Queens native and designer to the stars LaQuan Smith captivates with tailored looks in rich wools, thigh-high slits, and pops of neon facing for his Fall 2015 collection presented at Drift Studio during New York Fashion Week. This was my first time attending a show at the coveted event. Thanks to the awesome work of Blogger Babes co-founders Heidi Nazarudin and Ponn Sabra, I received a press pass to attend the presentation. On a very cold and blustery day, I made the trek into the city to get my first taste at covering a NYFW show.
To say I was ecstatic to attend would be an understatement. I try not to expect too much from a designer’s collection when it arrives for the new season, as a way to keep my mind open to embracing different and sometimes unusual styles.
The designer’s Fall collection was a masterpiece of structured feminine looks that were sleek, and elegant. Each of the 14 looks from the collection gives the female body shape and sensuality. As one of my Instagram buddies Bhella @bhellabell puts it, “Very Solange Wedding Meets New York Fashion Week.”
After a brief chat with the designer (one of the friendliest people I’ve ever met), the inspiration for the collection was clear: to create looks that were fun and didn’t require a perfect body for which to wear because each outfit creates the illusion of the perfect body. There was one dress that immediately caught my attention as soon as I arrived. It was this festive mix of neon, blue and black. Can fall get here already? I need this dress in my life ASAP!
Here are a few other show stopping pieces that rounded-out the top looks from LaQuan Smth’s Fall collection. Share your thoughts. What are your favorites?