NYFW FALL ’15 The Art Institutes Take A Stand

By   |   March 10, 2015   |   Beauty, Lifestyle

Contributors Tsadiqwah Scarville and Sade Shakur wrap up our NY Fashion Week FW15.

The Art Institutes Show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week set itself apart from any other show you’ve ever seen! The first model of the night set the course for such a unique show. Megan Silcott, an 18 year old living with an incredibly rare neurological disorder that has caused her to be paralyzed below the neck, opened the show dressed in Nina Perdomo with the assistance of a walker. Megan captivated all with her solemn face and determination as she crossed the runway with a walker. Each small step moved us into rethinking our angle on models and our outlook on fashion.

From that moment on, The Art Institutes’ biggest and brightest young stylemakers showcased their talent! Nina boasted edgy silhouettes and contrasting textures like pleats and plaids, giving vintage appeal to contemporary turtleneck style.

Grace Ahn played up neutral black and white men sets with soft splashes of spring hues!

Blouse shirt dresses, miniskirts, and button-ups by Jamaree Eimmanassakul had us swooning head over heels!

Romina VairoΓÇÖs quintessential double-knit sweaters and a cool remix of womenΓÇÖs trousers left us thinking we could live a few more weeks without spring.

Alexa DiBiasio and Sebastian Cubides layered fierceness with femininity a’la all black everything: sheer wide-leg jumpers, leather skinnies and asymmetrical lines — the ever so New York chichi!

Inspired by the iconic Marlene Dietrich, reinterpreted evening gowns by Jesus Romero offered silk charmeuses, sequined crop tops and era-rrific chiffon skirts. Parker Tumble introduced a more futuristic look to his evening wear with crinkled taffeta, wired bustier and lace wrap around shawls.

Models from Chutian ZongΓÇÖs collection represented traditional Chinese heritage with shiny cut out fabrics combining jacquard tailored tops and A-line hems.

Daniela Ramirez also ruffled a few skirts with her abstract designs. Masked models flaunted fur coats and merlot red shift dresses with creamy leather, creating elaborate ready-to-wear styles.

And we just loved Yalary FuentesΓÇÖ collection of neoprene puff skirts paired with racy latex tops, followed by floor-length Gothic trails.

The eccentric Zong Peng closed out the AI show with his jaw-dropping childΓÇÖs play ensemble. Bright 3D colored circles, rectangles, and abstract mismatched pieces reflected an exhilarating approach giving new meaning to the word “dress up.”

photo credit: Elvia Gobbo

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