in New York! As this is now my third season covering shows, I’m finally making the jump to–yes–start in New York, but also attend shows in Milan and Paris. Fashion month is definitely something I’m investing a lot of time (and money) in, but truly, there’s nothing that brings me more joy than the rush of seeing designers’ new collections in such intimate yet opulent settings.
I’m getting a bit ahead of myself here, though, so let’s just chat about some of the haute happenings from my New York trip!
I made a conscious effort to not spread myself too thin on this trip by running to each and every show I was invited to. Since I knew I had a whole month of shows ahead of me, I paced myself, and even took a spa day off at the very end.
Essentially, I carefully chose to attend shows by those designers whose collections I genuinely connected with. These decisions were informed either via having attended shows in seasons prior, or just via industry knowledge and a bit of research. Most of these designers were quite low-key, yet nonetheless just as gifted as our favorite mainstream ones. Shows I went to included: Romeo Hunte, Custo Barcelona, Noon by Noor, and Yuna Yang.
Whoops–silly me! Again, I got ahead of myself. I completely skipped over the most wonderful first night I had when I landed in New York. In full disclosure, I’m probably the biggest Bollywood geek you can find, and I’m a sucker for Bollywood tunes. If anyone blasts those beats, I’m bringing out my dance moves no matter what. I was completely in my element that first evening, when I went to a Bollywood night at this joint in the Queens/Astoria area. I even got to hear live, and personally meet, two artists that I’m currently obsessing over–Onkar and Baba (The Doorbeen)–who are behind some really trendy songs like Lamberghini and Prada feat. Alia Bhatt. Super fun times!
Fashion, fun, and–wait–we missed one really important last f: food! New York’s food scene is unparalleled in all aspects. Especially where breakfasts, pizzas, and desserts are concerned, I surely had my fair share of indulgences. There’s probably lots of indulging left for Paris and Milan, and I’m sure I’ll pack on a few extra pounds devouring pastries while I’m there too, only to (hopefully) walk it all off as I explore the cities!
If you’d like to see more of what happened during my experience at New York Fashion Week SS20, including my time at the shows, my spa day off at The Langham, and of course, the super cool Bollywood night with The Doorbeen, do check out my vlog below!
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Hope you continue to enjoy coming along with me virtually on my fashion month travels! Here’s to more beautiful memories as the SS20 season continues.