Meeting The Collective – Fashion Show Presentation

Date: March 13. Venue: Bloomingdale’s 59th Street

Jesenia (JGB Editor)
Jesenia (JGB Editor)
Trina Turk signing her autograph
Trina Turk signing her autograph
Trina Turk
Trina Turk
Yigal Azrouel
Yigal Azrouel
Nanette Lepore
Nanette Lepore

Bloomingdale’s celebrates the tastemakers in fashion with a designer appearance extravaganza and fashion show presentation. Guests of honor included Yizal Azrourel, Trina Turk, Cynthia Rowley, Rebecca Minkoff, Mara Hoffman, Nanette Lapore, Michelle Smith (of Milly), Rebecca Taylor, Amy Smilovic (of Tibi), Ronny Kobo (of Torn), Derek Farrar (of Parker), Cynthia Vincent (of Twelfth Street) and Amanda Uprichard.

Michelle Smith (Milly)
Michelle Smith (Milly)
Rebecca Minkoff, Brooke Jaffe (Bloomingdale's), Rebecca Taylor
Rebecca Minkoff, Brooke Jaffe (Bloomingdale’s), Rebecca Taylor
Mara Hoffman, Ronny Kobo (Torn)
Mara Hoffman, Ronny Kobo (Torn)
Cynthia Rowley
Cynthia Rowley
Rebecca Taylor, Mara Hoffman, Jesenia (JGB Editor)
Rebecca Taylor, Mara Hoffman, Jesenia (JGB Editor)

Brooke Jaffe (Fashion Director of Bloomingdale’s) conducted a Q&A with each designer. Rebecca Minkoff and Cynthia Vincent attributed their children as inspiration, while Rebecca Taylor channeled music legend David Bowie and Mara Hoffman 60’s & 80’s fashion and music icon Cher.

DJ - Hannah Bronfman
DJ – Hannah Bronfman
Cynthia Vincent (Twelfth Street), Amy Smilovic (Tibi), Trina Turk, Rebecca Taylor, Cynthia Rowley, Brooke Jaffe (Bloomingdale's), Rebecca Minkoff, Nanette Lepore, Mara Hoffman, Ronny Kobo (Torn), Derek Fararr (Parker), Yigal Azrouel
Cynthia Vincent (Twelfth Street), Amy Smilovic (Tibi), Trina Turk, Rebecca Taylor, Cynthia Rowley, Brooke Jaffe (Bloomingdale’s), Rebecca Minkoff, Nanette Lepore, Mara Hoffman, Ronny Kobo (Torn), Derek Fararr (Parker), Yigal Azrouel

Trina Turk reminisced about her first Candies shoes, while Cynthia Rowley sheepishly recanted memories of her mother gushing over her first fashion-styling editorial for Play Boy magazine, and Nanette Lepore revered her pattern-maker for fifteen years of tutelage and service.

Meeting The Collective
Meeting The Collective

Following the Q&A was a fashion show presentation, featuring highlights from each designer’s collection.

Crop Top & Skirt by Derek Fararr for Parker
Dress by Ronny Kobo for Torn
Dress by Ronny Kobo for Torn
Dress by Milly
Dress by Milly
Top & Skirt by Nanette Lepore
Top & Skirt by Nanette Lepore
Top & Skirt by Cynthia Rowley
Top & Skirt by Cynthia Rowley
Sweater Shirt & Shorts by Trina Turk
Sweater Shirt & Shorts by Trina Turk

Monochrome pieces came as separates and in dress-form in kaleidoscope style and fashioned with harnesses. Floral themes, Hawaiian prints and colors in vivid coral-red, cobalt-blue and peachy-apricot.

Sweater Shirt & Skirt by Rebecca Taylor
Sweater Shirt & Skirt by Rebecca Taylor
Dress by Yigal Azrourel
Dress by Yigal Azrourel
Dress by Rebecca Minkoff
Dress by Rebecca Minkoff
Dress by Mara Hoffman
Dress by Mara Hoffman
Dress by Amanda Uprichard

Classic white was paired down casually in perforated fabric, and dresses shined bright in mutli-colors, graphic corals, electric pinks and tie dye styles.

Bloomingdale's goody bag
Bloomingdale’s goody bag
Inside Bloomingdale's goody bag
Inside Bloomingdale’s goody bag

Jesenia’s Goodie Bag nabbed a Bloomingdale’s goody bag. Inside was a tribal-printed Mara Hoffman iPhone 5 case, an earth-tone scarf by Yizal Azrourel, Trina Turk and Cynthia Vincent wallets in metallic and lace, neon Amanda Uprichard pouch, canvas totes from Rebecca Taylor and Amanda Uprichard, orange-red nail polish by Rebecca Minkoff, and a Bloomingdale’s exclusive daily planner book.

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