New York Diaries: pt. 3

Pt. 3 of my diary is the crown jewel of my trip-- the fashion show. It was the first that I have ever attended and hopefully not the last. I attended Andres Aquino's Mon Amour show. The pieces certainly lived up to the name-- elegant, romantic, and timeless.

My favorite part of the show was the formal wear. I was swept away by the bell-shaped ball gowns. They were truly stunning. If I attended elegant galas on the regular, I'd be asking Mr. Aquino to make one for me. (Maybe someday?) The elegance was not limited to the beautiful dresses though. Even the suits featured delicate and romantic silhouettes. I was a fan of that of course, because I will always have a soft spot for a well-constructed blazer. (Never underestimate the power of a great jacket.) Florals dashed their way into the mix, which is of course expected for spring, but Aquino did so in an unexpected way. May of the looks featured intricate floral appliqu├ęs which added dimension and depth in an unexpected way. This show stuck to a lot of the trends that have been coming out for spring-- strong silhouettes, juxtaposition of menswear with feminine touches, and bold colors-- but did so in a unique, almost baroque way. As minimalistic as baroque could possibly be, that is. 

Once again, a huge thank you to Emirates for letting me be a part of Couture Fashion Week. Check out their new route between New York and Milan as well as pt. 1 and pt. 2 from my trip!



  1. Wow they look magnificent!