This fashion week was unlike any other for TrimLab this season. With no official location designated, designers were left to find their own venues and spaces throughout Manhattan and in some cases, all of New York City, to host their Spring/Summer’16 fashion shows and runway presentations. This ended up working in our favor because for the first time in the history of TrimLab, fashion week came to us.
We kicked off our fashion week with model castings and fashion show prep work for the events we’d be hosting later in the week. Our social media manager ran around the city attending shows and presentations and reported back with not only the trim trends, but many major celeb sightings. Gigi Hadid opened and closed the Tommy Hilfiger show along with her sister Bella Hadid and friend Hailey Baldwin, who debuted her talents for first time on a NYFW runway. The girls walked the most glamorous plank, surrounded by water and palm trees, in crochet bikinis and bold, colorful paradise inspired stripes. Rachel Zoe, Nina Garcia, and Joe Jonas were among the A-listers whereas at Carmen Marc Valvo, Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg and Iris Apfel sat front row. Valvo featured looks that were classy as always and some gowns that will most definitely be making an appearance on the red carpet. Alec’s wife Hilaria was snapping pictures of a gorgeous black and red style!
Back at TrimLab, we worked with, Milena Encheva, the genius designer behind Minnoji (@minnoji) to transform our showroom into a fashion week destination. We hosted their Spring/Summer’16 runway show featuring 32 looks in different mesh and sheer fabrics of black, white and blue. The DJ’s mix contributed to the flow on the runway, most of the styles being dresses, skirts to the knee and jumpsuits. It was a beautiful show and we were astounded by the turnout! Our first TrimLab fashion show was a success!
As fashion week came to a close, we had another first for TrimLab: we hosted our very first formal dinner party. With the help of Omars Kitchen (omars_kitchen) and Pynk Magazine (@pynkmagazine), we celebrated the end of New York Fashion Week with a candlelit “After the Runway” dinner honoring Samantha Black (@samanthablacknyc) and her collection Sammy B (@sammybdesignsny) along with the fashion brand RichGirlCandy (@richgirlcandy)! The Project Runway designer had shown her collection the night before at the packed Apostles Theatre and had invited her closest friends, major buyers, magazine editors and even some Atlanta housewives to celebrate! There was even a performance from singer V Bozeman (@vbozeman), who actually debuted her single with Timbaland on iTunes today! It was extremely lavish and beautifully executed and we couldn’t have had a better time.