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Not packed for NYFW aka American Collections Calendar take two

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All photos in this post: Noon by Noor runway Spring/summer 2020 / Bay Area Fashionista 2019© /

You might be looking at the title of this post and asking, what in the world??? Yes, I said the same thing when I heard that New York Fashion Week, or should I say the CFDA, had renamed their calendar to the “American Collections Calendar.” Since many designers who show at New York Fashion Week actually come from various parts of the United States, the CFDA decided to rebrand the agenda and name the schedule of runway shows/presentations the “American Collections Calendar.” After all, designers no longer show all together, in one compact week. They show before and after the designated week; and then they trickle into the following month. This makes the schedule less of a week, and more of a season.

I have mixed feelings about the new name. The name “New York Fashion Week” doesn’t need to be literal. It has a historical vibe, and blends well with the other fashion runway events around the world; most of which use the (city name + fashion week) formula. It appears, for now, the event is still referred to as New York Fashion Week, but the schedule has taken a name change to be more inclusive to designers from throughout the United States, as well as those who show outside the traditional NYFW dates.

The American Collections Calendar shows designer shows scheduled February 2, 2021 through April 15, 2021. The bulk of the shows, which would traditionally be referred to as part of New York Fashion Week, will occur on February 15, 2021 through February 17, 2021. Since the shows are predominantly virtual this season, they have been consolidated into three days instead of the usual six or seven day calendar. That being said, there are a handful of shows a few days before and after those three, jam-packed days.

The fall/winter 2021 collections will be shown mostly virtually again this season, with the hopes of returning to more of an in-person, normal event in September 2021. This means the shows will, once again, be more accessible to fashion fans everywhere since they can be viewed online. Although many designers are sending out invitations for their virtual runway shows, the shows can still be viewed  Runway360. You can watch along with me again this year! Love that!

I will do my best to cover the virtual events this season, and bring you the best trends from the runways, and the fall/winter 2021 color trends, to look forward to in the autumn season. You can join me on Instagram for my runway stories, and also read about the runways here on the blog at the end of the week. Enjoy the American Collections Calendar!

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Bold prints and stripes for spring 2020 from New York Fashion Week

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Chiara Boni le petite robe spring 2020 New York Fashion Week

Get ready to take center stage! There is nothing like an eye catching print. If you love bold, big, and bright, then the spring 2020 season is for you. Designers at the New York Fashion Week favored bold, bright, and dazzling prints, patterns, and stripes for the upcoming warm weather season; and no one will be able to fade into the background while wearing them.

Are you an animal print girl? Chiara Boni le petite robe will be your go-to designer for spring 2020. Prefer giant stripes? Cho Cheng and Noon by Noor have you covered. Looking for a pattern or print no one else has? Look no further than Custo Barcelona and Chiara Boni.

Chiara Boni

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Indonesian Diversity

Kyle Richards

photo credit: courtesy of Kyle & Shadida PR by Andrew Warner

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Cho Cheng

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photos courtesy of Custo Barcelona PR

It’s going to be a dazzling season next year. What do you think of bold prints, patterns, and stripes for spring 2020? Which do you prefer? Bold prints, or wide stripes?

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Day one New York Fashion Week fall 2019 recap

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Noon by Noor fall 2019 NYFW runway

The first day of New York Fashion Week, I attended three amazing shows. Noon by Noor was filled with the perfect items we all need in our closet this fall 2019 season. The color palette was neutral, and also reflected the current fall 2019 color trends. My next show on day one, was Laurence & Chico. They are a really fun designer brand filled with playful designs, and avant-garde fashion. They have the fun items we all need to add to our closets when we need to amp our personal style. I finished the day at Badgley Mischka, which was a beautiful collection of party and evening attire. The fall line will round out our fall event season wardrobe quite nicely.

Day one was really all we need to make our closets complete!

Without further ado, here are my favorite looks from each collection, why I loved them, and why they would compliment your style this fall.

Noon by Noor fall 2019 New York Fashion Week

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Noon by Noor was one of my favorite shows this season. Everything on the runway would be perfect in my closet-and yours! These are a few examples of the fabulous choices for fall 2019 on the Noon by Noor runway. I loved the white dress which would make a fabulous swimsuit cover-up for a fall or winter getaway somewhere warm. There were several black go-to looks on the Noon by Noor fall 2019 runway. I loved the stripe pieces which added dimension to the all-black ensembles. This camel poncho is nothing short of fabulous. I love the black details, and the drape is luxurious, flattering, and downright chic. You can see more of the fall 2019 runway collection by Noon by Noor online at their website,

My apologies for the photos-I was using a new camera for the first time at fashion week and, well, I tried!

Laurence & Chico fall 2019 New York Fashion Week

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I did better with my new camera at this show! Can you spot Miss Jay sitting front row in the second photo? Love!

Laurence & Chico really put on a fabulous show for fall 2019 at New York Fashion Week. The music evoked a club vibe, and the models put on a theatrical show as they pranced down the runway. It was so much fun! I fell in love with many of the jackets and coats, as well as the vintage vibe. The runway show theme took us to “Thai Thai Land.” There was a vintage vibe, and although the collection was playful, it did offer many structured looks which can easily be brought from the runway to the street. I can see myself wearing that brown tweed set pictured above, as well as that fabulous blue and pearl white coat. Love!

You can learn more about Laurence & Chico, as well as view their collection, online at

Badgley Mischka fall 2019 New York Fashion Week

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OK, my pictures did not come out very good. I did get one good photo of a model from the back. I loved the details on her gown, and how the dress offered a print on the bottom, with classic black on top. The final walk from Badgley Mischka’s fall 2019 New York Fashion Week runway show was full of red dresses. If you need a red dress this fall, Badgley Mischka is your go-to designer! There were so many fabulous red dresses! I wish my photos came out better!

I fell in love with all the sparkling fabrics on the runway, and the chic, classic lines of the collection. The dresses were timeless. Badgley Mischka really created a fall 2019 collection for New York Fashion Week which can withstand the test of time, and stay in a woman’s closet for many years to come. This is an investment collection. I fell in love!

You can view the entire collection online at

What do you think of the new fall 2019 collection from New York Fashion Week so far? Are you as excited for fall as I am?!

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