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NYFW Trend : And They Were All Yellow.

Posted in fashion week., new york city. by modman on April 7, 2010

The sun is supposed to be out in Los Angeles today at a warm 80 degrees. Excited! Just because collections are shown during “Autumn/Winter” and “Spring/Summer” doesnt mean that they are limited to those seasons. Here are some great shots of yellow that were on the runway during the Fall/Winter shows in New York. And although some pieces might be better suited for chillier weather, look at the print, the fabric and the cut for some insight as well. Hopefully these collages give you some inspiration to add some color to your wardrobe!

Playing with Yellow Blocks : BCBG Max Azria, Chado Ralph Rucci, DVF, Preen

Bold Color Statements : Carolina Herrera, Peter Jensen, Stephen Burrows, Peter Som

Yellows in Print: Marc Jacobs, Gary Graham, Boy by Band of Outsiders, Chris Benz

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Last of Bryant Park, Diane von Furstenberg.

Posted in fashion week., new york city. by modman on February 17, 2010

Diane von Furstenberg, the president of the CFDA, is a style icon and has built a fashion stronghold in the industry. DVF has changed womenswear and continues to churn out great, wearable pieces for the modern woman. The fall collection was full of chunky knits, menswear-inspired suit pieces and flirty cocktail dresses. The prints are fun and will definitely make it easier to transition from summer into fall in the coming year. My favorites include:

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

This show was possibly the greatest memory I will have of this trip. I do love DVF and her designs and it was an out-of-body experience to be able to sit third row, watch models having fun and really embodying the essence of DVF and all that her clothes stand for. The best part for me, though, was chatting with Andre Leon Talley (editor-at-large at Vogue), Tim Gunn (of Project Runway fame, and chief creative officer for Liz Claiborne) and (ahhh) Carine Roitfeld, editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue). To make a long story short, I got the chance to get a picture with each of them (with my bb, so super bad quality).. and even more amazingly, Carine asked me to sit and we chatted about the collection we had just seen. Although our chat was only a few minutes, it felt like a lifetime and that rush of meeting her lasted the entire day. Even in those three moments, I knew my trip was worth it. It was a tough road trying to get out here, and even while I was in New York, there were some challenges. In the end, I followed my dream and my passion and it has definitely paid off.

To those that encouraged me to take this leap and skip a week of school to follow my dream, thank you. To those that I dont know, do whatever it is that you can to “make it work”, because in a single moment, it’ll be worth it. Even though I havent secured a job or an internship or decided where I will be after graduation, I know that I did my best and I made it work. So great to see it all play out.

I’ll be sure to post the pictures I took during the show. Check out mm_modman on twitter for my never-ending/always tweeting #nyfw trends and the photographs with three great, iconic individuals.