NYFW F/W 2017: Day 1 Recap

D.C. blogger Alciia Tenise reviews the Noon by Noor FW 2017 collection at NYFW

Now that I’m back in D.C. and almost fully recovered from the flu, I’m so excited to share my recap of my first day of NYFW for you. I was going to include Days 1 and 2 in this post, but I realized how jam-packed my Day 1 was so it would be best to give this day its own dedicated post. This was also my favorite day of shows as well, and I’m really looking forward to my upcoming wardrobe this fall.

8:15 AM: Wake up in my Air BnB and see that there’s a blizzard happening outside. Yes, an actual blizzard. My first show is at 10, but somehow I manage to call an Uber and I’m able to safely get to Skylight for my first show of the day.

10:00 AM: My first show of the day is Nicholas K. I get my camera all set up, and I sadly realize that I forgot my memory card back at my Air BnB (whoops!) I did manage to snag a few photos from my phone. This was one of my favorite shows of the entire week: I loved the urban flair of the collection and the bold pops of red. 

11:30 AM: Folks, it’s still snowing. Like hard. I did manage to grab another Uber (seriously, don’t ask me how much I spent on Ubers last week!) and head over to the Baublebar showroom. I run into a couple of other D.C. bloggers, Jenn and Kristyn, at the showroom, and we got to hang out with the Baublebar team and pick up a few new goodies. I pick out these earrings because they were such a fun pop of color for my outfit!

Baublebar Sandbar Drops

D.C. blogger Alicia Tenise styles the English Factory Wide Leg Pants from South Moon Under

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1:45 PM: Y’all: I’m starving by this point. Jenn, Kristyn and I head over to Sarabeth’s for a super late brunch since it was pretty close to the Baublebar office (we still took an Uber though, because, blizzard), which became one of my NYC favorites! They serve brunch everyday until 3pm, and their happy hour is from 3-7PM daily. Just FYI! 

3:20 PM: I run back to my Air Bnb to grab my memory card, and have just enough time to relax for approximately 5 minutes before grabbing yet another Uber for the next show. Spoiler alert: I gave all my fashion week money to Uber this week!

4:00 PM: I think this is the show I was looking forward to the most: Tadashi Shoji, aka the brand that always made Michelle Obama look even more flawless. I was obsessed with the jewel tones, the abundance of velvet and the overall 60’s/70’s vibe of the collection. 

5:00 PM: As soon as Tadashi wrapped up, we headed over to another gallery in Skylight to watch the Noon by Noor show. I loved how minimal this collection was: there weren’t a ton of embellishments, and it was a monochromatic delight. I also enjoyed the menswear-inspired pieces and the oversized outerwear.

6:30 PM: We pop over to SoHo for the Rebecca Minkoff Afterparty. As some of you know, she hosted her show in L.A. this season (a good move considering the horrid weather!), but they hosted a party to celebrate in NYC for those of us braving the blizzard. Oh, I also got to meet her (for the third time in my life, actually! You can see when I met her previously here and here. I’ve been a fan for a really long time, hah!)


8:00 PM: And now for our last show of the day, Michael Costello! This show gave me life. Seriously, I was running on E at this point after a long day of shows and events, but this collection was absolutely breathtaking. It was a 70’s dream, the models with their teased out hair, use of sequins, deep V’s, fringe and plenty of sequins. 

Overall Trends for Day 1:

Y’all: the 70’s are back in full force. From bell sleeves to deep V’s to wrap dresses, the cool thing is is that you could easily recreate these looks on a budget simply by hitting up an amazing vintage/consignment shop. I’m also a big fan of the “winter whites,” and monochromatic looks. In terms of fabrics, velvets and breezy chiffons were king on the runways.

Stay tuned for more recaps of Days 2-5!

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  1. Tadashi designs are beautiful! I’d love to wear those dresses.

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
  2. Shelby Skaggs wrote:

    I always love reading NYFW recaps! It sounds like you had an amazing day!


    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
  3. Wow that was a pretty busy schedule for the first day . Thank you so much for sharing
    The color palette

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
  4. Jennifer wrote:

    That first outfit and that sequin evening gown. Wow! Just WOW!!

    Also, next NYFW sponsor: Uber. 😉

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
  5. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    SEE! THIS IS WHAT I WANT. Of course I want to know what you wore/did, but I love that you included the shows and what YOU saw! YAY. I loved the Noon by Noor collection – I went to school with the designers!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
  6. Looks like a blast! I’m jealous — I need to make my way to NYFW sometime in the near future!

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
  7. Neelofar wrote:

    What an awesome and fun experience! I would love to go to NYFW someday!

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
  8. Nicole Ntumba wrote:

    Love this recap! I streamed as many shows as I could, online. Tadashi Shoji has also been a favorite of mine over the last few years and he did not disappoint! Last fall, I became hip to Michael Costello and his show this time around was phenomenal! I am all the way here for bell sleeves!

    Posted 2.22.17 Reply
  9. Ruthie Ridley wrote:

    Such a great time!! I wish I was there! Loved your pants!!

    Posted 2.22.17 Reply
  10. Nicole Parise wrote:

    Wow this is awesome! I love your shots, cant wait to pull out my 70’s vibes!

    xx nicole

    Posted 2.22.17 Reply
  11. Brittany wrote:

    Gah! This makes me want to go to fashion week!

    Posted 3.10.17 Reply