Donna Eberhart – Contributing Writer
Fashionistas, keep your wide-brimmed hats and tighten your colored waist belts, because Fashion Week has hit the runway. With designers such as Donna Karan, Nicole Miller, J. Crew and Tommy Hilfiger boasting their works of art starting in New York, you’ll be sorry you missed out on what’s in vogue.
On Thursday, September 5, Nicholas K, BCBG Maxazria, Richard Chai, Tadashi Shoji, Marissa Webb and The Art Institute of New York City were among the first stylists to premiere their designs for the upcoming spring. By September 12, more than 90 designers will have revealed their future projects and by October, fashion week will have reached the world.
Unlike last year’s fashion show, this year’s brings drastic changes to the fashion world. Exceptionally, Eden Miller’s collection of plus-size attire will be the first to compete at the New York Mercedes-Benz fashion show. Her line will make a difference not just to the fashion gurus out there, but to the country in general. With Miller’s designs, plus-sized people can be proud of their figures and flaunt them with a new and flattering style. Besides this designer’s decision to incorporate a new idea to a posh, and often skinny (bordering on anorexic) runway, the fashion itself has altered our life style. With inspiration coming from all sorts of places and times, designers have given its viewers a glimpse into a future of new fashion. The designs range from short ballerina dresses, to ball gowns that one might see either on the Red Carpet or in outer space. From masculine Bermuda shorts to a fresh wave of classic and edgy jumpsuits, Fashion Week’s trends seem to be taking a turn for print and patterned wear, instead of simple shades. Another trend on the rise is an adult take to high-school cropped shirts. The exposed midriff from the ‘90s is starting to come back in style.
This year’s fashion week takes confidence to a whole new level. Don’t worry about not taking a front row seat to the runway; mbfashionweek.com offers live footage of the ever-changing fashions of our time.