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The Best New York Fashion Week Invitations of Spring 2014
One of the most exciting things about fashion week happens before it even begins--getting the invitations. And while many designers still choose to go with the standard invites (don't get us wrong--they're great too!), or emails (more eco-friendly, sure), we're all about the fancy ones. There's just something to be said about getting a little creative--so we wanted to put a spotlight on those designers that went above and beyond. Click through for a look at the coolest Spring 2014 New York fashion week invitations.
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Take a Look at the Best New York Fashion Week Invitations
When you were a kid, it didn't get any better than finding an invitation to the most popular girl at school's birthday party in the mail. Well, that's
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Y-3 Fall 2012: Fashion's Nomads
Yohji Yamamoto could be called fashion's cipher. The godfather of Japanese conceptualism who has also collaborated with Adidas on the avant-sportswear line Y-3 for the past decade—and who didn't appear for a bow at the end of his show yesterday—is not someone you corner for a sound bite. So we'll refer to the show notes sent via PR blast later in the evening which mention his admiration for the “poetry and elegance to the way nomads dress,” and desire “to capture that feeling and make it modern.” That emphasis on itinerant lifestyles would explain the very Silk Road-esque carpets piled across the runway when we arrived at the usual Y-3 underground showspace at 82 Mercer Street. It would also explain the multi-culti mix of references in the 58-look run of show for women and men; we spotted a oversized sherpa, a mini sombrero, and a black hat reminiscent of those worn by Andean matrons—and that's just amongst the headgear.
That's The Ticket: A Look at the Coolest New York Fashion Week Invites
If you've watched Bridezillas, you know it's difficult to plan a wedding. Every detail is mulled over ad nauseam: the music, decor, seating arrangements, the dress, and, of course, the invitations. Fashion Week is kind of the same way. Design houses are in a frenzy, burning Lana Del Rey MP3s, obsessing over the set design, sitting in on model castings, making sure the most prominent editors get choice seating, and sending out creative invites to garner excitement (rather than panic attacks) over the several shows they will have to sit through and ultimately, report on. Just as every bride wants her invitations to capture the essence of her wedding, designers are behooved to get a little creative with their invites. To show you how funky some brands get, we've compiled the most interesting invites we've received. From embossed flasks to digital picture frames, click through for the fashion show invitations that got us most excited.