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Photo Journal: NYFW fall 2016 recap

There were so many shows during the fall/winter 2016/2017 runways at New York Fashion Week. I was honored to be invited to attend a small fraction of those runway presentations. Although I try hard to take pictures at each show so that I can share them with you, sometimes I am not in the right spot to get photos. Most of the time my photos are washed out, or blurry. It can be difficult to take pictures from the side!

I always feel lucky when I have a front row seat, or a seat facing the models as they walk down the runway. That is when I am able to get the best photos to share with you.

The single designer articles I shared with you were the ones where I was able to get photos which really capture a good segment of the designer’s collection. Otherwise, I was able to get at least one photo from each show I attended. These photos can give you a snapshot of what I saw on the runway, and what we can expect to see in stores for fall 2016!

Without further adieu, here is my fall 2016 New York Fashion Week recap!

Day one: February 11, 2016

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Marissa Webb fall 2016. Click here to see my full coverage.

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A Detacher fall 2016. Click here to see my full coverage.


Marcel Ostertag fall 2016. Click here for my full coverage.

Day Two: February 12, 2016


Zimmermann fall 2016. Click here for my full coverage.

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Backstage with L’Oreal Professionnel at Pamella Roland. Click here for coverage.


O’2nd fall 2016.


Cromat fall 2016 MADE Fashion Week at Milk Studios.

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Nika Tang fall 2016.

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Francesca Liberatore fall 2016.

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Demoo Parkchoonmoo fall 2016. Click here for full coverage.

Day three: February 13, 2016

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Taoray Wang fall 2016.

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Leanne Marshall fall 2016. Click here for my full coverage.


Michelle Helene fall 2016.

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Monique Lhuillier fall 2016.

Day four: February 14, 2016

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Asia Fashion Collection fall 2016. Click here for full coverage.

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Custo Barcelona fall 2016

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Michael DePaulo fall 2016.

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Runa Ray fall 2016

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Vivienne Hu fall 2016 with AtoG Lingerie. Click here for full coverage.

Day five: February 15, 2016

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Reem Acra fall 2016.

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Vivienne Tam fall 2016.

All photos by Cathy OBrien/Bay Area Fashionista 2016©

Behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week fall 2016

When you see coverage of New York Fashion Week online, and in print, you see a lot of runway shots, street style shots, and interviews. So I thought it would be fun to show you a little bit of what I see when I attend New York Fashion Week. This is my personal peek behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week during the fall 2016 shows.

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Blocked by a cell phone! Sometimes you have the perfect shot on your camera, and just as you go and snap it, someone to the side of you, or in front of you, shoots their phone in the air and blocks your shot. This was my one shot of the fabulous black boots on Marissa Webb’s runway, ruined by the woman sitting next to me and her hand. Things that make you go grrrrrrr.

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Often the second row bench is not elevated. So, instead of seeing the runway, you see heads or backs. This was the fabulous back of the jacket worn by the gentleman sitting in front of me at A Detacher. I had a great second row seat, but I could barely see. Oh well, at least I witnessed the amazing beadwork on this man’s jacket.

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The backstage scene at a fashion show is nothing short of chaos. I watched as it took a village to get this model runway-ready backstage at Pamella Roland. She was fussed over by multiple people at one time; not to mention the gaggle of cameras snapping her picture. I guess I am guilty of the latter.

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Celebrities can be spotted all over New York Fashion Week. At the Zimmermann show, Hilary Duff was sophisticated, and relaxed, in a spring dress; despite the twenty degree temperatures outside. How did she look so comfortable? I was freezing; wearing a coat and snow hat. Props to Hillary for not being cold!

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There is usually a sheet of paper placed on each seat before the shows. This paper offers the designer’s inspiration, and a run of show. I always arrive early enough to have time to read over the sheet, and see what inspired the designer this season. This photo was taken at my seat prior to Marcel Ostertag’s show. His collection was fabulous, by the way.

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For the fall 2016 shows, about 75% of my invitations had an assigned seat ranging from front row, to last row. The other 25% of my invitations were standing room. This shot was taken from my 4th row, assigned seat at Monique Lhuillier. Although in person I could see the amazing details and colors on each look, on camera, the runway looks far away. This is what the final walk looked like through my lens. And yes, I cannot see any feet.

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The last event I attended at New York Fashion Week was Vivienne Hu’s after-party. We celebrated her amazing collection, and her collaboration with AtoG Lingerie. This photo was taken towards the end of the night. The after parties are very fabulous at fashion week. It is when you have a chance to speak with the designer about his or her collection, while he or she is relaxed since the show is done. If you ever receive an after party invite, GO! It is the best time to speak with the designer, and celebrate his or her hard work.

Well, that’s a wrap! These are a few snaps of my view behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week fall 2016 experience. I hope you enjoy them!