01 Backstage pass 02 Each model has a prepared outfit on the ready for organization and efficiency 03 Hair and makeup are usually done last 04 Model browsing the items before the show 05 See the list of runway looks in chronological order posted on the wall 06 Beautifully ruffled dress in teal 07 Faint tie-die on lace 08 Open back dress 09 Lace top with tie-die trousers 10 Tie-die and lace motif, continued 11 Floral-pop dress 12 Sheer pinks 13 Flours in a more conservative designed dress 14 Ericka Pittman from BRAVO's The Singles Project
Fashion Week may have come to a close in NY (to the relief of many exhausted event-goers), but there's still so much more to cover! Take YUNA YANG's Spring 2015 collection, for example. Last week, we were fortunate enough to get exclusive pre-show access to the YUNA YANG presentation at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Before we go into the specific looks of the collection, we have to share what it's like backstage moments before a runway show.
First of all, the term organized chaos never made more sense in this frenzy of long legs and bright colors. We were surprised by how calm the models seemed before their big reveal, playing on their phones and joking about. It's this cool, professional attitude that allows the specialists to move, dress, and prep the girls so that they can be lined up and sent off. Before ever stepping into their designer gowns, the models have their hair and makeup completed so as to streamline the process from dress to dress. Once fitted, styled, and confirmed runway-ready, the models are set in queue for their walk. You really can't appreciate the work that goes into a runway show unless you've seen the amount of preparation that goes on behind the scenes. A very respectful hats-off to the stylists and managers backstage that make the final product seem so effortless.
Once we got to see the inner workings of the production, we hurried back to our seats and prepared for the show. The venue was absolutely beautiful. As you can see in the pictures above, the models walked down the runway with ceiling-high windows displaying the city behind them. Such a New York moment, watching the girls present the collection with the city in their wake. As the sun began to set, strings of dusk snuck onto the catwalk lighting up the already vibrant Spring collection. Designer Yang was not afraid with her colors. Major features of her collection include tie-die and lace combos in a cooler palate, to girly-girl pinks in flowy dresses and ruffles. We were huge fans of the lace and tie-die pieces! Lace and tie-die, on their own, have a particular feel that would lead one to believe the pieces were incompatible. This couldn't be farther from the truth; both fabrics departed from their expected looks for a truly unique identity. Very eye catching and refreshing, both vital characteristics of a strong Spring collection. In addition to the floral notes used in spectrum from pink to red, we absolutely fell in love with the ultra-ruffled dress in teal (picture 06). The dress is so airy, light, and palatable. Playing on the pattern we've seen this fashion week, the teal ruffle dress perfectly combines next seasons trends of color and texture for the ultimate spring statement. In sum, the YUNA YANG Collection produced some definite Spring staples with its fun fabric/pattern combinations and trending use of colors and floral prints. Very excited to see more!
Oh, and did we mention we had the privilege of sitting next to the lovely BRAVO star Ericka Pittman from The Singles Project? She looked fabulous wearing this red-and-black YUNA YANG (picture 14). Love!
Thank you to the YUNA YANG COLLECTION for having us at this very quaint, fashionable presentation. Everyone needs to keep an eye out for this designer!