I went, I saw, I conquered. NYFW Spring Summer 2017 was my first. Attending NYFW was one of my primary goals when I started reversecommuter.com. To know me is to know that setting and achieving my goals is my raison d’être.
Appropriately Jonathan Simkhai‘s show was my first. He is one of my absolute favorite designers, and being personally invited to his show was a major high point not quickly forgotten.The show was packed with instagram’s hotshots, Olivia Palermo, Ashley Graeme, Jamie Chung, Kylie Jenner, Joe Zee and Brad Goreski to name just a few. Jonathan Simkhai has quickly skyrocketed to super designer stardom, and so very deservingly.
This show was inspired by the Watts Towers in LA, an architectural creation of 17 interconnected structures built with garbage over 34 years – there are still some brand identifying labels to be seen on pop bottles!
This collection delivered a more polished version of his trademark cutout silhouettes, denim and Italian lace designs.
SS17 collection’s ivory, silks, chiffons, satins, navy blues (yup, my absolute fave), soft baby blue chambrays and the textures, ruffles and tears made the n models’ movement beyond spectacular.
The casting was exact with models in light, natural makeup, straight hair loose with undone unexpected braids scattered about.
Jonathan Simkhai‘s line is found in Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Intermix, Saks Fifth Avenue and at www.jonathansimkhai.com. This scattering of high end retailers is all in walking distance in NYC.
Trust me, I was searching for these gorg camel & navy pieces while attending NYFW and marched for miles to find them. Sadly they haven’t even been delivered yet and so reversecommuter is attempting fashion patience – so not my strong point!
This might seem like a rather high end selection of retailers but his price point in comparison to his creations is kind to the fashion consumer. It is rare to find a talent this rich offering his designs with a price tag we can all reach.
This SS2017 collection is all about layering and everyday luxury.
In case you are wondering these are my absolute favorite two looks from the runway show.
I was also invited to his After Party at a nightclub called The Blond.
I mean, how could I not go?!