Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Style Week North East: F/W 2014 (Jan. 24)

wide-brimmed fedora: Charlotte Russe (similar here) / Peter Pan collar dress mini dress: Pixie Market / transparent bag, Blanc bag, rose cutout cuff, thin V necklace: Forever 21 / thick tights, silver cuff: Calico / Jeffrey Campbell 'Lita' inspired tapestry lace up booties: Journeys / on my lips: 'Purty Persimmon' by Wet n Wild
Hello, again dolls! It's once again the season of fashion weeks. As for myself, I got to enjoy another season of Providence's Style Week. Seeing as this was my first time attending as a blogger, I thought it would be fun to share with you all the collections of some designers I've grown fond of, as well as some interviews!

I attended on Friday and Saturday nights, eagerly catching Yellow Clover by Sarah Prost on Friday. I found this collection to be refreshingly light and sweet. From the playful pile of curls sported by the models, to the neutral tones, to the feminine details -- the shoulder of both dresses shown below, for example. The accompanying music set a perfect tone: the feeling in the middle of fall where the warmth of summer quickly transitions into bonfires when night falls. The inspiration for this collection is so clear and was translated very well.
I interviewed Sarah about her inspirations, her relationship with designing and more:

What was your primary inspiration for this collection?
A sweet book that my friend lent me, 'Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book'. It's a diary of a little girl in early 1900's England who uses her pressed flower book to collect fairies instead.

What are you most proud of in this collection? (Be it anything from one garment to a choice in fabric)
The hand beading in this collection. I spent quite a bit of time on it and am so happy with the results!
What would you say is the hardest part about putting together a collection?
I'd say the hardest part about putting together a collection is actually being able to execute all the ideas floating around in my head the way I imagine them. Some pieces take several attempts before I am truly happy with them and some don't even get a chance because I run out of time before I can do them.

Of all the seasons you've done, which has been your favorite overall?
My favorite season to date was my most recent S/S collection, Outside The Lines. It was my first collaboration project. I teamed up with a friend and local artist, Shalem Bencivenga,  who designed all the prints for the collection. It really opened my eyes working with another artist and was very inspiring.

(More posts about Style Week here)
outfit photos: Brittanny Taylor, runway photos: Myke YeagerChictopia | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook