new york fashion week


Spring 2021 trends from the NYFW runways

RaisaVanessa final walk spring/summer 2021 NYFW (photo credit: screenshot by me)

New York Fashion Week was different this season; in case you hadn’t already heard. Designers showed thier spring/summer 2021 collection in a virtual format. While few designers offered in-person, outside runways shows with extremely small attendance, the majority made artistic videos which showcased thier new collections, or filmed runways without an audience and livestreamed them.

In addition to the shows I was invited to watch, I was able to watch several more designer shows than normally. Not only because I was able to view collections I am not normally invited to see in person, but because I could sit at my desk and go from show to show, instead of having to allocate travel time between shows. This was a very relaxing, and productive, way to do fashion week! Let’s take our “wins” out of this and share them!

If you had a chance to watch along with me, you may have noticed a ton of inspiraiton came from the 1980s and 1990s for spring 2021. Designers loved powersuiting, bright colors, exagerated sleeves, feminine designs, prarie silhouettes, ruffles-lots of ruffles, and a ’90’s hip-hop flair. While the ’80’s donimated, you could still see some early ’90’s floating around, and mixing in with the flashy 1980s. So, without further ado, let’s check out the biggest trends from the New York Fashion Week spring/summer 2021 runways!

The Power Suit

White Party

Bold Lines

Romantic: Lace and eyelet

Puffy Sleeves

Dramatic Ruffles

Bermuda Shorts

Wide Leg Pants

*all photos credit: IMAXTREE.com

Loving all these fun trends for spring 2021! Which trend is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

Chromat

Your invitation to Supima at NYFW in September 2020

12th Annual Supima Design Competition

photo courtesy of Supima Design Competition from the 2019 runway

Clear your schedule during New York Fashion Week, because I have your first invitation. The 13th annual Supima Design Competition will be hosted in a digital, dynamic format! You don’t need a coveted invitation this season, you can watch the runway, and competition, from home!

The Supima Design Competition supports emerging, talented design students from our top fashion schools to help them create fabulous capsule collection using Supima cotton fabrics. You will have the opportunity to view the collective, digital runway show online this season in September during New York Fashion Week. The winner of the competition will receive a $10,000 cash prize, as well as coveted industry recognition. It’s really an amazing show that I have enjoyed seeing in person in New York. It is really exciting to be able to view this show from home; and for you to have the opportunity to see it too! You will love it!

The six designers who earned a spot in this season’s runway show are:

  • Amanda Forastieri-Drexel University
  • Sakura Mizutani, FIDM
  • Jenny Feng-FIT
  • Jennie Nguyen, Kent State University
  • Terrence Zhou, Parsons School of Design
  • Kyra Buenviaje, Rhode Island School of Design

In addition to these six, fabulous designers, Bibhu Mohapatra will be returned for the sixth time as mentor to the finalists. Isn’t this amazing!!!

Stay tuned! As we get closer to the event, I will provide you with a link to the event as well as the date and time. Get excited! This is your first invite to New York Fashion Week in September 2020!

For more information about Supima, please visit Supima.com.

XOXO

Cathy


New York Fashion Week will be different in September

front row nyfw spring 2020

Join me in the front row this September. (original post here)

The show will go on! You may have heard New York Fashion Week is going to be a lot different this September. Instead of everyone flying into the big apple to watch the new spring/summer 2021 collection grace the runways at Spring Studios, Pier Studios, and other locations, we will be watching many of the shows live, from home, in our fuzzy slippers.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!

Yes, I am shouting because you get to watch NYFW too! This season, you don’t need that special, coveted invitation we all die for. You don’t need to watch blurry Instagram Stories, and scroll through twitter seeking iPhone photos with poor lighting to catch a glimpse of your favorite designers new looks. YOU can watch the shows with ME live! Online!

Now, not ALL designers will open up their livestreams for you, but many will. This means you will have some access to New York Fashion Week. So get your fuzzy slippers, and your coffee; because it’s going to be a really fun ride!

NYFW is currently scheduled for September 11-16, 2020. Be flexible, because these dates could move around a bit as designers and brands figure out how they will share their collections with you.

So stay tuned! I will actively share with you the shows you can watch from home with me! In the meantime, stay fabulous 😉

XOXO

Cathy