Cold Shoulders / Sunflowers / Design Exhibition

SO THE TITLE SAYS IT ALL.  I recently went to a fabulous fashion-design exhibit, and enjoyed the exemplary clothing. I wore a simple tiered, denim skirt and a cold shoulder blouse that is embroidered in a vivid floral motif.

I HAD A STRANGER TAKE THESE SNAPS IN FRONT OF A LOCAL MARKET NEAR THE COSTUME EXHIBIT. I LIKE THE FLOWERS BEHIND ME AS THEY COMPLIMENT MY COLD SHOULDER BLOUSE. BELOW AS CLOSE UP: MY BAG IS VINTAGE CHANEL.

The costume exhibit was so inspiring. I am going to show you some of my favorite pieces from the show. Below, I hope you can see the fine pleating on the sleeves and the bottom of the cropped, slim trousers.

I love the wide, butterfly printed waist , and the bold necklace.  Below, two easy pieces, that are just right, and look comfortable to wear, too! Great muted colors, but not dull!

Next is a fringed dress that is a combo of carefree Boho and button up Prairie Girl. Dolce meets Ralph Lauren? 

I edited this close-up to black and white so you can see the sleeve detail better.

Below, a favorite, chosen for its stunning drape, gathering, lace detail and overall drama!

So by now I Imagine you are wondering this:

WHAT FABULOUS NYC MUSEUM ARE THESE PHOTOS FROM?  WHICH DESIGNER IS THIS? HINT:

Surprised! Impressed? Me, too!

This is the work of high school students at the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan’s Midtown East. I wish I could tell you more, and I hope to in a future post, but these shots were taken after school was out.  ( by me)

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE TALENT OF YOUTH AND AMBITION!


Where have you gotten your design inspiration recently? In a museum, on the streets? A blog, or a boutique? Maybe your own closet ! I hope all of the above. Do let me know!


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