5 Edgy NYFWM Streetstyle Outfits
If you’ve been following closely on Insta, I was in NYC for the past week at NYFWM. I took a red eye - around this time last week - arrived at my hotel, freshened up and went straight to the runway shows/presentations! It was a manic, hectic but fantastic time. That feeling of exhilaration one experiences in NYC during the winter is unparalleled. The highlight this season was being street-snapped by NYT Fashion as well as Bill Cunningham - if you haven’t seen the documentary on Netflix, be sure to catch it now!
NYFWM OUTFIT I
Bombers are the new everything - some may call it the fuccboi staple. For me, it’s about keeping warm while creating structure with an outerwear piece. I paired my Superism bomber with a Pyer Moss color-block sweater over a Chapter long, waffle-knit cardigan. A pair of futuristic sneakers from Tod’s tie the look together. Slayer layers are the key in creating a fully-functional, streetstyle-friendly look.
NYFWM OUTFIT II
A statement sweater has become somewhat of a norm, a cliche if you will during fashion week. Although you may guilt me as charged, this special piece from Christina Yi designs is hand-beaded and constructed out of neoprene for that extra soft to the touch insulation. Paired with a TY-LR wide-legged trouser and Cat Footwear boots, I was built for the concrete streets of NYC.
NYFWM OUTFIT III
This is a strong contrast to my typically monochromatic outfits, but I couldn’t resist adding a pop of color when I spotted this Perry Ellis cardigan. To temper and minimize the look, I kept the other accompanying pieces rather neutral to create a color-block effect. These Rick Owens x Adidas suede sneaker boots provided a much-needed sleek factor, along with propelling stride to maneuver through the fashion week crowd.
NYFWM OUTFIT IV
It’s not everyday that one of your favorite emerging, menswear designers graciously dresses you - Landeros and I have been in talks to do something for the past year. It finally happened; I couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome. Structurally and aesthetically, Landeros is known for its luxe fabrics, rigid - sometimes, severe - designs. I styled quite the opulent look with pieces from his FW15 collection - with plenty of drama, form and streetstyle oomph.
NYFWM OUTFIT V
For my last outfit of the week, I kept it relatively simple with MLTV’s black bomber jacket and longline hem zipped shirt. I am a creature of comforts - this ensemble exemplifies my personal style down to the last detail. I love to combine mood, comfort and function simultaneously. Through a combination of oversized pieces, I was able to move about quite briskly in the NYC cold while tackling day to night activities. I could wear combination all day, everyday.
Contrary to popular opinion, dressing for NYFWM isn't exactly as planned or formulated as one would speculate. It's never been the way I conduct my thought process, even if a particular designer generously offers to dress me. It's all about how I feel and personally resonate with the piece. Allow the clothing to speak to you and your instincts. Whatever and however you end up dressing - as a result of following your heart and gut - is what you'd feel your best in.