The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California, held their graduation fashion show on May 11, 2023. I was invited to attend, but unfortunately my schedule wouldn’t allow me to go up to the city. Thankfully the show was also live streamed on YouTube, so I was able to enjoy all the beautiful designs shown by their new graduates.
Since I wasn’t able to attend in person, my photos are horrible. I apologize profusely for posting screenshots of the show! You can watch the entire show on YouTube here.
I was really impressed with the combination of artistic vision and down to earth, wearable designs presented by the graduates. I saw so many styles on the runway which were street worthy! Love that!
Please carve out some time to watch the show in its entirety. You will not be disappointed! You can learn more about the Academy of Art University fashion school online at AcademyArt.edu.
The last model has walked off the fall/winter 2023/2024 runway in New York, and we are left with continuing trends, as well as a few new ones. So get ready!
The fall 2023 season is looking a little bit brighter, and also giving consumers celebratory styles to covet in the next cool weather season. Designers opted for bright hues, sparkling fabrics, cold shoulder necklines, asymmetrical and dramatic hemlines, power suiting, menswear inspiration, and looks which really show off all the work we have been doing at the gym. Get those abs of steel people!
It doesn’t matter how cold the weather gets; you better be showing off those abs next season! Designers are showing all sorts of cut outs, low waistlines, and cropped styles. Make sure you don’t skip Pilates class, because your abs will be on full display next fall.
Classic black and white combos graced the majority of the runways for the fall/winter 2023/2024 as well as all-black ensembles. In contrast, bright hues from all over the rainbow also graced the NYFW runways. Look for solid, tonal looks in bright hues you would expect in the spring or summer, not the fall. Be bright! For the more popular hues, check out the top ten from Pantone.
Not in the mood to suffer through high heels and a dress? Yeah, I feel ya. The feminine tuxedo is back! This trend is fabulous. It evokes power, plus, you can make multiple outfits with one tuxedo. Invest in one; especially if you go out a lot. Love it!
Metallics are still hot! Next fall, you will find shiny fabrics, sparkling fabrications, and metallic handbags. You can add a shiny blazer over another outfit for an understated look, or go full head-to-toe metallic. How bright do you want to be?
In addition to the five trends featured in these photos, also look for more oversized bags; we shall see if consumers pick up this trend, so far, it’s a no-go. Also watch for more small satchels; in the fall you will see more kitschy shapes instead of classic lady bag silhouettes. Also, faux and real leather, as well as faux fur, puffy coats, and statement coats. Of course, let’s not forget shoes! The square toe is coming back, so watch for square toes; you will already see them on store shelves now. Start investing!
What do you think of the trends coming in for the fall/winter 2023/2024 season?
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*All Photos courtesy of designer PR, collages made by me.Kevan Hall photos by Arun Nevader, courtesy of PR.
The nail polish trends for 2023 include classic nails and neutral nail polish. If you love a chic and timeless look on your nails, this is your year! Designers are opting for neutral hues, shades of pink, and classic reds. You can go with a soft pink, avant-garde pink, red hot red, subdue red, and anything in between. It is up to you and your personal style! Love that!
My two favorite nail polish brands are obviously Dior and Chanel. They both are free of harmful chemicals and offer long lasting formulas, especially Dior!
If you aren’t into neutral and classic nail polish colors, you can always add a fun top coat. Both Chanel and Dior have been offering seasonal top coats which can elevate any nail polish hue you have in your wardrobe. I am in love with Dior’s Pearl top coat for spring. I have been wearing it non-stop!
What are your favorite neutral and classic nail polish colors? Do you prefer to wear them plain, or add some spice with a sparkling top coat?
Shop neutral and classic nail polish colors online:
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