Tuesday, February 14, 2017

From NYFW Fall 2017 DAY 5: Zang Toi Is Feeling Royally Blue … Nina Tiari Has Every Reason to Be Elated

From the Zang Toi. Photos from Getty Images.

Some of the players on Day 5: The Row, Carolina Herrera, Rosie Assoulin, Zimmerman, Lela Rose, Alice & Olivia, Kathy Xiomara, Proenza Schouler, Yeohlee, Zadig & Voltaire, Elley Orem, Miranda Kurtishi, Wicked Things Boutique, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Libertine, Mara Hoffman, Frame Denim, Veronica Beard, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Oscar de la Renta, Official Made in Italy x CAAFD Cocktail Presentation, Fleur Kelinza, Vavci, Resty Lagare, Zac Posen, Zang Toi, Chi Zhang, Eckhaus Latta, Hale Bob, Elie Madi, Rocky Gathercole, Philipp Plein

BY VW

AS
each ensemble glides by, I am affixing my keyword to it: elegant.

The Zang Toi Fall 2017 on the runway on Day 5 of New York Fashion Week: The Shows is nothing less. Nor is it nothing more. A colleague laments that he has not “enjoyed Zang in years.”

I am not that distressed, but this collection, titled “Brilliant Royal Blue,” does not plague me with goosebumps. Many of the elements for a great collection are here: fine fabrics, superior cuts, pleasing silhouettes ...

What is missing, however, is that wow factor that the designer usually produces ... More shortly; enjoy the photos for now.

ZANG TOI





NINA TIARI


From the Nina Tiari Fall 2017 Collection. Photos by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images.

OUT with the blue; in with the new.

“They gave us a quote and I told them that I couldn’t afford that,” Nina Tiari discloses when this reporter surmises that she must have some serious backers to make possible a debut at the Fall 2017 rendition of New York Fashion Week: The Shows.

Not an offshoot Week. Not an emerging label showing in the hinterlands during fashion week. But showing at one of the official venues – Skylight Clarkson.

“We did everything,” down to arranging for food, she recalls during our chat at her afterparty at The Bowery Hotel. “I wasn’t even nervous – everything was done – I was triple-checking things.”

Not at all a bad way to start. Watching NT's very first collection, inspired by the modern woman, I am impressed with the construction and her tweaks to familiar garments, making them seem fresh and new … More shortly; enjoy the photos for now.

On deck today, DAY 6: Jil Sander, Josie Natori, Tory Burch, Badgley Mischika, Claudia Li, Naeem Khan, ICB, Barbara Tfank, alice + olivia, Rodarte, Adrienne Landau, Sally LaPointe, Dennis Basso, Gabriela Hearst, Moncler, Coach, Carmen Marc Valvo, threeASFOUR, Mansur Gavriel, Anniesa Hasibuan, Brandon Maxwell, Reem Acra, Miguel Vieira, Monique Lhuillier, Mimi Prober, Narciso Rodriguez, Vaquera, CAAFD Emerging Designers Showcase, The Blonds

Follow us on YouTube at WRIGHT WREPORT, Twitter at #WrightWreport and on Instagram at #thewrightwreport for additional coverage of New York Fashion Week. Visit the following websites to learn more about NYFW, including show information, installations, videos and livestreaming:

New York Fashion Week: The Shows
http://www.fashionweek.com/

Style Fashion Week
http://www.style360fashionweek.com/newyork

Art Hearts Fashion
http://www.artheartsfashion.com/

CAAFD
http://www.caafd.org/

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