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Thursday, February 23, 2017

NYFW: Leanne Marshall AW17

Leanne Marshall AW 17
photo credit: The Fashionisette
I too attended some NYFW shows. I couldn't let my guest posters have all the fun. [P.S. I know it has been forever since I actually posted...although I know you love getting the scoop on all of these amazing sample sales. But, slowly and surely, I will be posting on everything I should've been...even shows I attended last season.]

I started my fashion week season with a show and designer I have been wanting to see for a long time, Leanne Marshall. She has been a fave of mine since Project Runway and I was excited to get an invite (even if it was Standing). I have always loved Leanne's collections and this AW17 did not disappoint. I loved her use of the staple wardrobe colors - black and white, nude/champagne, silver, and pops of red. It's great when the color palette is simple, but the design is what gives it a twist...because then you're focusing more on the designer's aesthetic than how much you either love or hate the color it is in. (By the way, every model had a popping red lip!) The collection had this cool combination of structure mixed with fluidity that I really enjoyed. And I loved her tailored looks (especially the red pants and the laser cutout skirts). Such a gorgeous collection. It gave you everything romantic, strong, and effortless.

photo credit: Leanne Marshall

photo credit: Leanne Marshall

photo credit: Leanne Marshall

*all photos and video unless otherwise stated are property of The Fashionisette.**

NYFW: CAAFD Emerging Designer Showcase AW17

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Sumy Kujon AW17
**This is a guest post from Chanel of Nyeema Weekly. She covered the CAAFD Emerging Designer Showcase AW17 for The Fashionisette.**

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More looks from the Sumy Kujon AW17 collection
I was so excited I got to cover the CAAFD Emerging Designer Showcase AW17 for The Fashionisette on Valentine's Day. Fashion is my one-true love! The first designer to show was Peruvian designer Sumy Kujon. This collection was very unique and well designed...with a focus in cotton and wool materials from the scarves to the sweater-esque dresses. All the looks were paired with ankle rain boots (love a shoe focus), which made it more of a comfy, relaxed, yet formal collection. I saw it as dress down Friday...but not dressing down...well maybe more of a dress fabulous Friday in the office. One of my favorites to walk the runway is pictured above. This neutral colored trench coat dress is everything. I loved the flowy silhouette. It's a look that can be dressed down with an ankle rain boot and dressed up with great heeled shoe. Honestly, it's so pretty, I would wear it to work or just stroll down the street for it to be admired.

Next up was Chicca Lualdi. I love this collection for many reasons. She is very bold with the colors she puts together yet they are all so neutral. Her focus was evident, moderate designs with materials such as silk, satin, and wool, and textures mixed together. The style is very conservative yet stealing attention from the audience with its use of colors combined with pointy heels with the scrunched up high socks. I thought it was an excellent idea to put that together! It was creative, tailored, feminine, and muted, yet speaking loud and clear.

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Chicca Lualdi AW17

**Thanks Chanel for covering these shows!
Photo credit: Chanel Person**

Sample Sale: Aquatalia


NYFW: Saku New York AW 17

Designer Lissa Koo taking her finale walk
**This is a guest post by Simone Waugh of Say Waugh. Follow her also on IG @moniwaugh. She covered the Saku New York AW 17 show for The Fashionisette.**

On a damp, Sunday (2/12) in the Meat Packing District, fashion lovers from all over waited for a chance to catch a glimpse at Saku New York’s Autumn Winter 2017 collection. Designer Lissa Koo did not disappoint.

Her collection perfectly mirrored the vibe in New York City that day; dark, quiet, and a bit cold. Inspired by the sea creatures that most humans rarely see below the blue surface of the ocean, Koo honed in on that mood by bringing the feeling that exists closer to the ocean floor through the black, emerald, and pops of pink colors throughout her collection.

While the silhouettes and patterns were fairly simple, each of the garments were adorned with frills, and moved down the runway the way ocean water softly hits the shore. Koo used velvet material throughout the collection to represent the color of sparkling sand.
Some of our favorite looks featured baby doll silhouettes, tops with cut out sleeves and sheer accents,
pleated skirts that revealed hints of lace when the garment moved, and coats with frills finely placed or puff sleeves. Special shout out to Koo for using diverse models to present her collection.

Koo’s collection was definitely a day at the beach. Not the sunny, lay in the sand kind of day, but the cool nights where the water looks like ink, and you need a blanket and a bonfire to stay warm while you listen to wind and watch the stars.

**Thanks Simone for covering the show!
photo credit for all photos: Saku New York/Olivia Ghim**