On Friday, September 7, Fordham Law School’s Fashion Law Institute celebrated its second anniversary and ongoing fashion law pop-up clinic program with a fashion show in the tents at Lincoln Center as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
The fashion show was hosted by Professor Susan Scafidi (Founder & Academic Director of the Fashion Law Institute). I joined fellow Fashion Law Bootcamp alums, guests speakers from various Fashion Law Institute programs, lawyers practicing fashion law, and guests from the fashion industry to admire the designs featured in the show and enjoy a glass of early morning champagne.
The fashion show featured designs by EMC2 Emmett McCarthy (women’s sportswear by a contestant from Project Runway’s second season), Keely Rea (chic swim and resort-wear), Vespertine (stylish cycling safety wear) and Kelima K (who designs bridal collections and offers a selection of authentic Japanese kimonos at her retail store). The fashion show also marked the debut of Kelima K’s new ready to wear line, “people undergoing perpetually powerful yearnings,” which features dresses crafted from print kimono fabrics.
All of the designs were accessorized by Gemma Redux by Rachel Dooley, whose jewelry designs combine masculine industrial metals with feminine faceted gemstones. You can check out more of her jewelry on the Gemma Redux page on Amazon. (Shown here: Gemma Redux Crysocolla Linda Earrings – Made in the USA and available from Amazon for $266.)
Fashion show highlights included:
- an iridescent trench coat made from “Oyster” fabric (a linen/cotton blend with water resistant coating) from Vespertine’s “Haute Reflecture” cycling safety wear collection (shown in the center of the first picture above)
- Keely Rea’s exclusive prints for her chic and classic beach and resort designs (shown above)
- Kelima K’s V-neck dress made from floral print kimono fabric and paired with a turquoise wedding kimono with cherry blossom embroidery (shown below)
- Emmett McCarthy’s beautifully tailored turquoise short-sleeve blazer paired with an optic printed floral skirt (shown below)
It was also a treat to spend a little time people-watching in the tents at Lincoln Center as New York Fashion Week kicks into full gear.
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