I started Fashion Week at the 19th Amendment event at Macy’s. 19th Amendment is is a marketplace and manufacturing service for emerging designers and represents a new way of producing clothes and bringing them to the marketplace. It allows designers to sell their garments pre-production and then puts the garments into manufacturing in the US, so the designers can launch a brand risk-free while allowing consumers to purchase exclusive pieces. There were a number of designers represented at the event among them Helen Castillo of Project Runway Season 12 and Project Runway All Stars season 4. Helen stated that she generally specializes in evening wear but has recently moved in to day wear. Her signature style is evident, and I am super excited to see where she’ll take her design aesthetic in this new and exciting avenue.
Another design house being represent at the event was the brand Kreyol. Kreyol is New York City based with Haitian roots and influences. They seek to enlighten, educate and empower by using fashion to help to increase awareness of social issues both at home and abroad. And they want to make sure you look fab too. You can learn more about Kreyol at iamkreyol.com
I also had the opportunity to speak with the lovely Angela of www.anjeclothing.com. Angela said that she wanted to make clothes for the active women who is on the run and doesn’t have time for complicated clothing. She incorporates sports wear construction into her garments but with a down town Soho girl aesthetic. I loved what she was wearing at the event: chic, casual and effortless and this obvious the girl she is designing for. To see more from Angela’s collection head on over to www.anjeclothing.com and until next Fashion Week stay fashionable!