NEW YORK FASHION WEEK / — With the collection titled “The Spy Who Loved Me,” it was fitting that the soundtrack featured a piano rendition of the soundtrack of the famed James Bond film.

With a pale pink trench coat ensemble opening the show, the look accessorized with black leather boots and sunglasses by Nectar, thoughts of the Pink Panther came to mind instead of Bond girls! Expectations change gear… the collection is not about the sexy sidekick but the strong independent woman who can be Jaime Bond, the spy!

“It’s not about James Bond, though; it’s about the woman.” said the designer, Dan Liu, backstage.

The collection was a statement of redefinition of the retro style of the 1960’s and 1970’s with simple, but unique colors and patterns. “The Spy Who Loved Me” was a story, both novel & film, popular during the same time period, which was where the theme and collection found intersection. The narrative and clothes described the evolution of women in society to become more independent and strong.

Classic silhouettes like trench coats, shift dresses, caplets, and a line skirts were paired with the sheen of a modern bomber or embellished buttons to create an in-the-now, yet sophisticated aura.

Eco-friendly materials were used to convey this message and cherish the budding planet. Intricate lace fabrics and time-honored plaid and hound’s-tooth motifs were represented throughout the collection in layered outfits, tea-length coats, and detailed cocktail dresses.

Notable attendees included actress Teala Dunn, Miss USA Kara McCullough, Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss America Cara Mund, Shaniah Mauldin of Growing Up Hip Hop, TLC Trading Spaces’ Genevieve Gorder, recording artist Rydel Lynch, actress Danielle Savre, Broadway star Ariana Debose, Indya Moore and Hailie Sahar of Ryan Murphy’s Pose, Real Housewife of Potomac Gizelle Bryant, Vallory Lomas winner of ABC’s Great American Baking Show, and actress Annie Q.


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