Twice a year, New York City is transformed into a fashion mecca. Every September and February, New York City hosts the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and people from around the world flock to the city in their most stylish clothing and accessories. During this time, anything fashion goes. It reaches beyond the Mercedes Benz sponsored events. Fashion bloggers, underground runway shows, and street style make their presence visible throughout the city.This fall, I was fortunate enough to experience all these things first hand. As a jewelry designer, I was invited to attend an underground fashion show that hosted several fashion designers. I was part of a design team that included a fashion designer, two photographers from WTFashion Magazine, six models, and me, the jewelry designer. Our fashion designer was Alyssah Perez of Eco Chic Clothing, and our collaborative line was called “Leather & Lace Dripping in Gold”. Alyssah made the Leather & Lace gowns, and I made the Dripping in Gold Jewelry. All ten of us boarded a plane in Spokane, Washington and made the 2,500 mile journey across the country to see first hand what New York Fashion Week was all about. It was amazing!
When Alyssah Perez came up with the idea to make a line titled, “Leather & Lace Dripping in Gold” she contacted me and asked if I was interested in making the Dripping in Gold jewelry. I jumped at the opportunity to create a collaborative line, and loved her idea to make the jewelry all gold. We worked together and as she created the clothing, I created jewelry that matched the style and cut of the dresses. We debuted our collection at Runway Renegades, a local runway show here in Spokane. It was great practice for the show we would be putting on in New York City, less than one month later.The day of the show was crazy! It went so fast. The girls had to be at the venue early for hair and makeup. In addition to our team, there were several other teams preparing for the the show. When the show started, we were the first team to walk. One of our models had to walk twice so we had to do a wardrobe change behind the scenes, with only like 3 minutes! It was amazing to see all the photographers as the teams walked. Here are a few shots of the girls walking the at the Mad Girl’s Production Sugar and Art Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week. The angle on these photos is right when they walk out, before they walk down the runway. They stop and pose then do their walk.
If you are reading this blog, you are most likely a jewelry fanatic like myself! So let me show you show you some close-ups of the jewelry I made for the show. I was fortunate enough to get a lot of the supplies from Rings & Things. If you have any questions about how I made items or what supplies I used, please feel free to ask in the comment section and I would be happy to help!
Well, I hope you liked the jewelry I created for New York Fashion Week! New York was amazing, a whole different world than Spokane, Washington. I feel so fortunate that I had the opportunity to travel with my amazing team to this show! I hope it is the first of many, and who knows, maybe one day I will be showing at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week!
Geisha Creations, Jewelry Designer and Owner
Rings & Things, Jewelry-making Intructor
And all around lover of jewelry!