NY Fashion Week Spring ’17! Image Gal’s Gut Reactions to NOLCHA’s “Ones To Watch” (Yes, Teyana and Iman Were There Too!)

Samantha von Sperling, our very own Image Gal, gives her gut reactions to NOLCHA Fashion Week presentations!

Jody Bell. Jody Bell’s collection is vibrant and elegant with beautiful movement. Perfectly pretty in shades of blue.

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Who wouldn’t feel giddy in this jumpsuit?

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Cultural explosion in the hue of the day!

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Just In Case. It’s … Fashion Samurai!

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And that’s for both sexes.

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Olivia B. This talented designer is from the Cayman Islands, and her culturaly pride is evident in her work.

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Fun and flirty.

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NY School Of Design. I was a little put off when this was the first look to go down the runway. Is “Homeless” a look?

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Hefty bags sewn together: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle!

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I don’t want to be discouraging to emerging talent: it’s good to experiment, even when it fails. That’s how we grow. And there were some delightful surprises, like this red carpet dress.

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Alice Yim.  Something wearable, hurrah! A fun twist on color blocking.
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There is elegance in simplicity.

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Minan Wong. Such a tempting neutral palette, perfect for the spring months. Collection is fun, fresh and pretty.

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Lacy, lacy. Always a headturner.

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This one … j’adore.

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photo credit: NOLCHA

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