NYFW — All Kinds, All Means

Commentary also by Guest Blogger Kendra Saunders

The great thing about #NYFW is not just seeing so much, but it’s seeing so much thru a variety of a means. In my 1st Fashion Week recap, I’m showcasing a film premiere party, presentations, afterparties, and showroom visits. During New York Fashion Week, you really do it all! This season was an impressive one for Fashion Nexus and Bellus Magazine, for which I am the NYC Editor. I was invited to 80 shows — the highest # ever. There was no way I would be able to attend all of these events, runways, and presentations. But thanks to a great effort from some amazing individuals who joined my team as guest bloggers and writers, Fashion Nexus & Bellus Magazine attended 68 of these 80 events. WOW!

So in addition to my coverage for this 1st NYFW recap, Kendra Saunders is on board with some commentary and imagery! First up, the NYC premiere of the fashion documentary “Inside Amato”.

Inside Amato by Furne One

inside amato furne one film

This fashion documentary, directed by Rocco Lee Gaglioti, takes its audience on a fashionable journey with Furne One, going from concept to a collection as presented on a dramatic runway. This film presents the pressures and struggles presenting a high fashion runway collection. It is a very accurate portrayal of the face of the fashion. Rocco Leo Gaglioti brings the admiration of Furne One, while uncovering intimate moments and creative genius.


photo with Director Rocco Lee Gaglioti

Furne One launched in 2002 and was immediately a hit with the elite. This fashion has been seen on the red carpet from the Golden Globes, Oscars, and more. His fashion has dressed Beyonce, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Shakira, Nicole Scherzinger, and Amber Rose to name a few.


The documentary was very insightful and it was a true joy for anyone with a passion for fashion. The event was a smashing success, a huge crowd at The Liberty Theater in Times Square. I was very thankful to grab a few minutes with the director, Rocco Lee Gaglioti, on the red carpet. For such a momentous occasion he was truly excited for this opportunity and was near speechless, truly overjoyed!

O2nd Showroom

O2nd showroom takes its clientele on a journey of contradiction, an engagement of a dreamer and a pragmatist. All elements of design are created and driven by a mood, an experience, a purpose. It’s a collage of purposeful clothing with a talent to re-invent classics thru a modern lens.


For Spring 2016, the collection infuses light, pastel color palettes into silhouettes defined by creative lines and simplicity.


Kendra, was on board reporting here!

“Despite the miserable heat in Manhattan on Tuesday, things inside the O2 Showroom were super cool (and not just because they had AC!) The clothes being presented to us are the epitome of minimalist, laid-back style. The pieces felt timeless and ageless as well, incorporating a few little details (like a standout piece with a Peter pan collar) that added just a tad bit of retro flair. All in all, it was a really fun, upbeat little event, and I loved the set up of the room!”


Brand Assembly

It was a pleasure stopping by the new showroom for BA. Brand Assembly’s core business is to nurture and elevate emerging design talent by providing the infrastructure and guidance needed to launch and grow successful brands.

20150913_144320-e1442726283309-576x1024Brands currently showing — Beckley, Elle Sasson, Harare, Karie Laks, Laveer, Mestiza, Phyllis + Rosie, Sass & Bide, ThePerfext, Vive La Femme, Cosette, Flannel, Helena Quinn, Kempner, Libsa, Mill + Row, Roi, Strom, Vincetta, Custommade, Frank & Eileen, Karen Zambos, Korovilas, Mart, MKT, Sarah Curtis, Tarryn Simone, Virginia Wolf, and Woodrow.

Sound Affects & Malan Breton


Malan’s NYFW wrap party, a gathering to benefit a cancer organization, was a huge success!! The event was held at the Hudson Hotel. Sound Affects was the charitable organization being benefited on this evening and to do so, Malan auctioned off 2 dresses, one being a recent finale gown from his recent NYFW showing, to support the cause. More than $10,000.00 in donations were received.


The event was a total blast and a smashing success as you can see from the few images above and below!


Plain Tee Blue Jean


Designer Teneice B.


Kendra attended this designer presentation. In interviewing Teneice, the designer said she was inspired to share her message thru graphic tees. She is all about the empowerment of young girls.

Plain Tee Blue Jean is the tangible extension of a complete lifestyle brand. The brand is not only the designer’s go-to fashion choices but the phrases you see are her version of highlightable book passages that she never got to write.


These two tees above are faves of the designers’ from this recent collection!

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