Friday, March 1, 2013

NYFW Fall 2013: Andrea Diodati

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On my last day of NYFW I was invited for a fashion show put on by The Sundance Channel's "All on the Line" star Andrea Diodati. It was a show inspired by vintage cheerleaders and the a white winter blizzard.  The collection titled "The White Fall" was a great way for me to close out fashion week because it was a nice getaway from the circus that Lincoln Center has become and just different from Milk Studios. The show was held offsite at the most unusual of locations - a church chapel.

Attendees sipped sparkling pink lemonade and snacked on white cotton candy while they chatted while sitting in the pews. Live musicians singing and playing the violin and fresh cut flowers set the mood.
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Once the show began everyone hushed and models with white clouds of curly hair marched down the aisle. And sure to the name of the collection, there was definitely a bounty of white. Soft colors like pale blue, butter and peach were plentiful but there was also an injection of bolder colors like saffron yellow, rose, denim chambray, black and yellow plaid.
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Skirts were both flouncy and pencil but all at or above the knee. Pants were slim for most part with 1 pair of flares thrown into the mix. Some styles played with sheerness mixed with shine, others with interesting panels and body contouring fit. Fabrications varied from the most delicate of chiffon to nubby tweeds. My personal favorite look was the textural sequin number paired with tweed vest.
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While this show wasn't the most groundbreaking or cutting edge, there were certainly some fresh, wearable pieces with thoughtful detailing. I thoroughly enjoyed the way that the evening was executed as an experience where you were invited into the vision of the designer.
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