Melissa Galeria Dual Art Exhibition of the S/S 18 Mapping Collection

By Akela Moore

New York Fashion Week not only showcases new seasons of collections, runway shows and presentations. The Melissa Galleria in Soho New York held a private viewing of the Spring/Summer 2018 collection that also was a dual art exhibition of mmmmmBillboard by Rachel Rossin and Danaus Plexippus by Cecilia Salama. The artwork displayed through the shoes had a Aztec theme and offered several different sandal silhouettes. Surprised mostly by the rain boots as Melissa Shoes are known for their jelly like sandals and flats but the rich oxblood color was perfect for these rain boots. Take a look at their Spring 2018 mapping collection. (more…)

Leanne Marshall FW 2018 Review

By Amber Monaé

Former Project Runway winner, Leanne Marshall held her FW 2018 collection on a bright and airy Valentine’s Day at Spring Studios. Just like the day the collection displayed light and flowy pieces with daring slits and necklines. Lets just say this collection was a must see. I enjoyed the lengthy collection of cerulean blues, yellow tones and dusty hues. Take a look.  (more…)

Mint Swim FW 2018 Review

 

By Amber Monaé

Friday night I headed to the popular reality star turned swimsuit designer, Draya’s, Mint Swim fashion show. Lawd, can I just say when I arrived it was nothing but pandemonium. There were so many people trying to get in and so many like myself with an actual seat ticket that had to push our way through. It was ridiculous! Once inside though the pandemonium continued and at that point I was just ready for the show to start.  As usual we got a taste of sexy barely there swimsuits. Take a look! (more…)

Romeo Hunte FW 2018 Review

 

By Amber Monaé
On a rainy Sunday afternoon, I ran off to the Standard in the exclusive Meat Packing District (MPD) to take in the RTW 2018 collection of Romeo Hunte. The designer is known for his outerwear pieces and this collection gave me all of that and more. From the plaids, furs, vinyl and scuba gear (sounds like a lot) Hunte executed the collection perfectly. Take a look.

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