NYFW SS 2017 – Jonathan Simkhai

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.

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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.fullsizerender-1The 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.

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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!

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This collection delivered a more polished version of his trademark cutout silhouettes, denim and Italian lace designs.

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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.

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The casting was exact with models in light, natural makeup, straight hair loose with undone unexpected braids scattered about.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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This SS2017 collection is all about layering and everyday luxury.

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In case you are wondering these are my absolute favorite two looks from the runway show.

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True Love.

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PS.

I was also invited to his After Party at a nightclub called The Blond.

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I mean, how could I not go?!

Dare You!

Ever find yourself in a fashion rut? Yoga pants your go to staple?

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I am throwing down the gauntlet. A fashion challenge if you will….

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Wear a dress one day a week for the next month.

It is THE most versatile piece in your closet. Plus it makes getting dressed a snap!

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Triple dog dare you!

Hat Attack

If there is one thing this past weekend’s heat wave taught me, it is the bigger the better when talking hats!

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Amazing how cool a big floppy hat can keep you.  My current personal fave is found at Shan. Click here to go BA-NA-NAS over Shan (purrrrrrrrrrr).  Happily reversecommuter is about to hit that Toronto boutique in an impressive manner!

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But J Crew always offers a good selection at a reasonable price.  This gorgeous striped straw hat is $ 39.50, click the blue and shop away!  

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Eugenia Kim is the goddess of hats (as has been mentioned before – click the blue) and her AMAZING flamingo hat, The Thalia, is on sale right now at net-a-porter.com (click to make it yours!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The other really fab thing about a big ol’ floppy hat is that it is an UBER EASY way to make an outfit!