New York Fashion Week is over and with it goes the Bryant Park Tents. Come September the shows will move to Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, a space that is expected to hold almost twice the amount of the tents. Bryant Park has been hosting fashion week since 1993. I had the pleasure of attending my first show in 2003, when I volunteered as an usher. Oh how times have changed in the past 7 years, but the excitement of opening the doors into the tents never did. Bryant Park you will be missed!
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Starting Spring 2010, NY Fashion Week is moving from Bryant Park to Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center. This week Stephanie Winston Wolkoff was named Director of Fashion Week reporting to the President of Lincoln Center, Reynold Levy.
“We see Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week coming to Lincoln Center as an opportunity to welcome the design community. For Lincoln Center, this partnership is a natural one that we want to fully embrace, and because our campus of 16 acres has so many different places in addition to the tents for fashion shows, we want to make sure those spaces…are as welcoming and as inviting as we possibly can for the design community,” said Levy.
Considering how hard the news of Fashion Week moving out of Bryant Park was for many of us, Lincoln Center has some pretty high heels to fill. Fortunately for Levy, having the former director of special events for Vogue [Winston Wolkoff] on your team is a step in the right direction.
I look forward to what they have to unveil.
On Saturday, September 12th, Gina Brooke, Artistic Director of Shu Uemura, was kind enough to extend an invitation to go backstage and preview the look for Vivienne Tam’s Spring 2010 runway collection. Considering this was the last year fashion week would be held at Bryant Park (sniff, sniff), I was anxious to get to the tents.
The inspiration for the show was nature. Gina Brooks did an exceptional job embodying the theme and creating a clean, natural face with soft pink cheeks and dramatic lashes that appeared like butterfly wings (using the Shu Uemura Farfallina False Eyelashes on both the top and bottom lash line).
“Butterflies were seen everywhere in Vivienne’s collection which was inspired by freedom, life and the 1960’s,” said Brooke. “It was only natural to have these beautiful, wing-like lashes flank the models’ eyes to resemble one of earth’s most gorgeous creatures.”
Get the Look:
- Farfallina False Eyelashes – $29.00
- Nobara Cream Cover Stick – $42.00
- Primal Mix Blush – $24.00
- Eyebrow Gel – $24.00
- Rouge Unlimited 942 – $23.00
Hair by Kevin Mancuso for Kevin Mancuso Salons. Following suit, Kevin completed the look with middle parts, producing loose waves on these models flowing locks, creating a modern twist on a classic hippie do.
After my interview, I had a little time to kill until the show started. Fortunately, I ran into a friend who invited me to the W Hotels VIP Backstage Lounge, sponsored by Veuve Clicquot. I had me a drink (or two) while mingling with some of fashion’s finest.
Showtime! I filed into the crowd excited for Vivienne Tam’s collection and especially thrilled to see the premiere of her latest collaboration with HP for their digital clutch. A beauty bloggers dream! So compact and stylish, I want it! But like Vivienne Tam’s collection, this stunning piece of machinery is not expected to launch until Spring 2010.
A stunning show it was, but see for yourself. Click HERE for complete image coverage of Vivienne Tam’s Spring 2010 Collection.
For more on the Vivienne Tam/HP Digital Clutch click HERE