New York Fashion Week. A holiday or a hell depending on what side you’re talking to. PR people dread it because they can barely keep anything else in their brain intact besides the seating charts, the wardrobe, and the models timing as they hit the runway. To editors and bloggers, it’s love and hate because while we love watching the beautiful designs that hit the catwalk and the people we finally get to see from other parts of the country, we’re generally sprinting from show to show and living on coffee and champagne. I guess we shouldn’t be complaining too much. The first outfit was a a fun playsuit from Motel Rocks with a play on colors. I’m going to be quite frank when I say I didn’t really think about this outfit. First time is the charm in this case. In really warm and humid weather, I balanced this long sleeve and fitted playsuit with a vintage sweater that never left my waist and nude open toe sandals.
I had the pleasure of doing a walk through with Wenqi Qu on his debut collection in quite an intimate room at the Ace. The sophisticated geometrical and the Russian Constructivist concept is unbelievable and to think he just graduated! A man with such passion as he continued to show me piece by piece and what it exactly meant to him and within the collection. He stressed how his mind was attracted to the experimental elements of the Russian Constructivist era. He translated this inspiration by playing with various materials, like silk organza, lightweight lambskin, and more, on different surfaces. What birthed from those ideas is this clever collection of fantastic shapes, textures, and a refreshing utilitarian take with femme tones. I instantly became a fan of not only his collection but this modest man who has so much talent oozing from his fingertips.
Bravo, Wenqi Wu!