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The first two days of #NYFWM were incredible! Filled with shows and presentations left and right, the schedule was very busy. As we geared up for Day 3 and Day 4, we were a little relieved to see that our schedules had more down time.

Day 3 started with the Coach presentation at Skylight Clarkson North. There were so many great pieces in the FW ’16 presentation. Our eyes were immediately drawn to the big coats and jackets, especially the leather jackets. The leather jackets were common themes that we saw throughout the week. Guess its time to join our partner, @misstarabelle in the leather jacket trend 😉 

Afterwards, the Michael Kors presentation, with full commentary, WOWed us. The crisp white space helped attendees to focus on the storyline and the new FW ’16 collection. I am becoming more and more of a fan of Kors’ work. I have definitely found myself giving his pieces more attention. His signature scarves and well-trimmed jackets are some of my favorites for the Fall. And lets not forget the men’s bags that he’s offering this coming season, he’s making me want them all. 

Next, we headed to a show that we were very fond of last year during #NYFWM. The Perry Ellis FW ’16 had us at the edge of our seats the entire time! Their exquisite attention to detail is what draws me to the brand. I know everyone says that, but seriously, just take a look at some of the images from the show below. There are some shows that I go to and I think, “I would have probably styled that differently for myself” or “I would have paired that with the other coat from earlier.” When it comes to the Perry Ellis shows, I see myself wearing the entire look, with accessories, right off the runway. The pop of color is an aspect they have mastered and an aspect I am trying to become better at.

**Take a look at my review of the Perry Ellis FW ’15 show from this past year.**  

 Our final show before lunch was also very exciting. The Cadet show was one to look forward to, as they are this year’s featured designer for Charleston Fashion Week in March! We got our sneak little preview before everyone else back home and we cannot wait for the rest of you to witness the full Cadet experience. While Cadet is a newer, up and coming brand, with designs like the ones we saw, they will be taking off in no time! Here’s a sneak peek at some of my favorite pieces from the show. Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks, as I’ll be posting a full introduction of the designers and brand before they make their way to Charleston for Baker Motor Fashion Week.

After a lunch break, there were a few more shows to sporadically hit throughout the evening. Another brand that commonly found in our closets is Tommy Hilfiger. Their lunchtime presentation was another one of our favorites this year. Sticking to their brand and giving old classics a new look with new colors has us drooling over the FW ’16 collection.

 In the early evening, we headed over to the Greg Lauren presentation. As I am sure you all have noticed, I am trying to incorporate darker colors into my closet. I even recently purchased and wore my first ever monochromatic black outfit. Therefore, checking out the Greg Lauren presentation was perfect to see how else I could incorporate these colors into my wardrobe. My favorite look of the presentation was worn by model, Tyson Beckford. A very super heroes inspired look. Check it: 

 Of course, our recap of Day 3 would be at a loss without us pointing out the Nick Graham presentation. The looks from his FW ’16 collection were some that we would love to do photo-shoots in! They’re pieces are great for events or dinner parties, even a night out for drinks.

Another one of my obsessions lately is anything metallic. Therefore, the Calvin Klein presentation was right up my alley. Take a look at the metallic shoes, pants, and shirts that will probably find their way to my closet if I can think of an occasion to wear them to. They were also the second presentation where mirrors were strategically placed to highlight their FW ’16 collection.  

As the evening continued, the Tim Coppens show was another show that grabbed our attention. Their coats are definitely statement pieces that I could add to my closet this Fall. I loved the long coat with the contrast neck. The coat also had a very military warddrobe vibe, which is a big trend this fall. 

Finally, we finished the evening with a familiar face from Charleston. Billy Reid has a store in the Fashion Disctict of downtown Charleston. Therefore, we were excited to see his latest collection. I was obsessed with the look of the runway. Reid created such a great ambiance with lighting, live music, and of course, his great designs. I am excited to see this collection at the store in downtown to see how I can incorporate pieces into some of my looks.  

FAST FORWARD TO DAY 4:

On the last day of #NYFWM there was one show that I really focused on and looked forward to. The Todd Snyder show, another designer that grabbed my attention last year, lived up to my expectations once again. I follow Todd Snyder and his brand very closely these days. The designer and I even interchange comments over social media on occasion. The FW ’16 collection was full of big scarves, great knits, well-fitted jackets, and even a teddy bear coat. The Todd Snyder collection doesn’t really need any commentary, as the pieces speak for themselves. I am looking forward to more of Snyder’s pieces hanging in my closet and a possible collaboration in the next year 😉

**Take a look at my review of Todd Snyder’s FW ’15 Show this past year.**

Until next time, #NYFWM, time to gear up for #CHSFW in March. Stay tuned for new posts in the next few days – BTG

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