Did you know yesterday was the official first day of New York Fashion Week 2016? It’s definitely one of my favorite events of the year. Each February and September, I look forward to the series of runway shows, clothing line debuts and trendsetting styles for the upcoming season.

Read on for a few more reasons why I’m looking forward to what New York Fashion Week has to offer this year!


Image Source: Vogue

Street Style: Ironically, what people are wearing to attend shows during NYFW can be more interesting than the clothing on the models! Throughout the week, I love to view Vogue’s Street Style section for inspiration.

 Beauty Trends: While the apparel, footwear and accessories may be the focus during runway shows, I also pay attention to the beauty looks displayed on the models. A great way to predict beauty trends for the upcoming season? Take note of recurring colors and makeup techniques used on models from show to show.

The Celebrities: It’s always intriguing when athletes, actresses and musicians enter the world of fashion. This year is no exception with the highly anticipated debuts from artists such as Rihanna with Puma and Kanye West with Yeezy Season 4. Aside from collection debuts, it’s equally exciting to see what celebrities are wearing to attend the shows.


barbara-tfank-spring-rtw-2016-11-683x1024Dress pictured above is from Barbara Tfank’s Spring ’16 collection.

The Barbara Tfank Spring / Summer 2017 Presentation: Though I’m unable to attend this year, I couldn’t be more excited to see my friend Barbara Tfank’s Spring/Summer collection unveiled on Monday, September 12.

Since launching her label in 2001, Barbara’s beautiful designs have been worn by everyone from Michelle Obama to Adele! Click here to learn more about her amazing collection.

Social Snapshots: I’m a big fan of behind-the-scenes footage and pictures. That’s why I love to follow fashion industry insiders on social media for exclusive access to all of this year’s shows. A great follow for all things Fashion Week is the official account, @Fashion_Week.

Tell Me: What is your favorite thing about New York Fashion Week?