Style Crave packed up and headed to NYC to cover New York Fashion Week and were invited to drop by a few hours before The Self-Portrait show to show you guys what all goes into making fashion week happen. The Self-Portrait woman is stepping into warmer days, playful but always poised as the new spring season begins. When it comes to juxtaposition Self-Portrait nailed it this season. Look for femme romantic elements with an edgy twist, structured fluidity and nod’s to nostalgia.
Pattern and playfulness reign from all over star prints to hand chief hemline and bright chiffons. Bold stripes and playful detail keep this collection on trend while the separates can stand completely on their own. This season, Self-Portrait debuted its own runway footwear capsule collection and we’re obsessed with the chain details across platform boots and kitten hells, these elements make the perfect adjacency. When it comes to beauty for the runway the esthetic reflects the relaxed yet inspired Self-Portrait girl. Morgan Taylor lead Artist Gina Edwards created this nonchalant, sexy manicure using “Flirting With The Phantom“, “Little Black Dress” and “From Paris With Love” from the Morgan Taylor Lacquer collection. The dusty rose hue of “Flirting With The Phantom” creates the clean and relaxed base as the minimalist black stripe and star wink at the 70’s & 80’s nostalgia so prevalent in the Spring Self-Portrait collection.
Bow details, large ruffles, print mix and refined sequins bring this nostalgic collection to modern day while cleverly nailing it’s references. Depending on her mood or setting the ties can be discreet and hidden or knotted loose and undone. Familiar faces like Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aimee Song and Ken Downing sat front row as the exciting lights of Sir Studios went down.
Throughout the show Self-Portrait proves that Han Chong has reinvented the brand into a social savvy and advanced source for the coolest of todays women looking to stay on trend yet stand out from the crowd. From structured bold stripes followed by Self-Portraits signature fluidity and bow details, this collection confirms there is no silhouette Self-Portrait cannot nail.