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NYFW Highlights SS'2017 : LANYU, RUNA RAY, LRS

Part One:
The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station (360 West 33rd Street)

LANYU SS17 collection was inspired by the feminine and pure quality of the magnolia flower, and incorporated the Su embroidery technique, a traditional technique that has been handed down for generations in the designer’s family and is celebrated for its elegancy and photorealistic quality. With a nod to LANYU’s bridal couture roots versatile and playful ready-to-wear styles were featured alongside bridal pieces including tops, bottoms, cropped blazers, and dresses in a soft pastel color palette. Off-the-shoulder and plunging neckline tops, in addition to dresses with lace and embroidery accents and floor length gowns were shown in luxurious fabrics including various types of silk. Olivia Palermo, Whitney Port, Camren Bicondova, Vietnamese model, Jessica Minh Anh and musician Yundi Li graced the front row.  


Runa Ray closed out New York Fashion Week with her Spring/Summer 2017 runway show. The collection was inspired by the art of manipulating paper into clothing in infinite ways and paid homage to the great creators of pattern marking. With a nod to ancient Origami and Eastern embroidery, the avant-garde ready-to-wear collection focused on the art of folding and featured over 35 looks. Feminine silhouettes in a monochromatic color palate incorporated a unique blend of suede finished cotton, organza, jute, and silk. Fashion-forward cut bodies also took the runway alongside embroidered flowing kimono-inspired capes, flattering dressing and palazzo pants. The finale truly captured the evolutionary process that takes a garment from a paper sketch to a wearable and versatile contemporary silhouette. Stars came out to support including Quantico cast members Blair Underwood, Tracy Ifeachor, David Lim, former NFL player Kerry Rhodes and fiancé Nicky WhelanCipriana and TK Quann and more. 


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Rumpus Room, LES Manhattan
 Los Angeles born, New York based womenswear designer Raul Solis  showcased LRS’ Spring/Summer 2017 collection on Monday, September 13th 2016.  With what can only be described as an intentional breaking of the rules, Solis defied “normal” conventions to celebrate individuality, sexuality and practicality. Solis derived his inspiration from the outrageous club kid culture, rave scenes, and as always, the rebellious woman. Solis gives women the strength, integrity and guts to wear cutting-edge ideas turned into garments with minimalistic designs and a high-end quality.
There was a euphoric feel in Solis’ designs as he played with texture, color and scale. The merging of organic and synthetic fabrics was striking to the eye as real and patent leathers were layered together, furs and mesh frolicked while spandex and nylon hugged the female form in electrifying ways.  Bright blue, yellow, red and orange were a refreshing touch as they contrasted beautifully against the stripes and brain monster print Solis designed specifically for this moment. The highly anticipated collection awakened an already enthusiastic audience as Solis’ vision came to life as dominant models owned the runway.