New York Fashion Week

By Amy Wicks

After writing about media, fashion and beauty for 10 years in New York City, for publications such as Women’s Wear Daily and Glamour, I moved to San Francisco three years ago and embraced the fash-tech world with Polyvore. Our site is all about the democratization of fashion, and it’s really refreshing to work someplace that is so inclusive and encourages everyone to express his or her personal style—without fear of judgment.

Typically, I like to spend a week in New York for New York Fashion Week, but this was a quicker trip than usual because I have a nine-month-old baby girl at home! 

Bottle of champagne at the NoMad Hotel

I always stay at the NoMad when I’m in Manhattan for work these days, and I love it because they always leave little treats in my room. On this trip, there was a bottle of bubbly waiting when I arrived! After a long flight and a long week ahead of me, this was a  welcome surprise. 

A Détacher’s lineup …

After I landed, A Détacher was the first show I attended. I love the label’s indie vibe and this season, I was really into those graphic prints and cool boyfriend-style blazers. Usually, I take a quick glance at a designer’s program and toss it—but this one was pretty unique. I love the idea of giving each model a mood and letting her make a statement. 

… and runway show

There was this incredible energy at NYFW with so many designers responding to our politically-charged environment and the presidential election of Donald Trump. Some designers, such as Public School and Christian Siriano, made direct reference to current events with their clothes (Public School printed “Make America New York” on baseball hats). At A Détacher, the models  sent a strong message, almost storming the catwalk in a dramatic formation. 

If you’re feeling adventurous …

I’m mildly obsessed with these statement earrings from Tracy Reese. I’m not sure I can pull them off (my baby would probably try to rip them out of my ears!) but I would love to wear them for a Friday night out in San Francisco.

… or wild about color

J. Crew’s  presentation was a family affair. Friends of the brand, from Sandra Bernhard to Taylor Tomasi Hill, were casually modeling the fall collection. The weather was awful outside, a mix of snow and rain, so everyone kind of lingered a little too long at the presentation, catching up with friends. As far as the clothes, I loved the camo jackets paired with bold plaid prints. Also, look out for those super wide-leg purple trousers in the fall. I’m trying to figure out what to wear them with!

Rosie Assoulin

One of the highlights of each season, for me, is the Rosie Assoulin staging. It’s always such a civilized affair (this time around, there was a proper tea service) and the looks are to die for. The red gown is my favorite. I would love to see Emma Stone wear it to the Oscars!

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