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A Charming Spring Summer 2018 Collection from Tanya Taylor

If I had to sum up the energy around Tanya Taylor’s Spring Summer 2018 collection, I’d call it charming ease – something I definitely need more of in my life. Inspired by a trip to Holland’s tulip festival, flower power graced the looks but not in a Miranda Priestly “Florals? For spring? Ground breaking.” kind of way. Far from girly and flirty, the blooms were sophisticated, used with intention, and for the playing-by-her-own-rules kind of woman. Tanya is known for her hand-painted prints, but also played with graphic eyelet detailing and beautiful embroidery for this season. Stemming off her current pregnancy, drawstrings allowed for waistline flexibility and there were a number of always flattering wrap tops and dresses. The deep sea navy mixed with bright citrus, sunset red, and aqua blue palette left a nautical life meets day-at-the-garden vibe. Ease is something that rarely makes an appearance at New York

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Living in the Moment with Francesca Liberatore SS18

There is a wall of shoes, suitcases stacked, clothes scattered everywhere, and our phones charging. We’re running out of time. Certain outfits then decide they hate us and will not pull up, push down and adhere to our bodies. Then the zen takes over. I have a flash of all the memories from the past few days and remember, “you are at fashion week, just go with it.” Why in the world do I need to stress when the whole thing is out of my control anyway? I don’t need any more gray hairs… Whenever I am about to travel, I stress and plan almost every minute of every day in order to give myself the greatest experience. So much so that I forget the over all purpose is to live in the moment I am given and to make the best out of it. To enjoy it for what

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Stories Were Shared at Tracy Reese Spring 2018

Tracy Reese chose presentation style (as opposed to a traditional runway show) to debut her Spring 2018 line, but she wasn’t going to let her models just stand their and look pretty. Known for her mission to make every woman feel beautiful, Reese has been pressing for increased diversity in fashion far before this season. This year, the variety of real looking women paired with the full, vibrant looks of the collection prompted creative, inviting conversations of change in the industry. When you walked into the room, it seems informally chaotic. Editors were mingling, buyers were contemplating, models lips were moving. The message was hard to uncover. But, after taking a few steps further and challenging my focus to narrow, I could tell there was something far more powerful than chatter coming from the mouths of the models. Reese explained to Vogue, “I wanted them to tell their stories about their

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Michael Costello’s SS18 Collection Teaches Us How to Make Dreams Come True

The first word that comes to mind when I think of Michael Costello’s 2018 collection is dreamy. Often when we think about dreams, propositions of impossible, unrealistic, and even delusional come to mind. Costello, however, was able to meet dreams come true at the Robert Miller Gallery this season at New York Fashion Week. Innovations are mistakenly assumed to stem from the most impossible of dreams, but dreams don’t come from a blank slate. They are born of our very own potential. Dreams start with a foundation, they begin with a structure in place. New York Fashion Week is notorious for outlandish ensembles and pushing the envelope, which is a good thing because it’s how trends, innovations, and progressions are established. Now more than ever, I see people (in terms of fashion and beyond) begin each new dream from scratch. There were a lot of similarities between the collection this year

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Old World Meets the Modern Woman at Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2018

East meets west. Elegance meets feminism. Bibhu Mohapatra is looking to the past to help women secure the future as we map out our struggles and turn them into our strengths. Bibhu Mohapatra has understood struggle this past year, as reported by Vogue, filing bankruptcy wasn’t easy but he did it with a strong sense of optimism. “I’m going through a change but my business is stronger than ever.” He saw that going through this major change as a designer was not a set back, it was a way to inspire his next collection. Mohapatra empathizes with the difficulties that women go through, especially when it comes to the comparison between the sexes. A few months back, the designer stumbled across an article on famous women explorers. The designer shared with Vogue, “When we talk about explorers, it’s always male names, but there were so many female explorers from this

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