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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©

Francesca Liberatore spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

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Photos: Cathy OBrien/Bay Area Fashionista 2015©

Francesca Liberatore sent her spring/summer 2016 collection down the New York Fashion Week runway on September 12, 2015 at the Skylight Moynihan in New York. For the spring season, Francesca Liberatore explored the human heart, and took inspiration from the heart’s true nature; and all of it’s facets.

She looked deeper than the traditional concept of romance normally associated with the heart. Instead, Francesca Liberatore looked at each individual heart and it’s capacity to express all of itself. These expressions included obsession, hate, possession, love, desire, domination, devotion, and more!

The Francesca Liberatore spring 2016 collection expressed this inspiration using textiles such as silk, chiffon, and tulle which are fluid. The use of hand drawn hearts throughout the collection were embroidered or detailed with Swarovski crystals which sparkled and radiated on the runway.

There was a touch of menswear inspiration on lapels, waistlines, and intentional seams which help to form a strong silhouette, celebrating the feminine form.  The Francesca Liberatore spring 2015 collection also included a natural color palette of true orange, sangria, persimmon, black, white and bold shades of pink. All of the artwork was created by Francesca Liberatore herself.

Although romance was not part of Francesca Liberatore spring 2016 inspiration, there was a small touch of it as models glided down the runway in flowing fabrics; which were a touch ethereal with an edge.

I fell in love with the use of color and prints; the dresses were nothing short of amazing! I wish my pictures had turned out better. I was in the second row and for some reason it was hard to get around the heads in front of me! Thankfully, you can view the Francesca Liberatore spring 2016 collection in it’s entirety below.

The orange dresses, both solid colored and print, were among my favorite pieces in the collection. The orange lace was beautiful!

To learn more about the Francesca Liberatore spring 2016 collection, and the designer in general, please visit

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