[Day 3] After spending the weekend in Miami with my husband, I landed back in NY, Monday morning, and hit the ground running. From the airport I went straight to work and canceled all shows that afternoon. Tuesday I went into work late, starting my day with a beautiful show by (my favorite) Noon by Noor. While I was at work, my friend attended the Pamella Roland show, which looked absolutely exquisite. For my lunch break (which I took it at 3pm), I went to the Cynthia Rowley show. It took me 18 minutes each way, with a combination of subway and running, but I made it!! And WOW it was the most amazing show I had ever attended to date - it was held outdoors on a street in Tribeca… need I say more!
Ended my night, ever so glamorously, at a late night meeting with the city planning board for two projects I’ve been working on. I can proudly say both were approved, and (hopefully) will get built this year! And that, my friends, was Day 3 of NYFW in a nutshell.
Noon by Noor:
Designers Shaikha Noor and Shaikha Haya Mohammed blew us away with their Bahraini pearl inspired collection! I absolutely love their show, probably the one I looked forward to the most. Noon by Noor was the first NYFW show I ever attended (Feb 2019) and I’ve been hooked ever since.
According to their show description, the entire collection was inspired by the Bahraini pearl, with literal forms of the pearl appear as fastenings, trims, and embroidery. The pearl was also interpreted as a symbolic motif in the polka dot print and woven dotted stripes. What I loved most was how the shear dresses and pearl embroidered fabrics inherit the brand’s fragile elegance and luxury. It’s all in the colors and details, with white, black, pearl grey, and shell pink worked into the fabrics, either woven or on the print, it all created the perfect, elegant summer vibes.
The show had a mixture of high waisted trousers, pleated blouses, striped dresses, all with an aura of tough femininity and an assortment of summer ready accessories. I loved the handbags, at one point I started zooming in to take photos of their adorable beach bags and sandals.
My oh My, leave it to Cynthia Rowley to turn a tucked-away street in TriBeCa into an animated, Dr. Seuss-inspired runway! The theme chosen was seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go”. Models strutted down the street in the most beautiful designs, on a runway with images from the book printed on it. I was mesmerized the entire show, as were the onlookers from adjacent buildings.
Oh the places you’ll go, indeed, to a street in the middle of Tribeca touched by the whimsical elements of Dr. Seuss. The runway set the stage for a spectacular show featuring a 200-ft rug with printed images from the books, green and striped balloons floating over and a sea of attendees filling the streets. I was so excited before the show even started, but it was honestly beyond my imagination. Rowley infused Dr. Seuss’ designs into her own mash-up, mixed with femininity. Every. Single. Piece. was an outstanding success in alluding to the whimsical art that is Dr. Seuss. The scalloped details, mixing of color blocks, even the make-up and hair, added to the details and beauty of the collection. My favorite pieces were the different colored trousers and graphic printed dresses, which made it totally worth my lunch break!
It’s hard not to fall in love with every dress Pamella Roland creates. As one of the first brands to ever reach out with an invitation, I was sad I couldn’t attend this season (instead a friend attended). Every collection seems to be a continuation of the luxurious aesthetic and level of quality that Pamella is known for.
The collection of evening wear showcased decadent gowns, mini dresses, jumpsuits and pantsuits. It’s hard to take your eyes off the runway when a mixture of light pink feathered dresses and a Cinderella-blue gowns are walking down the stage. Not that I would know since I wasn’t there!!! But I imagine so.
This season, Pamella Roland, incorporated bold approaches in colors and textures among their traditional soft colored embroidery and silhouettes. The re-imagined design approach of adding in dyed pearls, 3D flowers, and hammered sequins is a game changer in how evening wear is viewed… and quite honestly I love it. It’s bold, it’s new, it’s different, and I love when brands aren’t afraid to test new waters.