It’s bitter cold outside, but inside the tents and pop-ups of New York Fashion Week it is smoking hot.
Mathieu Mirano‘s 2016 presentation in Chelsea was full of stunning gowns that brought a sparkle to the week that was refreshing. After his third trip to Egypt, New York eveningwear designer Mathieu Mirano was inspired to create his most emotional collection to date. Having spent weeks in the desert, traveling down the Nile River and experiencing his first sand storm, Mirano discovered the magic of one of the most isolated, unique environments on planet Earth. The stark, minimalist landscape of the desert ultimately led to the discovery of something unseen: the desert winds. Feeling, rather than seeing, Mirano observed the wind as it swirled and flowed around his body. Reminded of his days as a sculpture artist, he was able to imagine the wind as a sculpture, freezing it in time and solidifying it into sculptural and flowing forms, crafted from the finest French and Italian fabrics. Recognizing the wind as a natural force able to move objects, Mirano created gowns, cocktail dresses, and evening separates in light fabrics that bend to the wind, flowing as they move. (Photo – Courtesy Mathieu Mirano F/W 2016 presentation)
Uptown on Park Avenue Jackie Rogers showcased her most memorable and top selling designs. The informal presentation served as a benefit for Harboring Hearts with a portion of the proceeds from sales benefiting the charity that provides heart patients and their families with temporary housing and emotional support while waiting for transplants and surgery.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day and present a new collection a pop-up shop and party took place on at The Night Hotel Theater District. The highlight was the Andrée Ciccarelli brand of handmade, made-to-order intimates designed and produced in the heart of New York City. All of the pieces are created with the highest sense of craftsmanship, elegance, sensuality and a touch of Manhattan edge. Creating lingerie that truly fits the wearer and will be a stable in their wardrobe for life, each piece in the Andrée Ciccarelli collection is inspired by traditional couture techniques and then mixed with modern fabrics and trims to create a contemporary look and feel. In addition to Andrée Ciccarelli, the pop up will also feature Stella & Dot (Jewelry), Anneke Bogardus (Accessories), A Model Makes (Beauty / Skincare) and Make Wilde (Jewelry).