New York Fashion Week Diaries – FW17

Here’s a run down on my trip to New York Fashion Week . Finally got around to it. I spent 4 days in New York . It was everything I was hoping for and more. I love the energy it comes with and meeting friends , and meeting new people.

The first day of NYFW , we had a storm – of course.

TADASHI SHOJI 

I was fortunate to get backstage access at Tadashi Shoji before the show. I love seeing everything put together before the show. The hair , make up , last minute touches and the energy is almost palpable. Here are a few sketches that I did backstage . These were quick and in less than 5 minutes of the hair and make up .

I used my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil this time at the shows. It was quite easy to navigate in the crowded spots and , not to mention, easy to move around with . I drew on Procreate app on the iPad.

Here is the link to the final walk on Instagram.

An illustration from one of my favorites from the show – my favorite part of post show 🙂

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NOON BY NOOR 

I was supposed to head to Noon by Noor’s backstage. But I didn’t have the courage to exit the building into the storm to get backstage. Not happening -unless, I really had to . So I headed straight to the show after Tadashi Shoji within the same facility.

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I have a thing for capes ..

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HAKKAN AKAYA

This show was all black , all fierce and edgy . Loved the vibe.

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JILL STUART

JIll Stuart’s presentation was filled with haunting beauties in one of the most gorgeous architectural spaces I have seen in New York – The Skylight at 195 , Broadway Street.

 

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FRANCESCA LIBERATORE

There was lace, metallics , bold graphics and typography , stripes and patterns along with the most gorgeous makeup and hairdo.

My favorite look from Francesca Liberatore illustrated below.

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I hope you liked the run down – a mix of photographs and illustrations . These were the illustrations from some of the shows that  I attended. Sketches from my other favorites are already up on Instagram.

All the illustrations above have been sketched with iPad Pro using Apple Pencil in Procreate app. Its easy to carry around and I can grab at inspiration when it strikes. I worked on some sketches in between shows, easy to carry , store away. I had to make sure to get my charger , portable charger along to charge my phone and iPad (sometimes). While I am all about my pens, markers, watercolors, paints and brushes, I wanted to try out the digital materials this time at NYFW. Downside – I had to be really careful not to drop the iPad or the Pencil – for obvious reasons ! I would’ve not been happy with my decision – but both contraptions made it through backstage trysts , coffee shops, lounges and lived to tell the tale of this trip. Hope you like them.

If there are any questions about the illustrations , or NYFW, feel free to write to me and I’ll do my best to answer them

Take care,

Lakshmi

Fashion Month Illustrations

Yes, yes.. still catching up with posting Fashion Month illustrations on the blog. But hopefully, I’ll catch up and post more current happenings.

Here are my favorite looks from London, Milan and Paris . I used watercolors and pens on all of these.

Alexander Mcqueen at London Fashion Week

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Versace at Milan Fashion Week

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Rochas Paris at Paris Fashion Week – dig the socks and the platform look ?

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Balmain at Paris Fashion Week

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Vionnet Paris – simply sublime !

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Kendall Jenner in Dior at Paris

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Maison Margiela platforms !

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Elie Saab – sigh !

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With that , my illustrations of fashion month are up on the blog . I thought I better do it , before the next fashion month rolls around !

Follow me Instagram and Snapchat : lakshsarkar  , for more current and behind the scenes.

Cheers !

Lakshmi

 

NYFW Illustrations

 

Hello friends, its been a while !  I’m finally getting around to uploading the rest my illustrations inspired by New York Fashion week.

  1. Marissa Webb : I love how both these looks work in their own ways. Ms Webb has a flair for perfection.
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Marissa Webb

2. Rossie Assoulin : As you can see both these sketches – Marissa Webb and Rossie Assoulin – have swift strokes . For some reason, my hand moves quicker with certain looks . They inspire me to work quickly and deftly . Maybe it’s the movement in the fabric or the way it drapes around the model – I’ll never know why my hand moves the way it does ! These were Winsor and Newton watercolors and Sakura micron pens.

Rossie Assoulin’s style is very unique . I love the playfulness in the outfits along with the ways she conjures up new styles that gives it the stylish and chic look.

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Rossie Assoulin

3. Bibhu Mohpatra : The color of the fabric, the silouhette and the gold flecked eye shadows took my breath away.

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Bibhu Mohpatra

4. Ralph Lauren : That gold dress – that’s all I have to say  ! I used every gold tool I had. I think this may have been my first time experimenting with Gold leaf as well. It works well for shimmery looks .

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Ralph Lauren

5. Marchesa : They can do no wrong . Look at that dress – so beautiful that I illustrated both front and back .

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Marchesa

6. Caroline Herrera : Its a vision in purple as Karlie Kloss floats in this gorgeous creation.

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I hope you like them ! Comments, thoughts, please share.

Cheers,

Lakshmi