N.E.C. STYLE

JIBRI FALL 2017 COLLECTION

AHHH!!!!!
That's the sound I made when I saw Jibri launched her fall 17 collection.

The collection had some signature pieces from the designer like flight pants and high waist strait pants.
I was very impressed with the gold and green color palette and the influx of velvet.
But don't think this collection at all was predictable.  There were some garments that had me clutching my pearls.
Here are a few items from the collection I am loving.




























To shop more of JIBRI fall collection, and see other collections, click HERE.  
Let them know Nant. C. sent you!!!

THE CURVY CON: DIA & CO FASHION SHOW



Plus-size beauties ruled the runway at theCURVYCon’s first-ever fashion show, a stylish celebration of body diversity. TheCURVYCon’s, body-positive convention was conceived by plus-size bloggers Chastity Garner and Cece Olisa, had its first fashion show in the three years since its start. The fashion show, hosted by plus-size style subscription service Dia & Co, featured designs by Rachel Roy, Rebel Wilson, Molly & Isadora, Nanette Lepore, and Girl With Curves, just to name a few.

 

Over 20 model including, Liza Golden, Precious Lee, and Marquita Pring hit the catwalk alongside WWE wrestler Nia Jax, and curvy YouTube vlogger Loey Lane.


This was my first plus size show of the season and I'm very happy to say it wasn't my last. The fashion on the runway was good and stylish but I wanted more.  Truthfully, I am use to more fashion forward clothing during fashion week but I do realize the purpose of this show was to highlight fashion designs that women would by able to purchase right now.   With that in mind, and the idea that their was a time that plus size fashion was not even available during fashion week, the show was great.

I thought the models did a very good job and was happy to see women of all different sizes, shape and ethnicity.



The Curvy Con was a two-day event September 8th to 9th in New York City was a bonanza of style, group workouts, and body-positive dialogue aimed to promote inclusivity in the fashion industry. If you missed it you can read up (and maybe see some photos) on yahoo style. Click Here
To shop these collection you have to sign up with Dia and they will send you pieces from the collection.  sign up for Dia & Co HERE

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: TORRID FALL 2017


“The collection is about art and expression—and the fusion of those two things. We also explored the idea that apparel should reflect the many sides of a woman—she’s never just one thing. The overall result is a juxtaposition between feminine and hard-edge artistry,” -Torrid designers Liz Munoz and Kim Sippl.


Torrid, fashion brand for women sizes 10-30, debuts its first New York Fashion week collection, heralding a bold new move towards increased diversity and inclusiveness in the fashion industry. This is not the first time a plus size fashion retailer has shown during NYFW (anyone remember Lane Bryant with Anna Nicole Smith on the runway) BUT its the first time in a very VERY long time.  





 The front row had your usual celebrity and high profile bloggers like Adrienne C. Moore, Actress, Orange is the New BlackBritney Young,Actress, GLOWShannon Purser, Actress, Stranger ThingsMiss Jay Alexander, TV Personality, America’s Next Top ModelAshley Nell Tipton, TV Personality, Project Runway Winner.  It was nice to see that famous people were in attendance but I would have liked to see influential individual of nyfw there.  I think they are needed in order to report on the show as well as the changes to NYFW but that is just my opinion.  


The show represented the Torrid woman as she is today.  Bold, beautiful and badass.  There looks were filled with hard edge corsets, leather moto jackets,  flowy capes, flower tops and other feminine pieces.  This created a contrast of hard and soft  to encompasses the many sides of a woman.





 The collection was also peppered with signature, hand-painted elements. NYX Professional Makeup’s neutral palette and Redken’s loose waves enhanced each girls’ natural features, along with shimmering gold nails courtesy of Essie.







The Torrid runway show also served as a showcase for the brand’s third annual Model Search competition, serving as the semi-final competitive round for the top 10 finalists. These finalists hit the runway before going on to the third and final round of competition, where the winner is chosen by Torrid friends and fans. 




You can see some fear in the girls and their walk but hey this is fashion week...wouldn't you be scared too!!!

These brave ladies who are seeking to earn the “Face of Torrid” title did an great job and their family and friends in the audience must be so proud of them.  Cant wait to see who won the title.  


Overall it was a great to have Torrid show during fashion week.  Could there be some improvement, yes but this is the first showing during fashion week and mistakes in whos invited, whose sitting front row is going to happen.  Yes the show was ready to wear and some may think that is not fashion week like but as a community I think it was a very good show and a very good thing.  Torrid stayed true to their brand of rocker chic and I thought they showed many trends seen in other fashion week shows that would apply to their brand.  






Some may think that is not good because they are not following the status but isn't this the industry that locked us out for TOO MANY years!!!! Lets applaud our effort not compare and give each other a hand praise when women closer to our body type make their way down the runway.  So yes, Torrid showed ready to wear but lets applaud the fact they were at nyfw before criticizing they were at nyfw.

photo credit Dan Lecca &BFA